Early Closure of Bukit Gombak to Admiralty MRT stations for Maintenance and Improvement Works in July 2018

Singapore, 18 June 2018

Early Closure of Bukit Gombak to Admiralty MRT stations for Maintenance and Improvement Works in July 2018

1.  In July 2018, seven MRT stations along the North-South Line (NSL), from Bukit Gombak to Admiralty, will close earlier at around 11.00pm every Friday and Saturday to intensify on-going railway maintenance and improvement works in the north-western sector of the NSL. 

2.  There will be no late openings at these MRT stations in July 2018, as SMRT has assessed that the additional engineering hours from early closures are sufficient to facilitate the works needed along this stretch of the NSL. 

3.  During the early closures, there will be regular train services between Sembawang and Marina South Pier MRT stations, while train services between Jurong East and Bukit Batok MRT stations will operate at longer service intervals of up to 10 minutes.

Alternative Travel Arrangements for Journey Planning

4.  During early closures of these seven MRT stations in July 2018, Shuttle Bus Service 11 will ply along the stretch of the NSL between Bukit Batok and Sembawang MRT stations, stopping at designated bus stops near the affected stations to pick-up and drop-off passengers. 

Shuttle Service

Service Area

Service Interval

Shuttle 11

Between Bukit Batok and Sembawang (Both Bounds)

   2 - 5 minutes

5.  As the timings of the last trains to depart affected stations along the NSL are different, 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. More information on train service and shuttle bus service timings during the early closure of MRT stations in July 2018 can be found in the Appendices attached. Commuters are also reminded to cater for additional travel time when using the shuttle bus service. 

6.  SMRT will keep commuters updated on changes in timing to train operations and alternative transport arrangements on SMRT’s trains’ website: as well as through SMRT’s Facebook, Twitter feed and the SMRTConnect app.


Please refer to the posters below for more information: