Announcement

Renewal works for North-South and East-West MRT lines to take place from April to June 2020

25 March 2020
 

1.         To facilitate maintenance and renewal works, there will be adjustments to the operational timings for selected stations along the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) in the months of April to June 2020.
 

Early Closures on the NSEWL

 

2.         In April 2020, four stations on the East-West Line (EWL) from Bedok to Paya Lebar will close earlier at about 11.00pm on selected Fridays and Saturdays.

3.         In May and June 2020, three stations on the North-South Line (NSL) from Jurong East to Bukit Gombak, and five stations on the EWL from Dover to Lakeside will close earlier at about 11.00pm on selected Fridays and Saturdays.

4.        During the planned closures in May and June 2020, 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.

 

5.         The additional engineering hours will be primarily used to carry out installation of 22kV power cables as part of the power supply system renewal works.  Where feasible, the installation of railway noise barriers and replacement of track circuits will also be carried out along the early closure sectors in May and June 2020.

 

Period

Dates

Stations Affected

3 to 25 April 2020

 

Fridays and Saturdays:

3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25 April

 

Early Closure for four EWL MRT stations from Bedok to Paya Lebar

15 May to 27 June 2020

Fridays and Saturdays:

15, 16, 29, 30 May

 

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 June

 

Early Closure for three NSL MRT stations from Jurong East to Bukit Gombak

 

Early Closure for five EWL MRT stations from Dover to Lakeside

 

 

Alternative Travel Arrangements
 

6. During the early closures in April 2020, Shuttle Bus Service 7 will be available to maintain connectivity for commuters travelling between Aljunied and Tanah Merah MRT stations. For the early closures in May and June 2020, Shuttle Bus Service 4 will serve commuters between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang MRT stations, while Shuttle Bus Service 2 will connect commuters between Buona Vista and Boon Lay MRT stations. The buses will serve designated bus stops near the affected MRT stations, and run at 2- to 5-minute intervals.

 

Dates

Shuttle

Bus Service

Service Area

Service Interval

April 2020

3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25 April

7

 

Between Aljunied and Tanah Merah stations

(Both directions)

2 – 5 minutes

May and June 2020:
 

15, 16, 29, 30 May

 

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 June

 

4

Between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang MRT stations
(Both directions)

2 – 5 minutes

2

Between Buona Vista and

Boon Lay stations

(Both directions)

2 – 5 minutes

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

Please click here for the poster on early closure in April 2020.