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Changi Airport Skytrain
Thomson–East Coast Line
Thomson–East Coast Line
|Address||3150 Commonwealth Avenue West|
|Line(s)||East West Line|
|12 March 1988||Station officially opens|
|16 August 2010||Half-Height Platform Screen Doors operates|
|3 October 2012||High Volume, Low Speed Jet fans operates|
|25 August 2015||New exits opens to improve passengers movement flow.|
On 5 August 1993, at around 7.53 am, two trains collided in the station. It appeared that one train had stopped at the station for longer than usual after experiencing a technical fault, and then a second westward train hit the first. 156 commuters were injured, many of whom were on their way to work. Eight were admitted to three hospitals, while the rest received outpatient treatment.
The results of the inquiry were announced by the SMRTC on 19 October 1993. Shortly after the accident The Straits Times had reported that an oil spill on the tracks was responsible for the second train's inability to brake in time. Some 50 litres of oil had spilled from a locomotive doing maintenance work on the track in the pre-dawn hours of 5 August. SMRT staff had been alerted to the spill and had dispatched a cleaning crew to the neighbouring Buona Vista station, but approval to access the tracks was delayed. Already ten trains had reported difficulty braking on the track that morning. The 11th train had to use its emergency brakes upon reaching Clementi station, and while it was waiting for the brakes to be recharged so that it could move off again, the 12th approached the station and could not brake in time to avoid hitting the 11th train.
The Communications Minister at that time, Mah Bow Tan, said that as the SMRT staff followed procedures and none were found to be negligent, so no staff would be punished. However SMRT promised to look into the problem of oil spillage from maintenance locomotives by replacing the hoses and oil seals on all locomotives, checking all locomotives for leaks upon their return to depots, and assigning a station master to inspect tracks for oil. Procedures were also amended so that trains would not move off from stations preceding the spill until it had been cleaned up.
|L3||Platform A||East West Line|
|Platform B||East West Line|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|L1||Street Level||Clementi Bus Interchange, The Clementi Mall, CityVibe|
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Service|
|(17009) Clementi Int||A|
|(17171) Clementi Stn||A|
|(17179) Clementi Stn||B|
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 13 Oct 2011.
- "Oil spillage led to MRT train collision: Panel" The Straits Times (20 Oct 1993).
- "SMRT told to tighten oil spill procedures". The Straits Times (8 Aug 1993).
|East West Line||[ V • T • ]|
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Changi Airport Extension: Tanah Merah • Expo • Changi Airport
|Rolling Stock||C151 • C151A • C151B • C151C • C651 • C751B • CR151|
|Depots||Changi • Ulu Pandan • Tuas • East Coast|