Design flaws on MRT system doesn’t allow breakdown trains to be removed
Cable ties used to furthur secure dislodged claws(18th December 2011)
Our MRT System is already more than 20 years of age, when it was concepted, doesn’t allow for breakdown trains to be removed from the main system by having pockets of alternative tracks at different stages on the NS, EW and Circle Lines. This error will effectively bring an affected line to a standstill. Possible earth movements dislodge the claws thru wear and tear, is this a sign of something bad will happen in this region? The affected regions are once an ancient riverbed. Our MRT System is not designed to withstand a magnitude 8.0 earthquake, or emergency plans in case of a crisis, is this a wakeup call for everyone? Neither are we prepared for a tsunami to hit our eastern region, flooding the entire changi, east coast and pasir ris.
– Contributed by Oogle.