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MRT service disruption due to track circuit failure

Commuters on the North-South MRT line experienced delays in their travel on Monday morning. In a Facebook post, train operator SMRT said this was because of a track circuit failure on the south-bound track between Jurong East and Kranji MRT stations.

SINGAPORE: Commuters on the North-South MRT line experienced delays in their travel on Monday morning.

In a Facebook post, train operator SMRT said this was because of a track circuit failure on the south-bound track between Jurong East and Kranji MRT stations.

In a post at 7.30am, SMRT said its engineers were deployed to investigate and rectify the fault.

SMRT said a track circuit is part of the rail signal system that sends information between the operations control centre and track network regarding train-related information such as train location.

Trains had to travel at slower speeds between Kranji and Yew Tee MRT stations for safety reasons.

In its update at 8.30am, SMRT said free bus services for Admiralty, Sembawang, Yishun and Khatib MRT stations were activated at 8.30am.

At 8.32am, the faulty track circuit had been repaired and normal train service resumed.

The free bus services between Admiralty and Ang Mo Kio stations ceased at about 9.30am. 

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