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Daily Archives: 2017-11-16

Official count of injuries from Joo Koon collision on Wednesday up to 36

Seven more people have sought treatment at National University Hospital (NUH) and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital following the collision at Joo Koon station involving two SMRT trains on Wednesday (15 November), bringing the total number of casualties as a result of the accident to 36 individuals. In a joint statement, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT stated that there …

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SBS Transit operated North-East Line’s turn to breakdown this evening

The series of train breakdowns have finally caught the SBS Transit's North East Line (NEL) this evening (Thursday 16 Nov) with commuters tweeting about delays experience along the line starting at 6:19pm. Nel delay #SMRTBreakdowns #smrt #smrtdelays — Yuantai (@wannabdoc) November 16, 2017 NEL train fault, no service from either directions while they fix the problem?¿? — Aloysius Mok (@alloymkl) November …

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Workers’ Party: SMRT should render all necessary support to affected passengers of Joo Koon collision incident

The Workers' Party has released its statement regarding the collision between two trains incident which took place at Joo Koon Station on Wednesday (15 November) morning, calling upon Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), transport operator of the East West Line, to render all necessary support to all the passengers affected by the incident. Due to the incident on Wednesday morning, 29 people were sent to Ng …

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K Shanmugan confident that Khaw Boon Wan will sort things out

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam wrote a Facebook post on Wednesday (15 November) to support his fellow cabinet member, Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan over the train collision at Joo Koon MRT station and said that he is confident Minister Khaw will sort things out. Due to the incident on Wednesday morning, 29 people were sent to Ng Teng …

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517 passengers on the second train of Joo Koon collision incident

In a joint statement by Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) and Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (15 November) afternoon, it was stated that a total of 517 passengers were on a train travelling at 16km/hour when it collided with a stationary train at Joo Koon MRT station on Wednesday (Nov 15) morning. Mr Alvin Kek, Senior Vice President of Rail …

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“It’s an awful day.”, Khaw Boon Wan on the MRT collision at Joo Koon station

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan delivered an apology to commuters who were affected by the collision between two trains incident which took place at Joo Koon Station on Wednesday (15 November) morning in which 29 people were injured. Mr Khaw was speaking to reporters after a joint press conference in which the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT sought to explain its preliminary …

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Normal but slow train services on NSL this morning; Delay on DTL

Following their tweet last night that there will be no train service between Joo Koon and Tuas Link this morning (Thursday, 16 Nov), the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) repeated its post this morning at 4:43am: [EWL]:Train svc btwn #JooKoon & #TuasLink is suspended. Free regular & bridging bus svcs are available btwn #JooKoon & #TuasLink all day. — SMRT Corporation …

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Australia votes to change Marriage Act to back same sex marriage

Australians are joyous as the vote that has been conducted to change the Marriage Act resulted to more than 60 percent voted "yes" to back the same-sex marriage. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, …

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