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2 breakdowns in a day sees MRT behaving normally again after 100 disruption-free days

Posted on 22 April 2016

Failure to Majulah loudly was the main cause of problems.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to take public transport because cars are for rich people, are blaming themselves and saying it is their own fault.

This after there were two train breakdowns on April 21, two days after Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the North-South Line achieved 100 days without any major incident and was on track to better reliability.

One Singaporean, Huai Leow, said she should have done more in her own capacity to prevent the breakdowns: “I did not shout ‘Majulah’ loudly each time I left the house in the morning to take the train.”

“The shortage of Majulahs has caused the MRT train to break down.”

Other Singaporeans said Minister Khaw should be heartened instead.

One other local, An Quan Gan, said: “Minister Khaw Boon Wan is right that the MRT is on track to better reliability.”

“Now that the MRT is breaking down normally again, it is behaving in a predictably reliable manner.”

“Otherwise, commuters will be left guessing when the next breakdown will be. The past 100 disruption-free days were not easy to live through.”








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