Train fault delays journey on East-West Line between Pasir Ris and Aljunied

Train services had resumed by 7.52pm after nearly an hour. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Train service from Aljunied towards Pasir Ris on the East-West Line (EWL) was disrupted for close to 50 minutes on Tuesday evening (Sept 15).

SMRT said on its Twitter account at 7.08pm that owing to a train fault, train services between Aljunied and Pasir Ris would be delayed by 25 minutes.

It added that free regular bus services were available between Bugis and Pasir Ris MRT stations.

At 7.31pm, SMRT posted another tweet, saying train services were progressively returning to normal, and at 7.52pm tweeted that train services had resumed.

When contacted, SMRT said on Wednesday that a train fault occurred near Paya Lebar MRT station on the EWL towards Jurong East at around 6.45pm on Tuesday.

"The defective train was withdrawn to the depot for investigations. Free regular bus services were available between Pasir Ris and Bugis MRT stations in both directions," said an SMRT spokesman.

"In-train and station announcements were made to advise commuters to cater for additional train travel time of up to 25 minutes... we are sorry for the longer commutes."

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