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    Default Re: So who complained to the ministers that our trains are too packed?

    ahem, no politics please

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    Default Re: So who complained to the ministers that our trains are too packed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    ahem, no politics please
    yes sir!

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    Default Re: So who complained to the ministers that our trains are too packed?

    He was quoted out of context. Which included this:

    'I want to put these challenges into perspective with the overall needs of our society,' he said.

    'There are still some poor people. Those who are disabled and those who needed help.'

    Sounds reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai View Post
    yes...should always compare with the best mah

    eg. Japan that has the best train system in the world, with COMBINED delay of 12 seconds in the whole year
    yup, i remember that was also an accident . one driver don't want to be late( they have to be on time,not like SG, always late like crap) so he stepped on it. during the turn , he didn't reduce speed, the train loss balance/went out of track and banged onto a building..lot of people died.
    Last edited by ninelives; 6th September 2010 at 02:04 AM.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostsole View Post
    "SENIOR Minister Goh Chok Tong has chided Singaporeans for complaining too much about overcrowded trains and the lack of carpark spaces and public housing. He said that these were problems created by Singapore's success, and urged the nation to look at them in context."

    how does overcrowded trains relate to singapore's success?

    or is he referring to singapore's success in getting more people to jam pack into trains?
    They should really have a reality show where the minister for transport, housing and pm go live in a 3rm hdb flat in a normal neighborhood (the Renoaid type), take public transport to work (ie. wash toilet and dishes) and live on $800 a month pay for 1 month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    They should really have a reality show where the minister for transport, housing and pm go live in a 3rm hdb flat in a normal neighborhood (the Renoaid type), take public transport to work (ie. wash toilet and dishes) and live on $800 a month pay for 1 month.


    they should feel how it is, then they will feel for the commoners... be human, not some gods high up there...

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    Default Re: So who complained to the ministers that our trains are too packed?

    Uncle cannonised drives big car, why a sudden interest in public transportation issues?
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    Default Re: So who complained to the ministers that our trains are too packed?

    Remember last time someone used to say providing more trains is not a solution. Finally logic is applied and someone had seen the light

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    Default Re: So who complained to the ministers that our trains are too packed?

    To be honest, the trains these days are crowded, but actually they aren't packed to capacity yet. What could really improve the commuting experience is simply a little bit more consideration. It's really irritating when people don't move to the centre of the carriage and just stand near the door. Or don't give way to alighting passengers, and don't stand to the left on the escalator. I think the escalator part is important, it helps clear our platform quicker, so it wouldn't be that crowded when the next train comes it.

    I would prefer that the transportation company spend more $$$ to promote better commuting habits first than on more trains. Cos if the habits don't change, the trains will still feel as crowded even with more trains.

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