Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:16:34 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Wed, Jul 22 2009 12:16 am
Subject: Re: Singapore "worldclass" MRT broke down 92 times
On Jul 21, 1:56 pm, "truth" wrote:
The claim they made that their breakdown rate is consistent with
industry standard. But they did not say which industry standard they
used, and what was their ranking from it.
They should have showed to the public in a transparent way as to how
their standard of maintainance was carried out in comparson to other
countries like, say, Japan.
Japan has a very reliable train system. It is not the reliable train
system per se, but the reliable maintenance system per se. Japan has a
very good set of maintenance system in place.
Although a good operating systeml of the maintenance is important, but
the key to everything is not just academic knowledge of the train
system, but a set of high-trained people from engineer to technicians
with the set skils to ensure the work is maintained and repaired
correctly and accurately.
Singapore unfortunately has failed in developing its people on this.
This was caused by "importing of cheaper labour" held by them. This is
systemic failure can be seen now already. 15 years ago this problem
began to show up. But no leader heed it.