16 Dec '11, 9pm

Commentary: Chaotic service disruptions? Commuters need a plan, not words

Arriving at Raffles Place MRT Station on Thursday evening, everything looked normal except for an electronic signboard which said there was a service disruption between Marina Bay and Braddell. Hardly imagining there could be another massive delay after the train debacle the day before, a Singaporean friend and I walked through the turnstiles to take trains home after an alumni club event. Only after boarding a waiting train did we see passengers asking a security officer what they should do. It dawned on us that this was no normal outage, so we paid our 73-cent fares, headed out of the station and walked to a bus stop. Queues there were long. After boarding a bus and then getting stuck in a slow-moving queue of buses taking on the huge influx of commuters from stalled trains, we soon got off and ended up walking partway. A 10-minute train journey turned into a commute las...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111217-0000029/Co...

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