2010s. This is a troubling yet an exciting decade for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in the city-state of Singapore. This can be seen with the massive breakdowns that all started in December 2011 when shortcomings in SMRT’s maintenance regime accumulated and caused massive disruptions across the North South Line:
Since then, there has been multiple bad news hitting the MRT network, ranging from disruptions to high-level scandals such as the recall of the new Chinese-made MRT trains, the Kawasaki-CSR Sifang C151As:
Despite such problems cropping up in the MRT, this decade has also seen many major improvements in the MRT network, such as SMRT’s ongoing efforts to renew the network, the opening of the largely disruption-free Downtown Line and the Land Transport Master Plan 2013:
Against this rather turbulent backdrop for the MRT network, this blog will discuss issues relating to matters regarding the creator’s views of the latest updates on the MRT and LRT networks and lessons that Singapore can take from other cities and also depict proposed ideas for how to improve the MRT network and hence, allow Singapore to make one step closer to its vision for being a car-lite city.