This morning as commuters on the North-South Line were making their way back to work and school after the Jubilee Weekend, train disruption took place along the North South Line between Choa Chu Kang MRT and Jurong East MRT station.
These delays were said to have occurred at about 7.30am.
There was no mention of the train disruption via the official social media platforms of SMRT despite being a requirement set out by the Land Transport Authority.
— Noris-Man (@dramaticallyme) August 10, 2015
Babi lah I confirm late for school. The train from just now stop. 8 mins already. Fix ur shit @SMRT_Singapore
— ❃ ėrfi goh ❃ (@_PRXNC3SS) August 10, 2015
Trains were travelling at a slow pace and commuters at Chua Chu Kang platform were one of the worst affected.
… trackfault say track fault la. Smrt you good. Purposely play the announcement so soft. ?
— jade's slave ♡ (@xpearlmetalgold) August 10, 2015
It appears that SMRT was mum not only on social media but on the ground too.
Must leave 2 hours to travel to school next time cos of how pathetic SMRT is, especially on exam days. ?
— Irwin Tan (@spotlight_boy) August 11, 2015
For many Secondary School students, today marked the first day of Prelims or Common Tests and the delays meant that some might not make it in time for their papers.
So National day over smrt can continue with their crap
— Muhammad Khairi (@kurlykhairi) August 10, 2015
3 hours later at around 10.40am, the North-East Line which is run by SBS Transit also experienced service disruption due to train fault.
NEL train was delayed just now , so I went to take bus and guess what ? The bus break down halfway ?
— Brands (@WoShiBrandon) August 11, 2015
Hoho train fault on NEL
— Siddiq Hassan ♫ (@DisQid) August 11, 2015
However, unlike SMRT, SBS Transit was quick to make an announcement and apologized for the delay too.