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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Forensic Tests on Faulty Trip Coils that led to MRT Disruption of 14 October 2020

16 Feb 2021 In Parliament

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport

a.     whether the forensic test conducted on the faulty trip coils that led to the MRT disruption of 14 October 2020 has been completed; and

b.     whether LTA can share the findings of the test results and the lessons that can be drawn from the test results in respect of the integrity of our power systems for our MRT. 

Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung:

1.     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is currently in the process of investigating the root causes of the trip coil failures which led to the MRT disruption of 14 October 2020. This involves detailed forensic tests and can take about six months to complete. We will release the findings, including any remedial actions, once they are ready.