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Three cheers for TOC

In Infrastructure on 01/12/2017 at 10:59 am

The latest SMRT problem and LTA’s announcement that

the two rail operators are required to inform passengers of any delay exceeding 10 minutes, via regular announcements within stations and on board trains. If the delay worsens, updated information should be announced via mainstream and social media.

reminded me that Terry’s Online Channel has been tracking and documenting delays in train service, announced and, more importantly, unannounced, by SMRT.

This is important because memories are short especially for sheep and BS artists.

Here in Wah train service so reliable meh between 2012 and 2016? I reported that I challenged a TRE reader to tell me about his experiences of SMRT delays between 2012 and April 2016. As expected, no picture, no sound.

I also asked via FB a few other very vocal complainers, but they admitted they couldn’t remember or they were not regular MRT commuters.

Which is why it is important that there is a record of the delays that is publicly accessible. But if TOC closes, then no records exist. And after a trouble-free 2019, come the next GE, the sheep will think that the trains have always run on time.

  1. this bloke’s parents are wealthy who have private car(s) ….

  2. A quick 2-sec search on Google revealed these:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mondays-mrt-train-service-disruption-is-another-in-a-series-of-recent-incidents

    http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/analysing-train-breakdowns-line-by-line

    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/train-services-down-north-south-and-east-west-lines

    https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/ltaweb/corp/PublicationsResearch/files/FactsandFigures/MRT_incident_stats.pdf

    The PDF by LTA is the only publicly accessible stats I could find, but it’s only from 2011-2014.

    News reports indicated that 2015 was a bad year for MRT breakdowns.

    I’m sure those who want to dig can unearth much more info.

  3. “if TOC closes”… did they ask you for donation or what? TR has been saying they are running out of money for years but still survives.

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