Citymapper gives alternatives when MRT fails

Citymapper will not only alert commuters to a rail glitch as soon as it happens, but it also suggests alternative routes. The free app taps into information available on the Land Transport Authority's Datamall.
Citymapper will not only alert commuters to a rail glitch as soon as it happens, but it also suggests alternative routes. The free app taps into information available on the Land Transport Authority's Datamall.PHOTO: CITYMAPPER.

At a loss when trains break down? Transport app provider Citymapper has introduced a feature in its wayfinding platform which will not only alert commuters to a rail glitch as soon as it happens, but will also suggest alternative routes.

For instance, if there is a breakdown along the Downtown Line between Beauty World and Bugis stations, the app will suggest taking bus service 170.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'Citymapper gives alternatives when MRT fails'. Print Edition | Subscribe