01 Oct '11, 10am

SMRT to put more buses on roads

SMRT to put more buses on roads

SINGAPORE: Public transport operator SMRT will from Monday gradually add a new fleet of 240 buses to Singapore's roads. It expects to increase passenger carrying capacity by some 6 per cent when all the new buses are in service by December 2012. The new fleet comes from Germany, and promises to be more friendly to the elderly and disabled. It will bring the number of SMRT buses to more than 1,000. The operator is also scrapping over 100 of its older buses and getting its drivers or service leaders familiar with the new ones. SMRT Buses vice-president Kang Huey Ling said: "We always have difficulty trying to find locals to become service leaders. It is an ongoing effort for us to try and look at how we can recruit more Singaporeans. However we have also relied a lot on our sources in Malaysia as well as China to bring in service leaders to help with the operations." SMRT sa...

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