A Singapore Mass Rapid Transit Cooperation (SMRT Cooperation) train of the East-West line collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon MRT station at about 8 a.m. local time Wednesday, causing injury to at least 23 people, local media reported.
The injured passengers had already been sent to hospitals, SCDF said, adding that many of them sustained minor injuries. It said in a statement that a train stopped at the Joo Koon station heading westwards towards Tuas Link station. The train, which comprised six carriages, had a full capacity of 1,800 passengers, 156 of whom were injured during the peak-hour collision.
"I was scratched on my left hand though it's not that serious".
The incident might be a gruesome drawback of the newly-developed signaling system.
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They were then directed to the operator cabin where they alighted the train. The second train subsequently moved forward unexpectedly and "came into contact" with the first, according to the statement.
The platform at Joo Koon MRT Station has been partially cordoned off following a collision between two trains. "
"The Ministry of Transport, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT are in touch with these injured passengers to offer the necessary assistance.".
Singapore's first train collision occurred August 5, 1993, when an east-bound train stopped longer than scheduled at a station due to a technical fault and was then hit by another train, according to the National Library Board's resources.
Associate Professor Lawrence Loh, an expert on corporate governance at the National University of Singapore Business School, said the collision gave a "whole new dimension" to the train problem. A post on SMRT's Facebook page at 2pm said that train services in both directions between Boon Lay and Tuas Link would be suspended for two hours as of 2pm.