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Sunday, June 27, 2010

SMRT CEO said our trains are 30% off crush load capacity

On Sunday Times of 27 June 2010, SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa, made a remark on Singapore's crowded trains.

She did not think that trains here are as packed as those in cities like Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai.

Even at its most crowded, an SMRT train carries 1,400 passengers, she said.

This is "not crush load", where a train is carrying more passengers than the standing load it is designed to carry under normal circumstances.

Crush load happens when a train carries more than 2,000 passengers.

"People can board the train - it is whether they choose to," she said.
I do not agree with her statements.

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