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Train fault on Circle Line causes delay of up to 30 minutes on Monday morning

Train fault on Circle Line causes delay of up to 30 minutes on Monday morning
SMRT tweeted train delays of up to 30 minutes on Monday (Sept 11) morning due to a train fault. Photo: Twitter/InaSawal
Published: 10:03 AM, September 11, 2017
Updated: 12:08 AM, September 12, 2017

SINGAPORE – Commuters travelling on the Circle Line during the morning rush hour experienced train delays of up to 30 minutes due to a train fault on Monday (Sept 11) morning.

At 9.25am, rail operator SMRT tweeted: “Pls add 15mins additional travelling time from #PayaLebar to #BuonaVista due to a train fault.” 

The delay extended to 30 minutes at 9.40am. 

SMRT said: “Pls add 30mins additional travelling time from #PayaLebar to #BuonaVista due to a train fault.”

Twitter user Zecline Lin was travelling to work on the circle line when her train stopped at Botanic Gardens at 9:07am. She said she was still "stuck at Marymount station" at 10:04am, adding that there were no bus services provided. 

Normal train services resumed about an hour later.

At 10:27am, SMRT updated commuters, saying "Train services are running normally now."

It added that free regular bridging bus services between Paya Lebar and Buona Vista stations are available till 10.30am.