Tag Archives: Track Circuit Fault

ANOTHER DELAY ON THE MRT EAST WEST LINE, TRACK FAULT BLAMED THIS TIME

SMRT reported that there is a delay in the train services between City Hall to Dover Station on the East West Line. At 8.32am, it tweeted that service would be delayed by 25 minutes. As of 9.14am, SMRT tweeted that the delay was still 25 minutes. This was revised to 20 minutes at 9.56am. This delay is blamed on a track circuit fault at Buona Vista station, which is an interchange for the East-West Line and the Circle Line. Train services at all stations are still available, but SMRT advised to add more minutes to the travelling time. SMRT are currently working to recover the service at normal levels.

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SMRT SAYS TRACK CIRCUIT FAULTS ARE THING OF THE PAST ONCE SIGNALLING SYSTEM RENEWED

The fault for today's MRT disruptions on the east west line and the north south line this morning was blamed on track circuit faults. Such faults, which are not the same as the more common track faults, arise because of ageing track circuits. In a statement by SMRT's vice-president for corporate information and communications Patrick Nathan, he said that the faults resulted in trains having to travel at a slower speed for commuter safety. But his most important statement came when he said "After we renew the signalling system, faulty track circuits will no longer cause prolonged delays for commuters."

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