Train delay on East-West Line due to signalling fault at Aljunied

Commuters were advised to "add 20min travel time between Pasir Ris and Outram Park", on Wednesday morning (Dec 14).
Commuters were advised to "add 20min travel time between Pasir Ris and Outram Park", on Wednesday morning (Dec 14).ST PHOTO: MELISSA LIN
Train services on the East-West line were delayed on Wednesday (Dec 14) morning.
Train services on the East-West line were delayed on Wednesday (Dec 14) morning.ST PHOTO: MELISSA LIN
Commuters at Paya Lebar MRT station on Wednesday morning (Dec 14).
Commuters at Paya Lebar MRT station on Wednesday morning (Dec 14).ST PHOTO: MELISSA LIN

SINGAPORE - Train services on the East-West Line were delayed on Wednesday (Dec 14) during the morning peak due to a signalling fault at Aljunied MRT Station.

SMRT in a tweet at 8.39am advised commuters to "add 20min travel time between Pasir Ris and Outram Park".

It added that "train services are still available", but advised commuters to refer to bus guides on its site for more details.

Commuters reacted angrily online, with some saying they had been stuck for longer than 20 minutes; others reacted in disbelief at the frequency of breakdowns.

Said Valerie O in response to SMRT's tweet: "The number of faults remains truly baffling".

Melissa Delilah tweeted that it had been "30 mins now..."

Netizens also took to SMRT's Facebook page to complain about the delay.

Facebook user Matthew Seah wrote that he was "freezing in the train" and "could not move anywhere else because the cabin is crowded".

SMRT said in an update at 9.02am that the fault had been cleared, with trains "progressively returning to normal speed". 

It advised commuters to add 10 minutes' travel time between Pasir Ris and Outram Park MRT stations.