No train services on North-South Line, parts of East-West Line due to signaling fault

Train services on the North-South Line were disrupted on the evening of 28 June 2017. Photo of service staff advising affected commuters at Orchard MRT station: Teng Yong Ping/Yahoo Singapore

UPDATE by SMRT at 7.17pm: Train services on the North-South Line have resumed

Train services on the North-South Line and parts of the East-West Line were disrupted during evening rush hour on Wednesday (28 June) due to a signaling fault.

There were no train services on the North-South Line and free regular bus services were available along the Line, train operator SMRT said in a tweet at 5.35pm.

Earlier, at 5.15pm, SMRT tweeted to say train services on the North-South Line would be delayed by 30 minutes. At 5.22pm, SMRT said there were no services between Tuas Link and Joo Koon stations on the East-West Line.

Commuters affected by the disruption on the North-South Line waiting for free bus services near Orchard MRT station on the evening of 28 June 2017. Photo: Teng Yong Ping/Yahoo Singapore

Train services on the North-South line were progressively returning to normal, SMRT said at 5.46pm, adding that commuters should factor 15 minutes of additional travel time. A minute later, SMRT said train services between Tuas Link and Gul Circle stations on the East-West Line were progressively returning to normal.

Train services between Joo Koon and Tuas Link stations have resumed, SMRT said at 5.56pm.

Services on the North-South Line were still affected after 6pm, with SMRT saying that there would be a delay of 30 minutes with free bus services available.