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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.

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Related articles:

PHOTOS: Commuters packed like sardines at Ang Mo Kio and Yishun MRT stations

SMRT: 30 minute delay between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations due to ‘train fault’

SMRT train delayed again due to ‘congestion’ ahead

Lui Tuck Yew: 13 percent of bus drivers from China

Lui Tuck Yew: Some train disruptions are ‘unavoidable’

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5 Responses to “SMRT trains delayed this morning again due to ‘train fault’ and ‘platform door fault’”

  1. Ken Lee said

    Two bus companies will stop operations if govt did not inject public funds to buy more buses for them!
    SO IT IS TIME TO CHANGE THE BUS COMPANY THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING IN GOLD PIT TOO LONG!! AND TOO GREEDY FOR PEOPLES MONEY! PAP HAVE FEED THEM TOO LONG ALREADY BECOME LIKE WE OWN THEM MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PAP GOV CAN ANYTIME PUT A PUBLIC TENDER FOR THE SERVICES! SURE 1000000000000000% WILL HAVE AT LEASE 30 COMPANY WILL COME WRITE IN FOR THIS SERVICES! FUND ?? PAP CAN ALWAYS INJECT PUBLIC FUND IN IT!!!

  2. Bulls said

    Such incidents are so common, you have enough write a blog solely on that.

  3. diggpk said

    der kha da tapoos bacheya….


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  4. Yvon said

    A pitiful sight & plight!!!
    As the train has once again failed the commuters in Singapore this morning at JE…having no choice I joined the snake like long queue for taxis.. A young gal broke into tears coming to me as I’ve almost at the front of the queue.. “I got an exams!! There r no cabs !!!” taxi operators told her no cabs avail!!
    This is just 1 plight one will be when the trains failed!!!!

  5. Zhang said

    the train was delayed again this morning too…so packed….and commuters are bedok , tanah merah etc ( before the paya lebar interchange) all couldnt get in

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