Track fault at Clementi causes delays on East-West Line

A train moving towards Jurong East MRT station.
A train moving towards Jurong East MRT station.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A track fault that occurred on the East-West Line on Thursday (Jan 19) morning caused delays from Joo Koon to Clementi stations towards Pasir Ris.

Services resumed nearly two hours later at 9.28am.

SMRT first tweeted about the delay at 7.46am, warning of an additional 10 minutes travel time required from Joo Koon to Clementi stations towards Pasir Ris.

At 8.01am, SMRT sent an update that the track fault was at Clementi and the delay had been extended to 15 minutes. About 25 minutes later, it said to expect a delay of 20 minutes.

Commuters took to social media to complain about the delays.

At 9.27am, SMRT said the fault was cleared and that trains are progressively returning to normal speeds, though there was still a delay of 10 minutes.