Who else is in support of SMRT establishing “business class cabins” (eg. 1 per train) where passengers pay let’s say $5 more but in exchange have permission to dine in selected locations with comfier seats and tables etc.
Believe there will be plenty of demand in time-tight and sky-high-COE Singapore. Two time-consuming activities can essentially be combined.
Provides more revenue for SMRT (though slightly offset by cleaning costs etc) so they don’t burn our taxpayers money, and also more efficient for all parties involved. Best of many worlds isn’t it?
At least better than leaving it semi-unregulated/unenforced with (some non zero chance) of $500 fine and then lots of ppl arguing who is right/wrong correct?
- The suggestion sounds good only because you proposed a $5 price.
In essence a train cabin that can take 250 passengers with but with tables and chair now reduced to 20. So assuming each passenger fee is $1.50, now it should be at least $18.75 for each in premium class. This excludes having a dedicated personnel to man that cabin. So to some, it means they are better off taking grab. The economics do not work out.
Public transport is meant to provide mass transport at affordable prices and not comfort for the minority. The minority can take grab if they want comfort.
To make 20 people comfortable at the expense of 250 others is not the end goal of public transport.
- Mai gong wu gong bo. If really implement, you sure kaobei the govt – why increase price, why play low and high SES again, why waste space, peak hours no space to squeeze, etc etc.
- honestly I think it would make more sense to establish express trains running on another track. Trains would service high-capacity stations (e.g. Jurong, Clementi, Buona)
- U think u r the only one can afford? So many ppl can afford as well….end of the day, it will be back to square 1. Is a public transport meaning is fair and everyone get to use, there is no need to have premium and non premium class.