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    With the gracious me campaign, 16 out of 62 seats in a cabin are reserved for needy. And I noticed 2 new groups of dependencies. Parents with baby in pram. Daddy will carry baby while mummy push the pram full of diaper, milk powder, etc. The other type is grey hair, not yet white, but grey haired senior adults who think they are old enough to deserve a seat. How to identify this group? They will stand are the reserved seats or in front of a young chap. Then there are the classic seats hogs. Earphone plugged into iPhone, put on shades and see no evil, hear no evil type. And the obese Singaporean whose butt will filter left, right or sometimes both. Nowadays, with FT comes 2 new types. Minus the fairer sex and young ones. There isn't space for a lone single male on the chairs anymore.

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    I don't even bother to seat down anymore. It is already a miracle to be able to board the train, sometimes.
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    Seems like rush hour is extended to 24hrs a day. Even the afternoon lazy hours sometimes the train also reasonably packed already.

    Weekends are worse, whole day packed until late night.

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    Try boarding the train without wearing any pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori
    Try boarding the train without wearing any pants
    Then there will be 2 of us standing.

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    I'll just stand. Period.

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    bring your own chair, I mean wheel chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    There isn't space for a lone single male on the chairs anymore.

    sit? stand? need clearance for him to dance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    With the gracious me campaign, 16 out of 62 seats in a cabin are reserved for needy. And I noticed 2 new groups of dependencies. Parents with baby in pram. Daddy will carry baby while mummy push the pram full of diaper, milk powder, etc. The other type is grey hair, not yet white, but grey haired senior adults who think they are old enough to deserve a seat. How to identify this group? They will stand are the reserved seats or in front of a young chap. Then there are the classic seats hogs. Earphone plugged into iPhone, put on shades and see no evil, hear no evil type. And the obese Singaporean whose butt will filter left, right or sometimes both. Nowadays, with FT comes 2 new types. The II with their aroma therapeutics smell which means the seat left and right are too overpowering to be taken. And the CC that will yabba yabba non-stop meaning the left and right seat not peaceful without the latest noise reducing earphones. Minus the fairer sex and young ones. There isn't space for a lone single male on the chairs anymore.
    Petition for the introduction and eventual legislation of specialised user only MRT cabins.
    Anyone who misused the cabins will be fined $500 on 1st offence, $2000 on second offence and banned from using MRT for 3 years on 3rd offence.
    On every MRT train, it will have cabins strictly reserved for:

    pregnant ladies only
    ladies only
    elderly only
    local Singaporeans only
    Foreigners only - includes Filipino maids, workers, Bangla workers, PRC etc...
    handicapped only
    any other category that you can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Petition for the introduction and eventual legislation of specialised user only MRT cabins.
    Anyone who misused the cabins will be fined $500 on 1st offence, $2000 on second offence and banned from using MRT for 3 years on 3rd offence.
    On every MRT train, it will have cabins strictly reserved for:

    pregnant ladies only
    ladies only
    elderly only
    local Singaporeans only
    Foreigners only - includes Filipino maids, workers, Bangla workers, PRC etc...
    handicapped only
    any other category that you can think of.
    cabin for Wing Chun disciples

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    try two tiers fare,

    standing fare
    and
    sitting fare


    eventually will make each MRT car have less seats, more room for commuters, more revenue for MRT operators, everybody happy
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    Try to legislate that MRT trains have 100% cabins that are [sitting only]. Strictly no one is allowed to stand in any MRT train while it is in motion between stations.
    The MRT operator will be fined if their driver moves off from the station with any commuter standing. Change the seat layout inside the trains.

    It is just a matter of what we are used to.
    Passenger planes are all sitting only. There are no passenger planes where the commuters stand up throughout the whole flight.

    Simply apply this rule to the MRT train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    try two tiers fare,

    standing fare
    and
    sitting fare


    eventually will make each MRT car have less seats, more room for commuters, more revenue for MRT operators, everybody happy

    MRT and Buses are public transport... seats should always be 1st come 1st served... And not the one who pay more 'wins' the seat... if you are willing to pay more in the 1st place.. go book a CAB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Try to legislate that MRT trains have 100% cabins that are [sitting only]. Strictly no one is allowed to stand in any MRT train while it is in motion between stations.
    The MRT operator will be fined if their driver moves off from the station with any commuter standing. Change the seat layout inside the trains.

    It is just a matter of what we are used to.
    Passenger planes are all sitting only. There are no passenger planes where the commuters stand up throughout the whole flight.

    Simply apply this rule to the MRT train.
    mind if i ask. why there is a standing capacity limit in buses and why is it not enforced in trains service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    mind if i ask. why there is a standing capacity limit in buses and why is it not enforced in trains service?
    It is enforced in buses meh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    mind if i ask. why there is a standing capacity limit in buses and why is it not enforced in trains service?
    bus more dangerous, lot of breaks and turns @ traffic junction.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    mind if i ask. why there is a standing capacity limit in buses and why is it not enforced in trains service?
    Bus? only the 1 driver per vehicle is being enforced. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    MRT and Buses are public transport... seats should always be 1st come 1st served... And not the one who pay more 'wins' the seat... if you are willing to pay more in the 1st place.. go book a CAB.
    sir, you forgot the part about manners and values regarding giving up the seat though you got it first, if someone else needs it more than you do

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    Don't complain. It's the same in other countries' subway system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88
    Don't complain. It's the same in other countries' subway system.
    Other country also complaining

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