"This morning at 8.18am, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link Station stalled at Joo Koon Station".
An SMRT train knocked into a stationary train at the Joo Koon MRT station today, resulting in 25 passengers getting injured, according to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). There are five stops to the Tuas Link station from the Joo Koon station. "At 8.20am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly, and came into contact with the first train", they said in a joint statement here. At 8.19am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train. On Oct 19, the inquiry panel said that the accident was caused by a 50L oil spill from a maintenance locomotive, which had been carrying out maintenance work at about 5am on the day of the accident.
SMRT was recently troubled by a tunnel flooding incident that occurred in October.
A commuter, Mei Anne posted on her Facebook page saying that she was on the train which collided with the other train.
SMRT operates the two oldest train lines in Singapore, North-South and East-West, as well as the newer Circle line.
It said that to minimise the congestion, free regular bus services had been provided for the Yellow Line as well.
Singapore's mass transit system has been strained as the population expanded, leading to multiple breakdowns and delays especially in the past six years, symptomatic of a learning curve the city faces as it upgrades infrastructure rapidly to cope with more people.
The eight lines were built by the LTA, a statutory board of the Government of Singapore, and the trains are operated by SMRT Corporation and SBS Transit.