Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lightning strikes MRT train, causes 40-minute disruption

Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/lightning-strikes-mrt-train-causes-40-minute-disruption
By AsiaOne, sinsh@sph.com.sg, Wednesday, 11 May 2016


SMRT train approaching the Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
PHOTO: SMRT train approaching the Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
Photo: The Straits Times

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SINGAPORE - An SMRT train was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm today afternoon (11 May 2016), causing train service from Yishun to Yio Chu Kang stations on the North-South Line to be disrupted for over 40 minutes.

SMRT said in its initial tweets, starting at about 4pm, that the train service was disrupted due to "train fault".

In an updated report today evening, The Straits Times reported that Mr Patrick Nathan, SMRT's vice-president of corporate information and communications, said: "At 3.46pm today, it was suspected that lightning struck a location between Yio Chu Kang and Khatib Station along the North-South Line."



Services along North-South Line disrupted when lightning strike cripples SMRT train
PHOTO: Services along North-South Line disrupted when lightning strike cripples SMRT train
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The report also said that the driver, who "smelled something burning", reported the incident.

The affected train had to be pushed out by another train, and passengers alighted at Yio Chu Kang station. The train has been withdrawn from service.

Service on the stretch resumed at about 4.35pm, according to SMRT.

By AsiaOne, sinsh@sph.com.sg, Wednesday, 11 May 2016


The LTA sets stringent standards for the introduction of new rolling stock and insists that trains are fit for purpose and all systems are validated before they arrive in Singapore, so only system tests are required after delivery.
PHOTO: The LTA sets stringent standards for the introduction of new rolling stock and insists that trains are fit for purpose and all systems are validated before they arrive in Singapore, so only system tests are required after delivery.
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