Train fault between Bugis and Outram MRT stations cleared: SMRT

Commuters at Bugis MRT station on Aug 19, 2020.
Commuters at Bugis MRT station on Aug 19, 2020. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - A train fault held up the morning commute for passengers travelling along the East-West Line between Bugis and Outram stations on Wednesday (Aug 25).

The congestion in the city centre portion of the line is in the direction of Tuas.

Operator SMRT said at 7.20am that the delay was about 15 minutes, but commuters who were on affected trains tweeted in response that it was much longer, at closer to 30 minutes, and was affecting a longer stretch of the line.

At 7.46am, SMRT said service was progressively being restored.

When contacted at 10.44am, SMRT told The Straits Times that the fault has been cleared and it has no further update.