In perhaps a first of such accidents in a long time, 25 passengers hurt after train collision in Joo Koon MRT station


25 passengers sustained injuries after a collision between two trains at the Joo Koon MRT station this morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the incident at 8.33 am, and that injured passengers have been conveyed to the hospitals. It added that the majority sustained only minor injuries.

In their Facebook post about the incident this morning, SCDF only said that the incident happened “near Joo Koon MRT station”. SMRT’s tweet this morning only referred to it as a train fault.

Injured passengers were the first to share about the train collision.

Mei Anne’s Facebook post.

This collision between trains is believed to be the first of such accidents in Singapore in a long time. Police have cordoned off the area of the accident.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) updated the public about the incident past 11am that both SMRT and LTA are investigating the train collision at Joo Koon station. It’s statement also said that 2 SMRT staff were among the injured in the incident.

Read also: First MRT Train Collision


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    Anti-flooding pump maintenance is a basic requirement to ensure smooth operations and that SMRT has failed. This sort of rear ending incident should be right at the top of any train operator’s mind as it is the most important safety issue and could cause huge casualties (minor or not) to passengers!! So what is really happening within SMRT? No COI needed again ?

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    This mayb the finale to all the woes SMRT is having. But commuters who do not hold on to anything except their iphones, need to think twice. This mayb the first but may not be the last. Better hold on to any railings on bars to reduce our injuries should this happens again.

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    Sometimes when things go very wrong on a vicious cycle, despite having the PAP, the Harvard, Stanford, the scholars, the army generals, better go and reflect and ask for supernatural help. Hehe ! Possibly the combination of KBH and DK is causing luck to dissipate away and bad omen to accumulate.

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