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    London Tube and Train strikes

    Holly shit, they strike in a hot summer !!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-33456830


    Btw, Singaporeans experienced the worst MRT breakdown to date, services on the North-South and East-West Lines came to a complete halt for several hours during evening rush hour on July 7, not because of strike but unknown "power fault "

    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...ast-west-lines

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    These workers/Union are very powerful & well paid...something like 60,000 PA, 3 months leave for the drivers & for a 36 hr week.

    They are holding the city to ransom

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    They are not so civilized and “well-manner” also...

    Don't believe me.. can always experience yourself like trying to talk to the counter staff and buy ticket from them instead of buying from the ticketing machine.

    One asshxx asked me to buy 3 Oyster cards (a kind of London pass for road & rail transport) without telling me there is a big discount on child Oyster card..

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    Hahahaha, maybe that staff do not know what is going on.

    No, never have problem with them

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    I don't know, I like their busess and taxis more than the subway and train.

    Some of the subway stations are not equipped with escalator and you have to walk many many steps to chance platform. The feeling is just can't compare with the subway in Japan, even Singapore MRT gave me a better impression.

    If you have tried the St. Pancras International Station which is next to the King Cross Tube station, then you tell me your experience of passport clearance and immigration check there !!

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    True, London tube is really old & quite out of date when compare with others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    True, London tube is really old & quite out of date when compare with others.
    C'mon, the tube have been around pre WW2 and even saved Londeners from WW2 Blitz attack. I presume still a lot better than our Monorail which have gone boneshaker, creakin metal, and uncomfortable in such a short time. Sat in the newer coach just last week, wonder how long it'll last till it creak like a boneshaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    C'mon, the tube have been around pre WW2 and even saved Londeners from WW2 Blitz attack. I presume still a lot better than our Monorail which have gone boneshaker, creakin metal, and uncomfortable in such a short time. Sat in the newer coach just last week, wonder how long it'll last till it creak like a boneshaker.
    Hehehehe, I am comparing to Japan & Singapore (where I had been using the last few days ) but not our Boleh ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwich View Post
    ....Singaporeans experienced the worst MRT breakdown to date, services on the North-South and East-West Lines came to a complete halt for several hours during evening rush hour on July 7, not because of strike but unknown "power fault "

    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...ast-west-lines
    There is a price for SMRT to pay, government will not let them off easily...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    There is a price for SMRT to pay, government will not let them off easily...

    The SMRT is owned by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, a governmental agency which reports to the Ministry of Transportation.

    I don't see how a hefty fine imposes on a governemnt agency by the government can serve as a lesson learnt.. ??

    I would expect the senior management in SMRT and the LTA to resign or get the axe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwich View Post
    The SMRT is owned by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, a governmental agency which reports to the Ministry of Transportation.

    I don't see how a hefty fine imposes on a governemnt agency by the government can serve as a lesson learnt.. ??

    I would expect the senior management in SMRT and the LTA to resign or get the axe...
    Desmond Quek, CEO of SMRT won't be spared and going to have the same faith as his predecessor if a few more incidents happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    Desmond Quek, CEO of SMRT won't be spared and going to have the same faith as his predecessor if a few more incidents happen...
    Here is an example of what happened to those who get paid big bucks in rail transport industry after major disruption...

    Remember the major rail disruption over the Christmas period in London last year...

    The CEO of UK Network Rail, Mark Carne said rail network performance was not acceptable over the Christmas period so he should not receive an anticipated 30,000 bonus payment. His annual salary is more than 650,0000.

    He "axed" the operations boss ...
    Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s managing director of operations, who was responsible for the overrunning engineering work that caused the cancellation of all trains in and out London King’s Cross on Saturday, is to forfeit a golden goodbye. Gisby was earmarked to receive a bonus of up to 371,000, but Network Rail said he would be leaving in February without any additional payment beyond that stipulated in his contract

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/...ail-disruption


    p/s : Mark Carne was formerly from the arch-rival of an anglo-american oil company...

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