Renewal works for Bukit Panjang LRT to be conducted on Sundays in October

18 September 2020




Renewal works for Bukit Panjang LRT to be conducted

on Sundays in October


1.      To facilitate testing works for the introduction of the Bukit Panjang LRT’s (BPLRT) new signalling system, the BPLRT network will be closed on Sundays from 4th to 25th October 2020. Train service will operate as usual on the following Mondays.



2.      These works are part of the BPLRT’s overall renewal programme announced by the Land Transport Authority in 2018, where the current Fixed Block Signalling system would be upgraded to a new Communications-Based Train Control Signalling system. The Full-Sunday Closures will provide more engineering hours for testing of the signalling system software upgrades on the trains and trackside equipment.




Stations Affected



4, 11, 18, 25 October

Full-day closure of BPLRT network


Alternative Travel Options


3.      In lieu of LRT train services during these network-wide testing works, a shuttle bus service will ply the BPLRT Loop B route via Petir station (counter-clockwise loop) to maintain connectivity for affected commuters. Commuters can also take the existing bus services, such as Services 920, 922, 974 and 976 that serve Bukit Panjang and/or Choa Chu Kang.



Bus Service

Service Area

Service Interval

4, 11, 18 and 25 October

LRT Shuttle B

BPLRT Loop B via Petir station

(counter-clockwise loop)

5 to 15 minutes

4.      Commuters are advised to plan their journeys ahead of time and to cater for additional travel time when travelling during the affected periods. SMRT will deploy staff to stations and bus boarding points to provide assistance to commuters on the affected Sundays.


5.      SMRT will keep commuters updated on changes in train operation hours and alternative transport arrangements on SMRT Trains’ website ( as well as through SMRT’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and the SMRTConnect app.


For more bus information, please click here.