Services resume after death on train tracks forced commuters to reroute

The stationary train along the tracks near Kallang station and the crowd at Tampines station yesterday. Photos: Mrtsginfo/Instagram
The stationary train along the tracks near Kallang station and the crowd at Tampines station yesterday. Photos: Mrtsginfo/Instagram

A 31-year-old man died after being run over by a train last night, disrupting train services along the east-west line that resumed this morning.

The unidentified man was found motionless on the tracks by a train employee at about 9pm yesterday near Kallang station, after the train alerted to hitting an object. Police investigations are ongoing. 

“On 25 Feb, a man was run over by a train near Kallang MRT station on the East-West Line towards Pasir Ris. We are saddened that the person was subsequently pronounced dead and we convey our deepest condolences to the family,” SMRT wrote last night.

[East-West Line Update at 1:05am]:

On 25 Feb, a man was run over by a train near Kallang MRT station on the East-West…

Posted by SMRT on Thursday, 25 February 2021

The man was reported to have entered the tunnel between the Lavender and Kallang MRT stations, which SMRT said was fenced up and could only be accessed by its staff. The train operator said it could not give further information when Coconuts contacted today. 

The police and emergency responders were photographed at the scene last night. A train was seen parked along the tracks.

Train services between Bugis and Aljunied stations were suspended and the Lavender and Kallang stations shuttered. Over 80 train staff were activated to help affected commuters get home by boarding the free bus services provided. 

Crowds were spotted at Tampines and Lakeside stations, where television displays showed that commuters were only allowed to board trains heading towards Bugis and Aljunied stations.

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