got nothing else to say lah. the nation depends on the rail service to move around and like it or not, we will still use it even though it costs us inconveniences at times.
I wonder what will happen if it happened at central area...
Have we forgotten about Exercise Northstar V?
SMRT CAN handle 4 stations one... dun worry... that EXERCISE had already proven to us...
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I think the 57,000 is estimate. It is interm of $$ but there are more lost than that.
MRT excuse is that it is very rare let see about it. It simply can't handle such situation and we count on them to build world class service.
Another method is by number of bus loh. One bus take 100 ppls then they provide 70 bus so 70 x 100 x 10 trips.
what is interesting is the nature of the incident. apparently, it looked like a collision between the maintenance vehicles. smrt not saying anything yet.
the driver must be sleeping and knock the front platform on the track.
local buses will b hard pressed to replace train services considering the capacity of a 6-carriage train w/ approx 5 min interval. i dun even consider tis a major trian disruption.
major disruption would be like City Hall or Raffles Place no train (2 platforms, both ways!) can pass de. thats something our transport planners would sweat like no tomorrow...
there was a dent on the front of the maintenance vehicle. residents nearby were reported to have hear a loud sound. these two info do not suggest a breakdown.
"And any penalty to be imposed on SMRT will depend on what LTA finds in its investigations. -CNA/vm"
The MRT fare is going to Upzzz again if they are to be penalize
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I guess the taxi drivers must be laughing. So many customers. If just only 10% of the affected passangers take a cab yesterday, thats more than 5000 people. and if each trip's fare is average $8 (already on the low side) den that total extra earnings for Taxi drivers plying the area would be more than SGD40K. Thats a lot of $$$$$ .