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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Until you have been pushed in and squeezed, I wouldn't say it is funny. It's a fact of life there. During the day, more than 2 million people comes into the Tokyo area. When I was living there, I could let my briefcase go and the darn case wouldn't drop cos there's simply no room to even scratch your butt!.

    I'm sure Singapore will one day reach this point when the population reaches more than 7 million people.
    The day will come when Singapore has 6 millions poupulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Until you have been pushed in and squeezed, I wouldn't say it is funny. It's a fact of life there. During the day, more than 2 million people comes into the Tokyo area. When I was living there, I could let my briefcase go and the darn case wouldn't drop cos there's simply no room to even scratch your butt!.

    I'm sure Singapore will one day reach this point when the population reaches more than 7 million people.
    WEll i hope sg wont be like this with more trains, i have heard they are adding in more. in the peak hours esp from the sides of sg to the central area, its quite bad already, but still managable to scratch your butt, Sgs public transport is very efficient, esp the bus serivce , most of the time, its on time and consistent, some other countires, the bus come and go as they want.. !got to buy yoursewlf a car/bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    The grass is always "greener" on the other side of the fence.
    the trains are always better on the other side of the sea

    until you actually get there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    SMRT start to have these people too but they dont push that hard.
    Initially they have in AMK & Bishan but now I dont see anymore.
    They still have in Bishan, during morning peak hour.
    They also wear white gloves
    oh no

    so sad, i'm sure some of the gwc would love to don those white gloves and push that xmm into the train to help her

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    The grass is always "greener" on the other side of the fence.
    Not really, I was using a few of the europe train services in a few european countries for sometime. As comparison, Singapore can learn from them some areas where they can improve their services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkvolution View Post
    Not really, I was using a few of the europe train services in a few european countries for sometime. As comparison, Singapore can learn from them some areas where they can improve their services.
    which is?

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    The air conditioner can sure be turned up a bit. Especially when the train is above ground. And for Pete's sake, somehow compel those low life who insist on rushing into the cars before alighting passengers can get off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    the trains are always better on the other side of the sea

    until you actually get there!
    I wonder how many of those who kept praising the Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan Rapid Transit system actually rode on the Paris Metro or New York City Subway, a total nightmare IMHO.
    Quote Originally Posted by kkvolution View Post
    Not really, I was using a few of the europe train services in a few european countries for sometime. As comparison, Singapore can learn from them some areas where they can improve their services.
    Err, do you understand the actual meaning behind the quote?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    I wonder how many of those who kept praising the Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan Rapid Transit system actually rode on the Paris Metro or New York City subway, a total nightmare IMHO.
    to be fair, the paris metro is not too bad.. the rer can be quite scary though.

    i have never been to new york, but i heard from many friends there that it is officially disgusting, with an occasional river in the train.

    maybe the people who like the new york subway think it is natural landscaping, first world train service

    here's one video about london underground


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post

    Err, do you understand the actual meaning behind the quote?
    he proves the quote, actually!

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    I actually had a good experience riding the NYC subway. Friendly passengers who helped me and a few co-workers find our way to our destination.

    Cars were old, but quite clean and didn't smell.

    The BART in San Francisco is slightly worse, but passable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    he proves the quote, actually!
    Oh well, his post was rather ambiguous. Couldn't figure what he meant in the last sentence in relation to the quote.
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    Question: When you the train/tube/underground/mtr overseas, do you actually ride it during peak hours, or between 10-12 and 2-4 and 8-midnite? If yes, then these are not peak hours so you can't tell the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i have never been to new york, but i heard from many friends there that it is officially disgusting, with an occasional river in the train.

    maybe the people who like the new york subway think it is natural landscaping, first world train service
    I have. But only in winter so quite ok, I heard it smell really bad in summer (and hot too)!
    And I took the wrong entrance and end up going to broklyn instead of manhannta. I was like uh why... something is wrong, there are more and more people coming in with baggy pants and hiphop and hoodies ... and less and less suits. I quickly check and wahlao, took wrong side.
    Quickly exit at the next station and change direction, and got laughed at when I arrived in office late. Memorable experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Question: When you the train/tube/underground/mtr overseas, do you actually ride it during peak hours, or between 10-12 and 2-4 and 8-midnite? If yes, then these are not peak hours so you can't tell the difference.
    I got ride one for NY before at peak hour cos it is too difficult to get taxi form hotel to office. Quite crowded I guess it is similar to singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neech7 View Post
    The air conditioner can sure be turned up a bit. Especially when the train is above ground. And for Pete's sake, somehow compel those low life who insist on rushing into the cars before alighting passengers can get off.
    The newer train got powerful aircon. What is lacking is grab pole and handles. In japan they have so many it is like 3x as many as singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    I have. But only in winter so quite ok, I heard it smell really bad in summer (and hot too)!
    +1 for the summer stench.
    Every single time I alight at a subterranean station in Singapore, I will always take a deep breath of the heavenly industrial smell from the tunnel. Quirk of mine I suppose.


    This is underground BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post

    This is underground BTW.
    water pipe burst I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    The newer train got powerful aircon. What is lacking is grab pole and handles. In japan they have so many it is like 3x as many as singapore.
    Agreed about grab poles and handles. Hate to play 'balancing act' when tired and just trying to get home.

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    This is underground BTW.

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