Delays on North-South Line due to 'platform screen door fault': SMRT

SMRT Train (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

Commuters travelling on the North-South Line (NSL) during rush hour on Thursday evening (17 May) were hit with delays due to a “platform screen door fault”.

Rail operator SMRT first tweeted at 6.06pm on Thursday, alerting commuters to add 15 minutes to their travel time from Ang Mo Kio station to Dhoby Ghaut station towards Marina South Pier station due to the fault.

About 40 minutes later, SMRT tweeted to alert commuters to add 35 minutes to their travel time.

In its latest update at 6.46pm, SMRT added that free regular bus services were available between Novena and Marina South Pier stations with station staff on standby to assist.

At 7.12pm, SMRT again informed commuters to add 35 minutes to their travel time. Almost half an hour later, SMRT asked commuters to add 45 minutes to their travel time.


At 8.08pm, SMRT said that the platform screen door fault was cleared and that train services are progressively being restored. It asked commuters to add 25minutes of travel time.

SMRT had earlier on Thursday announced that five stations on the NSL will close earlier and open later on weekends from 1 June to 1 July to facilitate rail engineering and rectification work.

The affected MRT stations – from Admiralty to Yio Chu Kang – will close earlier at around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and open later at around 8am on Saturdays and Sundays.

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