STOMPer Diana was amused when this man's bag got stuck outside the train because he had rushed in when the doors were closing.
The STOMPer elaborates:
"A man got his bag stuck outside the train when the doors closed on his bag strap.
"This happened a few days ago, and the man boarded the train at Jurong East station going towards Bukit Batok..
"He rushed into the train even though there was the warning signal that the train doors were closing.
"The guy looked very embarrassed.
"I think it's super funny."
An MRT spokesperson said:
"SMRT’s train doors and platform screen doors are fitted with a built-in safety feature, which only permits a train to move off when all the doors are detected by the door sensors to be closed and locked. An indicator in the driving cabin will light up to prompt the train officer to re-open the train doors if the doors are not fully closed. However, the door sensors would not be able to detect minor objects such as a bag strap that is 0.2 cm thick or less.
"This incident happened at around 6.30pm on 10 July (Tues). A passenger rushed into a southbound train at Platform A when the train was about to depart from Jurong East Station. As a result, his bag was caught outside the train door. The set of doors where the bag was caught is on the opposite side of the doors that open to the platforms at subsequent stations.
"The emergency communication button was activated, and the Train Officer (TO) stopped the train when it was stationed at Bukit Gombak to help the passenger retrieve his bag.
"The TO followed our safety procedure and only opened the set of doors where the bag was caught, to retrieve the bag. This incident resulted in a delay of 4.5 minutes.
"We wish to take this opportunity to remind passengers not to rush for the train when doors are closing. Before the doors are closed, a chime, door closing announcement and a buzzer are played to alert passengers of the impending closure of the doors. As a visual reinforcement, there are also red flashing lights above platform screen doors at underground station."