Shorter waiting times (faster by 25%) for MRT in 2016 and 2018 onwards


Last Updated on 2016-05-30 , 9:36 am

Finally, an announcement about shorter waiting time for trains.

Through the years, we’ve heard (or maybe it’s just me) that the waiting times for train cannot be shortened—it’s already the shortest (pun intended). In other words, we need to learn how to squeeze in fast instead of complain for a change.

But now, it is announced in mainstream news that there will be shorter waiting times for North-South Line (red), North-East Line (purple) and Circle Line (yellow) from 2016 onwards, and a shorter waiting time for East-West Line (green) from 2018 onwards. These are just for peak hours, which we all can agree that it is one of the worst period to take a train.

According to the announcement, it’s due to new trains and also completion of resignaling system—something no one knows and no one cares.

What’s interesting is that LTA is asking for the change: a 25 percent reduction in the waiting times. Oh, so they’ve asked for it. I see. I see.

But to be honest, the waiting time for a train now is reasonable—it’s a matter of whether we can squeeze in or not. So, let’s hope that with shorter waiting times, we’ll be able to board the first train that comes. Or let’s hope for the best; with shorter waiting times, maybe we don’t even need to squeeze at all?


Worker’s Party just agree with PAP on something, but there’s another reason why they did that. Watch this to the end and you’ll understand:

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