Tag Archives: Train Disruption

EMERGENCY BRAKES BLAMED FOR TODAY’S CIRCLE LINE DISRUPTION

Seems like the authorities today are blaming the emergency brakes applied for an unknown reason for today's Circle Line train disruption. It was indicated that applied emergency brakes rendered the train inoperable near Marymount station during this morning's peak period. The faulty train then had to be pushed out by another train. This latest in a long list of train disruptions again affected thousands of commuters on their way to work and what would be the first day back at school for students after their September break.

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IF SMRT HAD “GONE BEYOND” COI’S RECOMMENDATIONS, WHY DO PASSENGERS STILL SUFFER IN STALLED TRAINS?

Following 3 MRT disruptions on the North South Line (NSL) in Dec 2011 (15, 17 & 18), a Committee of Inquiry (COI) was commissioned to investigate the state of breakdowns and disruptions of the train services. In summary, the COI found that SMRT exercised due prudence with regard to commuter safety. However, the overall incident response was skewed towards train safety and operations, and paid inadequate attention to the well-being of passengers in stalled trains and stations.

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TWO MRT LINES BREAKDOWN ONE AFTER ANOTHER ON TUESDAY PEAK HOUR TRAVEL

Two train disruptions hit SMRT-operated train lines on Tuesday (30 August 2016) peak hour causing major delays for commuters. The first delay hit the North South Line (NSL) at around 6:08 am and lasted for about an hour. Although SMRT announced that the fault was resolved at 6:23 am, train speeds between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak stations were slow.

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