That’s what you would probably say (while feeling resigned to your fate) when you see the crowd at MRT stations during rush hours. Now, you can find out just how crowded the MRT station is before you decide to leave home using the SMRTConnect smartphone app. While this app was released last month, the latest release will include a feature to inform commuters just how crowded platforms are, and how many trains one might have to wait for. This is made possible because SMRT is implementing an advanced crowd sensing system which will monitor the crowd size at stations. Don’t worry – should there happen to be another train breakdown (touch wood), the app will inform you promptly.
Written by Lim Jin Jie