On Saturday, there was another breakdown on the MRT. This time it’s on the North-South line affecting trains from Woodlands station to Choa Chu Kang station. The SMRT publicly say that the latest breakdown on out local subway system was "probably a cable fault".
In short, 2 days after the fact, they are still not sure. However the most telling fact of this latest breakdown is the reactions of Singaporeans. Basically, their reactions amount to…almost nothing!
Singaporeans are now just so used to trains breakdowns most of us just have to shrug our shoulders, grumbled a little, and move on. We have no choice in the matter because the SMRT and Ministry of Transport seem powerless to stop the disruption. In this latest breakdown, they can’t even pinpoint the fault, much less fix it!
So it seems that we Singaporeans have no choice but to accept trains breakdown as a way of life. It is as people say, our new normal.