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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.

https://twitter.com/Nicobcn2/status/928957371073814528

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

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

https://twitter.com/gnvcwh/status/928985054314872832

https://twitter.com/Oliverchoi89/status/928986941986447362

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

But complaints still flooded Twitter:

https://twitter.com/_ardianugraah/status/929002271194546177

https://twitter.com/_ardianugraah/status/929002960004071424

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

Tweets from commuters kept coming in:

https://twitter.com/nursh1fa/status/929005221220466688

https://twitter.com/cielru/status/929005317139996672

And was the bus service free?:

Again at 11:38pm SMRT informed:

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

https://twitter.com/icanhokeypokey/status/929014352866246656

https://twitter.com/icanhokeypokey/status/929014900663320576

https://twitter.com/WEIXUANNN/status/929001554681593858

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

https://twitter.com/kwzane/status/929029961008037888

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