Motorcyclist flung onto MRT tracks after accident

A motorcyclist died after he was flung onto the MRT tracks between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang stations early on Thursday morning after a traffic accident on the Lentor flyover.

The accident happened along a stretch of the flyover which spans the tracks, reported The Straits Times.

SMRT spokesman Patrick Nathan said its staff helped the authorities to access the North-South Line train tracks to recover the body.

Some third rail covers were damaged and dislodged during the incident. The third rail carries the electric current to power the train.

They have since been replaced.

The third rail (in red circle). ST file photo

Mr Nathan said the MRT line was "thoroughly checked to ensure serviceability before the start of service".

Source: The Straits Times