07 Apr '11, 5am

17,5000 affected by train disruption

SINGAPORE : Some 17,000 passengers were left stranded when an eastbound MRT train stalled during the morning rush hour on Thursday. To maintain services, some eastbound trains were turned around at Queenstown MRT Station. At the same time, some westbound trains were turned around at Outram Park MRT Station. The breakdown happened between Tiong Bahru and Outram Park MRT stations, and preliminary findings show it was due to an electrical fault in the train. Many commuters had to find other ways to get to work as a result of the breakdown. One of them was 38-year-old T B Lim. He had boarded the train at Dover Station, and was heading to Outram Park Station to change to the North-East Line. He described how he had to wait for 20 to 30 minutes before the train moved off from Dover Station, and even then, the train kept stopping intermittently. In the end, Mr Lim alighted at Com...

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