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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Damage to Equipment or Facilities Caused by Bishan-Braddell MRT Tunnel Flooding Incident

09 Jan 2018 In Parliament

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Transport 

a.     what damage to equipment or facilities has been sustained as a result of the recent episode of flooding in the Bishan-Braddell MRT tunnel; and

b.     what is the estimated cost of repairing this damage and restoring the train system to full pre-flood functionality. 

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     The tunnel flooding that occurred on 7 Oct 2017 between Bishan and Braddell MRT stations submerged trackside equipment as well as components installed on the undercarriage of the train that had stalled in the tunnel. The cost of repairs and replacements amounted to about $2 million. This was borne by SMRT.