Tag Archives: Malfunction

SPOOKY BISHAN MRT ESCALATORS: SPATE OF ACCIDENTS & FALLS REMAIN UNEXPLAINED

According to some old-time Bishaners who grew up in the 2 small villages, "the entire Bishan was a cemetery & it was a huge one", "there were some areas in Bishan that I'll avoid at night". Many older MRT staff have also experienced unusual technical difficulties upon reaching the station. Perhaps Bishan station is spooked, and is one area we should avoid, since SMRT asserts that "there was no malfunction in escalator operations".

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TAKASHIMAYA ESCALATOR MALFUNCTIONS & WOMAN FRACTURED HER NECK, NOW UNABLE TO SPEAK

I would like to bring to all of your kind attention to be extremely careful when using the escalator going up from takashimaya (outside of the talking hall, near the dbs and uob atm machine beside the florist shop). The hand railing suddenly going backwards direction instead of upwards it causes my mum to lose her balance and fall back to my helper n my helper also cannot hold her balance as she was holding still to the hand railing and is still moving backwards ended up my helper fall and for 30 secs she had a seizure and she was unconscious for few mins and when we wake her up she was just staring blankly and couldn't response to us couldn't talk to us at all

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MASSIVE JAM AFTER TRAFFIC LIGHTS SPOIL DURING SUNDAY HEAVY RAIN IN ANG MO KIO

Yesterday (20 November 2016) during a thunderstorm, the traffic lights at the junction between Yio Chu Kang and Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 experienced a technical issue and caused a a massive grid lock. Cars and buses were headed in all directions. Chaos ensued and cars were caught in a virtual standstill. The technical glitch occured from between 12 to 1230pm and was finally fixed at 1.15pm. Vehicles caught in the grid lock did not give way to one another and tailgated each other. Even when there were heavy vehicles like buses, cars did not give way.

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LIFTS AT “PREMIUM” PUNGGOL BTO MALFUNCTIONS FOR 6 MTHS, PAP MP FAILS TO SOLVE SAFETY ISSUE

I am writing to you hoping that you can help to make known to all the frustrations and agony that the residents of my housing estate have been going through ever since we have moved in. I am hoping you can be the “voice of the people”. The lifts will often get stuck at various levels and stop working. And more often than not, they will stop at a level and the doors cannot close fully – residents have to push both sides of the door to get it closed so that it continues moving. Being a new estate, we have no Residents’ Committee (RC) formed. We can only call the Town Council, email our MP (Ms Sun Xueling) for help. However, nothing done has solved the root of the problem, which is the quality of the lifts we are getting for this supposed premium estate of ours

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BUKIT PANJANG HDB LIFT GOES ON BESERK MALFUNCTION, RESIDENT LEFT WITH BROKEN SPINE

A HDB lift at Blk 150 Petir Road was shut down after it over went beserk and shot up and down at high speed. The 59 year old woman was going downstairs from the 9th storey when the lift failed to stop when it reached the first level. Instead it shot up to the 11th storey, down to 3rd and back up again to the 12th. The victim's daughter shared that the impact was so strong that despite grabbing the railings, her mother still fractured her spine as a result of this malfunction.

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ANG MO KIO LIFT BREAKS DOWN 3 MORE TIMES DESPITE REPAIRS & DECLARED SAFE TO USE

In March 2016, a maid was sent hurtling up 17 storeys after entering the lift at Block 317 Ang Mo Kio Street 31. Since then, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has inspected the lift and completed its rectifications. Engineers concluded that the lift's brakes were not functioning well and could not hold it in a stationary position. Despite the rectifications, residents of Block 317 claims that the lift has broken down at least 3 more times and are now afraid of using Lift A. They fear that they would face the same fate of being stuck in the lift for 2 hours and some haven even chosen to take the stairs despite staying at the top floor.

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