15 Oct '11, 12am

Hundreds stranded at Tanjong Pagar MRT station after train breaks down

Hundreds stranded at Tanjong Pagar MRT station after train breaks down

The crowd at Tanjong Pagar MRT station last night, after a train breakdown saw SMRT staff close the fare gates to prevent overcrowding on the platform. -- PHOTO: PHILIP LIM Hundreds of people were left stranded at Tanjong Pagar MRT station on Friday evening, after staff there closed the fare gates to prevent overcrowding on the platforms. The cause was an SMRT train which had broken down on the East-West Line, resulting in a 20-minute delay that affected some 6,500 commuters in total. An SMRT spokesman said a westbound train at Kallang MRT developed a fault at around 5.50pm, and had to be taken out of service. This led to the disruption on the westbound service between Kallang and Bugis. Trains were turned around at Eunos and Bugis to maintain the westbound service on unaffected stretches of the line. Full services resumed at around 6.10pm.

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Comments

  1. 15 Oct '11, 5pm

    NOT AGAIN ! ! !
    Is this railway breakdown season ? ? ! !
    Fares should be reduced by 1% for each rail breakdown.
    Perhaps the train warranty period is over and the breakdown begins from now onwards !

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