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Delays on North-South Line due to ‘platform screen door fault’: SMRT

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Commuters travelling on the North-South Line (NSL) during rush hour on Thursday evening (17 May) were hit with delays due to a “platform screen door fault”.

Rail operator SMRT first tweeted at 6.06pm on Thursday, alerting commuters to add 15 minutes to their travel time from Ang Mo Kio station to Dhoby Ghaut station towards Marina South Pier station due to the fault.

About 40 minutes later, SMRT tweeted to alert commuters to add 35 minutes to their travel time.

[NSL]UPDATE: Due to a platform screen door fault, pls add 35mins train travel time from #AngMoKio to #DhobyGhaut towards #MarinaSouthPier.

— SMRT Corporation (@SMRT_Singapore) May 17, 2018

In its latest update at 6.46pm, SMRT added that free regular bus services were available between Novena and Marina South Pier stations with station staff on standby to assist.

At 7.12pm, SMRT again informed commuters to add 35 minutes to their travel time.

[NSL] UPDATE: Free regular bus svcs between #Novena and #MarinaSouthPier. Our station staff will assist.

— SMRT Corporation (@SMRT_Singapore) May 17, 2018

SMRT had earlier on Thursday announced that five stations on the NSL will close earlier and open later on weekends from 1 June to 1 July to facilitate rail engineering and rectification work.

The affected MRT stations – from Admiralty to Yio Chu Kang – will close earlier at around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and open later at around 8am on Saturdays and Sundays.

More Info: sg.news.yahoo.com