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Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Serangoon MRT Station on Dec 7, 2021

Exercise Station Guard being conducted at Serangoon MRT station on Dec 7, 2021. (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

Exercise Station Guard being conducted at Serangoon MRT station on Dec 7, 2021. (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

Exercise Station Guard, an emergency preparedness exercise, will be conducted at Serangoon MRT station on Dec 7, 2021.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA), SMRT Trains and SBS Transit announced in a joint news release on Wednesday (Dec 1).

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Emergency Preparedness Exercise on Dec 7, 2021

Serangoon MRT station platform for the Circle Line. (File Photo: SGTrains)

Serangoon MRT station platform for the Circle Line. (File Photo: SGTrains)

The emergency preparedness exercise at CC 13 NE 12 Serangoon MRT station will be conducted from 10:00am to 4:00pm, during the off-peak hours.

LTA said that commuters should factor in additional time during this period.

It added that some commuters may be asked to go through metal detector checks and have their belongings scanned by X-ray machines. As such, commuters with bulky items may require more time to clear security checks.

If you enter station nearer to the CCL Circle Line
You will be advised to proceed to the fare gates near Exits E and G.

If you enter station nearer to the NEL North East Line
You will be advised to proceed to the fare gates near Exits A and D.

Exercise Station Guard

Exercise Station Guard conducted at Ang Mo Kio MRT station in 2019. (File Photo: Janil Puthucheary/Facebook)

Exercise Station Guard conducted at Ang Mo Kio MRT station in 2019. (File Photo: Janil Puthucheary/Facebook)

What is Exercise Station Guard?

Exercise Station Guard is an emergency preparedness exercise aimed to strengthen security in public venues and to build resilience in the community against security threats, particularly from terror attacks.

This exercise also aims to raise public awareness of the security threats which Singapore faces and to familiarise commuters on how they should respond in the event of an emergency on the public transport network.

Is this the first time Exercise Station Guard is conducted?

Exercise Station Guard have been conducted on a regular basis since 2018.

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Related Links
Train Service Status – SGTrains
Circle Line – SGTrains
North East Line – SGTrains

External Links
“#HappeningNow Travelling to/from Serangoon MRT station on the 🟣 #NEL or 🟠 #CCL today? ” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 07 Dec 2021]
Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SBS Transit & SMRT – Public Transport Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Serangoon MRT Station – LTA [Accessed 06 Dec 2021]
“📢 #PSA Together with our public transport operators SBS Transit Ltd and SMRT, we will be conducting Exercise Station Guard on 7 Dec 2021, from 10am to 4pm.” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 06 Dec 2021]
Public Transport Emergency Preparedness Exercise At Serangoon MRT Station – SBS Transit [Accessed 06 Dec 2021]
“If you are taking the MRT train from the NEL Serangoon Station, please factor in more time as we are conducting a security exercise at the station.” – SBS Transit/Facebook [Accessed 06 Dec 2021]
“Next Tuesday (7 Dec), Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving, SMRT and SBS Transit Ltd will carry out Exercise Station Guard, an emergency preparedness exercise, at Serangoon station from 10am to 4pm.” – SMRT/Facebook [Accessed 06 Dec 2021]
Commuters to undergo screening at Serangoon MRT during emergency preparedness exercise – CNA [Accessed 06 Dec 2021]

Images credits to LTA/Facebook and Janil Puthucheary/Facebook.

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