18 Dec '11, 12am

#SMRT has much to learn from operators in other cities such as HK, NY and Taipei, analysts say

#SMRT has much to learn from operators in other cities such as HK, NY and Taipei, analysts say

Parts of the casing for the third rail as well as the rail itself were damaged between City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut stations on Thursday night. The MRT system has a third rail which is fixed alongside the train track and supplies electricity to passing trains. -- PHOTOS: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY By Feng Zengkun Train operator SMRT's procedures for dealing with service breakdowns need an overhaul, said transport analysts in the wake of Saturday's disruption, the third in the past week. They added that it has much to learn from operators in other cities with extensive train networks, such as Hong Kong, New York and Taipei. Scenes of chaos and confusion played out during the five-hour shutdown at 11 stations on the North-South line on Thursday, and while Saturday's breakdown seemed to have been better managed, commuters were still left feeling upset. Many wished they knew what t...

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