Tuesday, March 23, 2010

50,000 passengers inconvenienced due to disrupted train service

It looks like someone hid below the train's platform and throws himself on the tracks onto an incoming train, causing more than 50,000 passengers major inconvenience.

Quote from CNA:
"SINGAPORE : An SMRT spokesman has said that some 5,000 passengers were affected when an eastbound train service was disrupted on Saturday afternoon.

A passenger had jumped onto the track at Tanah Merah MRT Station and was hit by a train heading towards Pasir Ris.

SMRT said that to maintain services on the East-West line, eastbound trains were turned around at Eunos and Tanah Merah MRT stations, while the middle platform at Tanah Merah MRT Station was used for eastbound train services.

Announcements were made in all stations and on affected trains to inform passengers of the delay and to advise them that the trains may be more crowded.

Normal service resumed at around 3.40pm."
There seemed to be a trend in Singapore where those who wants to commit suicide, jumps off to an incoming train...Below is the CCTV footage of the incident. Don't watch if you're faint hearted!!

Source: Channel NewsAsia

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