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SMRT Corporation Ltd -  was incorporated on 6 March 2000 and was listed on the Singapore Exchange on 26 July 2000. The company enjoys an annual turnover of nearly S$700 million and has total assets worth more than S$1.4 billion.
  • Group Structure and Business
    • SMRT Trains Ltd - incorporated in 1987, North-South and East-West lines (53 stations, 93.2km). Circle Line Stage 1–3 (16 stations, 16.6km), Stage 4-5 (under construction)
      • SMRT Light Rail Ltd - set up in 1997,  Bukit Panjang LRT system (14 stations, 7.8 km, fully automated)
    • SMRT Road Holdings Ltd
      • SMRT Taxis Pte Ltd - fleet of close to 3,000 taxis
      • SMRT Automotive Services Pte Ltd - maintenance and repair services, three workshops in Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands and Kranji
      • SMRT Buses Ltd - fleet of more than 800 buses from five interchanges
      • Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd - incorporated in 1994, operates a fleet of about 70 air-conditioned 13, 19, 23, 40 and 45-seater buses
    • SMRT Engineering Pte Ltd - set up on August 1999, offers one stop consulting services 
      • SMRT Engineering FZE - operations and maintenance services to the Palm Jumeirah Rail Transit System, United Arab Emirates
    • SMRT International Pte Ltd
    • SMRT Investments Pte Ltd - set up on 9 March 2000, marketing and leasing of media spaces 
    • SMRT Far East Pte Ltd
    • SMRT Capital Pte Ltd
    • SMRT Institute Pte Ltd
  • Senior Management
    • Khoo Hean Siang - EVP Trains - SMRT Trains Ltd
    • Teo Chew Hoon - EVP Commercial & Roads - SMRT Investments Pte Ltd, SMRT Buses Ltd, SMRT Taxis Pte Ltd, SMRT Automotive Services Pte Ltd, Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd
    • Vincent Tan Peng Hock - SVP Engineering & Projects - SMRT Trains Ltd
    • Goh Chee Kong - SVP Communications & Services - SMRT Corporation Ltd
    • Frank Wong Wai Kwong - SVP Business Development - SMRT Engineering Pte Ltd
    • Lui Wai Meng - VP Rail Operations - SMRT Trains Ltd
    • Ng Tek Poo - VP Maintenance - SMRT Trains Ltd
    • Kang Huey Ling - VP - SMRT Buses Ltd, Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd
    • James Ng - VP Automotive Services & Taxis - SMRT Automotive Services Pte Ltd, SMRT Taxis Pte Ltd
    • Dawn Low - VP Commercial - SMRT Investments Pte Ltd
    • Phan Yoke Fei - VP Human Resource - SMRT Corporation Ltd
    • Celina Eng Soo Hwi - VP Audit Division - SMRT Corporation Ltd
    • Lim Mei Nai - VP Finance - SMRT Corporation Ltd
MRT SG Failures December 2011
  • 29dec11 - MRT breakdowns: Committee of Inquiry appointed 15&17 breakdowns on SMRT's North-South Line
  • 28dec11 - SMRT secures track claws - In its latest update following the two train disruptions this month, operator SMRT said it has completed securing the claws along all underground tracks on both the North-South and East-West Lines.  The claws hold up what's called the "third rail" which supplies power to the trains. 
  • 17dec11 - North-South Line service resumes after 7-hour disruption - Services on the entire North-South Line resumed at 1.48pm on Saturday, about seven hours after they were disrupted due to a fault with the power rail system ... In the service breakdown on Thursday, a misalignment between the special components - the train track and 'collector shoes' - that trains draw power from, had caused the fault ... This is a third service breakdown this week for the train operator.  On Wednesday, parts of the Circle Line were affected by a technical glitch during morning peak hours.  On Thursday, service breakdown on the North-South Line caused commuter chaos during evening peak hours.
  • 17dec11 - MRT breaks down again - Train services between Ang Mo Kio and Marina Bay stations were disrupted Saturday morning, in the third service breakdown this week for Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT). 
  • 16dec11 - SMRT CEO apologises for MRT breakdown - SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa on Friday offered her sincere apologies to all MRT commuters affected by the five-hour breakdown on the North-South Line during rush hours on Thursday evening.  The disruption affected 127,000 passengers including 1,000 trapped in each of the four trains that stalled. 
  • 15dec11 - North-South MRT Line breakdown hits thousands - A second MRT disruption in two days affected thousands of evening peak-hour commuters.  Train services on both directions of the North-South Line from Marina Bay to Braddell stations were disrupted on Thursday evening ... preliminary investigation shows that around 40 metres of the power rail has been damaged between City Hall and Dhoby Ghaut stations