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AUG 26 Furore over charter of MRT trains by ACS (I)

MASS RAPID TRANSPORT: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) students arriving at Stadium station via specially charted trains. ST FILE PHOTO

Students and staff of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), numbering nearly 3,000, chartered five MRT trains to take them to the Schools National C Division rugby championship at the new National Stadium on Aug 26.

This drew flak from netizens and sparked a debate, with some against the move, saying that public transport should not be chartered for private use. Others, however, praised the innovative idea.