18 Dec '11, 2am

Workers' Party 'deeply concerned' over train disruptions #Singapore

The Workers' Party said it is "deeply concerned" about the frequency of MRT train disruptions on the lines managed by SMRT Corporation and particularly the way the transport operator managed the massive breakdown on Thursday evening. In a statement on Saturday , the opposition party asked if the Land Transport Authority , as regulator of MRT operators, could have been more vigilant in ensuring the quality of service and safety standards, including train maintenance and operations, were met by SMRT. "We are concerned that the apparent increasing frequency of train service disruptions may be reflective of much deeper infrastructural and technical problems plaguing the 24-year old NS-EW (North-South East-West) lines," the party said. Three train disruptions hit commuters this past week with the second on Thursday evening affecting an estimated 127,000 people. The WP said, "We...

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