No NEL service between Dhoby Ghaut & HarbourFront due to a power fault
Train services in both directions on the North East Line (NEL) have been hit by a power fault.
SBS Transit said no service is available between DhobyGhaut and HarbourFront stations.
Free shuttle buses are available at the affected stations.
Our news desk said signboards at HarbourFront indicated that service is expected to resume at about 4.30pm.
SBS Transit first alerted commuters via SMS at about 10am, saying there had been a delay of 15 minutes due to a power fault.
It said at about 10.30am that shuttle services were activated at designated bus stops to provide free bus rides.
In a statement at about 11am, SBS Transit said engineers have traced the power fault to wires in the Overhead Catenary System) in a section of the tunnel between Outram Park and HarbourFront.
To enable repair works to be conducted, train services were disrupted at 10.14am.
SBS Transit, which apologised to all affected commuters for the inconvenience caused, said it hopes to get the line up as quickly as possible.
The situation appears orderly at the stations in the late morning.
At HarbourFront Station, our news team saw signboards, which have been put up to inform commuters of the service disruption.
Announcements are also being made asking commuters to find alternative modes or to use the free bus bridging services.
SBS staff wearing vests with the words "Goodwill Ambassador" are also advising and directing commuters on where to go.
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