17 May '11, 3pm

Bukit Panjang LRT disruption affects 1,600 passengers

SINGAPORE: There was a major train disruption for more than one hour at Bukit Panjang LRT system on Tuesday afternoon. SMRT said the disruption, which affected 1,600 passengers, was due to an electrical fault that occurred somewhere along the system at Keat Hong, South View and Choa Chu Kang stations. At one point, 20 passengers on a train that stalled before Choa Chu Kang station had to get off and walk on a 1.5-metre emergency walkway for about 10 metres. SMRT said this walkway is safe and is regularly used by staff for maintenance work. Eight trains were affected during the breakdown. Four trains continued to ply between Senja and Bukit Panjang, but were unable to connect to the MRT network at Choa Chu Kang station. One train was stalled before it entered a Choa Chu Kang station. Bus bridging services were arranged for affected passengers and train services resumed just...

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