UPDATE: Power outage caused Sentosa Express train to break down
A power outage caused the Sentosa Express train to break down on Thursday night (Dec 4), trapping 61 passengers, said the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).
It said a technical fault caused a power outage and this was the first time such a fault had occurred.
The SDC spokesman said the trains undergo strict daily checks before they are allowed to operate.
The entire monorail system was also recently submitted for an independent audit, and was found to be in good working order.
As part of their standard rescue operating procedure, a rescue train was deployed to bring the passengers back to the nearest station, which was Imbiah Station.
The rescue train connected with the failed train and the passengers were transferred to the rescue train without difficulty.
Failed to detach
But the rescue train failed to detach itself and that was when the SDC called the Singapore Civil Defence Force for help.
SDC said of the 61 passengers, 11 were Sentosa employees who were off-duty and leaving the island.
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Read the full report in The New Paper on Saturday (Dec 6).