New uniforms for SMRT staff May 28, 2009Posted by hafizbam in Miscellaneous, SMRT, Something New.
Tags: new uniform, red shirt, SMRT
Singaporeans travelling on the SMRT network of buses and trains from today would have noticed a striking difference.
All frontline and maintenance staff of SMRT, from bus drivers (or Service Leaders as they prefer to call them) to customer service officers at train stations, will now don red tops paired with black pants together with optional vests to keep out the cold (though I seriously believe this does not apply to their oven-like buses!).
The old purple and blue combo has been around for about five years, and was part of the transformation of SMRT into one unified company following its acquisition of much-beloved TIBS (yes, TIBS had the nicest uniforms around with the bright yellow shirts and brown pants).
This uniform change was also cleverly timed to coincide with the opening of their brand new fully automatic Circle Line train line for revenue service, indicating another new chapter for the award-winning company.