Fewer Seats on MRT

There was an article in The Straits Times like about a week ago about SMRT removing 1/3 of seats from their trains.

Okay, so SMRT guys wanna earn EVEN more money, their trains, their tracks. Nothing much we pitiful commuters can do anyway.

BUT, please I beg you SMRT, don’t come up with such a lame reason. An excerpt from the particular article;

Trains on the North-East Line are unaffected by this change, which the Land Transport Authority (LTA) says aims to give standing commuters more space.

The intention is not to fit more people on the train, it added.

…because people would rather stand than seat. 🙄