How the Twittersphere reacted to Tuesday's train breakdown

Many vented and fumed - and some let off steam by tweeting with a heavy dose of dry wit.

Many commuters affected by Tuesday's (July 7) train breakdown, which lasted more than two hours, took to Twittersphere to share updates or vent their frustration, spawning a trending hashtag - #ThingsIDidWhenMRTWasDown.

PUBLISHED: JULY 8, 2015 | STRAITS TIMES GRAPHIC

0 300 600 900 1,200 1,500 tweets and retweet 6:00pm 12:00am JULY 8 JULY 7 6:00am 12:00pm 6pm: More than 20 counts of power trips occur across SMRT’s rail network 6.52pm: 5 trains stall between stations 7.06pm: SMRT decides shut down the NSEWL lines after detraining passengers at station plat - forms 7.28pm: Free bus services activated, but large swell of crowds prevent many from getting on - board 7.34pm: SMRT begins investigations 9.20pm: East-West line resumes at lower speeds 10.35pm: North-South line resumes at lower speeds 6pm: More than 20 counts of power trips occur across SMRT’s rail network 6.52pm: 5 trains stall between stations 7.06pm: SMRT decides shut down the NSEWL lines after detraining passengers at station platforms 7.28pm: Free bus services activated, but large swell of crowds prevent many from getting onboard 7.34pm: SMRT begins investigations 9.20pm: East-West line resumes at lower speeds 10.35pm: North-South line resumes at lower speeds
0 300 600 900 1,200 1,500 tweets and retweet 6:00pm 12:00am JULY 8 JULY 7 6:00am 12:00pm 6pm: More than 20 counts of power trips occur across SMRT’s rail network 6.52pm: 5 trains stall between stations 7.06pm: SMRT decides shut down the NSEWL lines after detraining passengers at station platforms 7.28pm: Free bus services activated, but large swell of crowds prevent many from getting onboard 7.34pm: SMRT begins investigations 9.20pm: East-West line resumes at lower speeds 10.35pm: North-South line resumes at lower speeds
0 300 600 900 1,200 1,500 tweets and retweet 6:00pm 8:00pm 10:00pm 12:00am JULY 8 2:00am 4:00am 6:00am 8:00am 10:00am 12:00pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 6pm: More than 20 counts of power trips occur across SMRT’s rail network 6.52pm: 5 trains stall between stations 7.06pm: SMRT decides shut down the NSEWL lines after detraining passengers at station platforms 7.28pm: Free bus services activated, but large swell of crowds prevent many from getting onboard 7.34pm: SMRT begins investigations 9.20pm: East-West line resumes at lower speeds 10.35pm: North-South line resumes at lower speeds
The number of tweets peaked at 1,500 at about 10.30pm on Tuesday. Here's a look at who tweeted what using the hashtags #ThingsIDidWhenMRTWasDown and #SMRT.