20 Dec '11, 2am

It's indeed a -facepalm- stopgap by #SMRT. | Transport expert question use of plastic cable ties

It's indeed a -facepalm- stopgap by #SMRT. | Transport expert question use of plastic cable ties

By Victoria Barker my paper Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011 SINGAPORE - Even as they deemed the initial assessment of last week's major service disruptions reasonable and fair, transport experts yesterday questioned SMRT's use of plastic cable ties for short-term repair. Those my paper spoke to felt that the transport operator should justify this move. The cable ties, along with steel support brackets, were used to secure the "claws", or metal grips, which had become dislodged. An overnight joint investigation by SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) last Saturday revealed 21 missing claws along the North-South and East-West lines. These secure the "third rail", which supplies electricity to trains. RELATED STORIES Overseas lessons for SMRT SMRT needs to review its priorities: NSP A week of woes Netizens spoof SMRT broken window photo Associate Professor Lee Der Horng, a trans...

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