A week of MRT accidents and incidents

  • 9 November 2017 Thursday: Morning delays on the “reliably terrible” North-South Line.
  • 10 November 2017 Friday: Night time delay, followed by suspension of service, on the East-West Line due to stalled train blocking the track.
  • 15 November 2017 Wednesday: More than 1 line affected. Morning delays on the Circle Line, followed by a train collision on the East-West Line. The first collision in over 20 years was directly caused by the new signalling system, yet no questions are being asked about the safety of this system and the potential for future accidents. Relying on the driver to stop the train when errors occur is like leaving fire alarms off and asking passers-by to shout if they see a fire.
  • 16 November 2017 Thursday: Evening disruption on the North-East Line (operated by a different company) due to another stalled train blocking the track.

In a span of 8 days, there were 4 days with major delays / incidents / accidents, across 4 different MRT lines. Only 4 days (50%) of normal operation. How are commuters going to believe that the situation is improving? When I was a student, such disruptions almost never occurred.

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