18 Dec '11, 1am

Delays for commuters as morning routines affected by Sunday morning #SMRT service suspension

Delays for commuters as morning routines affected by Sunday morning #SMRT service suspension

Passengers on board the MRT shuttle bus outside Novena MRT station after services broke down again on Saturday morning. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN Confusion greeted both commuters and bus drivers this morning as train services in the East West and North South route were replaced by shuttle buses. At about 5.30am this morning, shuttle bus drivers at Pasir Ris MRT station deliberated with their supervisors for several minutes to confirm their routes. One driver was heard saying to another that he was not sure where he was going. Early morning commuters were no better off. There was a queue forming for people to ask SMRT staff for directions, just as another formed for those waiting for their shuttle bus rides. Ms Mae Canls, 24, was already nearly late for work when she joined the line at Paya Lebar station to head for Pasir Ris. 'I have to be at the restaurant in fifteen minut...

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