The Straits Times reported on “Power fault jams up NEL for an hour” with a photo showing an uncrowded train with no commuters on the platform. One suspects it is not satisfied with the low global press ranking and covets Eritrea’s position.
It appears the ST will be doing some damage control for PTOs which have been testing the patience of commuters with repeated breakdowns. SMRT and SBS Transit have insisted on hiking fares as this would lead to an improvement in services. This appears to be light years away.
In the past, photos showing real scenes of train breakdowns such as this (below) were published.
Perhaps the ST now wants to disassociate itself from our Third World public transportation in a First World country?