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Train disruption 'likely caused by cable fault': SMRT

Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- PHOTO: RASYAD ABDUL RAHMAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN
Train services between Kranji and Yew Tee stations on the North-South line resumed at about 2.10pm on Saturday, almost two hours after a power fault was detected. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ERNEST TAN
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ERNEST TAN
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ERNEST TAN
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ERNEST TAN
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: LIM KEAT KENG
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: LIM KEAT KENG
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: LIM KEAT KENG
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: LIM KEAT KENG
At Woodlands: SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: LEE BING XIAN
At Woodlands: SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: LEE BING XIAN
At Choa Chu Kang. SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: IZZUL HAZIQ
At Choa Chu Kang. SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: IZZUL HAZIQ
SMRT staff were on site to guide commuters, who had to walk along the elevated tracks toward Kranji station on Saturday, after the train they were in was affected by a power fault. -- PHOTO: JOHNNY
SMRT staff were on site to guide commuters, who had to walk along the elevated tracks toward Kranji station on Saturday, after the train they were in was affected by a power fault. -- PHOTO: JOHNNY
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ERNEST TAN
SMRT has deployed free bus services to ferry passengers between Woodlands and Yew Tee train stations along the North-South line after it detected a track fault on Saturday. -- PHOTO: ERNEST TAN

A cable fault was what likely caused the train service disruptions along the North-South line on Saturday, said SMRT in an update posted on its Facebook page.

The rail operator had said earlier that "a loss in traction power" caused the disruption which occurred between Kranji and Yew Tee MRT stations at about 12.30pm.

Train service resumed at about 2:05pm, and interim free bus bridging services between Yew Tee and Woodlands MRT stations ceased at 2.54pm.

SMRT engineers are still conducting investigations, and "will rectify the issue after operation hours".