Taking the MRT during peak hours is always a challenge. I am sure everyone had their fair share of being squeezed like a sardine during peak hours, jostling through the doors of carriage just to get in etc.
Today's journey to work via the MRT was a smooth one for me. I entered the station following the two orderly rows, with the orderly flow increasing the time required for me to reach the gantry.
At the gantry, the orderly queue was still there, this time it was split into smaller rows. I noticed an occasional fellow Singaporean right in front of me who had some trouble tapping his card in. Everyone waited patiently for him until he eventually managed to tap in. I also had my fair share of card tapping problems, but hey, a short few seconds of patient waiting does a great difference for me whenever I am stuck with the card issue. I boarded the train with little difficulty.
After boarding, alighting is always the challenge as others always want to enter the train. Today was good as the passengers who are going to board the train waited in the margins that are demarcated for queuing until all of us exited. I am certain that this actually helps to keep the flow optimal. Of course we have all been caught in a situation whereby we just cannot seem to get off the train, thankfully this was not one of those days!
I reached my workplace in time due to the above. How was your experience?