Viral : 12-year-old Boy Causes Train Delay For Fun, Police Report Made


Train operator SMRT has reported a 12-year-old boy to the police after he allegedly caused a delay in train service by deliberately preventing a train door from closing. The incident took place on February 28 at around 5 pm at the Jurong East MRT station.

According to The Strait Times, police report has been lodged by train operator SMRT.

The 12-year-old initially posted the video on his YouTube channel Speedy Trains and Aviation, the video has been taken down after it went viral on various social media platforms.

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The video was taken when the train was on the East-West line, it was travelling from Jurong East toward Clementi.

SMRT President Mr Lam Sheau Kai expressed his concern about the incident, saying that it posed a danger to the person involved and could cause delays to train service, affecting many commuters. He added that SMRT takes such behavior seriously and has reported the matter to the police.

“On 28 Feb at around 5pm, a commuter on the east-bound station platform at Jurong East MRT station deliberately prevented a platform screen door from closing… We have reported this matter to the police”, SMRT President Mr Lam Sheau Kai said.

The incident highlights the importance of following safety rules and regulations in public transport systems. Deliberate obstruction of train doors can cause significant disruptions to train schedules and inconvenience passengers.

“SMRT takes a serious view of such behaviour as not only is it dangerous for the person involved, but the irresponsible act could also cause delays to train service, affecting many commuters”, said the SMRT president according to ST.

SMRT has urged commuters to be responsible and mindful of their actions while using the train service. The company has also assured the public that it will continue to monitor the situation closely and take appropriate action to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

The case is currently under investigation by the police, and it remains to be seen what action will be taken against the 12-year-old boy. However, the incident serves as a reminder that safety and responsibility are crucial elements in ensuring the smooth operation of public transport systems.

Regulation 26 of the Rapid Transit Systems Regulations is a provision under the Rapid Transit Systems Act in Singapore. It pertains to the safety and security of rapid transit systems, such as the MRT. Specifically, it deals with the prevention of obstructions on trains, platforms, or any other part of the rapid transit system.

The regulation states that “no person shall wilfully or negligently obstruct or impede or cause any other person to obstruct or impede any train, vehicle or equipment of any rapid transit system.” This includes the obstruction of doors or any other parts of the train or platform.

In the case of the 12-year-old boy who allegedly prevented a train door from closing, his actions could be seen as a breach of Regulation 26. If he is found guilty of the offence, he could face a maximum penalty of S$1,000 under the regulation.

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