19 Dec '11, 9pm

A slow day on the tracks, as a faulty train and wet weather cause delays

SINGAPORE - When there was an announcement at the MRT stations yesterday evening of a train delay, many commuters simply assumed the worst: That train services were disrupted again. Many people sent out tweets to tell their friends that they were stuck on the trains while some who were waiting for the trains decided to take no chances and left the stations to take alternative transport. But the delay turned out to be short-lived, as services resumed soon after on a day when commuters had the unfamiliar experience of slower train rides, due to the rain and the temporary speed restriction imposed on certain stretches. According to an SMRT spokesperson, there was a nine-minute delay on the north-bound train service at Orchard MRT Station at 6.46pm yesterday. The delay occurred because a train had to be pulled out of service due to a signalling fault. Today understands that th...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111220-0000064/A-...

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