17 Dec '11, 12pm

Public shy away from MRT after disruptions

Public shy away from MRT after disruptions

SINGAPORE: The seven-hour MRT disruption on the North-South Line on Saturday morning definitely took its toll on the public. Several commuters decided to stay away from taking the MRT, even when services resumed in the afternoon. At about 4pm on Saturday, Dhoby Ghaut area was spotted with long taxi queues and packed bus stops. A commuter said: "Not today, with all the disruptions." Another said: "There is something happening down there. There is a lot of crowd in the MRT station." A commuter said: "I'm not very sure if the MRT is up already so I rather take a taxi, it's more reliable." One even said: "No way, I'm definitely not taking the MRT." But others remained optimistic and were confident of the system. A commuter said: "I'd still do the same. I still take the train and the bus. I believe from now on, there will be doing more checks." Another shared similar sentiments...

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