30 Apr '12, 4am

Commuters affected by yet another delay on East-West line

Rush-hour commuters again faced another of a string of disruptions and delays this morning because of a train fault on the East-West line. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING Rush-hour commuters again faced another of a string of disruptions and delays this morning because of a train fault on the East-West line. The delay, of nearly half an hour, was made worse by wet weather conditions, which forced MRT trains to run at a lower speed because of slippery track conditions on elevated parts of the network. There were no details yet on what caused the latest train fault, but the recent ones were traced to the malfunctioning pneumatic system. The system operates the train doors, brakes as well ensure the carriages are on the same level as the platform. Because of safety, such a malfunction will activate the mechanical parking brakes. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered b...

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