LTA on 3rd MRT breakdown this week

Singapore's Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew

Lui Tuck Yew

Train services on the North-South Line were disrupted early yesterday morning. The disruption came after a five-hour breakdown on the same line on Thursday left 127,000 commuters stranded. The disruption lasted for 7 hours  leaving 94,000 commuters affected and 7 trains damaged. The breakdowns on SMRT train services have added to discontent over the rising costs of public transport. Some 80 protesters turned up at a demonstration organised by The Online Citizen yesterday to signal discontent with the SMRT management.