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Singapore starts weekend with late night breakdown along East-West Line

After the many breakdowns during the morning and evening rush hours this week, SMRT is faced with a service disruption along its East West Line (EWL) that will continue past midnight.

Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) first informed of a delay at 9:53pm Friday (10 Nov) evening that due to a train fault, commuters are to add 30 minutes of travel time from Bugis to Queenstown station and noted that the fault is not linked to the new signalling project.

Followed by its usual tweet that free regular bus services is available between Bugis and Queenstown in both directions:

Though SMRT announced the delay at 9pm, commuters have tweeted about the slow down and delay since around 7pm on Friday.


There are also comments made on the North-South Line:

The late night delay didn’t go well for the tired commuters:



At 10:37pm, SMRT tweeted that the fault was cleared:

But complaints still flooded Twitter:



It turned out that the commuters were right, at 11:15pm SMRT tweeted again about the service disruption:

Tweets from commuters kept coming in:



And was the bus service free?:

Again at 11:38pm SMRT informed:

This was really a rather long night (and day):




Commuters tweeted to share their thoughts and complaints about the delay.


And again at 12:13am, SMRT updated that there was no train service from Bugis to Tanah Merah towards Pasir Ris: