Commuters took two hours to get home as NEL service disruption this evening causes massive peak-hour crowding

Yahoo! News Singapore, 19 Jun 2013

As Singapore fights a thickening haze, train service on the North East Line (NEL) was disrupted across about half of its stations Wednesday evening, causing massive peak-hour crowding.
Transport operator SBS Transit sent out alerts from about 6:45pm, initially informing commuters of up to 30-minute delays due to a train fault. These were later updated to a partial disruption in train service between Woodleigh and Punggol stations, with shuttle buses activated and existing bus services plying affected stations running for free.
Massive crowding at Outram Park and Serangoon stations were reported from about 7:15pm onwards, with shuttle buses appearing to be insufficient to stem the flow of passengers exiting stalled trains.
One commuter, Yusuf Abdol Hamid, told Yahoo! Singapore he took nearly two hours to travel home from his office near Outram Park station. Full story

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