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Train delays along NSL and EWL on Tuesday morning


Photo: Haley’s Tweeter Post

Train disruptions occurred during peak hours on Tuesday (13 Feb) morning, starting on the North South Line (NSL) and continued to the East West Line (EWL). No official announcement posted by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) on its social media platforms.

At 7:58am Kok Siang informed that a signal fault was announced over the train’s public announcement system along the NSL:

Announcement over train PA system..signal fault on @SMRT_Singapore NSL on Tues morning.

— Kok Siang (@imKokSiang) February 12, 2018

Some commuters also posted information and wondered about the delay on TATA SMRT Facebook:

Wayne Chew

Due to a signal fault on the NSL, Add 10 mins travelling time.
Due to track works at Raffles Place, please add additional 10 mins

Sherry Tan

An announcement made at Tanjong Pagar that there will be a delay on NS line due to signalling fault. Time 7.55am

John Robert Lee

shared MRT Singapore Service Information’s post

Wonder what’s wrong day after day. Yesterday it was ongoing works, now comes to a signal fault which is going to cause chaos on the whole NSL.

Expect delays and consider other travel alternatives as NSL service is slow due to signal fault.

Around 8:30am tweets from commuters informed that the delays also happened on the EWL:

@SMRT_Singapore What happened to EWL westbound? stuck at Eunos for more than 3 mins…… no announcement.

— Keen (@KeenHoe1979) February 13, 2018

@SMRT_Singapore sure something wrong somewhere EWL. stucked at Paya Lebar same 3 mins.

— Keen (@KeenHoe1979) February 13, 2018

Haley complained on the lack of report by SMRT:

@SMRT_Singapore delay on EWL but not reported?

— Haley (@hy_haley) February 13, 2018

It is under requirement by the Land Transport Authority that train operators must tell commuters of any delays exceeding 10 minutes through train and station announcements as well as via mainstream and social media.

At 8:48am POYOSANN VIP tweeted that the delayhas reached Dhoby Ghaut:

Walao Everyday aslo douby god to raffles place have delay @SMRT_Singapore

— POYOSANN VIP ♛ (@poyosann) February 13, 2018

Deepa tweeted that the crawling speed between Dhoby Ghaut and Raffles Place happened every morning after 8:30 am:

You think we don’t have jobs and lives to get to? This is ridiculous! @SMRT_Singapore

— Deepa (@LaLuz_7) February 13, 2018


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