Eastbound trains on the East-West MRT line skipped Dover station on Wednesday morning (July 3) because of a faulty platform screen door
Platform door fault at Dover station causes morning delay on East-West line Dover MRT station. Passengers had been advised to travel to Buona Vista station and reboard the westbound service back to Dover. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Eastbound trains on the East-West MRT line skipped Dover station on Wednesday morning (July 3) because of a faulty platform screen door.

Operator SMRT did not make a general public announcement, but station announcements were made.

Various online commuter communities flashed alerts from 8.50am. MRT Singapore Service Information tweeted: "All trains towards Pasir Ris are bypassing Dover, due to platform screen doors failure."

MRT Watch also said on Twitter: "Due to PSD (platform screen door) fault on Dover EB (eastbound) platform, all EWL eastbound services will not stop at Dover station for passenger activities.

"Passengers are advised to travel to Buona Vista station and reboard the westbound service back to Dover."

Earlier alerts said eastbound journeys would take 10 minutes longer.

At around 10.15am, the communities tweeted that the fault had been rectified.

The glitch follows one at Tuesday morning's peak hour involving a train fault on the East-West Line, and another on Monday involving a faulty train on the North-South Line.

SMRT spokesman Margaret Teo told The Straits Times later: “Due to a platform screen door fault at Dover station, in-train and station announcements were made to advise affected commuters to add 10 minutes to their train travel times. 

“Some trains bypassed Dover station to alleviate congestion on the eastbound line. Train service remained in operation. We are sorry to have affected your journey this morning.”