20 August 2005 Take the lifts, else make sure you hold onto the handrail
while on the escalator. These 2
key messages are part of a new Escalator
Safety Awareness programme that
was launched today by SBS Transit.
As part of the programme, large size posters featuring the following key messages by its Safety Ambassador for the programme - Ms Quan Yi Fong, MediaCorp Artiste will be placed at all North East Line (NEL) Stations:
• Passengers travelling with young children or the elderly, please use the lifts. Thank you.
• When using the escalator, please hold onto the handrails. Thank you.
At the launch ceremony officiated
by Madam Cynthia Phua, MP for Aljunied
GRC, highlighted : These may seem
to be simple messages but they are
very important ones.
Madam Phua added : The initiative
to launch this awareness programme
has clearly demonstrated the concern
of safe travelling in the stations
that SBS Transit has for its passengers.
I understand that on average, there
are about 3 escalator accidents
at NEL stations per month, with
about half involving elderly passengers.
Prevention is always better than
cure and we want to make sure that
accidents are prevented. I urge
all users to play their part by
practising safety habits by using
the lifts and holding onto the handrails
on the escalators. Let us give this
programme our wholehearted support.
To lend support to the programme, its Safety Ambassador, Ms Quan Yi Fong,
was also present at the launch and
led the guests, including Friends
of SBS Transit, senior citizens
and grassroots leaders from Aljunied
GRC Paya Lebar Division, on a safety
tour, where they were given some
tips on safe travelling at the NEL