Train delays experienced along North South Line early on Wednesday morning

Massive crowd going to Joo Koon / Photo: Steven Chua Her Leng's post on TATA SMRT Facebook

A train service disruption happened again this Wednesday morning  (7 Feb) along the North South Line (NSL).

Around 6am, twitter user, Chace Foo informed about the train delay at Jurong East on Twitter:

Other commuters also posted complains on the tardiness of the train services:

At 7:14am the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) tweeted its announcement mentioning a signalling fault as the cause of the delay, and asked for 15 minutes additional travel time from Ang Mo Kio to Raffles Place towards Marina South Pier.

TATA SMRT Facebook, a community group to monitor train service disruption had commuters posting information on the delay since early in the morning:

ตาล แก่งฮัว, 5:50am:

Something wrong with mrt again at Sembawang Station towards jurong east

Steven Chua Her Leng, 6:25am:

Massive crowd going to Joo Koon. All because it’s not a good day to go to work.

Photo: Steven Chua Her Leng’s post on TATA SMRT FB
Charlene Liu, 8:14am:

Just heard announcement. Train fault near raffles place, additional 15mins from amk to raffles place

Jin Lian, 8:57am:

I was in the train at 7 am. It is ok only when reach orchard then announce track fault will be delayed and extra 5 mins travelling time!


At 8:46am and 9:18am SMRT tweeted that the (signaling) fault was cleared:

Joel See tweeted an appreciation to the SMRT:

Another commuter did not hold the same appreciation as Joel.  Keen Mak tweeted that the additional time as claimed by SMRT was not true:

And at 10:04 SMRT again tweeted to ask 5 minutes additional train travel time, this time due to ‘track improvement work’:

John Robert Lee complained to the second train delay on TATA SMRT Facebook:

John Robert Lee, 9:13:

This is ridiculous! Now track improvements works after signal fault. Extra 5 mins between AMK and Raffles Pl.

Finally at 10:38 SMRT informed the fault was again cleared, that the train service from Ang Mo Kio to Raffles Place returned to normal:

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