Photo: Twitter post of TWT

Service disruption along DTL due to train fault on Friday morning

This morning (23 Feb), service disruption occurred along the Downtown Line (DTL). The transport operator, SBS Transit said the cause was due to a train fault.

Commuters started to post tweets about the train delay before 8am; some of them still thought that the DTL is operated by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT):


At 7:48am Mohammad Taufik informed that announcement was made at Bedok North DTL Station, trains have not moved for 10 minutes in both directions:

Yun said her train was delayed for more than 20 minutes and she was late for school:

At 7:54am SBS Transit tweeted an official announcement that the DTL services towards Expo Station was delayed up to 20 minutes due to train fault:

Commuters also posted their comments and information on TATA SMRT Facebook:

Cherlek Toh 1 hr:
DTL MacPherson Station train fault. Waiting ….
Jermyn Wee 1 hr:

Downtownline moving again. Not sure for how long.

Yong Jian Rong 1 hr:
20min delay on the Downtown Line towards Expo, seek alternative transport using other lines.
At 7:58am SBS Transit informed that the DTL services has returned to normal: