Updated: 01/23/2014 20:08

Trackside fault caused last night's disruption: SMRT



Trackside fault caused last night's disruption: SMRT

SMRT says the hour-long disruption of train service between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris Stations late last night was due to a trackside fault. 

It occured at 10.12pm after a train driver bypassed a signal point without authorisation. 

This caused safety measures to kick in and as a result, service was disrupted. 

SMRT says its engineers were deployed immediately to rectify the fault. 

About 180 passengers were re-routed to Simei station and another 200 passengers were re-routed to Expo station as a safety precaution. 

SMRT apologises to all passengers inconvenienced by the disruption to train services. 

Free bus bridging services were provided to assist passengers between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations. 

Train service resumed at 11.19pm. 

Investigations are currently underway. 

SMRT says it takes a serious view of any breach of operational protocols and disciplinary action will be taken as necessary.

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