Man sits on 'bulky' PMD in train on Downtown Line during rush hour

Submitted by Stomper Stevie

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A man on a personal mobility device (PMD) roused the ire of commuters on an MRT train on the Downtown Line on Monday evening (Jan 30).

Stomper Stevie shared a photo he took of the man on his PMD at about 6.20pm.

"I spotted this on the Downtown Line during peak rush hour," he said.

"This PMD user rode in at MacPherson and alighted at Bedok North.

"What are the staff doing at MacPherson to allow such a bulky device into the packed train?

"I am sure this is not a mobility aid."

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.

Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs) such as mobility scooters for the elderly or people who have difficulty walking are allowed on MRT and LRT trains.

PMAs should not exceed 120cm in length and 70cm in width and 150cm in height.

The total weight of the PMA together with the user should not exceed 300kg.