Train service disruption along NSL on Tuesday morning due to signaling fault at Bishan

It's been a while since the last train fault, except the brief breakdown on BPLRT last Saturday, but this morning (26 Jun) commuters were again affected by a train delay along the North South Line (NSL) due to a signal fault.

Although the delay along the NSL this morning occurred over a period of more than three hours, transport operator SMRT kept silent on its social media platforms.

The information of this morning delay started with posts on TATA SMRT Facebook group with a commuter sharing the announcement that she heard while being stuck on the train:

Wendy Tang wrote at 7:10am: "Due to a signaling fault at Bishan, expect 10 additional minutes of traveling time between Ang Mo Kio and Orchard. Been stuck on the train for around 5 minutes between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang before announcement was made."

Dolly Koh wrote at 7:36am: "Escalator and some gates are closed due to over crowding at Khatib MRT station."

Passengers also posted their information and complaints on Twitter:


Commuters questioned SMRT for the lack of update and information:


Other tweets about the train disruption kept coming on Twitter:


And at 10:18am a tweet informed that the East-West Line was also affected with slow train arrival:


While another tweet at 10:19am still informed the NSL delay and lack of SMRT social media announcement:


Another commuter's post on TATA SMRT also informed the slow train speed at 10:05am:

Jocelyn Tan wrote: "Train is super crowded & slower than a snail today."