Singapore train collides with stationary train leaving 23 injured

25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident

25 injured in Singapore MRT train accident

Passengers who posted on social media said that a number of those on the moving train fell when the two trains made contact.

Around 20 passengers were said to be injured in the incident and were taken conscious to Singapore General Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital.

The Joo Koon MRT station is on the East-West Line.

The Straits Times has reached out to SMRT for comment.

A minute later, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train, the statement added.

In its first tweet at 8.25am, SMRT said that a "train fault" happened at Joo Koon station. - Picture by Low Youjin/TODAY SINGAPORE, Nov 15 - Twenty-three passengers sustained minor injuries and had to be taken to nearby hospitals after a collision between two trains at Joo Koon MRT station this morning. "23 injured passengers have already been conveyed to the hospitals, majority sustained minor injuries", said SCDF.

As if delays on two separate train lines weren't troubling enough for commuters, some had to contend with injuries sustained from a collision on tracks.

SMRT was recently troubled by a tunnel flooding incident happened in October. At least 10 emergency vehicles were seen outside the station.

Wednesday's collision was the latest knock on Singapore's reputation for slick infrastructure after the city-state witnessed a commuter chaos earlier this year.

An independent inquiry panel found that the accident was caused by a 50L oil spill from a maintenance locomotive which had been carrying out maintenance work at about 5am on the day of the accident.