Singapore Mass rapid Transit (SMRT) has announced this early morning (23 December) that there was no train service between Outram Park and Aljunied on its East-West Line (EWL) due to a traction power fault near Bugis.
It said that free regular bus and free bridging bus services were available between Outram Park and Aljunied.
A moment later it said that the service has resumed.
SMRT also said that free bridging bus services have ceased. However, free regular bus service was still available.
A moment later it said that the free regular bus also had ceased.
Around an hour later after it said that the fault had cleared, at around 7.15am, SMRT then asked commuters to add 10 minutes travelling time from Tanah Merah to Eunos towards Joo Koon. However, it stated that train service was still available.
An hour later, it then said the fault was due to track fault at Eunos.
SMRT then said that they were working to recover service and still needed 10 minutes additional travelling time.
At around 10am, SMRT then said that the fault has cleared and the trains were progressively returning to normal speed from Tanah Merah to Eunos towards Joo Koon.
These delays meant that there were three delays along EWL in less than 24 hours. The first one occurred last night from Outram Park station to Eunos station towards Pasir Ris due to track fault and passengers were asked to add 15 minutes of additional travelling time.
Many of the commuters went to social media to express their disappointment. Many of them said that it was not only ten minutes delay as they got stuck at least 20 minutes. Some even said it was more than 40 minutes delay.