Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Commuter In Mount Druitt Claims Singapore Transport More Advanced Than Sydney!

A young lady today  whom has migrated with her husband to Mount Druitt from Singapore traveled on her first day on Western Sydney Trains today, commencing at Mount Druitt train Station. As a 'Virgin' commuter Western Sydney commuter - she  has noticed such a dramatic different between the two different transport systems are in place.

The main differences are that the transport costs are cheaper, trains run on platforms every 2 minutes, clear announcements made on trains for destinations and that Sydney platforms are not that safe for commuter.

She explained the costs of catching trains and buses is the same for one hours travel is about AUD $3,00 per one hour trip. Based on My Multi Three ticket that would average to $5.70 per hour. Check yours out.

Their trains are mostly on time and runs every 2 minutes to station platforms and the entire transport system is so efficient. Inside the trains they  have clear announcements of when and what the next train station is as well as which side of the train the doors will open. So this is important information that commuters need.

Then there is the platforms in Sydney, claiming they are not safe for commuters, no barriers on the side the platforms, prevent commuters falling off the edge.

This is a typical bus stop - you will see signs are high up and many signs read

 The Mass Rapid Transit or MRT is a rapid transit system that forms the backbone of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state. The initial section of the MRT, between Yio Chu Kang Station and Toa Payoh Station, opened in 1987 establishing itself as the second-oldest metro system in Southeast Asia, after Manila's LRT System. The network has since grown rapidly as a result of Singapore's aim of developing a comprehensive rail network as the main backbone of the public transport system in Singapore with an average daily ridership of 1.564 million in FY07/08, about half of the bus network's 2.969 million in the same period. 

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