Rail veteran who helped SMRT turn around reliability issues is Berita Harian Achiever of the Year
04 Nov 2023
For four years, Mr Shahrin Abdol Salam worked for Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, overseeing the planning of the city’s rail networks and providing strategic advice on maintenance and development projects. However, the SP alumnus said he did not hesitate to say “yes” when he was invited to return to Singapore to rejoin his former employer SMRT to support the transport operator’s growth plans back in 2016. He first joined SMRT as a maintenance engineer in 1998 – served as senior vice-president of plans and development for SMRT Trains upon his return. He drove efforts to improve rail reliability, and helped the MRT network hit its reliability target ahead of the 2020 deadline set by then Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who wanted trains to travel no less than one million kilometres before encountering issues that caused a delay of more than five minutes. On Friday evening, Mr Shahrin received Berita Harian’s Achiever of the Year award at a ceremony at Four Seasons Hotel.
[The Straits Times