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Old 13th September 2017, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bukit Panjang LRT an ‘afterthought built under political pressure’

Bukit Panjang LRT an ‘afterthought built under political pressure’

By Kenneth Cheng
KennethCJW@mediacorp.com.sg.
Published: 7:30 PM, September 12, 2017
Updated: 11:16 PM, September 12, 2017

SINGAPORE — Deriding the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tuesday (Sept 12) described it as an “afterthought” that was built under political pressure, resulting in a design that makes for uncomfortable rides.

“No LRT is designed that way, in such a masochistic manner, where you force yourself up and down, twist and turn,” Mr Khaw, who is also Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, said at a ceremony to mark the completion of power rail replacements on the North-South and East-West lines.

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Re: Bukit Panjang LRT an ‘afterthought built under political pressure’

Seriously ? after 20 years, that is the comment ?

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For the bukit Panjang LRT, it is possible to shut down its service for a period and time and meanwhile use buses to take over the service. The shut down will privide enough time and space for them to upgrade the whole system. After that if it fails again, don't give excuses. Also don't use the term 'masochistic', so difficult to understand, use a more technical one.

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Bukit Panjang LRT 'prone to faults due to sharp turns over undulating terrain’

By Justin Ong @JustinOngCNA
02 Oct 2017 01:31PM (Updated: 02 Oct 2017 11:49PM)

The design was also adapted from a “straight-line” airport system and made to fit a housing estate, says Second Transport Minister Ng Chee Meng.

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Govt mulling years-long shutdown to overhaul Bt Panjang LRT: Khaw

By Kenneth Cheng
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Published: 1:20 PM, October 17, 2017
Updated: 8:17 PM, October 17, 2017

SINGAPORE — An extensive shutdown for major upgrading work is among the options the Government is evaluating for the beleaguered Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has said.

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