Second train delay hits EWL commuters on Wednesday morning

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In a second train delay on Wednesday morning (15 November), commuters were advised to add 30 minutes travel time between Jurong East and Joo Koon on the East West Line (EWL) due to a train fault at Joo Koon.

The delay was announced by SMRT on Twitter at 8:25am. The announcement came two hours after SMRT announced there was a signal fault on the Circle Line at 6:29am.

The rail operator tweeted at 8:35am that free regular bus services were available between Jurong East and Tuas Link.

At 9:30am, SMRT tweeted that the train fault had extended to Queenstown, and that commuters should add 30 minutes travel time between Queenstown and Tuas Link.

Free regular bus services were also available between Paya Lebar and HarbourFront for those affected by the Circle Line signal fault.