19 Dec '11, 1am

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Mr Satimun Tarru, 52, truck driver. He was heading to Boon Lay to pick up his truck from a workshop: 'I did not know about the train shutdown until I reached Khatib MRT station at 7am. The station staff told me to take the shuttle bus instead. In the end, I reached my workshop only at 10.40am. Normally, I would have reached there latest by 9am. I will probably lose about $40 to $50 in takings today.' Mr Tay Eng Mee, 64, security supervisor, who was rushing to Republic Plaza at Raffles Place to take over from his night-shift colleague: 'I reached Yishun MRT station at 6.10am, but there were no shuttle buses yet. I tried to call for a taxi, but I could not get through to the booking lines. In the end, I took a shuttle bus at about 6.50am and reached my office at 8.15am, about 45 minutes late.' Ms Yan Chun Ying, 37, accountant. She was with her three-year-old son and a cousin...

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