Lengthening train platforms more practical

It would be a much better idea to lengthen MRT station platforms as opposed to "covering up some existing voids" to create more space ("Commuters to get more space at 17 MRT stations"; Tuesday).

With a longer platform, not only will there be more space generated for waiting commuters, the extra length can also accommodate longer eight-car trains, instead of the current six-car ones.

I hope the Land Transport Authority will examine the issue of creating more space on train platforms more carefully.

Ong Hwee Eng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2015, with the headline 'Lengthening train platforms more practical'. Print Edition | Subscribe