The Land Transport Authority is calling in experts to conduct a health check-up on our rail network. This comes in the form of two tenders and LTA says it is part of “continuous efforts to ensure the safety and reliability of rail services”. Of course, this comes after a couple of years of glitches and other old age problems.

Our MRT network began operation in 1987 and is obviously getting along in age. It is probably to be expected that there would be breakdowns coming up but just like us, it is good to call in the doctor once in a while. As some on Straits Times have mentioned, one would hope that a respectable rail authority such as the British Rail Inspectorate or an operator like the Hong Kong MTR coud assist to help fix our rail system.

Besides bringing in experts to check our rail network and building more lines, what are other ways that you think the authorities can make your daily ride better?

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