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Updated: 02/16/2013 05:56 | By Channel NewsAsia

Eastbound MRT service delayed due to faulty train

Eastbound MRT service delayed due to faulty train


Eastbound MRT service delayed due to faulty train

SINGAPORE: Eastbound train service on the East—West Line was delayed due to a faulty train at Raffles Place station on Friday evening.

Rail operator SMRT said passengers were asked to alight, and the train was taken out of service.

To maintain service on the unaffected stretches of the East—West Line, some trains were turned around at Queenstown and Outram Park stations (eastbound), and Bugis (westbound).

SMRT said announcements were made in the affected stations and trains to inform passengers of the delay.

Callers to the MediaCorp hotline said the delay started at about 7pm.

Some of the areas mentioned include Raffles Place, Paya Lebar and City Hall.

One caller said it took her more than 50 minutes to get from Buona Vista to City Hall, when it usually takes about 15 minutes for that distance.

SMRT has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

— CNA/xq

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