The train service along Circle Line (CCL) was disrupted this morning (20 Jul), despite an early announcement from SMRT that the problem that affected the line since late evening yesterday has been cleared.
At 4:22am SMRT informed on its Twitter platform that the signaling fault that started since around 11pm yesterday has been cleared and the normal service was expected this morning:
[CCL] CLEARED: We will begin train service at our normal operating hours this morning.
— SMRT Corporation (@SMRT_Singapore) July 19, 2018
Several commuters reacted positively to the SMRT's clarification post on Twitter:
That's good to know!
— Singlish Tees (@SinglishT) July 19, 2018
— mmtauhid (@todyfairtex) July 19, 2018
However, the reality on the field did not meet the commuters' expectation, the CCL was still experiencing problems this morning and the train services were still delayed.
Commuters tweeted their information and complaints:
— ケイコウ (@kkyz13) July 20, 2018
"This train has stopped here for a short while..." Screw SMRT, late alr still stop somemore
— AlvinTtL (@L_Vinatozaki) July 20, 2018
Ilya reported a strange fault observed on the train signboard that after leaving each station, the train that he was in, shows Nicoll Highway as the next stop with the audio announcement doing the same thing:
— Ilya (@noctivagator) July 20, 2018
Another commuter posted the photo of the scene this morning at Serangoon MRT station.
didn’t know u guys are such a liar, this is at serangoon this morning and u call this cleared?? pic.twitter.com/M4KJ7mCCEZ
— Anna (@woahwhatisthis) July 20, 2018
And this morning a commuter also posted photos on TATA SMRT Facebook platform:
Na Ting Wong wrote at 8:54am: "Serangoon circle line."
Delon Chew commented to Na Ting Wong's post; he wrote: "7.30am this morning, the queues on both sides stretched to the other side. Very messy."
There was no further official information posted by the SMRT on this CCL service delays.