MRT to try out new way to queue to foster gracious behaviour

Aim is to foster graciousness and make getting in and out easier

Published on Jun 17, 2013 8:13 AM
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THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) is planning to try out a new queueing scheme at selected MRT stations to smoothen the boarding and alighting process.

It has drawn inspiration from cities such as Taipei, where the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation draws queue lines along station platforms to encourage commuters to line up and board trains in an orderly fashion.

At stations here, markings prompt commuters to stand clear of the doors, but things can get messy when the train doors open.

The LTA is also considering a scheme that would allow simultaneous boarding and alighting.

 
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Background story

LTA initiatives

  • Student contest on gracious commuting
  • Short film project by students
  • Graciousness posters and stickers on MRT and bus networks
  • Graciousness videos on YouTube from LTA
  • Facebook application on gracious moments
  • Social norms posters and stickers