Train commuters along the East West Line (EWL) experienced some short delays on Tuesday (29 January) morning.
No explanation was given by SMRT but a commuter post said possibly the delay was caused by platform screen door failure at Bugis Station (Westbound Platform), which resulted in bunching of trains between Lavender & Bugis station.
Aaron Tan posted a message on the TATA SMRT Facebook platform informing that EWL Westbound train announced train congestion ahead:
Aaron Tan wrote at 8:35am: “EWL west bound train announced train congestion ahead.”
And Syed M Daniel at 9:15am informed on the same platform that the delay was possibly caused by platform screen door failure at Bugis Station, 4 minutes additional traveling time between Lavender and Bugis was estimated:
Syed M Daniel wrote: “Members do take note that trains are dwelling longer than usual possibly due to platform screen door failure at Bugis Station (Westbound Platform). This results in bunching of trains between Lavender & Bugis station. Additional 4 minutes of traveling time between Lavender and Bugis.” He also shared a photo:
Thomas Young commented that announcing “train congestion ahead” was an “interesting way of saying delay”:
Thomas Yong wrote at 10:01am: “Interesting way of saying delay. Haha.”
On the Twitter platform, a passenger also posted that the EWL train was faltering between City Hall and Raffles Place:
@SMRT_Singapore What on earth is going on the east west line train moving a few feet then stopping hard..? City hall – raffles place
— Exiled Mar1n3r (@dxbct) January 29, 2019
No other information or complain afterwards on the social media pages; apparently the fault has been cleared.