18 Dec '11, 5am

WP "deeply concerned" about frequency of train disruptions

SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party said it's "deeply concerned" about the frequency of MRT train service disruptions along the North-South and East-West (NS-EW) lines, as well as the Circle Line. It said on Facebook on Sunday that it's "particularly dismayed" by the scale of the service disruption between Marina Bay and Braddell MRT stations on Thursday evening and how the situation was managed. The party said it is concerned that the disruptions may be reflective of much deeper infrastructural and technical problems plaguing the two lines. It also asked if the service disruptions were due to insufficient investments in maintenance and upgrades, considering that the MRT system has come under heavy strain over the past 10 years due to the rapid increase in population and ridership. The party said a more immediate concern is the apparent inability of the MRT operators and governm...

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