15 Dec '11, 9pm

NewsInSG: Dark day for commuting: SINGAPORE - Thousands of commuters, some making their way home afte... #Singapore

SINGAPORE - Thousands of commuters, some making their way home after a long day at work, others heading to town to do their Christmas shopping, had their plans ruined yesterday evening after a damaged 40m stretch of a power rail crippled the main belt of the North-South MRT line. The massive disruption hit 11 stations, from Marina Bay to Bishan. Confusion reigned but chaos were averted as commuters mostly kept a lid on their frustrations at the second MRT disruption in as many days. Two commuters were taken to hospital - one was semi-conscious and the other had difficulty breathing - and a window of a train was smashed as passengers stuck underground gasped for air after the train's air-conditioning shut down and lights went out. South-bound services were restored after two hours but north-bound services remained closed through the night. It all began just before 7pm, when...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111216-0000081/Da...

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