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RAIL INCIDENTS LTA INVESTIGATED

OCT 9, 2013

What: 70-minute disruption on both directions of East-West line between Boon Lay and Joo Koon stations. 10,000 passengers affected.

Why: Damaged track as train captain failed to stop at red light

Penalty: SMRT fined $400,000

JAN 20, 2014

What: 40-minute disruption for south-bound trains on North-South line between Yio Chu Kang and Ang Mo Kio. 19,000 passengers affected.

Why: Train had no electrical supply due to lapses by SMRT technician and train captain.

Penalty: SMRT fined $200,000

JAN 22

What: 67-minute disruption on west-bound services and 30-minute disruption on east-bound services between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris. 2,800 and 7,700 passengers affected respectvely

Why: Damaged track as train captain failed to stop at red light

Penalty: SMRT fined $900,000

MARCH 21

What: 40-minute disruption on both directions of North-East line, between Dhoby Ghaut and Hougang stations. 5,900 passengers affected.

Why: Power trip due to non-critical maintenance work

Penalty: SBS Transit fined $50,000

APRIL 6

What: 60-minute disruption on both directions of North-East line between Farrer Park and Boon Keng

Why: An aluminium-foil helium balloon that entered the tunnel came into contact with an electrical insulator, causing an electrical fault.

Penalty: No fine for SBS Transit because incident was caused by passenger.

MAY 2

What: 50-minute disruption on north-bound services of North-South line, between Yio Chu Kang and Yishun stations. 1,000 passengers affected.

Why: Breach of standard operating procedures in sleeper replacement work

Penalty: SMRT fined $100,000