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    • [BPLRT] Due to a train fault between #BukitPanjang & #Phoenix. BPLRT train svc will be delayed for 30 mins. We are working to recover svc.

    • 30 minutes delay on Bukit Panjang LRT due to train fault http://str.sg/4Yq8 

    • Commuters left frustrated after yet another train delay -- this time on North-East Line


      Posted on 01 November 2016


      Another day, another train delay. 

      Commuters travelling on the North-East Line experienced a train delay this morning (Nov 1). 

      Stomper Cin was at Sengkang MRT Station at 9.12am and recounted what she saw to Stomp:

      "At first, I saw that the train doors were open, and everyone was rushing to get into the train. 

      "Strangely, the train did not move, and remained stationary for the next ten minutes or so. The commuters looked frustrated, and a few actually stepped out of the train in a hurry," she added. 

      According to the Stomper, the train delay did not just affect the commuters who were heading towards Harbourfront MRT Station, but also the commuters in the train bound for Punggol. 


      Some commuters eventually took to Twitter to express their frustration at the train delay. 

      Said Twitter user Jocelyn: 

      "Train fault?! I'm stuck in between Kovan and Serangoon."

      As of 10.30am, SBS Transit Ltd has yet to comment on this situation. 

      It is unclear what could have caused this rather unexpected train delay. 


      Edited by FireIce 01 Nov `16, 11:06AM
    • Circle Line signal fault that caused train disruptions on Wednesday morning similar to September delays: LTA, SMRT http://str.sg/4YHT 

    • Delays on North-East Line for over an hour on Monday morning due to train fault at Outram Park station http://str.sg/4g9F 

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    • No service on Punggol LRT west loop due to power fault; free bus rides available near affected stations http://str.sg/4P9k 

    • Delay of 25 minutes on East-West line from Joo Koon to Clementi: SMRT http://str.sg/4mcN 

    • Commuters caught in 'human jams' during evening peak at stations along EWL


      Commuters who were returning home from work got caught in "human jams" at some stations along the East-West Line on Tuesday (Feb 7) evening, with one commuter saying at least two packed trains went by without stopping.

      The crowds spilled out of the platforms and up to the gantries, eyewitnesses told The Straits Times.

      SMRT had said in a statement posted on its Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon that urgent works near Joo Koon station were needed to replace a track point, which guides the direction of train travel.

      It advised commuters to expect similar delays in the evening.

      Senior marketing manager Patrick Lim, 42, told The Straits Times that he was leaving his workplace at International Plaza with his colleague at about 6.30pm when he saw that Tanjong Pagar MRT station was packed with people.

      "A lot of people were at the platform but we saw that people couldn't get on when the train came. They didn't even open the doors," he said.

      At least two trains went by, pausing at the platform but not opening the doors for commuters, he said.

      Mr Lim added that there were no announcements or signs put up to inform commuters of what was going on.

      "The station people were quite nice and helped us, deducted the entry charges," he said.

      He took a bus home to Tiong Bahru and got home about 40 minutes later, when he usually gets home in less than 10 minutes.

      His colleague, senior marketing manager Nadia Dawood, 37, was still on the bus home at 7.25pm when she spoke to The Straits Times.

      She said she would have been at Bukit Batok by 7.15pm if not for the jams.

      There were jams at other MRT stations including Buona Vista, according to posts by commuters on social media.

      SMRT in its earlier statement on Facebook said that its urgent works are usually planned to take place over a weekend to minimise impact on commuters, but added that this was "an urgent and critical case".


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    • Services along Sengkang LRT disrupted due to power fault

      SINGAPORE: Train services were disrupted along the East Loop of the Sengkang Light Rail Transit (LRT) on Friday night (Feb 10), after a power outage. Residents near Bakau station also reported hearing a loud "boom" at around 8pm.

      The disruption was due to a power fault, according to rail operator SBS Transit in a tweet at about 9.10pm. 

      It later said the LRT services in one direction resumed at 8.14pm, 10 minutes after the power fault occurred. "At 8.44pm, power was switched off on the Sengkang East loop for checks. Services in one direction of the Sengkang East loop resumed at 9.19pm. Services will continue in one direction for Sengkang East and West until the end of passenger service hours," said Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice president for corporate communications at SBS Transit. She added that the company is investigating the cause of the fault.

      Earlier, a few residents took to social media to report what they heard, with one Twitter user describing a "very loud thunder-like sound" and smoke coming from Bakau station. Some residents came out of their homes to check out the situation, thinking it was a collision.

      One commuter said there was no power and the train cabin was dark.

      Channel NewsAsia understands that the LRT train stopped in the middle of the track and about 20 commuters were evacuated.

      The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it deployed two fire engines, two fire bikes and two support vehicles to the scene. 

      - CNA/gs
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    • A train fault at Admiralty station caused delays for commuters taking the North-South Line (NSL) on Monday (Feb 13) morning.

      The delays affected the line's south-bound stretch from Jurong East to Ang Mo Kio stations, operator SMRT said in a tweet at 7.58am.

      It said to expect additional travel time of 20 minutes.

      Free regular bus services between Woodlands and Yishun stations were activated due to the fault.

      Normal service resumed around 30 minutes later at 8.25am, although SMRT said to expect trains to travel slower. 

      This comes less than a week after the NSL was hit by a signalling fault, which caused a train to be withdrawn from service, last Friday. 

      Commuters complained of slower and jerkier trains, and experienced additional travel time of up to 30 minutes.

    • SMRT suggests delays caused by faulty track circuits will go away once signalling system is upgraded next year http://str.sg/4emP 

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