Track circuit, power faults cause more delays on Singapore’s lines
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SINGAPORE, July 25 — Commuters travelling to work on the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) experienced delays due to an intermittent power fault and a track circuit fault this morning.
In a tweet at 7:26am, SMRT said trains will be running at longer intervals due to the power fault and told commuters to expect the stations to be crowded.
In a separate tweet at around 8:50am, the rail operator said that there was a track circuit fault at Commonwealth station.
Some commuters have reported long queues at Lakeside and Pioneer MRT stations.
One commuter, Jaslyn Teo, said in a tweet that she had to miss two trains before being able to board the third train.
The power fault was still not resolved an hour after it was first reported.
A power fault last occurred on July 12, causing blackouts at several stations and halted train services on the NSEWL.
SMRT later attributed the July 12 service disruption to a traction power trip. — TODAY