SMRT Explanation Begs More Questions

Yesterday, two trains collided at Joo Koon station. 29 people were hurt. Some preliminary findings have been quickly offered. I’m not sure if their explanations have been at all satisfactory. In fact, I find the…

SCDF Rescues SMRT

Our MRT is plagued with all sorts of problems. With every disruption, it sounds as if the operators pick from a random pool of “reasons” to explain. Occasionally, new “reasons” are offered. Yesterday was one…

At Least Our Newspapers Are Always On Time

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan earlier this week chided reporters for unfair coverage of train breakdowns. He was halfway in a prepared speech on the reliability of Singapore’s rail network when he decided to go…

SMRT’s Known Known Is Engineering Failure

About two years ago, I wrote about Mediocre Engineering, Failed Management, in reference to SMRT’ s breakdowns. I was wrong. While it’s clear their management has been a failure, it’s beginning to emerge that their…

What Train Commuters Really Want

SMRT begun “signalling checks” of their brand new signally system this month, during weekdays, and including during peak hours. Not surprisingly, numerous disruptions occured, leaving commuters upset and wondering if this is just but the usual…

Be Part Of SMRT Live Signalling Tests

SMRT announced that all trains traveling on the North-South Line will pause for 10 minutes around 11pm on Tuesday 28th March. This is when they will be switching over to commence trial on a new signalling…

In The News, CCL Is Working Fine

I’m certain many of us have been joking about it. With all the frequent MRT breakdowns, problems are just the new normal. The day the MRT actually works, that will be big news. Indeed, that…

Train Cracks Cause Embarrassment, Not Panic

There are many times I wonder if a prerequisite to being a politician is having a screw loose in one’s head. I’m sure we can identify numerous instances when the messages coming from them just seem completely…