26 Dec '11, 1pm

NEL train delayed after electrical surge

SINGAPORE: A loud bang was heard coming from a train along the North-East Line at about 7.20 on Monday evening. Operator SBS Transit said it was due to a sudden electrical surge on the train heading towards Punggol. A short in the surge protector resulted in a loud sound. A spokesperson said as a safety precaution, passengers were asked to disembark at Hougang station. This caused a delay of nine minutes for the service towards Punggol. SBS Transit said announcements were made to commuters and the affected train was sent back to the depot for checks. Commuter Alexander Chng said: "There was loud bang, or something, between Kovan and Hougang station. "The train lights went off but the emergency lights came on. "The train made its way to Hougang station where most people alighted. Some people were screaming but the train seemed to proceed as per normal. And there were no ann...

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