Train fault on East-West Line causes delays on Friday morning

Crowds at Jurong East station after a train fault on the East-West Line caused delays on Friday morning.
Crowds at Jurong East station after a train fault on the East-West Line caused delays on Friday morning. PHOTO: @KINKONGKING/ TWITTER

SINGAPORE - A train fault that occurred on the East-West Line on Friday (Oct 21) morning at around 7am caused delays from Queenstown to Jurong East stations towards Joo Koon.

Services resumed more than an hour later at around 8.20am.  

SMRT tweeted about the delay at 7.01am, warning of an additional 20 minutes travel time required from Queenstown to Jurong East stations towards Joo Koon.

Around 15 minutes later, it announced that free bus services were available between Queenstown and Jurong East and that train services would resume at 7.30am.

At 7.31am, it tweeted to announce an additional 15 minutes travel time between the affected stations.

However, commuters complained of delays affecting other stations on the East-West Line.

At 7.44am, SMRT tweeted that the fault was cleared and that trains were "progressively returning to normal speed" and announced for commuters to allow for 10 minutes additional travel time along the affected stations.

At 8.23am, SMRT tweeted that services from Queenstown to Jurong East have resumed but the free regular buses are still available. 

For exam candidates who are affected by train delays, please refer to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board website for instructions.