Two maintenance workers injured after fire in train tunnel between Orchard and Somerset

An engineering locomotive used for hauling heavy equipment for after-hours maintenance.
An engineering locomotive used for hauling heavy equipment for after-hours maintenance.PHOTO: SMRT

SINGAPORE - Just two days after a massive breakdown crippled the North-South, East-West and Circle lines, a fire broke out in a train tunnel between Orchard and Somerset stations early on Friday (Oct 16) soon after operating hours ended.

The incident took place when an engineering locomotive – used for hauling heavy equipment for after-hours maintenance – caught fire. 

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