An SMRT spokesman has said that some 5,000 passengers were affected when an eastbound train service was disrupted on Saturday afternoon.
A passenger had jumped onto the track at Tanah Merah MRT Station and was hit by a train heading towards Pasir Ris.
SMRT said that to maintain services on the East—West line, eastbound trains were turned around at Eunos and Tanah Merah MRT stations, while the middle platform at Tanah Merah MRT Station was used for eastbound train services.
Announcements were made in all stations and on affected trains to inform passengers of the delay and to advise them that the trains may be more crowded.
Normal service resumed at around 3.40pm.
Passengers who were unable to complete their journeys due to the disruption can claim a full fare refund from the Passenger Service Centre in any of the 58 SMRT stations, within the next three working days.
SMRT is assisting the police in its investigation.
Half—height platform screen doors have not been installed at Tanah Merah Station.
So far, they have been installed at Pasir Ris MRT station, as well as Jurong East and Yishun stations.
By 2012, they will be installed in all 36 above—ground MRT stations in Singapore.
Anyway, what about ther person who was hit by the train? Is he ok?