After a three-year wait, the brand new, sparkly Bedok Built-in Transport Hub lastly opened on Sunday (30 Nov). Nonetheless, what awaited have been extra jams than the breakfast spreads aisle in NTUC.
The delays have been so dangerous that buses took greater than an hour to get into the interchange – a distance that solely requires a 5 minute stroll.
Commuters blame the big variety of site visitors lights alongside the street main into the interchange, whereas bus captains complain about having just one lane to enter the terminal.
Netizens expressed their dismay on the new interchange:
1 cease to the brand new bedok interchange can also JAM. Ready for 15 minutes and counting!!! pic.twitter.com/VXIrwWG2rT
— Naqib Yusop (@thatsnaqib) December 1, 2014
DON’T TRUST THE NEW BEDOK INTERCHANGE BUS TIMINGS
— Colin (@colmecolin) December 2, 2014
Whereas some have been extra macabre:
bedok interchange builder/constructor verify kena chop
— ivvvvvvvan (@Ivannology) December 2, 2014
And others noticed the humorous aspect:
Lol bus drivers operating across the new Bedok interchange
— Zulaikha Farhanah (@zuzufrnh) December 4, 2014
Issues Will Get Higher: LTA
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) have mentioned that measures to assist forestall congestion have been already in place even earlier than the opening of the transport hub. Roads have been widened, site visitors marshals assigned to manage site visitors, and sensors aiding site visitors lights have been put in to manage bus circulation out and in of the terminus. Nonetheless, some bedding time is nonetheless required to assist familiarization and operations fine-tuning.
First World Issues
Evidently the measures haven’t labored, LTA. However a brand new bus interchange is a giant mission, and certainly some logistical issues are to be anticipated with such a significant change. If nothing else, the truth that three information retailers coated this difficulty simply exhibits how good we’ve got it right here in Singapore. We’re most likely the one nation the place a site visitors jam makes such large headlines.