Yet another disruption in train service took place along the North-South Line (NSL) on Wednesday evening (3 Jan 2018) due to a train being withdrawn at Jurong East MRT station.
No announcement was made by transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) but a tweet from R Z Z who was stuck at Jurong East MRT station (Platform A) at 6:39pm, shared that a train towards Marina South Pier, was withdrawn during peak hour.
Currently stuck at Jurong East Platform A because SMRT decided to withdraw a train towards Marina South Pier during peak hour. Best of all, the "Do Not Board" train is not moving out for the past 10 minutes and no announcement is being made. #smrtsg #smrtbreakdown
— R Z Z (@wanbarthez) January 3, 2018
Other commuters also confirmed the disruption caused by the faulty train.
What is that stupid train doing at Platform A @ Jurong East?? SMRT is getting from worse to worst!! 😠😠😠
— Chitra Ram (@Chitra_2012) January 3, 2018
@SMRT_Singapore why there is a train stuck at Platform A at Jurong East MRT!
— KongMingZhuge (@MichaelZhuge) January 3, 2018
The train which was being withdrawn, seemed to have caused a cascading effect which saw delays along NSL.
What’s wrong with redline. 1000’s waiting at Bishan station pic.twitter.com/NRn287sb7X
— Sumit Haldar (@sumithaldar) January 3, 2018
An announcement was made on trains but the exact reason for the fault was not made clear:
SMRT is such a bitch! 😂 “train will not stop at the station exactly due to a fault. If you are affected, take another train at the next stop” HAHAH
— Chip Skylark (@Ashxmathers) January 3, 2018