SMRT locomotive 'derailed' at Ulu Pandan Depot

The front wheels of an SMRT locomotive used to haul maintenance vehicles jumped the rail while crossing a junction at Ulu Pandan Depot on Wednesday (June 7).
The front wheels of an SMRT locomotive used to haul maintenance vehicles jumped the rail while crossing a junction at Ulu Pandan Depot on Wednesday (June 7). PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - The front wheels of an SMRT locomotive used to haul maintenance vehicles jumped the rail while crossing a junction at Ulu Pandan Depot on Wednesday (June 7).

The Straits Times had view of an internal message which said a locomotive had "derailed" at the depot serving passenger trains for SMRT's North-South and East-West lines.

The locomotives are used to propel maintenance vehicles and other machinery.

The incident happened before train services started at 5.30am.

SMRT's vice-president for corporate information and communications, Mr Patrick Nathan, told ST: "The locomotive was hauling a track tamping vehicle back to the depot after carrying out night time work. No train launches were affected."

ST understands that two passenger trains meant for the peak hour service could not be used because of the incident. Passenger trains from other tracks were launched instead.

The incident also did not cause a delay in train services on Wednesday.