Train services on North-South Line resume after delay
SINGAPORE: Train services on the North-South Line were delayed on Thursday morning.
According to SMRT's twitter account, the delay affected services in both directions. The services have since resumed.
SMRT says it will provide details about the delay later on Thursday.
A check on its twitter account showed that the first tweet to inform commuters about the delay was sent out sometime after 5am.
SMRT later tweeted about the resumption of services about an hour later.
Westbound train service between Clementi and Jurong East is slightly delayed due to train fault.
Singapore commuters face 3 MRT train delays in last 7 days
Train commuters faced no fewer than three incidents of delays in the last seven days, according to Twitter notes posted by rail operator SMRT Corp.
Last Friday, Feb 10, SMRT's westbound service from Paya Lebar to Jurong East as well as eastbound service towards Pasir Ris were delayed.
On Valentine's Day, Feb 14, southbound service to Marina Bay as well as eastbound service to Pasir Ris were delayed.
The latest one was Friday morning, when eastbound service towards Pasir Ris was delayed at around 8.30am.
MRT train service at Pasir Ris delayed twice, SMRT apologises
SINGAPORE: Train service at Pasir Ris MRT station was delayed twice during morning peak hours on Thursday due to signalling faults on the track near the station.
SMRT said the first delay happened at 7.06am and lasted for about 15 minutes.
It said commuters were informed of the delay through announcements and notices at the station, as well as Twitter.
SMRT staff were on-site to rectify the track fault immediately.
Some trains were turned around at Tanah Merah and Tampines to maintain westbound service on the unaffected stretch between Tampines and Joo Koon stations.
The fault was fixed at about 7.30am.
But it recurred at about 8.20am and was rectified at 8.50am.
SMRT said passengers at Pasir Ris MRT Station experienced general delay of four to five minutes due to the faults and the volume of passengers using the system during the morning peak hours.
It said commuters were kept updated of the situation through announcements at the stations and trains, Traffic Watch on the radio stations and Twitter.
SMRT apologised for the inconvenience caused.
No NEL train service between Dhoby Ghaut, HarbourFront
Published on Mar 15, 2012
NEWSFLASH - SBS train service on the North-East line between Dhoby Ghaut and HarbourFront stations has been stopped due to a power supply problem at Outram Park station on Thursday.
Train service along the affected stretch will not be available for six hours, said an ComfortDelGro alert to the press.
Free bus services have been deployed to designated bus stops at the affected stations for commuters.
service expected to resume at 12pm. (to be confirmed)
delayed to 2pm.
now chg to 5pm
resumed at 4.35pm
Stalled vehicle delays start of Circle Line train service
SINGAPORE: Train service on the Circle Line between Caldecott and Serangoon stations towards Dhoby Ghaut started later than usual on Saturday morning.
SMRT service said staff needed additional time to remove an engineering vehicle that broke down at Bishan Station during maintenance hours.
It said a shuttle train service was operated between Serangoon and Caldecott stations at 5.54am to maintain service.
Commuters travelling beyond this stretch in either direction had to make a transfer at Serangoon and Caldecott stations to continue their journey.
This service arrangement lasted till around 6.20am.
SMRT said about 100 commuters at these three stations experienced delays of around 10 to 28 minutes.
Announcements were made in the stations to inform passengers of the service delays.
SMRT apologised for the inconvenience caused.
SMRT issues statement on stalled train
SINGAPORE: SMRT has said an eastbound train at Paya Lebar MRT Station was unable to depart from the station at 3.15pm Sunday.
As a result, passengers were asked to alight at the station.
SMRT said a second train behind the stalled train was called to push out the train.
Some passengers in the second train could have experienced some jerking during the train coupling process.
The train operator added that eastbound train service from Eunos to Paya Lebar resumed at around 4pm.
One hotline caller told Channel NewsAsia he was at Paya Lebar station waiting to get onto the train to the Singapore Expo when service stopped.
He said he was waiting at the platform when he heard the train behind bump into the stationary train.
