SMRT trains delayed this morning due to ‘bad weather condition’ and ‘train fault’
Posted by temasektimes on April 30, 2012
Some commuters reported being stuck in packed stations in Bedok and Kembangan. (pic left, from Twitter)
This occurs less than a week after SMRT trains are hit by a series of ‘minor’ disruptions in service.
Angry commuters affected by the delays took to Twitter to vent their frustration and anger:
“Bullshit - SMRT trains delayed this morning due to ‘bad weather condition’ and ‘train fault’.” – icelatte
“At the speed this
#smrt train is moving and constantly stopping, I am sure I can outrun it from one station to e next!” – David Teo
“due to congestion train will be traveling slower” guess there’s traffic jams on mrt tracks now. How bout implementing high COEs too” – Nina Chua
“Whats wrong with
#smrt ? Bedok platform is full of people. Like seriously. People cannot get into the train…” – Si Yi
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew has earlier said in Parliament that ‘minor’ disruptions less than 30 minutes are ‘unavoidable’:
“We will try and minimise as much as possible the major disruptions and to keep them in check. But I think it is unavoidable that a system that is as heavily utilised as ours is today will not face any disruptions. Every day there are about 2.7 million passenger trips. We are running thousands of train trips for more than 18 hours a day. And I dare say that there is no way you can prevent disruptions from occurring.”
As usual, there are no public announcements by SMRT on the latest disruption in train service as it is becoming the new ‘norm’ in Singapore.