'Little things' can ease commute, says PM Lee
Social graces like giving up a seat and queueing can make journeys more pleasant: PM Lee
Commuters can do many little things to make journeys more pleasant even as they await improvements to public transport infrastructure to be completed, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.
Speaking at the opening of the Downtown Line Stage 1, he urged commuters to give up their seats to those who need them more and queue for trains instead of jostling at the doors to enter.
Citing train passengers in Tokyo and Seoul as positive examples, he said he is glad that more Singaporeans are giving up seats for others, and queuing even at crowded stations such as City Hall. Displaying such social graces makes commuting more pleasant, he said.
The six-station, 4.3km Downtown Line 1 begins operating today from Chinatown to Bugis.