He later realised the operator was probably using the force to push the train, "but it made a huge sound".
Some 500 passengers at Paya Lebar station were affected during the incident.
---Edited by QX179R 13 Apr `12, 7:39PM
Train service between TANAH MERAH and Pasir Ris delayed in both directions due to train fault.
Train fault causes service delay between Pasir Ris & Tanah Merah stations
SINGAPORE: Train operator SMRT said there was a 30-minute train service delay between Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah MRT stations Friday evening.
This was due to a fault on a westbound train between Tampines and Simei station.
SMRT said the train travelling behind the stalled train was used to assist it.
Passengers on board the stalled train alighted at Simei station at 7.36pm, while passengers on the assisting train alighted at 7.43pm.
The train operator added that announcements were made at all affected stations.
SMRT said that eastbound passengers between City Hall and Pasir Ris MRT stations would have experienced a general service delay for a 20 to 40-minute period, as the high train frequencies operated during the rush hour can lead to a congestion when there is a train fault.
Trains on north-bound service moving slowly..
Circle Line disruption caused by power supply failure
SINGAPORE: The service disruption on the Circle Line, which began at 7.40am on Wednesday, was a result of a failure in the power supply to the communications network at Botanic Gardens Station, said SMRT.
Speaking to MediaCorp Radio's 938 Live, SMRT's senior vice president of communications and services, Goh Chee Kong, said this in turn interrupted the transmission of the signalling system that controls the safe operations of the trains.
As a result, the stretch between one-north and Marymount stations in both directions was affected.
The fault has been isolated and rectified, and full service resumed at 10.10am.
SMRT said its engineers, together with LTA, will continue to investigate the cause of the problem to prevent a recurrence.
It added that it had put out information on the service disruption on several platforms, including Traffic Watch, SMRT Twitter, SMRT's corporate website, SMRT Connect and digital screens at stations as well as SBS Transit's website and Iris platform.
SMRT said its Rail Incident Management Plan was activated at 8.15am. 70 buses were deployed when the free bus bridging services between Bishan and one-north were activated at 8.35am.
In addition, free travel on passing buses from both SBS Transit and SMRT was activated, while 80 extra staff were deployed on the ground to help direct affected commuters.
SMRT said passengers who were not able to continue with their journey because of the disruption, or had to exit an SMRT train station without taking a trip but had their fares deducted, can get a refund at the Passenger Service Centre in any of SMRT's 83 stations in the next 14 days.
North-bound train service towards Orchard moving slower due to track fault.
BPLRT UPDATE: Service A is still not available. Passengers are advised to take Service B and C.
BPLRT UPDATE: Service B and C are in operation. Recovery of Service A is in progress.
Bt Panjang LRT service disrupted
SINGAPORE: The Bukit Panjang Light Rapid Transit (LRT) service was disrupted on Sunday afternoon due to a train fault between Bukit Panjang and Senja stations.
The disruption occurred at 4.45pm and affected Services A and C.
Operator SMRT said one train running Service A -- which starts and ends at Choa Chu Kang station via Senja station -- stalled before it entered Senja station.
There were 11 passengers on board then.
SMRT said within five minutes, its staff attended to the affected passengers, while the air-conditioning and lights remained on throughout.
Accompanied by staff, the passengers left the train and walked on a 1.5-metre-wide emergency walkway for about 150 metres to Senja station.
SMRT said the walkway is safe and is regularly used by its staff for maintenance work.
Passengers on board another affected train were detrained at Bukit Panjang, so that the train could be used to push out the stalled train.
Service C departs and terminates at Ten Mile Junction station via Bukit Panjang and Senja stations.
SMRT said announcements were made at all LRT stations in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. It also gave information via Twitter, to update commuters throughout the incident.
Staff members were deployed at affected stations to assist passengers.
Service A was restored two-and-a-half hours later.
SMRT has apologised for the inconvenience caused.
South-bound train service moving slowly due to track fault. Updates to come.