Train fault causes delays on Circle Line on Monday morning

The crowd at Bishan MRT station on the Circle Line on Monday (Sept 11) morning.
The crowd at Bishan MRT station on the Circle Line on Monday (Sept 11) morning. PHOTO: @POHLIM/TWITTER
Commuters were affected by a train fault that caused delays on the Circle Line (CCL) on Monday (Sept 11) morning.
Commuters were affected by a train fault that caused delays on the Circle Line (CCL) on Monday (Sept 11) morning.PHOTO: @JOYFULTYH/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - Commuters were affected by a train fault that caused delays on the Circle Line (CCL) on Monday (Sept 11) morning.

SMRT, which operates the CCL, first tweeted about the fault at 9.25am.

It warned commuters to expect an additional 15 minutes of travel time from Paya Lebar to Buona Vista stations. This was later revised to 30 minutes. 

Free regular bus services were also made available.

Normal train service resumed at around 10.27am. 

On social media, commuters complained of packed train platforms at stations along the line.