Mobile network in MRT Circle Line to be restored by noon on Saturday

A phone showing a no service signal at Buona Vista station on the Circle Line on Nov 4, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Mobile service on the Circle Line will resume from 11am on Saturday (Nov 5), and can be expected to be fully restored by noon, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday night.

Mobile service on the MRT line has been halted since Friday (Nov 4) morning as SMRT and LTA tested for the source of signal interference that has disrupted train service.

LTA said in a Facebook post: "The mobile network will be progressively restored within the CCL from 11am on Saturday and is expected to be fully up by noon.

"We thank commuters for their patience and understanding."

It added that the temporary suspension of mobile signals in the Circle Line was to fully investigate all possible causes of the interference.

"The information gathered will be studied. Both LTA and SMRT will continue their investigations," LTA said.

Telco M1 said on Facebook that mobile service will be progressively restored from 11am on Saturday.

Starhub said: "We will be restarting our mobile network equipment progressively for our customers between 11am and 12noon on Saturday, 5 November 2016. We thank our customers for their understanding."

Mobile services were also suspended on Thursday night, for more than an hour until about 10.30pm.

A signal interference had caused interrupting train service for three hours during the morning peak period on Wednesday. This was a repeat of a problem faced by the MRT line in August, when there were interruptions to train service for a week.

The interference vanished before its source could be traced.

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