SMRT may be going private, but definitely not nationalised. And that’s great for us!

TL;DR – There is no smoke without fire. Last week, LTA announced that SMRT will finally be getting on the New Rail Financing Framework (NRFF). Following that announcement, people have been wondering whether that is a first step in bigger changes to the way our train systems are run. If we follow that train of thought

SMRT is finally getting on board the NRFF train!

TL;DR – SMRT, you better wake up your idea! All aboard! SMRT is finally getting on board the New Rail Financing Framework (NRFF). According to the Straits Times: “The Transport Ministry announced on Friday (July 15) that the Land Transport Authority will take over all operating assets of the North-South, East-West and Circle lines as well as

Lessons the Government should learn from the SMRT train cracks incident

TL;DR – Paper cannot cover fire.  You must have read by now that a number of SMRT trains have some hairline cracks. The news was first reported by a Hong Kong alternative media news site called Factwire. Somehow, Factwire heard that these SMRT trains, which are made by a Chinese company called CSR Sifang, were


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