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SMRT did not post update on latest train delay alone EW Line

Posted by temasektimes on November 22, 2017

Beleaguered train operator SMRT did not post any updates on its social media account on the latest train delay to hit the EW line this evening.

According to commuters, they experienced a delay in their travels during the evening rush hour. Some heard announcements of a track fault near Clementi MRT station.

Even the pro-PAP Channel News Asia reported the delay and contacted SMRT which has yet to respond.

There are no announcements of the delay on SMRT Facebook page and Twitter page as of 9.30pm prompting widespread criticisms from netizens that SMRT is trying to suppress the news and to avoid negative publicity.

The recent spate of train breakdowns was widely reported in the international media and has tarnished Singapore’s reputation. A survey done recently by Blackbox Research of 1,000 people aged 15 and over revealed that the majority think MRT is not well run and are not confident things will improve soon.


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