MRT commuters were certainly a frustrated bunch this morning (oh, tell us about it…)
At about 6.30am, SMRT informed commuters that an additional 45 minutes travelling time would be needed on the North-South Line between Marina South Pier and Sembawang.
The cause – signalling fault.
SMRT later advised commuters to take other MRT lines or other forms of transport if they were heading to the city.
The Downtown line was also hit.
SBS Transit informed commuters at 6.25am that there would be no service, also due to a signalling fault.
Downtown Line service resumed at 7am, but commuters were to expect additional waiting time.
Commuters travelling on the North-South Line during evening peak hour yesterday were hit by a 2-hour disruption, also due to signalling problems.
At about 6.15pm, SMRT warned commuters to expect an additional 20 minutes travelling time due to a fault with the new signalling problem near Ang Mo Kio.
The waiting time was later extended to 25 minutes, then 40 minutes at 7pm.
Normal train service resumed at 8.15pm.