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  • Queen of sgForums
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    • Two LRT trains collide between Sengkang and Renjong LRT Stations

      Stomper Hong was on board a Light Rail Transit (LRT) train that collided with the train in front of it at 7.08pm today (July 3) on the Sengkang LRT Line.

      The Stomper said the train she was on had started to come to an abrupt stop to lessen the impact of the collision.

      "The collision's impact was 25% to 30%," said Hong.

      She said that some people who were not holding on to the bars or grab-handles fell down from the impact.

      "One woman fell on me and I quickly held her to stop her from falling.

      "Everyone was able to recover and thankfully, no one was hurt.

      Hong said that the two trains were stuck for about 15 minutes, with the lights dimmed and the air-conditioning switched off.

      She said that just as it was getting warm, both trains started to move at a really slow speed towards Renjong station, where the passengers got off safely.

      "There was a single elderly station staffer who was waving and smiling at us," said Hong.

      "When we went down to take the bus, I asked the driver if it was ok that we don't tap our EZ-Link cards.

      "However, the driver informed us that he had received no such instructions, so we had to pay the normal fare for the bus ride."

       

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    • LRT train cars did not collide

       

      An incident on the Sengkang LRT system on Monday evening was due to a pair of train cars suddenly stalling and not a collision, said operator SBS Transit and regulator Land Transport Authority (LTA).

      The sudden stalling of the train cars, which were coupled together, may have caused passengers who were not holding on to any grab bars or standing poles to lose their balance, SBS and LTA added. This "may have given the wrong impression that the trailing train car had hit the one in front", they said in a joint statement yesterday.

      A commuter had reported to citizen journalism website Stomp that a "collision" had occurred on the Sengkang LRT system at about 7pm on Monday. - THE STRAITS TIMES

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