“Waterfall” spotted at Pioneer MRT station due to heavy rain, water leaks also found in train cabin

This is not the first reported incident of water leakage at MRT stations.

By Yeo Kaiqi | September 14, 2017

And so it seems train faults have become part and parcel of our lives.

While we wait for better and more reliable train systems, it seems like we may have to deal with other faults: water leaks.

“Waterfall” from the platform ceiling

On Sept. 14 morning, a netizen on Facebook posted a 5 second video of a “waterfall” coming from the platform ceiling at Pioneer MRT station.

The incident happened at around 9.45am, when there was heavy rain in the Western region of Singapore.

In the post, the netizen, Randy Tan, said:

2017.09 waterfall spotted & water leaks inside the train : |

Here is the link to his post:

Water leaks inside train cabins

Responding to Mothership.sg’s queries, Tan provided further evidence of the water leaks that happened inside the train carriages.

Photo courtesy of Randy Tan
Photo courtesy of Randy Tan
Photo courtesy of Randy Tan
Photo courtesy of Randy Tan

This happened on a train carriage heading towards the city.

He told Mothership.sg:

“It was heavy rain at that timing. I was going to board the train towards the city. It took me surprised to see that water flowing out & took a video and tweet to prompt/feedback SMRT. When I board the train, I saw the rainwater leak inside & I took some pics along the way.”

Tan confirmed with Mothership.sg that train services were not disrupted as a result of this.

Mothership.sg has reached out to SMRT for comments.

This is not the first reported incident of water leakage at MRT stations.

In December last year, water leaks through the false ceiling was spotted in Yishun MRT station due to heavy rain.

In October last year, a Facebook video also showed water leaking down from top of a MRT cabin along the North East Line.

Top image composite image, courtesy of Randy Tan

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