DTL2 suffers 1st major failure
THE four-month-old Downtown Line 2 had its first major breakdown yesterday morning when a train inexplicably applied its emergency brakes.
The fault happened at 11am and took around half an hour to resolve.
Operator SBS Transit said at 6pm that it was still investigating why the emergency brakes were applied and why they could not be disengaged.
The affected train, which held up services between Bukit Panjang and Sixth Avenue stations, was eventually removed.
The disruption caused SBS Transit to deploy buses to ferry affected commuters.