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Inherent manufacturing defect or installation mishandling likely caused power cables to fail in October MRT disruption

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3-line MRT disruption: Inherent manufacturing defect or installation mishandling likely caused power cables to fail
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3-line MRT disruption: Inherent manufacturing defect or installation mishandling likely caused power cables to fail
Crowds at Buona Vista MRT station after a power fault disrupted train services on several lines on Oct 14, 2020. (Photo: Christy Yip)
18 Mar 2021 09:26AM)
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SINGAPORE: An inherent manufacturing defect or mishandling during installation had likely caused power cables to fail, resulting in last October's three-line MRT disruption that affected more than 120,000 commuters.
Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Wednesday (Mar 17) announced the Land Transport Authority's findings into the Oct 14 disruption that halted train services on the North-South Line between Woodlands and Jurong East stations, the East-West Line between Queenstown and Gul Circle stations and the Circle Line between Serangoon and Harbourfront stations.

Barbed wire on top of fence repaired, reinforced after fatal accident near Kallang MRT station

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Barbed wire on top of fence repaired, reinforced after fatal accident near Kallang MRT station
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Barbed wire on top of fence repaired, reinforced after fatal accident near Kallang MRT station
Police officers on the train track near Kallang MRT station on Feb 25, 2021 (left) and the repaired and reinforced barbed wire strands as shared by SMRT on Mar 3, 2021. (Photos: Try Sutrisno Foo, SMRT)
03 Mar 2021 10:54PM
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04 Mar 2021 03:19AM)
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SINGAPORE: The barbed wire strands atop the high fencing next to the train tracks in Kallang have been repaired and reinforced after a 31-year-old man died last week when he was run over by a train. 

Selected East-West Line MRT stations to close on Sundays for cable replacement works

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SINGAPORE: A few stations along the East-West Line will close on Sundays from Mar 14 to May 23 for cable replacement works on the Tuas West ...

Several EWL stations to be closed on Sundays to facilitate cable replacement works

Stations between Pioneer MRT station and Tuas Link station will be affected between March 7 and May 16.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

SMRT worker who died at Bishan depot was hit by 5kg rod that shot out of machine, coroner's court hears

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SINGAPORE: An SMRT technical officer in a fatal workplace accident at Bishan Depot last year was hit by a rod that shot out of a machine he was ...

SMRT working closely with police in train track death investigations: Ong Ye Kung

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SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT is working closely with the police in investigations into the death of a man who was run over by a train near ...

1 dead on track near Kallang MRT station; East-West Line train service partially suspended

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SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old man died after he was run over by a train in Kallang on Thursday night (Feb 25). "At about 9pm, a train captain reported ...

Extended train, bus services on eve of Chinese New Year

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SINGAPORE: Operating hours for some train and bus services will be extended on Jan 24, the eve of Chinese New Year, to cater to those who may be ...

Some North-South Line stations to close early between January and March

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SINGAPORE: Several MRT stations on the North-South Line will close early between January and March next year for maintenance works. Novena, Toa ...