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EXTENSION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ON CHRISTMAS' EVE AND NEW YEAR'S EVE

SINGAPORE (22 December 2004) – Commuters can count on the MRT and LRT as well as selected SBS Transit and SMRT buses to be at their service beyond the usual operating hours on Christmas' Eve (Friday, 24 December 2004) and New Year's Eve (Friday, 31 December 2004).

With the extension of service operating hours, revellers can rely on public transport to get around on the eves of both holidays.

Transit Link Pte Ltd, on behalf of the public transport operators, is pleased to announce the following extended operating hours:

Train Services

  • SMRT Services

    The last Northbound (to Jurong East Station) and Southbound (to Marina Bay Station) trains will leave Orchard Station at 1.00am (on 25 December 2004 and 1 January 2005). Departure times for the last Eastbound (to Pasir Ris Station) and Westbound trains (to Boon Lay Station) will be adjusted correspondingly to ensure that passengers can transfer to connecting trains at City Hall and Raffles Place Interchanges.

    Train service to Expo and Changi Airport stations will not be extended. The last train timings are as follows:

    • Last train departing from Tanah Merah Station to Changi Airport Station: 11.50pm.
    • Last train departing from Changi Airport Station to Tanah Merah Station: 12.06am.
    • Last train departing from Expo Station to Tanah Merah Station: 12.11am.

    There is no connection for the last Northbound train to an Eastbound or Westbound train at Jurong East Interchange.

  • Bukit Panjang LRT Services

    The last Bukit Panjang LRT train will be extended to match the last SMRT train service at Choa Chu Kang on both Christmas and New Year's eves. Notices have been put up on the station notice boards to inform the passengers about the extended operating hours.

  • North East Line Services

    Northbound: The last train will depart HarbourFront Station at 1.05am.
    Southbound: The last train will depart Punggol Station at 12.52am.
    Northbound towards Punggol Station and southbound towards HarbourFront Station: Both last trains will depart Dhoby Ghaut Station at 1.15am.

  • Sengkang LRT Services

    The last Sengkang LRT train will be extended to depart Sengkang Town Centre Station on the East Inner Loop at 1.45am.

Bus Services

  • SBS Transit Special Services

    On Christmas' Eve and New Year's Eve, SBS Transit will be operating12 Special Services, EW1, EW2, EW5, EW23, EW24, EW27, NE12, NE13, NE14, NE16, NE17 and NS16 to complement the last train arriving at the respective train stations. These Special Services will serve residents in the major housing estates from 12:45am onwards. Feeder fare applies and valid concession cards can be used. Below are the details of the Special Services.

    Table 1 Operating details of special services on Christmas' Eve /New Year's Eve 2004

    Services Route of Service Departure Time
    EW1 Pasir Ris Interchange, Dr 3, Dr 12, Dr 1, (Dr 2), St 21, St 41, Dr 6, Dr 3 and Pasir Ris Interchange From
    Pasir Ris Interchange
    1.05am & 1.40am
    EW2 Tampines Interchange, (Central 1), (Central 3), Ave 7, St 41, Ave 9, St 45, St 34, St 32, Ave 2, Ave 1, Ave 4, Ave 3, Ave 8, (Ave 5), (Ave 10), Ave 9, Ave 6, Ave 5 and Tampines Interchange From
    Tampines Interchange
    1.00am & 1.40am
    EW5 Bedok Interchange, (Bedok North Dr), (Bedok North Ave 1), Bedok South Road, Bedok South Ave 3, New Upper Changi Rd, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 3, Bedok Reservoir Rd, (Jalan Tenaga) and Kaki Bukit Ave 1 – terminating opposite Blk 150 From
    Bedok Interchange
    12.50am & 1.30am
    EW23 Clementi Interchange, (Ave 3), Ave 4 - U-turn at Blk 308, Ave 5, Ave 2, West Coast Rd, Jln Buroh, West Coast Highway, (West Coast Link), and West Coast Rd – terminating at Blk 726 wet market From
    Clementi Interchange
    1.00am & 1.35am
    EW24 Jurong East Interchange, (East St 13), Central, East Ave 1, West Ave 1, St 41, St 51, Ave 1 and West St 42 – terminating at Blk 415 From
    Jurong East Interchange
    1.05am & 1.25am*
    1.40am & 2.00am*
    *Only on New Year's Eve
    EW27 Boon Lay Interchange, (Jurong West Central 3), St 64, (Ave 4), St 72, (Ave 5), St 82, St 81, Ave 5, (Pioneer Rd North), Jurong West St 91, (St 93), (Upp Jurong Rd), Pioneer Rd North, Jurong West St 63, (St 64), (Jurong West Central 3) and Boon Lay Interchange From
    Boon Lay Interchange
    1.10am & 1.45am
    NE12 Serangoon Interchange, Serangoon Central, (Upp Serangoon Rd), Serangoon Ave 2, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Serangoon North Ave 1, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Rd, (Serangoon North Ave 5), and Serangoon North Ave 4 – terminating at Blk 530 From
    Serangoon Interchange
    1.00am & 1.30am
    NE13 Upp Serangoon Rd (outside Kovan Station), Upp Paya Lebar Rd, Lor Ah Soo, Hougang Ave 1, Tampines Rd, Hougang Ave 7 and Upp Serangoon Rd From
    Kovan Station
    12.55am, 1.10am
    & 1.30am
    NE14 Hougang Central Interchange, (Hougang Central), Ave 10, Ave 8, (St 52), St 51, Buangkok Green, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 9, Ave 4, Ave 8, Ave 2, Upp Serangoon Rd, (Hougang Central) and Hougang Central Interchange From
    Hougang Central Interchange
    12.45am, 1.10am & 1.35am
    NE16 Sengkang Interchange, (Sengkang Square), Sengkang East Way, Anchorvale Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale Dr, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Way, (Sengkang Square) and Sengkang Interchange From
    Sengkang Interchange
    1.05am, 1.20am & 1.40am
    NE17 Punggol Interchange, (Punggol Place), Punggol Field, Punggol East, Punggol Central, (Punggol Place) and Punggol Interchange From
    Punggol Interchange
    1.10am & 1.40am
    NS16 Ang Mo Kio Interchange, Ave 8, Ave 3, Ave 4, Ave 5, Yio Chu Kang Rd, (Ang Mo Kio Ave 4), Ave 9, Ave 6, Ave 5, Ave 10, Ave 3, Ave 8 and Ang Mo Kio Interchange From
    Ang Mo Kio Interchange
    1.00am & 1.35am
    ( ) denotes non-stop sector

