Another train service breakdown has occurred this morning (June 12) at 9.10am. Train operator SMRT confirmed that a signalling fault along the North-South Line (NSL) is causing delays as long as 20 minutes.
SMRT has stopped using “system checks” as an excuse after States Times Review lambaste it for spreading fake news.
On May 26, SMRT started implementing a new signalling system that has not been fully tested. SMRT instead told commuters to expect glitches, without giving any reason why the unready system is in use.
This is the third breakdown resulted from the new signalling system. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and former army general SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek have both disappeared and refrained from comments on the incidents.
In the meantime, a transport fare raise review is underway with the government Public Transport Council believing in its own propaganda lies that train service has improved “two-fold”.