SMRT trains delayed this morning again due to ‘train fault’ and ‘platform door fault’
Posted by temasektimes on April 16, 2012
Two days after a ‘train fault’ caused a MASSIVE train delay of more than 30 minutes along the East-West line between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris MRT stations, SMRT trains are delayed AGAIN this morning for between 10 to 20 minutes leading to some commuters to turn up late for school and work.
Kang Ming posted on Facebook that trains are being delayed at Tiong Bahru to Redhill and are traveling at slower speed due to ‘train fault’ while along the North-South line, the train was stuck between Yew Tee and Kranji for more than 15 minutes as a result of a ‘platform door fault’ at Kranji.
Over at Dover MRT station, a lady collapsed in the morning at car1127 at door A3 betw33een 8.03am and 8.10am causing a mild commotion.
One commuter Emerlyn Ho was stuck at Yishun MRT station and only managed to board the 5th train. Another student Sean Lim was late for the morning assembly and was punished with a Community Work Order. When he told his teachers he was late due to train delays, he was told to ‘come out earlier next time.’
Some other responses from commuters on Facebook:
“Yes. Yours Toothfully was stuck at Dhoby Ghaut. Platform was frighteningly crowded.” – Chan Joon Yee
“730-745 finally can get on board n when reach amk got chase off coz of train fault reach wrk 20mins late” – Shan Shan
“Tiong bahru to choa chu kang takes 15mins more..Green line twds joon koon go and stop.” – Raymond Chua
“Westbound train going at reduced speed since Tanjong Pagar” – Colin Yeo
As usual, there are no official announcements from SMRT or reports from the state media on the latest train delay and disruption in service to save the blushes of the authorities.