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DTL and NSL affected by signalling fault on Friday morning

Commuters were met with yet another service breakdown on Friday morning (18 Aug) since the service disruption along North South Line during the Thursday evening rush hour.

At 6.29am, SMRT announced that commuters are to expect 30 minutes of additional travelling time between Sembawang and Marina South Pier stations due to a new signalling system fault near Ang Mo Kio. The same location where the signal fault responsible for yesterday’s service disruption allegedly occurred.

Even up till 8.30am, the fault has not been rectified and delays in service remained at 30 minutes.

According to commuters reflecting their experience with the train service, the disruption happened much earlier in the morning prior to the announcement by SMRT.

Apart from NSL, Downtown Line was also down on Friday morning. SBS Transit that runs DTL, posted on twitter at 6.25am, stating that there is no train service at DTL due to a signalling fault.

At 7.41am, SBS Transit announced that free bus rides and bridging bus services are activated to assist the affected commuters.

Subsequently at 8.01am, SBS Transit announced that train service is available at DTL but commuters need to cater for additional travelling time of 15 minutes.