Track fault causes delays on North-South Line

Alerts from commuter groups said train announcements on the North-South Line had warned of journeys from Jurong East to Kranji taking five minutes longer than usual.
Alerts from commuter groups said train announcements on the North-South Line had warned of journeys from Jurong East to Kranji taking five minutes longer than usual.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM TATA SMRT/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A track fault near Yew Tee station caused delays on the North-South Line on Monday evening (July 8).

Alerts from commuter groups during the evening peak period said train announcements had warned of journeys from Jurong East to Kranji taking five minutes longer than usual.

Facebook user Alan Charles Yap, an administrator for disruption alert group Tata SMRT, posted a video clip at around 5.45pm of a train travelling at approximately half the speed from Yew Tee towards Kranji.

Mr Yap said the video was taken from the window of his flat.

In response to queries, SMRT spokesman Margaret Teo confirmed that the track fault near Yew Tee resulted in speed restrictions being imposed on trains travelling southbound from Yew Tee to Kranji MRT stations. 

"Trains along the affected sector were still moving albeit at a slower speed, and commuters were advised via in-train and station announcements to add five minutes of additional train travel time to their journeys," she said.