What about flooding in tunnel? Train windows cracking? Ponding in trains?
FUCKED UP RING LEADER OF MONKEYS IN WHITE FINALLY SPEAKS.
It will take time to improve the train system, and there will be more hurdles to clear along the way, said PM Lee.
SINGAPORE: There are lessons to be learned from the recent problems on the MRT network and the causes need to be established so that things can be put right.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said this on Sunday (Nov 19) at the People's Action Party's convention, which was held at Big Box in Jurong.
"We have made progress, but there have been setbacks," said Mr Lee, pointing to the train collision last week at Joo Koon station which left 36 people injured, and October's flooding in a tunnel from Bishan to Braddell MRT stations which resulted in the suspension of services for about 20 hours.
People are frustrated and worried by such incidents and "understandably so", said Mr Lee.
He said that improving train reliability is a very complicated problem, but the organisations need to be strengthened to deliver consistent high performance.
Mr Lee said that Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and his team in the Ministry of Transport and Land Transport Authority "are extremely disappointed with the recent incidents", which is a sentiment shared by the train operators and their workers on the ground.
And while efforts to improve the train network are showing results, it does not feel like that to the public, said Mr Lee. A key reason for that is that major incidents hurt public confidence a lot.
In his speech, Mr Lee said that Mr Khaw has one of the toughest jobs in Cabinet: "I want Boon Wan and his team to know that they have our full support and confidence," he said, to applause from the PAP members.
It will take time to improve the train system, and there will be more hurdles to clear along the way. "The best thing we can do now is to give our transport team the time and space to fix the problems."
However, Mr Lee noted that he already considered Singapore's transport system a "first-class" one, even if it could be "even better".
He quoted an article naming the four top cities in terms of train system reliability: "Hong Kong, Taipei, Los Angeles, Singapore".
"We're not the best - Hong Kong is better, Taipei is better," said Mr Lee.
"We will get better. But we must see our problems in perspective and we must therefore encourage our team: 'Work at it. Get there. We are with you'."
Darn nice looking wheel hee hee
Monopoly SMRT breakdown version!
LMFAO where can I buy this?
Why isn't "suffer heart problem get $8 bypass surgery" being featured on the board?
Even Thor is pissed off with Monkeys In White......LIGHTNING STRIKE!!!!!!
Looks like the train captain was the "casualty", really unlucky to the max. Hope dude recovers soon. We will all probably need to purchase insurance when we ride on trains in the future, or we might just end up as fried chicken.
Any genius out there who might already have created a manga based on SMRT's misfortunes? Do share ya?
Hahaha, I think its better if Mediacorpse produced a Channel 8 drama inspired by these breakdowns, almost a guarantee the viewer ratings will be astronomical. Henry Thia could act as penang cow.
Yeah, could name it "Train To Bishan".
This masterpiece by Mediacock really had me in stitches.........
Mediacock is seriously pushing things a little too far with this........