Train service between Queenstown and Outram Park resumes; 2nd disruption following Circle Line signal fault

Train services were stopped between Queenstown and Outram Park stations on Wednesday (Nov 2) evening.
Train services were stopped between Queenstown and Outram Park stations on Wednesday (Nov 2) evening. ST PHOTO: ANNABETH LEOW
Train services were stopped between Queenstown and Outram Park stations on Wednesday (Nov 2) evening.
Train services were stopped between Queenstown and Outram Park stations on Wednesday (Nov 2) evening. ST PHOTO: IAN CHENG
Commuters wait at City Hall MRT after train services were stopped between Queenstown and Outram Park stations on Wednesday (Nov 2) evening.
Commuters wait at City Hall MRT after train services were stopped between Queenstown and Outram Park stations on Wednesday (Nov 2) evening. ST PHOTO: IAN CHENG

SINGAPORE - Even as rail operator SMRT struggles to deal with a mysterious glitch which affected the Circle Line in the morning on Wednesday (Nov 2), service on its East-West Line lapsed during the evening peak.

SMRT tweeted at around 5.45pm that there was no service between Queenstown and Outram Park stations because of a train fault at Tiong Bahru station.

It added that it expected to remove the stalled train at around 6.10pm.

Free regular bus services were made available between Queenstown and Outram Park, SMRT said in a separate tweet.

 

Train service resumed at about 6.20pm, after the stalled train was cleared out of the way. Trains were "progressively" returning to normal speed, SMRT said.

Free buses were available until 7pm. 

This was the second disruption to SMRT train services in a day.

An "intermittent" signal fault caused the disruption of train service from about 7.30am on Wednesday.

At around 9.10am, SMRT announced that there was no train service between Botanic Gardens and Marymount stations on the Circle Line in both directions.

The disruption later extended beyond Marymount to Serangoon station. Normal train service resumed at around 10.27am.