17 Aug '11, 1pm

Yet another SMRT train vandalised

SINGAPORE: A northbound train was pulled out of service on Wednesday morning after a staff discovered graffiti on it. Initial investigation point to a breach in the fence at Bishan Depot, where the train was parked. The last time a similar incident took place was in May last year. A security lapse at SMRT's Changi Depot enabled two intruders to spray-paint graffiti on one of the trains. That incident raised questions about security at important facilities here. Commenting on the latest incident, the Land Transport Authority said it is disappointed that SMRT failed to prevent another security breach at its depot. The LTA said the recent review by the Public Transport Security Committee has instituted a whole range of stringent measures to strengthen security at all train depots which SMRT has accepted. It said it takes a very serious view of the matter and will not hesitate...

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