SBS Transit address the explosion and said that there was a “very loud noise” from one of the train cars that had stopped at the station.
The Vice President (Special Grade), Customer Experience and Communications, SBS Transit, Grace Wu, said that the passengers were evacuated from the train as a precautionary measure, and no injuries were reported.
She added that train services remained in operation while they are investigating the incident, and that they apologise to affected passengers.
A netizen told STOMP that there was smoke coming out from the door following the explosion, and people were panicking and rushing out of the train.
She added that the police and SCDF were seen arriving at the scene, and that they were all badly traumatised.
The SCDF also confirmed that they had received a call for assistance at 651 Bedok North Road, but their assistance was not required.
Another account on Hardwarezone
MRT explosion at Tampines West
Was on the last train from DT Expo towards Chinatown direction and there was a loud explosion sound at the door beside me just when door was closing.
Some smoke and everyone quickly rush out of the train.
Didn’t stay around to see what’s wrong.
I suspect it’s a battery explosion. No fire seen. The whole train was shaking.