Delay in NEL due to signalling fault at Sengkang, service resumed after 40 minutes

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SINGAPORE — The North-East Line (NEL) was delayed for about 40 minutes during the evening rush hour on Wednesday (9 October) due to a signalling fault at Sengkang station, said SBS Transit.

The transport operator announced the fault at 7.50pm via its official Twitter channel. “Additional travel time about 10 minutes may be expected. We are sorry,” it added.

About 15 minutes later, it called for commuters to expect an additional travel time of about 20 minutes. At 8.14pm, it said that free regular buses services were available between Buangkok and Punggol stations.

At about 8.30pm, the transport operator said the service on the NEL has resumed.

“Additional travel time up to 10 minutes may be expected as we are regulating the trains,” SBS Transit added. “Free bus rides have ceased. We are sorry.”

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