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Second train service disruption along NSL on Tuesday, without announcement from SMRT


Signal fault caused yet another service disruption along North South Line during Tuesday’s evening peak hours. This comes after an earlier service disruption in the morning.

Information released by the transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport was limited to the train platforms and trains with no postings made on its Facebook, Twitter and transport app despite Land Transport Authority’s requirement that commuters must be informed of any delay exceeding 10 minutes through mainstream and social media.

Several tweets from passengers concerning the disruption were posted around 8pm:

mrt stuck for 10 mins + between somerset and dhoby ghaut @SMRT_Singapore @SMRT wtf

— Tan Heng Guan (@t4nhenggu4n) February 13, 2018

…..signalling fault….goddamn smrt…

— amico (@itsamirawh) February 13, 2018


— dnimtn (@picassomatin) February 13, 2018

PSA: MRT signalling fault, North-South Line delayed by 15min. #NSL #SMRT #fb

— Pamela Ong (@pammiesg) February 13, 2018

Posts by TATA SMRT (The Alternate Transport Advisory & Spore Magnificent Rescue Team) Facebook users posted details and questions about the train delays:

Alvin Lee


There is a delay on NSL at Newton NB due to signalling fault.

Yao JingYong


Train stuck between Newton and Orchard station towards Marina Bay due to signal fault (according to announcement).

John Robert Lee

What’s happening again? This time a signal fault causing delays on NSL again. Expect extra travelling time & more crowds to build up.


A commuter, @not_amosng, questioned the lack of SMRT announcement on social media:

@SMRT_Singapore there’s signalling fault on north south line.. why no announcement on your twitter??

— – (@not_amosng) February 13, 2018


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