SINGAPORE: Parts of City Hall MRT station have been hit by a power failure and blackout.
One commuter told Channel NewsAsia that this happened at about 1.30pm on Friday.
When contacted, SMRT said the blackout affected the platforms serving the north—bound and west—bound trains.
But all trains are still running.
It said its staff are fixing the problem.
SMRT said that due to the power trip, it could not alert commuters, but staff are using loud hailers to inform them of the blackout.
SMRT said on Twitter that escalators and some lights are down.
It advises commuters not to be alarmed.
When contacted, Singapore Power said its power grid supply to the City Hall station was in order.
Mr Tan, a commuter at the MRT station, said: "In some areas, it’s totally pitch dark — near to the toilet area, it’s totally dark... the ticketing area is still visible. I saw everyone still (moving) in an orderly manner. No one is panicking, because announcements were being made by the station masters to inform the commuters about what happened.
"I saw an MRT personnel bringing out a signboard, and on the signboard it is indicated that the station is encountering a power failure. But the MRT trains are in working condition."
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