22 Sep, 04:13PM in sunny Singapore!

Trains Delay/Disruptions Updates

Subscribe to Trains Delay/Disruptions Updates 158 posts

Please Login or Signup to reply.
  • EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
    QX179R's Avatar
    81,878 posts since Feb '08
    • No train service on Bukit Panjang LRT due to train fault: SMRT

      SINGAPORE - There were no train services on the Bukit Panjang LRT on Saturday (Sept 9) morning due to a train fault, SMRT said.

      The transport operator announced this in a tweet at 11.12am, adding later that there were no services on both Service A and B.

      Commuters had been reporting no service from as early as 10am.

      Twitter user Kimmy said at 10.01 am that the Bukit Panjang LRT was not working.

      "Do not board," he wrote. "I wasted 77 cents going in and coming out of (the) same station just now."

      A commuter, who declined to be named, told The Straits Times that he was at Senja station at around 9.35am.

      "I was waiting for the train and around 9.45am, they started announcing that there was a train fault due to power failure. We were advised to go for alternative transport," he said.

      He said he waited for a bus instead and managed to reach Fajar around 10.30am, by which time train services were still unavailable.

      SMRT said in a tweet at 11.18am that free bridging buses were available.

       

       

      -- ST

      Edited by QX179R 11 Sep `17, 8:25PM
    • Originally posted by QX179R:

      No train service on Bukit Panjang LRT due to train fault: SMRT

      SINGAPORE - There were no train services on the Bukit Panjang LRT on Saturday (Sept 9) morning due to a train fault, SMRT said.

      The transport operator announced this in a tweet at 11.12am, adding later that there were no services on both Service A and B.

      Commuters had been reporting no service from as early as 10am.

      Twitter user Kimmy said at 10.01 am that the Bukit Panjang LRT was not working.

      "Do not board," he wrote. "I wasted 77 cents going in and coming out of (the) same station just now."

      A commuter, who declined to be named, told The Straits Times that he was at Senja station at around 9.35am.

      "I was waiting for the train and around 9.45am, they started announcing that there was a train fault due to power failure. We were advised to go for alternative transport," he said.

      He said he waited for a bus instead and managed to reach Fajar around 10.30am, by which time train services were still unavailable.

      SMRT said in a tweet at 11.18am that free bridging buses were available.

       

      -- ST

      Five-hour disruption on Bukit Panjang LRT line due to broken rail support brackets

      SINGAPORE: Train services along the entire Bukit Panjang LRT line were unavailable for about five hours on Saturday (Sep 9), after two trains stalled between Phoenix and Bukit Panjang stations.

      Transport operator SMRT first announced the disruption on Twitter at 11.12am. It was not until 4.25pm that it tweeted that normal service has resumed.

      Free bus bridging services were made available, said SMRT.

      According to SMRT, an LRT train had stalled between Phoenix and Bukit Panjang stations at 9.45am. The train was towed back to the depot but after service resumed, a second train stalled at the same location.

      "As this second train could not continue service, around 10 passengers were guided by staff safely to the nearest station," SMRT said.

      In its latest update, SMRT explained that the disruption was due to two broken rail support brackets "which affected the signal and ground rail between the two stations".

      "Engineers were deployed immediately to carry out rectification works which included the replacement of the rail support brackets, and signal and ground rail.

      "Concurrently, network-wide checks were carried out on all trains and tracks to ensure that the system was safe for operations, before full service resumed at 4.18pm," said SMRT.

      It apologised to commuters for the inconvenience caused, and said further investigations will be carried out to determine why the two rail support brackets failed.

       


      Source: CNA/dl

      Edited by QX179R 11 Sep `17, 8:25PM
  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    263,998 posts since Dec '99
    • Monday blues for commuters who were delayed by train fault on Circle Line http://bit.ly/2xYRo31 

    • Faulty train with emergency brakes applied disrupts Circle Line service for over an hour http://str.sg/4VXw 

    • 12/09 6.02pm: NEL svc is delayed due to a train fault at Boon Keng NE9. Additional travel time of abt 10 mins may be expected.

    • Faulty train on Circle Line affects thousands

      Emergency brakes applied for an unknown reason rendered a Circle Line train inoperable near Marymount station during the morning peak period yesterday.

      The Straits Times understands that the faulty train had to be pushed out of the way by another train.

      The episode - just two days after a track fault disrupted service on the Bukit Panjang LRT for some six hours last Saturday morning - affected thousands of commuters on their way to work and school.

      According to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, a number of N-level exams were held yesterday morning.

      Circle Line operator SMRT first tweeted about the fault at 9.25am, warning of journeys taking 15 minutes longer. Later, it revised this to 30 minutes.

      But National University of Singapore student J.R. Tan's journey from Bartley station to NUS took nearly an hour longer.

      After getting stuck in a train that was crawling and stopping, the second-year student got off at Botanic Gardens station and took a bus.

      The 22-year-old said she missed two-thirds of a lecture.

      "When the train stalled at Caldecott, they announced that it was going to be a five-minute delay. Then 30 minutes later, they said it was going to be a 30-minute delay.

      "If they had said 30 minutes from the start, I would have got off and taken the bus, and maybe made it in time for my lecture."

      Engineer Bismarck Chang was more fortunate.

      The 39-year-old was on his way from his Bedok home to work in Ang Mo Kio when the incident happened. He managed to get out at Tai Seng station and hailed a cab.

      Across the network, crowds packed station platforms. Past 10am, SMRT tweeted to say service was recovering gradually.

      As of 5pm yesterday, SMRT was unable to say what triggered the emergency braking.

       

      TNP

    • A fault on the new signling system along the North-South Line caused fresh delays on Friday (Sept 15) evening.

      Transport operator SMRT put out a tweet at 9.06pm, advising those commuting between the Marina South Pier and Toa Payoh stations to be prepared for delays of about 20 minutes. As of 9.43pm, the train services are progressively being restored.

      Some commuters had also claimed that they had been prevented from entering the platforms at Orchard station.

      The SMRT also tweeted that there will be free bus services between the two affected stations.

      This is the second time this week that commuters have been hit with a train breakdown.

      Earlier this week, commuters travelling on the Circle Line experienced train delays of up to 30 minutes during morning rush hour.

    • Crowds experience delays at Tampines and Pasir Ris MRT stations due to train fault http://bit.ly/2feZQXd 

Please Login or Signup to reply.