Operations and services were unaffected during the
SARS period
 Many of us would remember the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003 that gripped the world’s attention as there was no known cure or vaccine available for the new viral disease. Throughout the crisis, we instituted a number of unprecedented measures to protect SMRT staff while ensuring uninterrupted operations and services to the public. Among the initiatives taken were daily temperature checks for our staff and distribution of vitamin C tablets to the frontline team. Buses, trains and stations were also cleaned and disinfected daily and contingency teams were established for critical functions. Together, we responded swiftly and put in place practical measures that reassured commuters of SMRT’s commitment to safe public transport.