Signaling faults hit both Circle Line and East-West Line on Wednesday morning rush hour

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This morning saw two separate signaling faults on two separate train lines with thousands of frustrated — yet resigned — commuters. Happy humpday, everyone!

Both the Circle Line and East-West Line (EWL) were hit by service delays during today’s morning rush hour, with commuters getting stuck in packed trains between stations for up to an hour. The first sign of trouble started at 6:28am, when SMRT tweeted (wow, it actually alerted people!) that a signal fault was causing trains to move slower between Botanic Gardens and Haw Par Villa stations on the Circle Line.

Commuters were told to expect a 20-minute delay, and free bus services were launched.

About two hours later, SMRT made the disheartening announcement that the EWL was also affected by a separate signaling fault. Train services between Jurong East and Joo Koon would be delayed for half an hour, and free bus services were launched as well.

The fault on the Circle Line was eventually cleared at 8:34am, but the stations remained packed with commuters.

As of 9:58am, the signaling fault still continues to dog train services on the EWL.

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