Train service disruption at Bukit Panjang LRT due to "stuck brake"

Train service on the Bukit Panjang LRT is delayed for 30 minutes on Wednesday (Oct 26) due to a train fault between Bukit Panjang and Phoenix stations.
Train service on the Bukit Panjang LRT is delayed for 30 minutes on Wednesday (Oct 26) due to a train fault between Bukit Panjang and Phoenix stations. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Train service on the Bukit Panjang LRT resumed after a service disruption of more than an hour.

SMRT said that a LRT train encountered a "stuck brake" between Bukit Panjang and Phoenix stations at 5.10pm on Wednesday (Oct 26).

The train could not move as its brakes were jammed.

"Staff were immediately deployed to the train to assist passengers to safely detrain to Bukit Panjang station," SMRT said.

Train services on the LRT network were temporarily suspended to allow SMRT engineers track access to assess the fault, it said.

"They were eventually able to release the brakes, and the faulty train was pulled back to the depot for further investigations," it said in its statement on Facebook. "Full services resumed at 7.10pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused."

There was no train service on the Bukit Panjang LRT due to a train fault from about 6pm.

At about 5.50pm, SMRT tweeted that service would be delayed for 30 minutes due to a train fault between Bukit Panjang and Phoenix stations. SMRT added that it was working to recover service.

Bus services were free at all LRT stations, and  ceased at about 7.30pm.