All passengers in MRT train travelling south towards Dhoby Ghaut station were told to disembark at Newton station on November 1, 2007. This created a big crowd waiting for buses outside the station. SMRT said that an electrical cable along the track at Dhoby Ghaut station had short-circuited at 6.13pm, causing the disruption. Buses were brought in at 6.45pm to ferry commuters between the Newton and Marina Bay stations until trains started running again at 7.13pm.