15 Dec '11, 6pm

Train services on northbound North-South MRT Line resume

Train services on northbound North-South MRT Line resume

SINGAPORE: Train services on the northbound North-South MRT Line - between Marina Bay and Bishan stations - resumed at 11.40pm on Thursday. Train operator SMRT says the disruption was caused by a damaged third rail between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall MRT stations. The faulty third rail damaged the collector shoes of four trains, causing them to stall - one train at Braddell station, one before Orchard station and two trains at Dhoby Ghaut station. SMRT says engineers immediately went onsite to attend to the fault and repaired the third rail by 9.52pm. Thereafter, they conducted a full inspection of it. SMRT says one train was stopped between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall stations. As such, passengers had to get off and walk on the track to exit at Dhoby Ghaut. Traction power was switched off to facilitate this detrainment and its investigation. After power to affected trains was...

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