Track fault causes delays on Circle Line on Friday morning
SINGAPORE – A track fault on the Circle Line (CCL) caused trains to run slower from Dhoby Ghaut to Promenade stations and from Marina Bay to Stadium stations on Friday morning.
Commuters are advised to factor in an additional 30 minutes of travelling time, transport operator SMRT said in a Facebook post at about 5am.
The delays were due to a crack on the rail track at the crossing between Promenade and Esplanade stations and between Promenade and Bayfront stations that was detected at about 2.20am, said SMRT in another Facebook post at around 6am.
Affected commuters can get an e-travel chit as proof of travel via this website smrttravelchit.sg, it said in a post at 8.45am on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).
Instead of the CCL, commuters are advised to take the North-South Line, East-West Line and Downtown Line.
Free regular bus services are available between Paya Lebar and Dhoby Ghaut stations, as well as the Marina Bay station.
Bridging bus services will be made available between Paya Lebar and Promenade stations.
In-train and station announcements will be made. Commuters are also advised to follow the official channels for updates.
SMRT said it will be carrying out a replacement of the rail crossing to restore the safe use of the tracks.
“As this involves detailed survey and the movement of heavy rails and equipment using engineering trains, normal train services will be affected at the affected stretch for the engineers to rectify the issue,” it said.
Cue. (2023m, September 29). Track fault causes delays on Circle Line on Friday morning. The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/track-fault-causes-delays-on-circle-line-on-friday-morning