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Disruption of BPLRT service on Friday whole afternoon due to damaged signal stop tape

There was no train service on Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transport (BPLRT) on Friday afternoon (12 Jan), due to a track fault, the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport said in a tweet at 2:45pm that day:

Commuters commented on the breakdown on the Twitter page:

Others posted their comments on a community Facebook page on transport disruption, TATA SMRT:

John Robert Lee: Track fault confirmed to be between Choa Chu Kang and South View on BPLRT. Engineers are now spotted on the track.

Chin Hon Chua: FYI. BPLRT down, SMRT announced at 2.35pm.

Zachary Sebastian: Just heard an announcement regarding BPLRT. No service on both directions, free bridging bus services available.

At 3:49pm SMRT informed on its Facebook that at about 1:45pm today, a signal stop tape near Keat Hong station was damaged by a BPLRT train. A signal stop tape is used to indicate where the train should stop accurately to the driverless train.

At 4:00pm the SMRT informed that the train service has not been restored yet:

At 6.04pm, SMRT reported that its inner loop for the LRT system between Bukit Panjang and Senja has resumed

At 6.30pm, SMRT then reports that service for the entire BPLRT system has resumed while the free regular and bridging bus service are still available.

At 7.00pm, SMRT reports that the free service for buses have ended.