Downtown Line 2 has first major breakdown on Tuesday

A train fault held up services between Bukit Panjang and Sixth Ave stations at around 11am on May 3, 2016.
A train fault held up services between Bukit Panjang and Sixth Ave stations at around 11am on May 3, 2016.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The four-month-old Downtown Line 2 had its first major breakdown Tuesday (May 3) morning when a train inexplicably applied its emergency brakes.

The fault happened at 11am and took around half an hour to resolve.

Operator SBS Transit said at 6pm that it was still investigating why the emergency brakes were applied and why they could not be disengaged.

 

The affected train, which held up services between Bukit Panjang and Sixth Ave stations, was eventually removed.

The disruption caused SBS Transit to deploy buses to ferry affected commuters.