Friday, June 17, 2011

Elderly woman hit by train at Yio Chu Kang

By Fann Sim | SingaporeScene – 2 hours 52 minutes ago

A woman in her 60s was hit by a south-bound train at Yio Chu Kang MRT Station on Wednesday night.

According to TODAY, the incident happened at about 11:20pm and affected about 680 commuters. South-bound train service between Yishun and Ang Mo Kio MRT Station was disrupted.

The elderly woman was on the train tracks when the police arrived and was pronounced dead by paramedics at about 11.50pm.

The case has been classified as an unnatural death and investigations are underway.

Train services for south-bound trains resumed at 12.42am while north-bound trains remained unaffected the whole time.

Free bus-bridging services were provided by SMRT to ferry affected passengers from Yishun to Toa Payoh MRT stations. This service continued until the end of passenger service hours.

The Circle Line train service also continued for passengers making a connection from the train and bus bridging services.

SMRT said that passengers were kept informed of the service disruptions and the free bus services through announcements, notices and the rail travel information system at the affected stations.

"Passengers who were unable to complete their journeys due to the disruption can claim a full fare refund from the Passenger Service Centre in any of the 68 SMRT stations within the next three working days," said an SMRT spokesperson.

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