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

East-West Line (EWL)

7 stations along the EWL, from Tiong Bahru to Clementi, will close earlier at 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays in October 2018 for ongoing maintenance, enhancements and asset renewal works.

Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT)

Late opening at 8am on Sundays on BPLRT from 5 August to 28 October 2018.

Sengkang LRT

Late opening of one platform at 8am on Sunday, 7 October 2018.

October Calendar

 

WHY ARE THERE CHANGES TO OPERATING HOURS? 

The shorter operation hours will provide more engineering hours for engineers to renew and upgrade the EWL power supply system safely.

Commuters can look forward to increased train service reliability when these works are completed.

 

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?

Shuttle Bus Service 1 will ply between Jurong East and Outram Park MRT stations, stopping at designated bus stops near the affected stations to pick-up and drop-off passengers during the affected periods.

Shuttle Service

Service Area

Service Interval

Shuttle Bus Service 1

Between Jurong East and Outram Park (Both directions)

2 - 5 minutes

 

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

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