SINGAPORE: SMRT train services on the Circle Line experienced a service disruption on Thursday evening which stretched into early Friday morning.
On Thursday at around 10.26pm, train services were disrupted in both directions between Marina Bay and Paya Lebar, and between Paya Lebar and Dhoby Ghaut stations.
Train services between Harbourfront and Paya Lebar stations later resumed at around 11.20pm.
Later at 12.15am on Friday, train services between Stadium and Harbourfront stations, as well as those between Paya Lebar and Stadum stations resumed.
SMRT said train services between Dhoby Ghaut and Stadium, and Dhoby Ghaut and Marina Bay stations will not resume for the day.
Channel NewsAsia spoke to one commuter who was affected by the Circle Line breakdown.
Teo Chye Heng was taking the train on the East—West line from Changi Airport, and had meant to change to the Circle Line at Paya Lebar station.
He said: "(At almost 11pm,) there was no train and lots of people (were on the platform). And there was no announcement, nothing. Then we saw the information online, and we decided to take the bus. After what has happened during the past few disruptions, I think they should have done something to inform people, but there was nothing to let anyone know (of the situation)."
SMRT has advised the public to stay away from the affected stations, and added that passengers should seek alternative transport, including the free bus services on all SMRT and SBS Transit buses passing through designated bus boarding points at affected stations.
SMRT added that passengers who could not continue with their journey because of the disruption, or had to exit an SMRT train station without taking a trip but had their fares deducted, will be able to get a refund at the Passenger Service Centre in any of SMRT’s 83 stations within the next 14 days.
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