Friday, 28 Feb 2020

Signalling fault hits Circle Line for about 20 minutes on Friday morning

SINGAPORE – A signalling fault disrupted train services on the Circle Line on Friday morning for about 20 minutes.

The Straits Times understands that the fault occurred at Kent Ridge MRT station at about 7.40am. This caused slower train services between Holland Village and Labrador Park, resulting in additional travel time of around 10 minutes.

A commuter posted on Facebook at 7.52am to say that the train he was on was “stuck behind Botanic Gardens” station. At 7.58am, Mr Amos Ng said the train moved in the opposite direction.

The 18-year-old polytechnic student said his journey from Serangoon to Buona Vista, which would usually take him about half an hour, took more than an hour on Friday.

He observed that trains in both directions had stalled at one point.

The glitch caused a build-up of commuters at station platforms, and operator SMRT had to deploy additional trains after the glitch. The congestion started to ease from 8am.

Mr Ng said normal service resumed at around 8.30am.

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