In their latest report on rail reliability, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) claimed that their measurement has shown a whopping 49% improvement. According to LTA, their statistic shown that the LRT network saw an increase to 70,000 car-km for the first three quarters of 2017 compared to 2016’s 49,000 car-km:
“Increase in LRT reliability
9. The Mean Kilometres Between Failure (MKBF) for the overall LRT network has increased to 70,000 car-km for the first three quarters of 2017, up from 49,000 car-km for the whole of 2016. Both the BPLRT and SPLRT clocked increases in MKBF, with the SPLRT achieving a larger increase of 34,000 car-km, from 72,000 car-km to 106,000 car-km. LTA will continue to work closely with the operators to further improve the LRT system and raise its reliability.”
LTA did not reveal how did they come out with their measurements, but the MKBF calculation excludes emphasis on the number of downtime in hours. Only a minority do not trust the Singapore government’s statistics and claims that rail reliability has improved.
The Singapore government and it’s 154th-ranking state media is a major source of fake news, often publishing propaganda to improve the dictatorship’s image.