Bukit Panjang LRT services were suspended yesterday after an electrical fire at Senja Station disrupted the entire line.
The last time there were disruptions to a SMRT train, netizens went on social media to vent their frustration and started a #smrtmovie hashtag that injected some light hearted-ness into an otherwise frustrating inconvenience.
Tweets were already underway to create a #smrtmovie sequel but luckily SMRT were quick to provide updates via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Below are some of their tweets that came out within minutes of the disruption.
SMRT were quick to allocate their resources to assist the stranded commuters. True to their motto – Moving people, Enhancing lives. They kept them moving, rain or shine, through smoke or fire. No trains, but there are still buses!
Minister of Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew went further to reassure the public with timely updates and pictures of the burnt circuit.
Services have since resumed. Commuters will not be charged for their journey on BPLRT until noon on Wednesday (11 Mar 2015)
SCDF spokesperson said that it had received a call at 5.47pm about a fire. The blaze involved a circuit breaker inside the electrical room, and was put out with a fire extinguisher. No one was injured, and there was no evacuation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.