Monday, 3 October 2016

'Wayward' buses end up at 'Odd' places

Update 5 Nov 2016: Ambulance found in Kim Keat field where a bendy bus was stuck 2 months ago
Ambulance found in Kim Keat Avenue field on Nov 5, 2016.FOTO: TAY CHEW GUEK

An ambulance was found in a field at Kim Keat Avenue on Sat (Nov 5) - the same place where a bendy bus was stuck for 10 hrs in September.

The bus, which had tried to make a u-turn in the field after taking a wrong turn, had to be towed out of the soft earth.

It appears that an ambulance has now been found in the same field, which is behind Block 195, Kim Keat Avenue.



Second incident of wayward bus in 2 days
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sep 30) evening. FOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN

A public bus has ended up in an unlikely place - the 2nd time this has happened in 2 days.

An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sep 30) evening. The bus, believed to be service 13, appeared to have crashed through a fence.

It hit a lamp post, and there were shards of glass all over the tennis court. No one was playing at the court when the incident happened.

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Yet another 'wayward' bus: SBS bus crashes into tennis court at Yio Chu Kang

Buses seem to end up in the most unlikely places this week, as this time an SBS Transit bus crashed into the fence of a tennis court @ Yio Chu Kang.

Stompers Doreen, Keith, Nurul, MHR, Adik and Elaine all witnessed the incident yesterday (Sep 30).

Doreen said at about 7pm:  "A public SBS bus just crashed into the tennis court of the tennis Centre, next to Yio Chu Kang bus interchange, which is located under Yio Chu Kang MRT station."

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SBS Transit bus smashes into tennis court at Yio Chu Kang
The bus accident at the tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT. Foto: @luqqyluqluq/Twitter 

An SBS Transit bus crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (30 September), just a day after a bus went off-road into a field at Toa Payoh.

The bus at Yio Chu Kang appeared to have been driven through a fence into the court, according to a report by The Straits Times, which said that no one was hurt in the accident.

Tammy Tan, senior vice-president of corporate communications of ComfortDelgro group, which owns SBS Transit, said, “We are stunned that this has happened and will certainly be launching an investigation into it,” according to the report.

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SBS bus ends up on Yio Chu Kang tennis court
The bus crashed through a fence at Yio Chu Kang Tennis Centre. (Foto: Winnie Goh)

An SBS Transit bus ended up on a tennis court on Friday evening (Sep 30) - the 2nd time in as many days that a public bus has ended up offside.

A contributor who declined to be named sent Channel NewsAsia a photo of the bus, which appears to have crashed through a fence next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station.

"We take this accident seriously. We are investigating the matter and will take remedial action," said Tammy Tan, senior vice president, corporate communications at SBS Transit.

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SBS Transit stunned as bus gets stuck in tennis court at Yio Chu Kang

For the 2nd time in 2 days, a public bus went off its route and got stuck in the most unlikeliest of places. It has happened after an SMRT bendy bus got stuck in a field at Kim Keat after trying to make a u-turn in a grass patch at Kim Keat Avenue. 

This time it is an SBS Transit bus. It was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sep 30) evening.

The bus apparently crashed through a fence and hit a lamppost before coming to a stop. The tennis court was not occupied at the time of the incident and no one was reported injured.

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An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday evening - the 2nd incident of a wayward bus in 2 days

An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday, 30th September, evening. The bus appeared to have crashed through a fence. It hit a lamp post, and there were shards of glass all over the tennis court. No one was playing at the court when the incident happened.

A witness, who only wanted to be known as Marcus, told The Straits Times that the accident happened around 6:20pm. The bus driver appeared dazed but was unharmed, the 56-year old tennis coach said. SBS Transit said it was 'stunned', but no one was hurt in the accident. "We are stunned that this has happened and will certainly be launching an investigation into it," said Ms. Tammy Tan, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications. "We are, however, thankful that no one was on the tennis court and no passengers were on board at that time."

