Press Release
April 3, 2018


We commend the Department of Transportation for the maintenance and repair works on the MRT that gave us 13 running trains to date.

We hope this will be the start of the promised resurrection of MRT's services and the reversal of its abysmal record of unfortunate events. We also hope this would alleviate the sufferings of the commuters who brave the long queues every day to get a ride, and often get off-loaded when the train encounters technical glitches.

We have repeatedly said that a comprehensive program to rehabilitate and maintain the MRT is what is necessary to ensure its safe and efficient operation.

We look forward to the DOTr's promise to increase the running trains to 20, each having four-car configuration to transport more passengers at a faster pace.

In the days ahead, we hope we can hear developments from the DOTr on the issue of the Dalian trains as well.

We know we have a long way to go before we can have a train system at par with developed countries. But 13 and soon, 20 trains are better than seven or eight. We will keep watch until we have a train system that is affordable, efficient, safe and comfortable, because the public deserves no less.

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