Morning train delay on East West Line on Thursday

A minor train delay occurred this morning on the East West Line (EWL). It is said that the journey time between Bugis and Aljunied was extended, in the direction of Pasir Ris.

No official explanation was given by SMRT but there were a few posts of information and complaints from commuters on TATA SMRT Facebook and Twitter pages.

On Tata SMRT, Paul Lee informed commuters to expect an additional 5 minutes travel time from Bugis to Aljunied but Qian Ru added that at each station the train stopped at least 5 minutes. A usual 20 minutes to Raffles Place took 30 to 40 minutes:

Paul Lee wrote: East West Line – Train Fault
Bugis – Aljunied. Additional 5 minutes traveling time. Info from telegram app of land transport guru.

Qian Ru wrote: In train from bedok towards city. Each station is at least 5 mins stop. Usual 20 mins ride to raffles plc is now taking at least 30 to 40 mins.

A passengers also complained on Twitter:

And another tweet informed that the delay is not 5 minutes: