SMRT: Bukit Panjang LRT service will not resume Monday evening after fire at Senja Station; free shuttle buses available

SINGAPORE - Train services on the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (BPLRT) will not resume on Monday evening after a fire at Senja Station, SMRT said in its latest update around 7pm.

All stations are closed and there are free public and shuttle bus services available.

"Services on the BPLRT will not resume this evening. We are working to recover service by tomorrow (Tuesday) morning," SMRT wrote on its Facebook page.

"Free bus and bus bridging services will continue. We ask commuters to seek alternative transport options.We are sorry for the inconvenience caused," it added.

The power tie-breakers at Senja station were damaged, it said. Earlier, the transport operator said that the breakdown was due to a "traction power trip between Pending and Petir stations".

There was smoke seen coming from the Senja Station, a witness at the scene said. SMRT said that the fire alarm was activated at Senja Station at 6pm and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has responded.

"The fire involved a circuit breaker inside the electrical room," SCDF said.

No one was injured, and it was put out by the SCDF using one fire extinguisher.

The cause of the incident is being investigated.

This comes after a spate of recent disruptions of MRT and LRT services.


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