CHANGES TO OPERATING HOURS FOR RAIL RENEWAL AND MAINTENANCE WORKS – JUNE 2018

North-South Line (NSL)

From 1 June 2018 (Friday) to 1 July 2018 (Sunday), 5 stations along the NSL, from Admiralty to Yio Chu Kang, will close earlier at around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and open later at around 8am on Saturdays and Sundays to facilitate maintenance and renewal works.

Train services will retain normal operating hours on 15, 16 and 17 June, with operating hours extended on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa (14 June).

 

Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT)

Full Sunday closures on BPLRT till 24 June 2018.

 

Sengkang-Punggol LRT (SPLRT)

One loop on SPLRT will open later at 5.30pm on Sundays from 27 May to 7 October 2018. The details of the Sengkang LRT schedule are available here. For details on the Punggol LRT schedule, please click here.

 

 

WHY ARE THERE CHANGES TO OPERATING HOURS? 

The shorter operation hours will provide more engineering and track access time for engineers to speed up maintenance and renewal works so as to improve overall reliability.

Commuters can look forward to shorter waiting times and increased capacity when these works are completed.

 

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?

Shuttle bus services will be deployed along the NSL to provide an alternative means of transport for commuters during the affected periods.

Shuttle Bus Service 10 will ply between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio MRT stations, stopping at designated bus stops near the affected stations to pick up and drop off passengers. Express 17, operating point-to-point between Woodlands and Bukit Panjang MRT Stations, will connect commuters directly to the Downtown Line and allow for a faster journey to the city area.

As the timing of the first and last trains departing the affected stations along the NSL will vary, commuters are advised to check for station-specific timings on SMRT’s trains’ website and social media platforms when planning their journeys on affected dates.

Shuttle Service

Service Area

Service Interval

Shuttle 10

Between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio (Both Bounds)

2 - 5 minutes

Express 16

Between Woodlands and Bukit Panjang (Both Bounds)

8 - 10 minutes

 

Shuttle bus services will be deployed along the BPLRT to provide an alternative means of transport for commuters during the affected Sundays.

Commuters are advised to plan your journeys in advance and travel via other MRT lines or bus services where possible.

 

RELATED LINKS:

Award of Contract to Renew the BPLRT System