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Train services on Circle Line delayed due to signal fault

Train services on the Circle Line were disrupted on Thursday morning, with commuters from Paya Lebar to Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations experiencing delays, in the third slowdown this week.

SINGAPORE: Train services on the Circle Line were disrupted on Thursday morning, with commuters from Paya Lebar to Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations experiencing delays.

SMRT attributed the delays to a signal fault, as it informed commuters via its Twitter feed to add an estimated 20 minutes of extra travel time.

SMRT director for Media and Marketing Communications Alina Boey said additional trains were deployed to "minimise inconvenience to our commuters".

"Train services were affected between 6am to 9am this morning on the Circle Line, as a signal connector between Mountbatten to Stadium MRT stations was found to be defective.

"Passengers were asked to provision an additional 20 minutes of travel time.

"Trains were run at slower speeds as SMRT engineers repaired the connector to rectify the fault," she said in a statement on Thursday.

A signal connector transmits information from the train to the station. 

Thursday morning's slowdown was the third this week.

On Tuesday night, a track fault slowed down services on the North-South Line, affecting commuters from Ang Mo Kio to Marina Bay MRT stations.

On Monday morning, train service along the North-South Line was similarly disrupted due to a "track circuit failure" between Yew Tee and Kranji MRT stations. 

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