Commuters drenched at Yishun MRT platform complain – “Build shelter that cannot shelter for what?”
While there is a shelter that is supposed to keep the rain away from commuters at the station platform, the shelter only extends up to the doors of the trains, if there is a train waiting at the platform. If there is no train at the platform, commuters at the platform do not have adequate shield from such heavy rain that was blowing towards them.
The weather was so bad around 5pm on Tuesday that even when trains were at the platform, the small gap between the roof of the trains and the shelter allowed heavy winds to blow rain directly onto commuters attempting to board. Rain also drenched commuters after it was deflected off the top of trains that stopped at the platform.
Many commuters understandably did not expect to get drenched. Some tried using umbrellas to shield themselves but even that proved ineffective and they, too, ended up soaked.
Singapore Yishun MRT Weather Complaint
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