Train services resume between Serangoon and Punggol on North East Line after 3-hour disruption

MRT commuters were queueing for the bridging bus at Sengkang bus interchange, on March 28, 2021.
MRT commuters were queueing for the bridging bus at Sengkang bus interchange, on March 28, 2021.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
Bridging buses and free bus rides at designated bus stops have ceased.
Bridging buses and free bus rides at designated bus stops have ceased.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
SBS Transit said the fault occurred on the overhead catenary system which supplies power to the train.
SBS Transit said the fault occurred on the overhead catenary system which supplies power to the train.PHOTO: TOYASANGAPORE/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - Train services have resumed between Serangoon and Punggol MRT stations on the North East Line after a power fault caused disruption for about three hours on Sunday (March 28) morning.

Rail operator SBS Transit said in a tweet at 9.53am that while services had resumed, free regular and bridging buses at affected stations would continue until further notice.

In a subsequent tweet at 10.18am, it said that bridging buses and free bus rides at designated bus stops had ceased.

SBS Transit said the fault occurred on the overhead catenary system which supplies power to the train.

“A segment of it at the Buangkok station is damaged and our engineers are on site to repair it, which is expected to take up to three hours,” said the rail operator.

It added that the power fault occurred at about 7am on Sunday. SBS Transit apologised to all passengers for the inconvenience caused.

The disruption was first announced by SBS transit in a tweet at 7.18am. At 8.07am, it said train services were available between HarbourFront and Serangoon stations, while free bus rides were available between Serangoon and Punggol.


Free bus rides were available between Serangoon and Punggol. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO