Downtown Line service delayed due to signalling fault: SBS Transit

SINGAPORE - Train services on the Downtown Line was delayed for about 30 minutes on Wednesday (June 7) evening, due to a signalling fault. 

The delay affected passengers travelling in both directions on the DTL, said line operator SBS Transit in a tweet at 8.22pm. 

About half an hour later at 8.53pm, SBS Transit said in a tweet that service on the DTL had resumed.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, the operator said the signalling fault happened between King Albert Park and Sixth Avenue stations. 

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"This resulted in a train having to be driven at a slower speed which extended travel time by about 20 minutes for commuters," said senior vice-president of corporate communications, Ms Tammy Tan. 

Ms Tan added that normal train service resumed progressively from about 8.30pm. 

"We apologise to affected commuters for the inconvenience caused," she added. 

SBS Transit is investigating the cause of the fault, said Ms Tan.