SINGAPORE: The complete number of persons wounded in the modern train collision at Joo Koon MRT station has risen to 38, the Land Transportation Authority (LTA) said in an update on Sunday (Nov 19).
There ended up two stroll-in situations at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on Friday, each of whom ended up discharged on the very same working day just after receiving therapy, said LTA.
The authority said two other individuals who had been warded at the hospital since Wednesday ended up also discharged, whilst the a person at Nationwide College Hospital “remains warded for observation and SMRT proceeds to be in touch with the patient’s spouse and children”.
The collision, which also wounded two SMRT workers, was the final result of a software program glitch in the East-West Line (EWL) signalling technique. Practice solutions amongst Joo Koon and Tuas Connection stations ended up suspended on Thursday.
In its statement, LTA confirmed that train solutions alongside the four stations of the Tuas West Extension will resume on Monday, and that bridging bus solutions amongst Joo Koon and Tuas Connection MRT stations will cease.
Having said that, the Tuas West Extension, which operates on the new signalling technique, will be divided from the relaxation of the EWL, which operates on the old technique.
SMRT additional in a tweet on Sunday that there will be no train solutions amongst Joo Koon and Gul Circle as its engineers carry out even more checks on the signalling technique for a month.
As such, westbound travellers headed for Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Highway and Tuas Connection MRT stations will have to alight at Joo Koon MRT station and catch a free of charge shuttle bus support to the onward station, Gul Circle, LTA said in its statement. A related arrangement is out there for the opposite direction.
“Travellers who use this shuttle will not be charged a new fare when they re-board the MRT train. The journey will be handled as a single journey,” it additional.
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