SINGAPORE - A Wednesday morning slowdown on MRT train service on the East-West line was caused by a door fault, said SMRT.
In response to queries, SMRT said technicians retrieved an earring and two beads that caused the door to jam at 8am on an east-bound train travelling from Joo Koon to Dover.
It added that trains travelled at slower speeds, and that passengers at Chinese Garden MRT station were asked to alight and told to board two additionally deployed trains instead.
Earlier, commuters had vented their frustration on social media, with a photo making the rounds purportedly showing a screen announcing an additional 10 minutes of travelling time between Joo Koon and Clementi stations on the East-West Line towards Pasir Ris. Others tweeted pictures of long queues at MRT stations. SMRT did not issue any reaction on its Facebook or Twitter pages.
— Uma Venkatraman (@uvr2002) January 14, 2015
How to not take taxi when 2 mrt train all full Zzz
— chelseatanyanqi (@vaeniceyanyan) January 14, 2015
At this rate that the mrt is moving,im gonna be late for work . Hahaha
— ..... (@MeidinaSya) January 14, 2015
Mrt got delayed according to my friends going to school now. Gonna take bus to school later.
— Syafiq Hamzah (@SyafiqVanbesar) January 14, 2015
What is this. When i decided to take mrt cos idw late for autocad n u tell me infront got train disruption...
— Dawn Tan Wen Hui (@SmilesDawn) January 14, 2015
MRT so pack and train break down and people pushing2.. Haiyo.. I hope am not late for my presentation
— NurAtikahLi (@RedekaLi) January 14, 2015
I think I walk to sch better lor!! The MRT took me 16 mins to reach chinese garden from boon lay :(((((
— tu es à moi (@HelmEtjiaxin) January 14, 2015