After 100-day-disruption-free celebration by Khaw two train disruptions hit systems

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NEL was hit by a train disruption on Thursday morning (Apr 21). (Photo: @J_OCELYNNNNN/Twitter)
 

“Maybe next time, Khaw Boon Wan shouldn’t jinx it by mentioning it.” – mrbrown

picture credit: mrbrown's Facebook
picture credit: mrbrown’s Facebook

After the proud announcement of Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan just two days ago that the North-South Line had cleared 100 days without disruptions, there were not one but two disruptions this morning.

Yo be fair, only the first only the first disruptions was on the North-South Line. The trains from Marina South Pier to Newton towards Jurong East were disrupted at 6.09am. rain service from Marina South Pier to Newton towards Jurong East resumed at 6.53am.

A spokesperson from SMRT said that the cause of the train fault is being investigated and that “a passenger train was activated to haul the faulty locomotive to Bishan Depot.”

The other disruption was on the North-East Line. At 11.11am, train services between Chinatown and Farrer Park stations in both directions stalled due to a fault at Dhoby Ghaut station. Service resumed only half-an-hour later.

SMRT runs the North-South Line, while the North-East Line is run by SBS Transit.