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Emergency Exercise To Be Conducted at Bugis MRT Station on Jun 6, 2022

Exercise Station Guard being conducted at Bugis MRT station on Jun 6, 2022. (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

Exercise Station Guard being conducted at Bugis MRT station on Jun 6, 2022. (Photo: LTA/Facebook)

A public transport emergency preparedness exercise will be conducted at Bugis MRT station on Monday (Jun 6), the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SMRT Trains and SBS Transit said in a joint news release last Tuesday.

Commuters are advised to factor in additional travelling time during this exercise, which will take place near the fare gates towards the East-West Line (EWL) and Downtown Line (DTL).

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Public Transport Emergency Preparedness Exercise on Jun 6

EW 12 DT 14 Bugis MRT station

Exercise Station Guard, an emergency preparedness exercise, will be carried out at Bugis MRT station during the off-peak hours from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Some commuters may be asked to go through metal detector checks and have their belongings scanned by X-ray machines. Those with bulky items may require more time for security checks.

It added that commuters should keep their masks on while going through the security screening, in line with the current requirement when commuting on the MRT.

If you enter the MRT station and are headed to the EWL East-West Line
You will be advised to proceed to the fare gates near Exits B and C.

If you enter the MRT station and are headed to the DTL Downtown Line
You will be advised to proceed to the fare gates near Exits E and F.

Exercise Station Guard conducted since 2018

Conducted regularly by LTA and public transport operators since February 2018, Exercise Station Guard is a public transport emergency preparedness exercise, part of the SGSecure movement.

It aims to strengthen security in public places and to build resilience in the community against security threats, particularly terror attacks.

These exercises complement other public education efforts by LTA, such as the “See Something, Say Something” campaign that encourages commuters to report suspicious items, persons and activities they may come across in the public transport network.

Exercise Station Guard have been conducted at various MRT stations, including one at Serangoon MRT station in December 2021.



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Related Links
Train Service Status – SGTrains
East-West Line – SGTrains
Downtown Line – SGTrains


External Links
Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SBS Transit & SMRT – Public Transport Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Bugis MRT Station – LTA [Accessed 05 Jun 2022]
Joint LTA-SBST-SMRT News Release: Public Transport Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Bugis MRT station – SMRT [Accessed 05 Jun 2022]
Public Transport Emergency Preparedness Exercise At Bugis MRT Station – SBS Transit [Accessed 05 Jun 2022]
Emergency preparedness exercise at Bugis MRT station on Jun 6, commuters may face additional travel time – CNA [Accessed 05 Jun 2022]
Security screening of commuters at Bugis MRT station on June 6 as part of exercise – ST [Accessed 05 Jun 2022]


Images by LTA/Facebook.
This article first appeared on SGTrains.
Last updated on 06 Jun 2022.

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