Maintain a high frequency for off peak train service

62% of the participants in a survey wanted the Land Transport Authority to maintain a high level of frequency for train service during the off-peak during hours.

They cited two reasons:

a) The additional cost of running the trains is small
b) There are other ways for the people in charge to reduce the cost of the operations.

In another post, a few people gave the comment that a high frequency of train service during the off peak hours is needed to encourage more people to take public transport, rather than to use cars and taxis.

However, if the frequency is to be reduced during the off peak hours, many people felt that an interval of 10 minutes is acceptable.

I agree with the majority of the participants that it is better to have a high frequency of train service during the off peak hours. At present, the loading is quite high and it is difficult to get a seat during the off peak hours. The current frequency should be maintained.

It is unacceptable to load the train fully so that many passengers cannot get a seat even during the off peak hours.

Currently, the train service is showing a loss due to the lop sided fare structure. Many commuters take a bus to change to a train. The fare for the first segment is rather high, leading a lower share of the fare for the second segment payable to the train operator. If this fare structure is change, the train service will be more viable.

Minister KBW – I hope that you are listening.

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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7 Responses to “Maintain a high frequency for off peak train service”

  • Acceptable my foot:

    Acceptable simply means bo bian. No choice.

    Survey: Is it acceptable to have an interval of 1 hr for train and bus? Will you take taxi instead?
    Ans: No money for taxi. Yes. Accept. You want us to protest?

    “Acceptable”, “affordable” are dirty words for Singapore.

    “No cake, eat bread”.
    “Cannot afford chicken, eat fish.”
    “No money for grab, take tan-ku-ku train”

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  • TruBlu:

    Let this old sg ah chik put it this way.
    No amount of extraneous efforts to shore up off-peak or peak hours requirement is useful if we keep dumping more n more ALIEN$ here.

    Our Little Red Dot has been meant by Mother Nature to sustain a small population n NOT A SUDDEN INFLUX OF ALIENS TO PUMP UP OUR POPULATION BASE.
    Even basic infra-structures are breaking down NOT TO MENTION SOCIO-economic structures.

    Hurrying to fill up QUOTAs set by A FEW *THINKERS* of sorts is a DANGEROUS thing to do.
    Already,additional demand for housing spaces,food,public spaces are showing STRESS.

    Even our temperatures are warming up,both literally and figuratively.
    Social disharmony naturally rises from SYNTHETIC POPULATION GROWTH,has it not?

    The PAP GAHMEN BETTER WAKE UP BEFORE THEY COMPLETELY FOWL UP THIS ONCE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY N NATION.

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  • MarBowling:

    Tan Golden Chain,

    Minister KBW has NO TIME listening to your ranting! He knows the writing for him is already on the wall. Mai Hum May ask him to fly kite soon. So all day and night LOONG, he is very very busy preparing an escape route and RUN ROAD! Period. Btw you seem to very free conducting survey on your own!

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  • don't go car lite:

    As some have said before, don’t believe pap crap about car lite.

    Car lite is meant for pap ministers and their offsprings.

    Car lite is never meant for 70% sheep.

    It takes S$m to have one child in Spore, if goal is for child to be doctor lawyer. Don’t breed like rabbits just because pap Cb says so. pap folks need gardeners chambermaids grab drivers cooks for themselves and their offsprings. They BS 70% sheep to produce more children so that the supply of gardeners chambermaids grab drivers cooks for themselves and their offsprings is endless.

    Don’t be fooled. Unless S$m estate like pap folks, have one child or zero. You breed your children to suffer under pap S$m society? You are cruel if you think pap is going to take care of your children. Don’t be stupid.

    If cannot afford wife and car at the same time, ditch the wife. Get that car. Life is really, really short. Imagine from birth to death never owned a single car in this short life. That is poor planning, on our part and our parents’ part. We cut the misery from propagating by ourselves being smarter than pap liars. If we can afford wife and car, go for it. If can afford wife, car, children, go for it. But if cannot, be wise. Car first. Then wife. Then children.

    Remember. Children don’t just need food. Children need S$m for education. Unless goal is to be gardeners chambermaids grab drivers cooks for pap ministers and their offsprings, don’t reproduce and make children suffer is not S$m like pap Ljs and pap Cbs. Break the poverty cycle. It starts with us.

    Buy that car and stop being stupidly squeezed in alien filled mrt bus.

    Unless lee hsien loong teo chee hean tharman and all their S$m legal thieving gang mrt bus, don’t be stupid and listen to them while these liars all in their maseratis mercedes mazda.

    Stop being 70% sheep stupid.

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  • Harder Truths:

    A difference of two minutes is not going to kill you…..

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  • INSIDE 200m is not within 200m:

    MarBowling:
    Tan Golden Chain,

    Minister KBW has NO TIME listening to your ranting! He knows the writing for him is already on the wall. Mai Hum May ask him to fly kite soon. So all day and night LOONG, he is very very busy preparing an escape route and RUN ROAD! Period. Btw you seem to very free conducting survey on your own!

    this Msian tells 70% sheep car lite. but he himself when he balek kampung to penang his land of birth he Rolls Royce. WTF.

    this Msian tells 70% sheep cannot eat degree. but he himself degree. his children also all degree no less. WTF.

    this Msian in charge of mrt needed paper general in mrt and a few more in LTA yet trains no only not running regularly but needed to be slowed down. and this Msian has the cheek to ask for fare increase, even though coffer is empty they pay each other S$m instead of cutting wages to make ends meet. WTF.

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  • Irene Vanessa Wan Si Hung:

    Yesterday, 1030 am Downtown line so crowded. So United Nations inside. But the trains come pretty quickly, pardon the pun.

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