2nd train delay on Friday – Evening disruption along the CCL

CCL Train disruption / Photo: Ho Jun Yi‎’s post on TATA SMRT Facebook

Another train disruption happened for the second time on Friday (15 March), this time in the evening along the Circle Line (CCL) – following this morning delays along the East West Line (EWL).

The commuters and Admin of TATA SMRT Facebook posted questions and information on the train delays:

Yongjian Koh wrote at 7:28pm: “Circle line (towards Dobhy Ghaut) is stopping at each station for 5 mins. It’s even stopping in between stations. Anyone knows what happened?”

Wayne Chew wrote at 7:31pm: “No train between Dhoby Ghaut/Marina Bay- stadium.”

Alan Charles Yap‎ [ADMIN] shared a link to SMRT’s tweet, he wrote at 7:31pm: “[CCL] Due to a signal fault, no trains service is available between #DhobyGhaut/#Marina Bay and #Stadium. Free regular bus is available between #DhobyGhaut/#Marina Bay and #PayaLebar.”

At 7:30pm SMRT tweeted its official announcement on the CCL delay, mentioning signal fault as the cause:

Alan Charles Yap‎ wrote again at 7:40pm: “DUE TO CIRCLE LINE SIGNAL FAULT BETWEEN CE2 MARINA BAY/CC1 DHOBY GHAUT AND CC6 STADIUM, THERE IS NO TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN THESE STATIONS

CE2 MARINA BAY (CCL AFFECTED)

CE1 BAYFRONT (CCL AFFECTED)

CC1 DHOBY GHAUT (CCL AFFECTED)

CC2 BRAS BASAH

CC3 ESPLANADE

CC4 PROMENADE (CCL AFFECTED)

CC5 NICOLL HIGHWAY

CC6 STADIIUM

FREE REGULAR BUS SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT BUS STOPS OUTSIDE THESE AFFECTED STATIONS.

LOOK OUT FOR THE ORANGE BLINKER LIGHT AS AN INDICATION FOR FREE RIDES. DO NOT PAY ANY FARE UPON BOARDING. THERE IS NO BUS BRIDGING ACTIVATED FOR NOW, SO PLEASE DO NOT WAIT FOR THE SHUTTLE BUS. UPDATES TO FOLLOW.

Sorry for the CAPS but due to the urgency of my announcement, have to do so.”

Ho Jun Yi shared a photo at 7:50pm:

Alan Charles Yap‎ [ADMIN] informed at 8:01pm: “Alternative bus connections:

CC1 Dhoby Ghaut – CE3 Esplanade/CC4 Promenade 36 106 162M 502 518 700A

CC1 Dhoby Ghaut – CE1 Bayfront 106 502 518

CC1 Dhoby Ghaut – CC5 Nicoll Highway 14 16

CE1 Dhoby Ghaut – CC6 Stadium 14 16 (alight along Nicoll Highway and cross the pedestrian overhead bridge leading to National Stadium, walking is required)

CE2 Marina Bay – CE1 Bayfront 97 106 133.”

On the Twitter platform a lot of disrupted passengers also posted their questions and complains:

chelly showed his distress by a GIF image:

And other passengers posted many tweets on the delay:

https://twitter.com/zappyzac/status/1106518695868657664

At 7:44pm SMRT posted another tweet, advising commuters to seek alternative transport:

Commuters reacted harshly to the SMRT tweet:

The passenger tweets still coming on the platform until after 8pm:

At 8:43pm SMRT informed the CCL train service has resumed, free regular bus & free bridging bus services were still available:

And at 9:03pm SMRT said the free regular bus & free bridging bus services have stopped:

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