15 Dec '11, 2pm

Desperate commuters at Bishan MRT rush to get on sole train #SMRT

Desperate commuters at Bishan MRT rush to get on sole train #SMRT

The bus stop across the road from Bishan MRT station which had buses traveling towards Ang Mo Kio was filled with desperate commuters, many of whom were spilling on to the roads. -- PHOTO: TWITTER By Fiona Low Hordes of commuters flooded the platform at Bishan MRT station after station staff announced that there would be one last north-bound train headed towards Woodlands and Jurong East at about 8.45pm. The empty train which arrived at 9pm managed to fit most of the commuters, some of whom had been stuck at the station for more than an hour. However, at least 100 were left behind after the doors closed with train carriages filled to bursting point. SMRT arranged for free shuttle bus services from Bishan MRT station to Dhoby Ghaut, Ang Mo Kio and Braddell for commuters. About 10 station staff were on hand to direct the public towards the shuttle buses. Background story Rea...

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