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Circle Line disruption: Alarm failed

Submitted by Solomon Lim on April 25, 2012 - 1:47am

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SMRT’s executive director and interim chief executive officer, Mr Tan Ek Kia, apologised to commuters for the recent service disruptions.

In a press conference on Tuesday (April 24), he said that the April 18 Circle Line disruption was due to a short circuit in a defective power cable.

In the ensuing power trip, the backup battery supply kicked in, but the alarm that should have alerted SMRT staff to the use of the backup battery did not work. So the battery drained out after four hours.

Mr Tan also announced details of a $900 million plan for additional maintenance, upgrading and renewal of the train system. The plan, which includes both ongoing and new measures, starts this year and continues until 2019.

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Now the time to employ more workers to maintain the system. Standby a spare back up battery for emergency use. Give a training the SMRT staff in case alarm failed . This is just a lesson to learn in case the alarm failed again. Everybody make mistake and nobody is perfect. Just keep maintain the MRT running smoothly everyday.

It seem like nobody is working until something happened!

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