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SMRT, LTA Investigate MRT Train Accident


Last update: 15/11/2017

By Massita Ahmad

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- SMRT Corporation, the operator of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Singapore, and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) are investigating a train accident today at the Joo Koon station.

"This morning at 8.18 am, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link Station stalled at Joo Koon Station. At 8.19 am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train. At 8.20 am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly, and came into contact with the first train," they said in a joint statement here.

According to the statement, 23 passengers and two SMRT staff sustained light to moderate injuries, and have been sent to the Ng Teng Fong Hospital and National University Hospital.

There are five stops to the Tuas Link station from the Joo Koon station.

The Joo Koon station is on the East-West Line, popularly referred to as the Green line, and has 35 stations between the Tuas Link and Changi Airport.....