Delays on East-West Line on Tuesday morning due to train fault

Commuters were told to expect an additional 10 minutes of travelling time on the East-West Line.
Commuters were told to expect an additional 10 minutes of travelling time on the East-West Line.PHOTO: CT BAYYA/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - Commuters on the East-West Line were told to expect an additional 10 minutes of travelling time during Tuesday (Sept 19) morning rush hour due to a train fault.

Information screens informed commuters that there was "longer travelling time on EWL due to train fault". This was between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations, in both directions.

Crowds were reported at several stations including Pasir Ris, Tampines and Simei, as commuters shared photos of packed platforms and cabins on social media.

As of 9.25am, SMRT has not posted any updates on its Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The Straits Times has contacted SMRT for more details.

This is just another incident in a string of delays and disruptions on the MRT system in recent weeks.

Last Friday (Sept 15) night, a signalling fault on the new signalling system led to delays on the North-South Line (NSL).

On Aug 17, the NSL was down during the evening peak hour due to a new signalling system fault near Ang Mo Kio station, and commuters were told to expect up to 40 minutes' additional travelling time.