17 Dec '11, 1am

so #smrt is saying that the whole train of people are liars???

so #smrt is saying that the whole train of people are liars???

Passengers affected by Thursday's train breakdown should not have been gasping for air or been plunged into darkness even if they were trapped in a stalled train, said train operator SMRT. -- PHOTO: TWITTER Passengers affected by Thursday's train breakdown should not have been gasping for air or been plunged into darkness even if they were trapped in a stalled train, said train operator SMRT. When a train loses its power and stops on the tracks, an emergency power system should kick in. Called the Uninterrupted Power Supply, this back-up system powers emergency lights and ventilation but not air-conditioning. The back-up supply, provided by a battery, should last 45 minutes. That length of time should give an adequate window for SMRT staff to push or pull the train to the nearest station or help passengers disembark and walk to a station, said SMRT. But commuters stuck in ...

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  1. 17 Dec '11, 2pm

    I Think SMRT is not coherent in making that statement. Your system is not in order. So unless and until your system in in order, the general public will not listen to your advice about not smashing the windows. People will react instinctively in an emergency and will not let others dictate how they shoud behave in such dire situations.

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