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Top MRT train delay reasons 

Tired of hearing the same old excuses…er…reasons for train delays? Annoyed by the lack of details in the announcements?

To make the trips more bearable  we invite you to contribute to the most creative delay reasons you can come up with to entertain the passengers ie. You!

Feel free to add the reasons you have heard that are not listed below and of course, your most innovative ones 😃

 Current overused reasons

‘Due to ________, the train will be delayed for a short while’

  1. system fault
  2. line fault
  3. congestion ahead
  4. train ahead in next station
  5. emergency button activated
  6. platform heavy passenger activity
  7. checks on the new signalling system
  8. re-signalling fault 
  9. Screen door fault

‘Due to signalling test/checks expect an additional X mins  to your travel time.’
‘The train has stopped here for a short while because the train ahead is still in the next station’

Suggested reasons (as credible as possible)

Due to _________, the train will be delayed for a short while’

  1. uneven tracks warped by the recent heat wave (technical and logical)
  2. scrambled signalling system caused by magnetic interference  from solar activity (outer worldly)
  3. unusual non-human manifestations up ahead (other worldly)
  4. unexpected air displacement (less vague and more technical)
  5. driver answering nature call
  6. the economic downturn
  7. too much friction from wheel to track contact because of overladen train
  8. irreconcilable differences between itself and the commuters

‘The train has stopped here for a short while because _________’

  1. if it doesn’t it will have to later anyway
  2. it is suffering an emotional breakdown
  3. it needs rest
  4. the driver needs rest
  5. an object ,living or non living, is lodged between doors 

Just relax and have a great day!


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