Service resumes after recurring train fault affected commuters between Jurong East and Joo Koon

The crowd at Boon Lay MRT at about 6:20pm on Feb 19, 2016.
The crowd at Boon Lay MRT at about 6:20pm on Feb 19, 2016.PHOTO: ALASTAIR TAN

SINGAPORE - Train service has resumed after a recurring train fault on the East-West Line affected commuters between Jurong East and Joo Koon MRT stations.

Service on both bounds has resumed, SMRT said on Twitter at 6.42pm on Friday (Feb 19).

Free shuttle bus and bus services between the affected stations ended at 7.47pm.

SMRT had tweeted at 5.43pm about a train fault that led to an estimated additional travelling time of 15 minutes. It added that free bus services were available at the affected stations.

At 6pm, it said that there was no train service between Jurong East and Joo Koon due to the train fault. Three minutes later, it tweeted that train service had resumed.

However, it said at 6.22pm: "Due to a recurring train fault, please expect 20 minutes additional traveling time from #JurongEast to #JooKoon."

Free bus and bus bridging services are still available, it added.

Commuters also took to Twitter to spread news about the delay.

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