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MRT breakdown: Questions raised about underlying causes

As it took place during the evening peak, the breakdown is estimated to have affected at least 200,000 commuters.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Wednesday evening's power-related disruption affecting three MRT lines was the first incident of its kind in four years.

It came after a relatively uneventful year, except for a six-hour disruption - also power-related - which affected the North East Line in February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2020, with the headline 'Questions raised about underlying causes'. Print Edition | Subscribe