Track fault near Paya Lebar causes delay on East-West Line on Thursday

An SMRT train travelling westtward from Eunos MRT station to Paya Lebar MRT station.
An SMRT train travelling westtward from Eunos MRT station to Paya Lebar MRT station.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Train service on the East-West Line was affected by a track fault on Thursday (Oct 6).

It occurred at around 9.30am, causing a delay between Outram Park and Eunos stations in the direction of Pasir Ris.

SMRT had first tweeted for commuters to expect an additional 10 minutes of travelling time between Outram Park and Eunos stations at 9.32am. 

This was revised to 15 minutes of additional travel time at 9.42am, before it was back to 10 minutes of additional travel time at 10.13am. 

SMRT also said it was working to recover service and that the track fault had occurred near Paya Lebar. 

As at 10.21am, train services had resumed normal operations.