One killed in MRT tunnel near Lavender, train services on East-West line disrupted
Christopher Tan and Clement Yong
- UPDATED 2 SEC AGO
SINGAPORE – Service on the East-West MRT Line was disrupted on Thursday evening (Feb 25) after a person who entered a tunnel near Lavender station was killed.
SMRT tweeted at 9.48pm that the service disruption between Bugis and Aljunied was due to a “train incident”, but would not say more.
The Straits Times understands a person had intruded into the eastbound tunnel from a portal area – where the train tracks enter the underground tunnel – at Lavender.
It is unclear how the person had accessed the tracks. ST understands high fences are in place to prevent unauthorised access through the portals.
Freelance worker Bessie Tan, 59, said she was on a train from town at around 9.30pm when passengers were told to disembark at Bugis.
No train services between Bugis and Aljunied MRT stations ‘due to an incident’: SMRT
By ASYRAF KAMIL
Published FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Updated FEBRUARY 25, 2021
SINGAPORE — MRT train services on a section of the East-West Line were disrupted on Thursday (Feb 25) at around 10pm.
In a tweet at 10.01pm, rail operator SMRT said that there are no train services between Bugis and Aljunied stations “due to an incident”, but did not give details.
It said that free regular and free bridging bus services are available between the two stations.
A Twitter user posted a photo showing commuters waiting for bus services at Aljunied MRT Station.
Separately, a TODAY reader sent in a photo of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers walking on the train tracks between Kallang and Lavender stations, which both lie between Bugis and Aljunied stations.
TODAY has sought comment from SMRT and SCDF.
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