Train moving with door open: Station manager bypassed door interlocking system

Videos on social media showed that a door on one side of a carriage was open fully as the train was moving from Ang Mo Kio station towards Yio Chu Kang station.
Videos on social media showed that a door on one side of a carriage was open fully as the train was moving from Ang Mo Kio station towards Yio Chu Kang station.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM TWITTER / HADY MATYNN

MRT trains are designed in such a way that when any one door is not closed properly, the train cannot move off.

This is because the electrical circuitry of the doors is interlocked with an electrical system that controls the train propulsion system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'Station manager bypassed door interlocking system'. Print Edition | Subscribe