Guy sits on PMD in train on East West Line: "He was hogging up a lot of space"

Submitted by Stomper Jeremy

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Commuters know that train cabins can get a little cramped at times so it does not help when bulky personal mobility devices (PMDs) take up space in there.

Stomper Jeremy was surprised to find a PMD rider seated on his device in the middle of the cabin when he boarded the train at Queenstown on Thursday (Sep 12) at about 10.30am.

"He was hogging up a lot of space," said the Stomper.

"Obviously, people could not stand there and commuters had to move aside to accommodate him.

"He was also making it difficult for those alighting and entering the train.

"I thought these things were supposed to be smaller and portable.

"I'm not sure how the staff let him on."

Jeremy said that the PMD rider was still on the train when he alighted at Eunos MRT Station.

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), commuters are allowed to bring their PMDs on public transport but they must keep their devices folded up at all times.

Commuters are advised to hold their device and not block doors and pathways.

They are also not allowed to ride their device in train stations or bus interchanges.

Those who do not comply with the rules can face enforcement action and be fined up to $500.

This is not the first time, Stomp has been alerted to a PMD user riding a device into a train.

In April this year, a man was seen sitting on his PMD on a train on the North South Line.