SINGAPORE – Train services on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT lines were disrupted early Tuesday morning (Oct 1) as commuters headed to work and students to school.

SBS Transit, which operates both lines, announced in a tweet at 6.08am that both lines were down because of a system fault.

It provided free bridging and regular bus services to commuters affected by the disruption.

Train services on the Punggol LRT line resumed by about 7am, and on the Sengkang LRT line about an hour later. 

Some commuters were stuck in trains that had stopped between stations on the lines. 

Safety officer Mustafa Zainudin was travelling to work when the train he was in stopped between Renjong and Sengkang LRT stations. 

The 50-year-old told The Straits Times he had boarded the train at Renjong station at 5.35am, and finally alighted at Sengkang station at about 7.55am.

“The train was dark and we went for almost half an hour without air-conditioning,” said Mr Zainudin, who took leave from work and returned home since he was late. 

ST has contacted SBS Transit for comment.