1,400 affected in Bukit Panjang LRT breakdown

About 1,420 commuters were affected by a LRT service disruption on Tuesday morning. (SMRT Photo)About 1,420 commuters were affected by a LRT service disruption on Tuesday morning. (SMRT Photo)
About 1,420 commuters were affected by a LRT service disruption on Tuesday morning. (SMRT Photo)

At around 9.30am, train services at the Bukit Panjang LRT system was disrupted due to a signalling fault between BP5 Phoenix and BP6 Bukit Panjang stations.

According to SMRT, about 20 passengers were trapped onboard the affected train which was delayed between BP5 Phoenix and BP4 Teck Whye. However, they were allowed to alight at Teck Whye within 15 minutes.

SMRT also activated bus bridging services at 9.57am on the entire line to serve LRT passengers. A total of six bendy and four 12-metre buses were used for the bus bridging service.

SMRT added that affected commuters who were unable to complete their journey can approach any Passenger Service Centre in SMRT's 68 MRT stations over the next three days for a refund.

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