Thousands hit by delays on NEL due to 2 faults
Train journeys delayed by up to 50 minutes due to two glitches
Published on Aug 18, 2012 6:00 AM
Tens of thousands of commuters on the North-East Line (NEL) run by SBS Transit stewed on Friday as not one, but two glitches delayed journeys on the nine-year-old train line.
Journeys were delayed by up to 50 minutes. Commuters said they were peeved because they waited longer than what they were told the delays would take.
The first fault, a power supply problem, came at just past 7am. Because of this, SBS Transit shut down a section of the tunnel between HarbourFront and Outram Park stations.
Because HarbourFront is a terminal station, doing this gave the trains only one point at which to turn around, instead of the usual two, said SBS Transit.
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