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Penalties for flouting MRT rules under review

LTA looking at differentiating violations after student is fined for charging phone

Published on Jan 25, 2014 7:58 AM
 
Evening commuters at Tampines MRT. The LTA hopes to adopt a ''calibrated approach'' towards violations under RTS regulations, which include eating on trains, loitering and tampering with equipment. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The Land Transport Authority is relooking at how it penalises commuters who flout MRT rules, after a student was fined $400 for using an electrical socket at a station to charge her mobile phone.

The incident, which occurred last August, surfaced on Monday on The Real Singapore website.

Responding to press queries on the student's case, an LTA spokesman confirmed the $400 fine yesterday.

"She pleaded guilty and was fined by the court."

 
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MISDEEDS ON MRT

30+

Number of different offences under Rapid Transit Systems (RTS) regulations.

1,600

Number of notices of offence issued last year. This is down from nearly 3,000 in 2008