2 MRT commuters ride with cockroaches in separate journeys

Submitted by Stomper YC, Ian

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A man was on the train home on late Friday night (Mar 24) but not as alone as he thought.

Stomper YC said a cockroach appeared and joined him on the East-West Line while he was going from Bedok to Pioneer at 12.02am.

He recounted: "My lonely 'Journey to the West' MRT ride home from the east wasn't too lonely after this fella decided to crawl out from one of the locked side walls on the train."

YC shared videos showing the cockroach crawling out from a gap and him squashing it with tissue paper before cleaning up the carcass.

He told Stomp: "I informed the passenger service crew at Pioneer MRT station while having the tissues and carcass in one hand.

"The staff was like, 'I will inform the crew. You don't have to show me, can just inform me.'

"I was too tired to answer him and be sarcastic by saying that I did not intend to show it to him but obviously there are no bins in MRT stations."

Stomp has contacted SMRT for more info.

YC is not the only one who encountered a six-legged commuter on the MRT train.

Separately, Stomper Ian also spotted a cockroach while onboard a train heading towards Downtown MRT station on Saturday (Mar 25), at 8.58pm.

Ian said: "I didn't inform the MRT staff, but I wonder where the cockroach came from."

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