Faulty Door Causes Signalling Problem on Downtown Line, Commuters Complain of 30 Mins Delay

A faulty platform door at the Botanic Gardens station is believed to have led to a signalling fault, causing delays of up to 30 minutes along the whole Downtown Line towards Chinatown station.

At 7.45am, SMRT sent a tweet informing commuters to expect a 10 minute delay in their travelling time.

Unfortunately, the wait proved longer.

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The DTL1 was opened in 2013 and DTL2 in 2015 respectively.

Since its inception, this is the train services’ second delay due to a faulty door.

The first problem took place in Oct 2016.

A loose bolt caused a platform screen door to dislodge from its frame and come into contact with the side of an approaching train.

As a result, commuters suffered a 2-hour delay.



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