17 Oct '11, 4am

Commuters voice frustration at delays which affected two MRT lines this morning

SINGAPORE - Commuters were inconvenienced by two separate delays to MRT services along both the North-South Line and Circle Line this morning. Today deputy digital media editor Peter Yeo, who was on the southbound train at about 10.40am, said it took him 45 minutes to get from Yishun to Bishan MRT station - a journey of four stops which would normally have taken about 15 minutes. The delay was put down to a "train fault at Ang Mo Kio", he said. The southbound train services to Marine Bay were restored by 11.10am, according to an SMRT official. The frustration was evident when Today reporters went to Ang Mo Kio and Bishan MRT stations in the late morning. "I waited for 15 minutes on the platform, only to be informed that the train would be delayed for a further 25 minutes," one commuter, who asked not to be named, told Today. Said another visibly frustrated commuter, also r...

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