A Singapore MRT WTF

In: Fun|Operating Systems

16 Mar 2007

The Singapore MRT has to be one of the best public rail transport systems in the world (I fancy the Tokyo train/subway system as well – the fare adjustment machine is one of those “since sliced bread” ideas), but they still have room to screw up in a Daily WTF-worthy way.

This sign at Raffles Place MRT used to show train arrival times:

MRT signboard rebooting


It’s been there for about 3 days, was still there when I checked this morning.

6 Responses to A Singapore MRT WTF

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Markus

March 16th, 2007 at 4pm

Give them a fine! :-)

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JC

March 16th, 2007 at 6pm

Which station is it anyway?

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Daniel

March 16th, 2007 at 7pm

JC: L2read.

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Harish Mallipeddi

March 17th, 2007 at 2am

fare adjustment machine?

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Poedhz

March 17th, 2007 at 11pm

Three days? Either the station is using a very archaic machine that takes 3 days to reboot or they have completely missed the fact that it’s stuck.

These occurrences, however, are not uncommon. Saw something similar (showing command line prompt) in Sommerset several months back.

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Gary

March 21st, 2007 at 8am

I once saw the same sign with [A]bort, [R]etry, [I]gnore? That one had me LOL’ing.