Track signalling fault recurs on East-West Line on Tuesday morning

In a tweet at 5.49am, SMRT asked commuters to add 30 minutes train travel time between Changi Airport and Tanah Merah stations.
In a tweet at 5.49am, SMRT asked commuters to add 30 minutes train travel time between Changi Airport and Tanah Merah stations.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A track signalling fault led to delays on the East-West MRT Line on Tuesday morning (Jan 2) between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport stations.

The delay lasted more than three hours. The fault first occurred at 5.49am and was cleared at 7.17am. But it recurred at 7.53am.

Train services finally resumed at 9.02am.

In a tweet at 5.49am, train operator SMRT asked commuters to add 30 minutes' train travel time between Changi Airport and Tanah Merah stations.

Free regular bus services were available between the two stations, it added.

In an updated tweet at 6.13am, it said that service was expected to resume at 6.20am.

However, at 6.29am, it tweeted to ask commuters to add 20 minutes' travel time to their journey.

"We are working to recover service," SMRT added.

Expo is the only station between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport.

At 7.17am, SMRT said the fault had been cleared and service was progressively being resumed.

At 7.53am, SMRT again asked commuters to add 20 minutes' travel time as the fault had recurred.

In a tweet at 9.02am, SMRT said train services between the two stations have resumed.