Announcement

Longer Train Intervals at Selected North-South Line Stations in April 2019 and Early Closure of Selected East-West Line Stations in May and June 2019

Singapore, 25 March 2019

Longer Train Intervals at Selected North-South Line Stations in April 2019 and Early Closure of Selected East-West Line Stations in May and June 2019

1. To facilitate power supply system renewal and maintenance works along the North-South and East-West lines, SMRT will extend engineering hours with longer train service intervals and early closures of selected stations from April to June 2019.

Longer Train Service Intervals Between Selected NSL Stations in April 2019

2. In April 2019, train services on the North-South Line (NSL) between Orchard and City Hall MRT stations will operate at longer intervals of 10 to 15 minutes. This will happen on Saturday and Sunday mornings, from the start of service till 7.00am. Details are listed below:

Period

Dates

Stations Affected

April 2019

Saturday and Sunday

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 April

 

 

Longer Train Service Intervals of 10 to 15 minutes at four NSL MRT stations from start of service till 7.00am:

Orchard – City Hall

 

3. There will also be no NSL service between City Hall and Raffles Place stations from the start of service till 7.00am. Commuters travelling between these stations can use the East-West Line (EWL) instead.

Early Closure of Selected EWL Stations in May and June 2019

4. In May and June 2019, seven MRT stations along the EWL from Lavender to Bedok will close earlier at 11.00pm on selected Fridays and Saturdays.

Period

Dates

Stations Affected

May 2019

 

 

June 2019

Friday and Saturday

3, 4, 10, 11, 31 May

 

1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 June

Early Closure of seven EWL MRT stations:

 

Lavender – Bedok

 
5. During these early closures, Shuttle Bus Service 6 will ply between Bugis and Tanah Merah MRT stations to maintain connectivity for commuters. The buses will stop at designated bus stops near the affected MRT stations to pick-up and drop-off passengers.
 

 

May and June 2019

Service Area

Service Interval

Shuttle 6

Between Bugis and Tanah Merah (Both directions)

3 – 5 minutes

 

 

Commuters Advised to Plan Ahead

6. The timing of the last trains’ departure from each station during the planned closures will vary. Commuters are advised to check the departure times at affected MRT stations, or on SMRT Trains’ website and social media platforms, in order to plan their journeys ahead of time. More time may also be needed to travel between MRT stations using the shuttle bus services.

7. SMRT will keep commuters updated on changes in train operation hours 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.

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