20 Aug '11, 6am

VemmaTeam Joint exercise on Circle Line to test operational readiness - Channel News Asia: Joint exercise on Cir...

SINGAPORE: A joint emergency exercise was successfully conducted on Saturday morning to test the operational readiness of the final stage of the Circle Line (CCL) from Marymount to HarbourFront, ahead its opening on October 8. The scenario was of a morning peak-hour train on fire, with more than 400 passengers, in the tunnel between one-north and Buona Vista stations. Swift action by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), together with SMRT and Land Transport Authority (LTA) staff, ensured all passengers were evacuated safely within 15 minutes. Simulated fire and smoke on the moving train were designed to test equipment and facilities in the event of an emergency. The exercise also tested the ability of the CCL Operations Control Centre (OCC) and emergency personnel to manage a crisis situation effectively and efficiently. Nearly 400 peo...

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