Track fault leads to slower train service on North-South Line

Track fault leads to slower train service on North-South Line

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SMRT personnel appear to be investigating a fault on the far right of the tracks at Bishan MRT station, where a train appears to have stalled. (Photo: Terence Ng)

SINGAPORE: Commuters travelling between Ang Mo Kio and Bishan MRT stations will experience slower train service due to a track fault.

In a twitter post on Wednesday morning (Oct 25), SMRT said due to a track fault, trains to city will travel slower between Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. Free bus and bridging bus services are available.

SMRT suggested that commuters can travel via Jurong East and take the East-West Line to the city.

It added in a Facebook post at 5.48am that its engineering teams were scheduled "to work on the affected part of the track after the morning peak".

"This is expected to cause congestion during the morning peak at stations from Yishun to Ang Mo Kio," SMRT said in the Facebook post. "We are sorry for the inconvenience caused."

In an update at 8.05am, SMRT advised commuters to add 10 minutes in train travel time from Yishun to Toa Payoh.

In another update on its Facebook page at 8.22am, SMRT said that a speed restriction had been imposed over a 150m stretch of track between Ang Mo Kio and Bishan stations, in the direction of the city, for safety reasons.

"Our engineers are monitoring the situation closely," SMRT said. Free bus and bridging bus services between Yishun and Toa Payoh are available, it added.

Mr Terence Ng, a commuter, said he saw a train stalled at Bishan station at about 7.15am. SMRT personnel appeared to be on the tracks. walking in the direction of a  packed, stalled train.

In another photo Mr Ng sent to Channel NewsAsia, the SMRT personnel can be seen investigating the track fault.

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SMRT personnel appear to be investigating the tracks at Bishan MRT station, where a train appears to have stalled. (Photo: Terence Ng)

Source: CNA/de

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