Updated: 07/23/2014 19:02

Train fault causes delay on North-South Line

Train fault causes delay on North-South Line

A train fault at Novena station caused a delay on the North-South Line this morning. 

In a tweet posted at about 9.10am, train operator SMRT said commuters will need an estimated 20 minutes additional travelling time from Toa Payoh to Newton station. 

Six minutes later, it posted another tweet advising of an additional 40 minutes travelling time for commuters. 

SMRT also tweeted that free bus services are available at Toa Payoh station towards Newton. 

When MediaCorp visited Toa Payoh station at 9.50am, train service had resumed, although there was some confusion over whether free bridging bus services were still available. 

The latest incident comes two days after the Land Transport Authority said it intends to fine SMRT and SBS Transit a total of $1.65 million for five separate incidents between October 2013 and May this year, which led to disruptions in service.

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