Elderly commuters give feedback on signage at MRT station

One potential enhancement is stickers which feature mascots pointing to the various train lines.
One potential enhancement is stickers which feature mascots pointing to the various train lines. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
One potential enhancement is stickers which feature mascots pointing to the various train lines.
One potential enhancement is stickers which feature mascots pointing to the various train lines. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
An LED display prototype that tells bus riders what the next three stops are.
An LED display prototype that tells bus riders what the next three stops are. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - A group of about 30 elderly commuters went around Marymount MRT station on Thursday looking for signage pointing them to the toilets or trains.

They were not lost, but helping the Land Transport Authority to test out whether signage at train stations are clear and elderly friendly.

They were directed by temporary signage that the LTA is testing, which were stickers which featured mascots pointing to the various train lines or those with bigger fonts showing where the toilets are.

The LTA is looking to make it easier for the elderly to find their way within and between transport hubs such as train stations and bus interchanges.

Apart from stickers, the seniors also boarded a bus with a display prototype that tells riders what are the next three stops.

They later shared their feedback with the LTA, who will redesign and install additional signs based on the feedback as part of the Action Plan for Successful Ageing.

kxinghui@sph.com.sg