Originally Posted by Brutha
Why don't you just put more trains on the railways?
Actually we had a massive population increase over the past 10 years, essentially as a result of throwing our doors wide open to foreigners. Right now, 40% of the people in the country are not citizens.
Among other things, the transport infrastructure is now strained. Of course, things are being done - eg we have built new subway lines in a hurry. But not all of them are ready yet.
Ironically, Bishan MRT became super-crowded because of a new subway line. It is now the intersection of two subway lines, and is the place where many people stop, to switch over to the other line.