16 Nov '17, 10am

North East Line train breaks down at Clarke Quay

SINGAPORE – A train on the North East Line broke down at Clarke Quay station towards Punggol at 6.20pm Thursday (Nov 16), the latest in a string of rail faults this week. Operator SBS Transit pushed out a public alert that journey time will be extended by 10 minutes at 6.20pm, then sent out another tweet at 6.32pm that the additional time will be increased to 15 minutes. It is likely to be significantly longer because a 12-car push-out is underway. This is when another six-car train is used to push the crippled train out of the way so that normal service can resume. At 6.42pm, SBS Transit announced that there would be free buses available “at designated bus stops” between Outram Park and Farrer Park stations. Commuters reported crowds swelling at Serangoon interchange, among other stations. 16/11, 6.32pm: Due to a train fault at Clarke Quay stn twds Punggol, additional tra...

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