Train disruption along DTL on Wednesday morning

Crowds at Bukit Panjang Station / Photo: Simon Soh’s post on TATA SMRT Facebook

The Downtown Line (DTL) train service was disrupted this morning (6 March) due to signaling fault, according to a later statement tweeted by SBS Transit. The train delay occurred since about 8am until after 9am.

Information about the delay were posted on the TATA SMRT Facebook platform by commuters:

Simon Soh wrote at 8:09am: “DTL DOWN Bt Panjang Stn No service. No announcements. No bridging services. No way off the escalator. Please DETOUR.” He shared a photo:

El Lee commented to Simon Soh at 8:12am: “Beauty World station towards city very crowded.”

Simon Soh added at 8:18am: “Those travelling from Bt Pj towards town, 67 is regular and quite empty still.”

Chris Goh wrote at 8:24am: “Moving from BP. It stopped at Cashew for sometimes before moving off to Beauty World.”

Jeannie Tan informed that it was safe to travel from Tampines East to Macpherson:

Jeannie Tan wrote at 8:38am: “Safe to travel DTL from Tampines East to Macpherson, no problem.” ?

Another commuter added more information:

Hanisah Mohamed Husin wrote at 8:46am: “DTL having issues. Whoever stuck at the entrance of Newton DTL, can re-enter NSL again. Pls DO NOT tap in ur ezlink upon re-entering. Seek counter assistance. They will send out an email to all stations on the exit part.”

Some passengers informed and complained about the DTL train delay on the Twitter platform:

At 8:33am and 8:44am SBS Transit informed about the delay, stating signal fault as the cause:

And at 9:01 SBS Transit tweeted that the fault was rectified, train service was back to normal, free bus services were still available:

Finally, at 9:19am SBS Transit informed that the free bus services were stopped, DTL was back normal:

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