LTA probes 7-hour disruption on Downtown Line

The Downtown Line disruption on Wednesday (May 3) affected at least 10,000 commuters between start of service and lunch time, and was traced to faulty doors at the Botanic Gardens station.
The Downtown Line disruption on Wednesday (May 3) affected at least 10,000 commuters between start of service and lunch time, and was traced to faulty doors at the Botanic Gardens station. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority is investigating Wednesday's 7-hour disruption on the Downtown Line - the longest on Singapore's newest MRT line.

Meanwhile, one door remains inoperable on Thursday, some 30 hours after the malfunction was detected.

The incident, which affected at least 10,000 commuters between start of service and lunch time, was traced to faulty doors at the Botanic Gardens station.


A faulty door at Botanic Gardens station remains barricaded on May 4, 2017. ST PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER TAN

 

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education is checking if any students were late for examinations as a result of the incident.

The malfunctioning doors, believed to have been caused by a short circuit, were the third door-related fault on the Downtown Line in the past seven months.

 

The doors were supplied by Faiveley Transport of France, which refused to comment on the repeated incidents regarding its doors.