Commuters waiting for bus services in the rain / Photo: Mark-Zuckervurg’s post on Twitter

Train service was disrupted along the Circle Line (CCL)  on Saturday evening due to signaling fault, starting with trains being stuck between Tai Seng – Mac Pherson stations, and Paya Lebar – Dakota stations.

About 6pm tweets from affected and worried passengers started to post questions about their stalled trains on the social media platform:

At 6:21pm SMRT officially informed that due to signaling fault there was no train service between Tai Seng and Mac Pherson in both directions; free regular bus services were offered:

And at 6:35pm SMRT also tweeted there was no train service between Tai Seng and Mountbatten on both bounds, free bus regular services were available between Bartley and Stadium:

Not long after, TYH complained why trains not serving the affected stations were also not moving; and Mark Zuckervurg explained it was a domino effect:

Other commuters complained about the announcement on the trains – or the lack of useful information:

And Mark Zuckervurg posted some photos of crowds caused by the breakdown outside the station:

At 6:52pm SMRT informed that train service was already available between Tai Seng and Mountbatten, while additional time between Stadium and Bartley was expected:

But Mark Zuckervurg questioned the promised free bus services, while Eiram tweeted that the buses (drivers) were not informed about it:

At 7:02pm and 7:13pm SMRT repeated that the CCL train service between Tai Seng and Mountbatten has resumed, stating that additional 5 minutes travel time between Stadium and  Bartley was expected and that free regular bus services were still available between Stadium and  Bartley till 7:30pm:

Michelle Hiew explained the reasons of confused information at Tai Seng:

And Shahron expressed dissatisfaction with a tweeted photo:

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