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MRT gantries affirm commitment to be reliable even during power disruptions

Posted on 25 April 2016

They will continue to deduct your fares even with no power.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like to take the MRT because cars are for rich people, are slow clapping and nodding their heads in approval.

This after MRT gantries continued to function as if nothing is wrong despite portions of both the North-South and East-West lines going down simultaneously in the evening on Monday, April 25, due to a power fault.

Train services between Joo Koon and Bugis stations on the East-West line and between Woodlands and Jurong East stations on the North-South line were affected.

One commuter, Zhen Shen Qi, said she is impressed by the gantries reliability to continue to deduct fares even with no power on: “The manufacturer of these MRT gantries must teach the manufacturers of the trains and tracks on how to be reliable.”

“Even though there is no light in the station and all the power is switched off, the gantries are still functioning like normal.”

“This is the type of reliability that has traditionally been reserved for the ERP gantries.”

“After nuclear holocaust, also no problem.”

At press time, however, other Singaporeans praised SMRT for reaffirming their commitment to be reliable by predictably breaking down every day on both lines so as to not keep commuters guessing about when the next disruption will be.






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