Train service at Bukit Panjang LRT disrupted Friday afternoon

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UPDATE: SMRT said at 6.30pm that services on the BPLRT have resumed

Train service on the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) line was disrupted on Friday afternoon (12 January) after a signal stop tape near Keat Hong station was damaged by a train.

The BPLRT train involved in the incident that took place at about 1.45pm has since been withdrawn from service for further checks, said SMRT on Facebook in its latest update.

A signal stop tape is used to indicate to the driverless train where the train should stop accurately.

“BPLRT train services were halted temporarily at 2:26pm for engineering staff to conduct a system-wide safety check. Our engineering staff are now working to resume service,” added SMRT.

Services on the BPLRT have fully resumed, the train operator said in an update at 6.30pm.

Free regular bus and bridging bus services, which were earlier available at affected stations, have ended.

SMRT earlier announced the disruption on social media at about 2.35pm.