LTA updates: 28 injured in train collision at Joo Koon station today

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Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified that a total of 28 people were injured in this morning’s train collision at Joo Koon station, as opposed to the 25 that were initially reported.

We re-publish LTA’s latest statement here:

“There were 28 injuries in total, including three walk-ins at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital later in the afternoon.
“The Ministry of Transport, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT are in touch with these injured passengers to offer the necessary assistance.
“Out of the 15 sent to the National University Hospital, one declined treatment and returned home, and 13 received treatment and have been discharged. One passenger is currently warded for observation. 
“A total of 13 injured (including three walk-ins) were treated at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Nine have been treated and discharged, two are being treated, and two others are warded for observation.”

In the first such train collision in about 24 years, since 1993, a train heading in the direction of Tuas Link station stalled at Joo Koon station at 8.18am.

This is according to a joint statement by SMRT and Land Transport Authority (LTA) which revealed that a second train stopped behind the first faulty train, one minute later: “At 8.20am, the second train moved forward unexpectedly, and came into contact with the first train.”

Meanwhile, massive congestion erupted on the Circle Line after train services were disrupted due to a “signalling fault.”

Train collision on East-West Line and massive congestion on Circle Line erupt one day after Khaw says: “Not every ride is perfect.”

17 COMMENTS

  1. Serious???? Train breakdown so frequently alr getting on the nerves of communters. Now commuters getting injured, I don’t think its anything about deep cultural issue.

  2. Physical injuries r easy to heal…its d emotional n psychological trauma that need healing through counselling or other relevant therapies. Will SMRT cover d later treatment??

  3. NS and EW LINE have drivers, yet still have accidents, what will happen when LTA. implement driverless trains???
    Hdb flats along NS and EW lines lost the values, and will depreciate due to the train delayed response
    Today, I took a train from Toa Payoh, the train delay 5 minutes, then travel to Bishan and stop for another 5 minutes before I reach Ang Mo Kio!
    ⌛The journey from Toa Payoh to Ang Mo Kio is scheduled to be 5 minutes but with the delay, it took 15 minutes, therefore it is not worthy to pay hdb high price for the flats around the MRT especially along the NS and EW lines
    NE line, circle line and downtown line are free from delays!

  4. How can Khaw say “Not every ride is perfect”. That is a perfect example of rationalizing and justifying his Absolute incompetence in solving the MRT crisis. Reliability and Safety is hygiene factor for any transport system. Thats not asking for perfection. Such stupidity.

  5. LKY is watching . Remember how he tackle the SIA pilots . He said when you rule you must have that Iron wrist otherwise give up if you don’t. This is not a game of poker as many lives are at risk quote LKY:

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