East West Line suffers morning delay due to track point fault: SMRT

An MRT train in Singapore. (File photo: Reuters/Pablo Sanchez)
An MRT train in Singapore. (File photo: Reuters/Pablo Sanchez)

Update: SMRT announced at 1.35pm that the fault had been rectified and train service was returning to normal.

Train services on the East West Line were hit by another delay on Wednesday morning (19 September), the second such delay on that line in as many days.

SMRT announced on social media at about 7.10am that a track point fault had caused a 30-minute train delay between Jurong East and Clementi stations. Free bus services were deployed between Boon Lay and Queenstown, the transport operator said.

SMRT later said to expect a 40-minute delay between Boon Lay and Queenstown. It also later advised commuters heading to the city to take the North South Line instead, via Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio and Orchard.

Wednesday’s delay comes a day after the East West Line was hit by a delay that added 15 minutes of train travel time from Joo Koon to Jurong East. That delay, which was attributed to a platform screen door fault, was resolved in about half an hour.

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