Skytrain disruption at Changi Airport leaves passengers stranded

Skytrain at Changi Internationl Airport Terminal 2. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Skytrain at Changi Internationl Airport Terminal 2. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Several passengers were left stranded in a Skytrain carriage for nearly an hour at Changi Airport, after the train stalled on Wednesday.

The disruption affected five lines, which connect the airport's three terminals.

A woman, who wanted to be known only as Madam Ang, told The New Paper that she boarded the Skytrain at about 4pm.

There was a loud sound and the train jerked to a stop just as it was pulling out of the bay, she said.

A Changi Airport Group spokesman said there was a service disruption of five Skytrain lines at 4.05pm on Wednesday.

Services on four lines were restored quickly.

However, the train connecting T2 and T3 could not be repaired immediately and had to be manually towed to the Terminal 3 station. Service on that line resumed after 7pm.

Airport staff were on the ground to provide assistance and shuttle buses were activated to help passengers travel between terminals.