17 Oct '11, 2pm

Train delays affect thousands

SINGAPORE: Thousands of commuters on both the Circle Line and North-South Line were hit by separate train delays on Monday morning. A southbound train between the Ang Mo Kio and Bishan MRT stations experienced a fault around 10:30am, affecting some 5,600 passengers. Services were up and running 40 minutes later. But, while the faulty train was being hauled back to the depot, it delayed a northbound train travelling towards Ang Mo Kio for about an hour. Some 1,800 passengers were affected, but train services were restored after noon. Earlier in the day, a Circle Line train experienced a fault around 8:40am. It was heading from Labrador Park to Pasir Panjang station and had to be taken out of service. SMRT said it made announcements at stations to inform passengers and deployed staff at station platforms to guide those affected. It also ran free bus bridging services between...

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