Power failure on MRT at Buona Vista station leaves commuters in the dark and without air-con

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Stomper Hwa Heng was travelling in the MRT when a power failure hit and caused him and hundreds of other commuters to be stranded at Buona Vista this evening (April 25) at around 8pm.

The Stomper sent photos of the power failure to Stomp via WhatsApp and said:

"It's been around 10 minutes since the blackout happened.

"We've been told that it's a power failure and that it's affected trains travelling in both directions.

"The lights keep going on and off.

"Just now the air-con stopped too but at least it's returned so we can have some ventilation."


Stomper William sent in photos of a blackout at Bukit Batok station as well after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) sent out an announcement that there was no train service between Joo Koon and Bugis on the East-West line and between Woodlands and Jurong East on the North-South line due to a traction power fault.

Stomper Catherine shared her own experience being in an LRT that broke down near Teck Whye.

Stomper Clement sent in a video of the power failure at Jurong East MRT station.