Bus services were disrupted for a second successive day on Friday (30 November) and one of two lanes along Tiong Bahru Road was closed, as the Public Utilities Board (PUB) worked to fix a pipe leak at a bus stop near the Tiong Bahru Market.
A total of 10 bus services, heading in the direction of Tiong Bahru Plaza, have been diverted. At 6.24am on Thursday, SBS Transit sent out the following tweet:
Please be informed that Services 5, 16, 33, 63, 122, 123, 123M,195, 195A and 851 are diverted along Tiong Bahru Rd with three bus stops skipped (10141, 10151 and 10161) due to burst water pipe.
— SBS Transit (@SBSTransit_Ltd) November 28, 2018
Traffic marshals were seen at the bus stop near Block 55 Tiong Bahru Road, asking passengers heading toward Tiong Bahru Plaza to get down from their respective buses.
In response to queries from Yahoo News Singapore, PUB said that it received a report of a pipe leak along Tiong Bahru Road near Zion Road at about 2.45am on Thursday.
“The leak has been isolated. 1 out of 2 lanes along Tiong Bahru Road (towards Tiong Bahru Plaza) is currently closed to facilitate repair works. Water supply to customers is not affected,” said a PUB spokesperson.
“Repair works are expected to complete by 1 December. PUB is investigating the cause of the leak.”
SBS Transit spokesperson Tammy Tan told Yahoo News Singapore that posters with details of the service disruptions have been put up at the affected bus stop, which has been closed, to keep commuters updated.
“Our staff are also on site to provide assistance and have been directing commuters to alternative bus stops to get to their destinations. They will be stationed there until the end of bus operations for the affected bus services for today.”
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