Photo: Jeffery Tan Jian Wei’s post on TATA SMRT Facebook

Service disruption along NSL on Wednesday morning and afternoon

After the train delay along EWL yesterday, another round of service disruption occurred Wednesday (14 Mar) morning and afternoon along the North South Line (NSL).

The transport operator, Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT) made no official announcement regarding the delay despite the Land Transport Authority’s requirement that train operators must informed commuters of any delay exceeding 10 minutes through mainstream and social media.

Alvin Lee informed on the slow train speed between Toa Payoh to Novena towards Marina South Pier in the morning on TATA SMRT Facebook:

Alvin Lee 8 hrs:

Take note, train travelling in slower speed between Toa Payoh to Novena towards Marina South Pier.

Another commuter, Jeffrey Tan confirmed the information on his post in the same Facebook, updating that SMRT Staff said that a train had to go back to Depot following another train failed earlier that also had to be moved to Depot:

Jeffery Tan Jian Wei5 hrs:

Train failure at Bartley towards Dhoby Ghaut/Marina Bay all passengers asked to alight from train. HAPPENING NOW!
Update: SMRT People tell one of the angry passenger that this train is going back to Depot. Appearantly another train failed earlier and also require to be moved back to Depot.

And this afternoon another train disruption happened again along the NSL, this time caused by signaling fault, according to other commuters’ post on TATA SMRT Facebook:

Ong Weijian 26 mins:

14/3/2018 @ 1530h Entire North South Line delay due to Signalling fault

Dante Yuxuan 27 mins:

Nsl signalling fault announcement playing at Bishan NSL

Passengers also complained about the delay with no announcement on Twitter:

Alex Ong tweeted that the train stopped at Bishan Station but did not open its doors before moving off; he also has notified the SMRT Staff at Somerset Station:

Other commuters tweeted complains about the poor services, including the lack of air conditioning: