08 Oct '17, 9pm

Experts call for more measures after North-South Line MRT disruption

Transport experts have called for more measures to be taken to prevent a repeat of a nearly 21-hour disruption of North-South Line train services over the weekend, one of the worst here since 2011. A malfunction in a water pumping system had caused flooding in the MRT tunnels, which contributed to the disruption. Experts said more checks and having a backup system could prevent a repeat of the incident. Thousands of commuters on a 13-station stretch of the North-South Line, from Ang Mo Kio to Marina South Pier, had to delay their plans or make alternative travel arrangements when services were affected for more than four hours on Saturday night. The disruption stretched further yesterday, when services between Ang Mo Kio and Newton stations remained down before they were restored at 1.50pm. In a statement yesterday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said preliminary inves...

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