Is there to invest in SMRT and SBS? Do they offer shares? I thought SBS did, cant remember...
With all these hikes, you will be ensured of good returns!
As for selectiveness, you have yet to show ANYTHING concrete to support your contention about the lack of affordability of fares.
Lastly, I only debate your points, I don't stoop to insinuate anybody's origin. If you can't do the same, then I can only say you are even lower than the establishment you so detest.
price increase, temp in Kopitiam oso increase. betta switch on aircon liao...
but aircons in most single-decked buses does not feel any cooler. oni double-decked 1s can feel diff in temp woh...
is mine worth 2-cents of complaint?
not too sure if anyone encoutered "bunch-up" service before...
i used to take service 268 (feeder service) to work. at certain timings in the morning, if you miss one bus, you would have to wait like 15 mins for the next one. and what do you know? when they come, they come in numbers. not two... not three but four at one go... and all this during morning rush hour.
this really pisses me off. wanna increase fare... improve bus service.
Here are some of my views from a purely business point of view.
Well, sometimes these companies set their prices AFTER they set their profits.
These companies have to make a profit, otherwise no one will be doing this business. Will you be in a loss making company? Every company must make profit. Companies exist to make profits, and is their only sole reason for existence.
The sole reason they are in the lime light is because their decision to raise prices affects people with no options. The only other option is walking. With that, in theory, I'll have no problems if taxi fares even reach $100 for starting fares simply because it's not compulsory to take taxis.
The more appropriate question would be whether the price set is worth the value of the ride. Sad thing is, even if it's not worth the price set, there's not a lot of alternatives commuters can choose from.
We will try to work out some figures for you.
Can you please provide us the electricity charges (High Tension Cable) for year 1980.
SMRT owns two lines: North-South and East-West
The total traveling time for one way is 60min for each line.
The average waiting time is 5 min. Therefore, there should be 48 trains on the track at anytime.
Each train operates for 18hrs (6am-12mid night). Therefore, total train hour is 864 hrs per day.
An electrical train with 4000 horse power can provide traction up to a speed of 65 mph.
We assume full power for acceleration and the duration is 10% of the 864hrs = 87 hrs at 4000 hp
We assume 1400 hp to maintain the cruising speed. 777hrs at 1400 hp.
Total hp = (87 x 4000) + (777 x 1400) = 1,435,800 hp = 1,071,106 kw per day
You give the electrical charges and we see how it compares between the 80’s and now.
Last edited by Silence Sky; 5th August 2007 at 10:20 PM.
as long Taxi stay same. i happy le = )
as a provider of public service there should b a cap on their profits!