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[News Article] MRT tunnel flooding: Pump maintenance works not carried out since December 2016
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MRT tunnel flooding: Pump maintenance works not carried out since December 2016
From: CNA 
Date: 31/10/17

SINGAPORE: Maintenance works for the Bishan portal sump pump system were not properly carried out since December last year, SMRT investigations into a train tunnel flooding incident have found.

Quarterly maintenance works for Dec 2016, March and June this year were not conducted as prescribed in SMRT's manual, preliminary investigations show.

Maintenance records were duly signed off and submitted, however, SMRT investigation showed that there were no track access approvals issued for preventive maintenance of the Bishan portal sump pumps for the maintenance dates.

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Negligence by SMRT crew tantamount to criminal offence, analyst says
From: Today Online
By: Cynthia Choo and Valerie Koh
Date: 31/10/17

SINGAPORE — The negligence of the SMRT crew responsible for the maintenance of a water pump system borders on a criminal offence, Dr Park Byung Joon said.

The urban transport expert from the Singapore University of Social Sciences was commenting on the preliminary findings of rail operator SMRT’s internal investigation into the flooding of MRT train tunnels after a rain storm on Oct 7. The report was released on Tuesday (Oct 31).

The findings showed that the crew responsible for the maintenance of the pump system at Bishan MRT Station had signed off and submitted maintenance records for nearly a year, without carrying out the works.

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