Urgent works to replace a track point (which guides the direction of train travel) near Joo Koon Station began last night. Due to the short work window available each night, this typically takes two to three nights to complete and is normally planned to take place over a weekend to minimise the impact to commuters on weekdays. In this case, we decided to carry out this work outside of the weekend window due to its urgency and criticality. As the replacement works could not be fully completed last night, we have locked the point in one direction and, as such, only one platform at Joo Koon Station is operational today. As a result, commuters travelling from Jurong East to Joo Koon experienced longer journeys this morning. Our engineers will complete the replacement works and get the track point up and running after the end of service tonight. We are making the necessary train service arrangements to minimise congestion from Jurong East to Joo Koon this evening, and will deploy additional staff to assist commuters at stations.
We advise commuters to cater for additional travelling time from Jurong East to Joo Koon during the evening peak today. Updates will be available on our SMRT Twitter feed.
We apologise for the inconvenience.