     
  • SBS Transit Nite Owl Services

    On Christmas' Eve and Christmas' Day (24 and 25 December 2004), as well as New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (31 December 2004 and 1 January 2005), SBS Transit will be operating Nite Owl Services 16M, 89M, 162M, and 181M. The current Nite Owl Services 65M and 174M will continue to operate as usual – on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays.

    Operating hours: 12 midnight – 4.00am (from city)
    Frequency: 20 minutes
    Fare: $2.50 (ez-link card) or $3.00 (cash)

    Concessionary travel (includes concession cardholders with valid Bus Concession Pass) and transfer rebates are not applicable.

    Table 2 SBS Transit Nite Owl Services

    Services Route of Service
    16M Tanjong Pagar Road (opposite IBM Towers) to Bedok North Ave 1
    65M Tanjong Pagar Road (opposite IBM Towers) to Tampines Ave 4
    89M Tanjong Pagar Road (opposite IBM Towers) to Pasir Ris Drive 3
    162M Marina Centre Terminal to Yishun Ring Road
    174M

    Marina Centre Terminal to Jurong West St 92

    181M Marina Centre Terminal to Choa Chu Kang Way

     
  • SMRT Feeder Services

    SMRT will be extending the operating hours of the following bus services to match the last train timing on Christmas' Eve and New Year's Eve.

    Table 3 SMRT Feeder Services

    Services Interchange Extended Last Bus Timing
    941, 945, 947 Bukit Batok Interchange 2.00am
    300, 302, 307 Choa Chu Kang Interchange 1.55am
    901, 911, 912, 913 Woodlands Regional Interchange 1.55am
    804, 812 Yishun Interchange 2.05am

     
  • SMRT NightRider Services

    Passengers can also take SMRT NightRider Services, NR1, NR2, NR3, NR5, NR6, NR7 and NR8.

    Table 4 NightRider Services

    Services Route of Service
    NR1 Yishun to Marina Centre via Ang Mo Kio and Bishan
    11.30pm to 3.30am the next morning
    NR2 Marina Centre to Sembawang via Woodlands
    11.30pm to 4.30am the next morning
    NR3 Choa Chu Kang to North Canal Road via Orchard
    11.30pm to 3.30am the next morning
    NR5 Marina Centre to Jurong West via Commonwealth Ave West and Jurong East/West Ave 1
    11.30pm to 4.30am the next morning
    NR6 Marina Centre to Sengkang via Serangoon and Hougang
    11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning
    NR7 Marina Centre to Pasir Ris via Bedok and Tampines
    11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning
    NR8 Marina Centre to Bukit Batok via Holland Road and Commonwealth Ave West
    11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning

Issued by Transit Link Pte Ltd
TransitLink is a service company set up by SBS Transit Ltd, SMRT Trains Ltd and SMRT Buses Ltd to provide an integrated public transport system by bringing the MRT, LRT and buses together as one single, comprehensive network.