15 Mar 2012, 7.53PM
This is really disgraceful. No engineer to look at the system before putting them on the road.
If this is the standards of SBS maintainence work on trains, I dare not to think about the buses.
God help Singapore !!!!
'Rain' in train
An air-conditioning glitch had occurred on one of the NEL trains yesterday, causing water to leak in the carriage. -AsiaOne
Thu, Mar 15, 2012
SINGAPORE - It was "raining" on board the carriage of an MRT train on the North-East Line on Wednesday morning.
Water was seen leaking from the ceiling, causing the seats and floor of the entire carriage to be wet.
A netizen who was on board the train at that time sent a photograph to citizen journalism website Stomp, relating his experience.
The netizen said he had got on the train at Sengkang and said that the floor was already wet.
"It (was) raining in the train!" he described.
After 14 stops when he alighted at Harbourfront station, the leak apparently got worse.
"That's like almost the entire train journey on the North-East Line," he said.
Rail operator put out a statement later and said that there was an air-conditioning glitch.
A spokesperson Tammy Tan said: "There was water leakage on board one of our trains this morning was due to an electronic failure in the air-conditioning control system."
The Straits Times reported that staff were on board to redirect commuters to drier parts of the train as technicians worked to fix the problem.
Later that day, SBS confirmed that the fault had been rectified, and apologised to all commuters who had been inconvenienced.