Announcement

Announcement

Singapore, 22 November 2018

Early Closure of MRT Stations on North-South and East-West Lines from 30 November 2018 to 12 January 2019

1. From 30 November 2018 to 12 January 2019, selected MRT stations along the North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) will close earlier on Fridays and Saturdays to continue with the power supply system renewal as well as other maintenance and renewal works.

NSL and EWL Train Services from 30 Nov to 15 Dec 2018

2. The following MRT stations on the NSL and EWL will close earlier at around 11.00pm: 

Period

Dates

Stations Affected

30 Nov –

15 Dec 2018

Friday and Saturday

30 Nov and 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 Dec

Five EWL MRT stations:

Dover – Lakeside

 

Seven NSL MRT stations:

Marsiling – Jurong East

 

3. During the planned closures from 30 November to 15 December 2018 (indicated by the dotted lines in Fig 1), train services on the EWL between Queenstown and Buona Vista MRT stations will operate as a bi-directional shuttle with longer service intervals of up to 12 minutes. This arrangement allows train services to continue between these stations using a single track, while facilitating the turn-around of trains for the rest of the EWL.

 

4. To maintain connectivity for commuters during these early closures, Shuttle Bus Services 2 and 4 will ply along the affected sectors, stopping at designated bus stops near the MRT stations to pick-up and drop-off passengers. In addition, Express 17, a bi-directional point-to-point bus service between Woodlands and Bukit Panjang MRT Stations, will be provided to connect commuters to the Downtown Line.

From 30 Nov to 15 Dec 2018

Service Area

Service Interval

Shuttle 2

Between Boon Lay and Buona Vista (Both directions)

2 – 10 minutes

Shuttle 4

Between Jurong East and Woodlands (Both directions)

2 – 10 minutes

Express 17

Between Woodlands and Bukit Panjang (Both directions)

10 – 15 minutes

 

EWL Train Services from 4 to 12 Jan 2019

5. In January 2019, maintenance works will be carried out in the EWL’s railway tunnels near City Hall MRT station (indicated by the dotted lines in Fig 2). As such, for the first two Fridays and Saturdays in January 2019, train services on the EWL at City Hall MRT station will end earlier at 11.30pm, while the NSL will continue to operate as per normal. 

Period

Dates

Stations Affected

4 Jan –

12 Jan 2019

Friday and Saturday

4, 5, 11, 12 Jan

City Hall EWL MRT Station

 

 

6. During this time, train services on the EWL between Outram Park and Raffles Place MRT stations will operate as a bi-directional shuttle with longer service intervals of up to 12 minutes. This arrangement allows train services to continue between these stations using a single track, while facilitating the turn-around of trains for the rest of the EWL.

 

7.  As there will be no train services on the EWL between Raffles Place and Bugis MRT stations from 11.30pm on the affected dates, Shuttle Bus Service 6 will be available for commuters to travel between these stations:

From 4 Jan to

12 Jan 2019

Service Area

Service Interval

Shuttle 6

Between Raffles Place and Bugis (Both directions)

2 – 10 minutes

 

Commuters advised to plan ahead

8. As the timing of the last trains departing each station during the planned closures will vary, commuters are advised to check for station-specific timings at affected MRT stations, or on SMRT Trains’ website and social media platforms for commuters to plan their journeys ahead. Commuters are advised to cater for additional travelling time when travelling between MRT stations using the shuttle bus services. Please refer to the following appendices for more information.

9. SMRT will keep commuters updated on changes in timing to train operations and alternative transport arrangements on SMRT’s Trains’ website: https://www.smrttrains.com.sg as well as through SMRT’s Facebook, Twitter feed and the SMRTConnect app.

-end-