Track fault near Bishan delays northbound evening commute

Some commuters took to Twitter to notify others about the peak hour delay.
Some commuters took to Twitter to notify others about the peak hour delay. PHOTO: SASMITO ADIBOWO/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - A track fault on the North-South Line near Bishan station held up the evening ride home for commuters heading north.

The fault struck during the evening peak period on Thursday, leading to longer waits along the line.

In a tweet at about 6.30pm, operator SMRT told commuters to expect an additional 10 minutes of travelling time from Marina Bay to Ang Mo Kio.

It raised the estimated additional travelling time to 15 minutes at about 7pm. Trains began running normally again at around 8.10pm.

Some commuters voiced their unhappiness over the peak hour delay on Twitter, saying the trains they were in were not moving at all.

Mr Eddy Tan said: "Please I just want to go home... can you just move the train at least slowly."

Ms Stephanie Chua said: "My cake is melting.... and the train is not moving at all".

 At about 8.25pm, SMRT tweeted normal services had resumed on the line.

The North-South Line was also hit by a delay in the morning, as a separate track fault added an additional 10 minutes to the train ride between Ang Mo Kio and Yishun stations.