A reader, who wanted to be known only as Ricky, told The Straits Times that he was shocked to see the bus stuck in the fence. The 54-year old public servant said he had alighted from bus 162 on his way home at about 7:00pm when he came across the unusual sight. He said he was concerned about the safety of the passengers and anyone who may have been playing tennis on the court. There was no obstruction at the interchange as 'two-thirds of the bus' was in the court, he said. There was no service number apparent on the bus.

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How on earth did it end up there? SMRT bendy bus gets stuck on field at Kim Keat Avenue

Stomper Victor saw an SMRT bendy bus in the most unlikely of places this morning (Sep 29): On a field near Block 195, Kim Keat Avenue.

According to him, a resident said that the bus had been stuck there since midnight for over ten hours, after its wheels sunk into the soft ground.

Victor told Stomp:
"It's suspected that the bus driver drove into the wrong road and might have been trying to make a U-turn. But the field's ground is soft and the bus got stuck. Unable to reverse the bus, a tow truck was called in.
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SMRT Bendy Bus stuck in field

A SMRT bendy bus was stuck in the mud for over 10 hours after its driver took a wrong turn and attempted to make a U-turn on an open field.

The curious incident unfolded past midnight on Thursday, 29th Sep 2016, at an open field near Blocks 254 and 256 at Kim Keat Avenue. The bus involved was TIB1115D, a SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405G allocated to Service 67 and bore an advertising wrap for the President’s Challenge 2016 at the time of incident.

Pictures published by local media outlets showed the bus stuck in the field, with its wheels sunk into the soft ground.

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SMRT bendy bus stuck overnight in field at Kim Keat Avenue
An SMRT bendy bus seen stuck in an open field near Blk 256 Kim Keat Avenue on Sep 29, 2016. Foto: Wee Teck Hian/TODAY

An SMRT bendy bus was stuck an open field near Blk 256 Kim Keat Avenue for more than 10 hours, following a bus captain’s misplaced attempts to return it to the bus depot in the wee hours of Thursday (Sep 29).

At 10am on Thursday, SMRT said recovery efforts were still underway to retrieve its stuck bus. 10 minutes later, the bus was observed by a TODAY's photographer to be removed with the aid of a tow truck on scene.

“The bus captain was returning the vehicle to the bus depot early this morning when he took a wrong turn and attempted to make a U-turn on the field.

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SMRT bendy bus somehow gets stuck for 10 hours in muddy field at Kim Keat Avenue

An SMRT bus driver made a wrong turn on the way to Kranji Depot and decided to make a U-turn ... on a field. 

It clearly turned out to be a very unwise decision and ended exactly as expected — badly. The wheels of the heavy bendy bus sunk into the soft earth and got itself stuck on a field behind Block 195 along Kim Keat Avenue.

There it remained unbudgeable for about 10 hours since midnight yesterday, as residents woke up to what seemed like surrealist installation art in their neighbourhood.

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SMRT bendy bus gets stuck in Toa Payoh field after U-turn attempt

An SMRT bendy bus got stuck on early Thursday (29 September) morning after the driver attempted a U-turn on a field off Kim Keat Avenue.

Patrick Nathan, SMRT vice-president for corporate information and communications said in a statement to Yahoo Singapore that the driver took a wrong turn while returning the bus.

He said, “We are working to recover a Bendy bus from a field off Kim Keat Avenue. The bus captain was returning the vehicle to the bus depot early this morning when he took a wrong turn and attempted to make a U-turn on the field.

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SMRT bendy bus extricated from field at Kim Keat Avenue after being stuck for 10 hours
The SMRT bendy bus has been stuck on a field behind Block 195, Kim Keat Avenue since midnight. ST FOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

An SMRT bendy bus was stuck on a field behind Block 195, Kim Keat Avenue, for about 10 hours since midnight on Thursday (Sep 29).

The wheels of the bus appeared to have sunk into the soft earth. Workers from a tow truck company, who were on the scene, tried unsuccessfully several times to reach the bus with tow vehicles.

Mr Seah Hui Chou, a manager from People's Vehicle Recovery Service, said that his team would attempt the "rougher" method of pulling the bus out of the earth, as opposed to trying to level the bus so that it can be driven out.

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