90 minute-long track fault causes delays on Circle Line towards HarbourFront Station

File photo of HarbourFront MRT station.
File photo of HarbourFront MRT station. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Travellers on the Circle Line heading towards HarbourFront MRT station faced delays to their commutes due to a 90 minute-long track fault on Tuesday afternoon (Jan 29).

Train operator SMRT first announced in a tweet at 12.50pm that there was no train service between Telok Blangah and HarbourFront stations due to a track fault on the line.

It said that commuters could board the free regular bus services between Buona Vista and HarbourFront stations.

In an update at 1.30pm, SMRT said that engineers were working to rectify the fault. Commuters were also advised to add 15 minutes to their journeys towards HarbourFront.

SMRT added that there were train shuttle services at platform A between Labrador Park and HarbourFront stations.

In response to queries, Ms Margaret Teo, vice-president of corporate communications at SMRT, confirmed that there was no train service between Telok Blangah and HarbourFront stations due to a track fault which occurred at about 12.40pm.

The track fault was cleared and normal train service resumed at 2pm, Ms Teo said.

“We are sorry that this has affected your commute.”