DTL Platform at Bugis / photo source: Wikipedia

Delay on Downtown line on Tuesday evening due to signalling fault

The Down Town Line (DTL) experienced delays due to signalling fault at Tampines station on Tuesday evening.  Commuters were left wondering for an hour odd for the cause of delay as the SBS transit, did not announce the cause of the delay immediately.

A commuter, Daniel Lim tweeted at 6:34pm stating that the DTL stopped for a while:

Other tweets informed that the DTL train has been stuck at Bugis for the past 10 minutes at 6:47pm and also at Telok Ayer towards Expo at :708pm:

Other commuters also tweeted about the delay and their disappointments, but many thought that the DTL is operated by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT):

Julian Chow wrote in his tweets that the staff were clueless about the train delay and couldn’t give good information; However, Julian also thought that SMRT is the one responsible though he added that the staff were not to blame:

Other commuters directed their questions to SBS Transit, asking why the trains had long stops at each station:

Finally at 7:47pm a tweet from SBS Transit gave some info that the delay was caused by a signaling fault at DT32 Tampines Station:

And at 8:13pm, SBS informed that the normal service on DTL has resumed:

However, at 9:15pm a commuter tweeted that DTL at Upper Changi Station experienced delay: