No train service along entire Thomson-East Coast Line due to signalling fault, says SMRT

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SINGAPORE: Train services along the entire Thomson-East Coast Line have been disrupted due to a signalling fault, said SMRT in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Jul 6).

“There is currently no service in both directions,” it said, adding that the disruption started at around 8.05am.

Six trains stalled and commuters on board got off safely at their nearest stations, said the transport operator. 

“There was full lighting and ventilation in the stalled train while the commuters were on-board,” said SMRT, adding that engineers have been deployed to fix the issue.

Free regular and bridging bus services have been activated. In a tweet, SMRT advised passengers to travel along the North-South and Circle lines.

“Additional staff have been deployed to assist with crowd management. We are sorry to have affected commuters’ peak-hour journeys,” said SMRT.

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