I just want to hear no more bad news about MRT system. I can imagine how rattled the passengers and train drivers must have been when they heard the bang. It was reported to be due to an electrical surge. I can’t help but wonder whether enough resources and expenditure has gone towards train maintenance. Or is it just passenger overload? I seriously have lost confidence when it comes to taking the train and I hope the new year will be incident free. I just want to be able to rave about our efficiency again, like I have done in the past.
Correction – This is the North East Line run by Comfort Delgro or SBS. It is driverless.
Thanks Alan. Is the NEL one the only line that is driverless?
Only the East West and North South Lines run by SMRT are with drivers. I am on the EW line. The latest lines ue NE line, Circle Line and the coming Downdown lines are driverless. All LRTs ie Punggol or Bukit Panjang are driverless! The trains with drivers are very old – about 25 yrs old.
Thanks Alan. It’s really great to hear from an insider 🙂