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November 9, 2017 2:00 AM Commuters report delays on NSL

SINGAPORE — Commuters reported delays at various sections of the ageing North-South Line (NSL) on Thursday (Nov 9) morning, even though the SMRT has yet to make any official announcement regarding track or train faults. Marketing communications executive Charlene Liu told TODAY that she was on her way to work when an announcement was made for commuters 17

November 5, 2017 3:40 PM Bomb threats force evacuation of Moscow's Bolshoi theater, hotels: reports

MOSCOW - Bomb threats forced thousands of people to evacuate Moscow's Bolshoi theater, Metropol hotel, GUM department store on the Red Square and other public places on Sunday, local media reported. A spate of anonymous phone calls have caused disruption at shopping centers, train stations and public buildings across Russia in the past two months. The calls 4

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM Maintenance team signed off on work not done: SMRT

Staff in charge of pump system that failed may have falsified records Train operator SMRT has found that the team responsible for maintaining a pump system that malfunctioned may have falsified documents by signing off on work that they had not done. It is suspected that such falsification of quarterly maintenance records could stretch all the way back to December 11

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM ST forum writers seek more space to air views

Forum page serves to reflect views across a range of positions: ST editor Is The Straits Times averse to publishing Forum letters that are critical of the Government or government policies? How are Forum letters selected for publication? Why should people continue to pay for newspaper content? Questions like these dominated a lively question-and-answer 2

October 31, 2017 3:22 PM Negligence by SMRT crew tantamount to criminal offence, analyst says

SINGAPORE — The negligence of the SMRT crew responsible for the maintenance of a water pump system borders on a criminal offence, Dr Park Byung Joon said. The urban transport expert from the Singapore University of Social Sciences was commenting on the preliminary findings of rail operator SMRT’s internal investigation into the flooding of MRT train 4

October 31, 2017 1:22 PM 9 Dismembered Bodies Could Mean Japan Has a Rare Serial Killer on Its Hands

(TOKYO) — Japanese police found nine dismembered bodies hidden in coolers in an apartment southwest of Tokyo, an apparent serial killing case that is transfixing and horrifying the nation. Police were working Tuesday to identify the victims after the man who lived there, 27-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi, confessed to cutting them up and hiding them in cold-storage 4

October 31, 2017 11:00 AM SMRT flooding incident: Maintenance team signed off on work that was not done; staff suspended

SINGAPORE - Preliminary investigations by train operator SMRT have found that a maintenance team in charge of a pump system, which eventually failed and caused a massive 20-hour disruption, signed off on work that they had not done. The manager and staff responsible for the maintenance of the Bishan pump system have been suspended and are assisting in investigations 3

October 31, 2017 10:56 AM MRT tunnel flooding: Pump maintenance work not carried out on 3 occasions

SINGAPORE: Maintenance works for the Bishan portal sump pump system were not properly carried out since December last year, SMRT investigations into a train tunnel flooding incident have found. Preliminary investigations show that quarterly maintenance works for Dec 2016, March and June this year were not conducted as prescribed in SMRT's manual, the train 3

October 31, 2017 10:42 AM Govt studying feasibility of setting up hubs to train people with disabilities nearer their homes

SINGAPORE - People with disabilities may soon find it more convenient to go for job training and work as the Ministry of Social and Family Development studies the feasibility of setting up employment centres in residential neighbourhoods. The centres are meant to train and offer jobs to people with disabilities. Speaking at the launch of a book to mark the 20th anniversary 3

October 30, 2017 9:02 PM Cheaper MRT rides for pre-peak weekday travel

From Dec 29, commuters who start their journeys at any of the 157 MRT and LRT stations before 7.45am on weekdays will see their fares discounted by up to 50 cents. The Public Transport Council (PTC) announced this yesterday as part of its annual transport fare review. It also said other transport fares will not be adjusted for now. Under the new initiative 5