public transport

Broker's Calls

Analysts slash earnings forecasts for ComfortDelGro as Covid-19 slams brakes on taxi business

SINGAPORE (Mar 31): ComfortDelGro’s share price has plunged some 37% amid a worsening Covid-19 pandemic. But the worst is far from over. 


Fare hikes and overseas expansion to give transport operators a lift

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): Transport operators in Singapore have been battered by low public-transport fares as well as the entry of another ride hailing startup, Gojek.

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Next stop: The interchange of public and private good

SINGAPORE (May 20): Two-minute intervals between trains. Fewer breakdowns. Clean, new buses running at a higher frequency. Bright LED screens displaying details of stops on both buses and trains.

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Driving towards the future

SINGAPORE (Feb 8): Peak traffic congestion, unreliable bus timings and packed trains, and picky taxi drivers are the common bane of city dwellers.

Disruption and Digitalisation

Singapore tests on-demand buses to ease congestion, as Asian cities watch

(Nov 30): Singapore is launching a six-month trial of an on-demand public bus service, using technology to reduce congestion and costs in what could be a model for gridlocked cities in the region.

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Can Neo Kian Hong make a difference at SMRT?

SINGAPORE (Apr 23): SMRT Corp CEO Desmond Kuek is stepping down after 5½ years at the helm.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Indonesia says Go-Jek, Grab need to register as transport businesses

JAKARTA (April 2): Ride-hailing companies Go-Jek and Grab must register in Indonesia as transport companies within two months to ensure they meet safety requiremen

SMRT fires eight employees over flooding incident

SINGAPORE (Nov 29): SMRT Corp., which operates Singapore’s two oldest rail lines, said it fired eight employees and disciplined three others for their roles which led to a flooding incident last mo

Broker's Calls

ComfortDelGro to rise above the land transport sector’s negative noise

SINGAPORE (April 19): Deutsche Bank is keeping its “buy” recommendation on land transport group ComfortDelGro (CDG) at a target price of $2.90, although it notes near-term pressures abound in Singa

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Can Singapore’s trains run 300,000 km straight without delays?

SINGAPORE (March 17): Transport minister Khaw Boon Wan has set an ambitious target for rail reliability.

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