Trains on Downtown Line delayed due to signalling fault at Bayfront

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
Commuters riding the Downtown Line train. (Yahoo file photo)
Commuters riding the Downtown Line train. (Yahoo file photo)

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect a joint statement made by the Land Transport Authority and SBS Transit at 4.11pm.

Train services on the Downtown Line (DTL) were delayed on Thursday (1 March) due to a signalling fault at Bayfront station, said the Land Transport Authority and SBS Transit in a joint statement.

As a result of the signalling fault, which affected services at around 6am, trains approaching Bayfront station in both directions had to be driven manually and at a lower speed.

As of 4.11pm on Thursday, trains are still travelling at lower speeds from Promenade to Bayfront stations, with additional travel times of up to 15 minutes to be expected over the stretch.

“The signalling system supplier Siemens is working closely with our engineering teams to restore normalcy at the affected stretch as soon as possible,” said the authorities.

They added that the fault had been isolated to the stretch running from Promenade to Bayfront stations in the direction of Expo by 7.30am.

However, due to “train bunching”, there were additional journey times of 15 minutes to half an hour starting from Bukit Panjang station.

(MAP: LTA)
(MAP: LTA)

Free bus rides have been made available at designated bus stops between Bugis and Chinatown stations.