Si Bey Suei Lei.

It was barely a month ago that religious leaders blessed the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) ahead of the launch this month.

In fact, even Members of Parliament and Advisors to grassroots organisations currently held by the Workers’ Party were lapping it up.

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Unfortunately, the blessings came to nought on Sunday, 15 October, when an open house even for the DTL3 was thrown into disarray after a train fault led to services being disrupted.

SBS Transit, which runs the Downtown Line, said in a Facebook post at 1.05pm that there would be “no train service between DT1 Bukit Panjang and DT5 Beauty World Stations” due to a “train fault”. Free bus rides were available at designated bus stops near the affected stations.

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Based on various media reports, a track fault was announced in trains and commuters were requested to disembark at the Ubi station.

A post by SBS Transit at 1.21pm said that normal train services had resumed, including those on the DTL3 stretch of stations.

Guess the blessings did not work.

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