Saturday, March 03, 2007

MORE PICS – 10,000 Train Passengers STRANDED; Extended CRANE Fell Across TRACKS EARLY Morning at KTMB Commuter Station Section 19 SHAH ALAM

ABOVE: The crane that lost its balance and fell across the tracks, cutting off the electric supplies and it took more than 7 hours around 10.00 am to restore back the services

March 02, 2007 14:30 PM

Crane Falls On Rail Tracks, 10,000 Passengers Stranded

COLLASPED… A crane fell and landed across the railway tracks at the Shah Alam KTMB commuter station at Section 19. The incident resulted in 10,000 passengers stranded in the morning when rushing to work.

ABOVE: Three Cranes were used to rescue the fallen crane BELOW

SHAH ALAM, March 2 (Bernama) -- About 10,000 passengers in the morning rush to work were stranded and 40 commuter trips were disrupted when a crane fell and landed across the railway tracks at the Shah Alam Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) commuter station at Section 19 here early Friday.

KTMB Corporate Communication Manager Shahriza Embi (ABOVE)said the crane fell while being used for roof installation work at the platform at the station about 2.50am. However, she said work to remove the crane from across the tracks was immediately carried out as well as to repair the cables to restore the commuter service.

ABOVE: After centering and affixing the cables on the fallen one; one, two & a three, the fallen one (BELOW) was tilted back in position after a few attempts

She said three cranes were used to lift the crane from the tracks adding that KTMB contractors took about seven hours to facilitate the work and checks on its safety.
Shahriza said KTMB provided buses to transport passengers from the Padang Jawa station to the Batu Tiga station for those going to Kuala Lumpur and vice versa for those going to Port Klang this morning. She said the commuter service was restored at 10.30am today.

ABOVE & BELOW: Closed-Ups of the tilted crane


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