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EXTENSION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THIS LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVE SEASON

SINGAPORE (08 February 2010) – Transit Link Pte Ltd, on behalf of the public transport operators, is pleased to announce that the following MRT, LRT and selected SBS Transit and SMRT buses will be operating beyond the usual hours during this Lunar New Year festive season.

 

MRT/LRT TRAIN SERVICES

  • SBS Transit Train Services (North East Line / Sengkang and Punggol LRT services)

    On Saturday, 13 February (Lunar New Year's Eve), SBS Transit will extend the operating hours of train services along the North East Line as well as the Sengkang and Punggol LRT as shown in the table below.

    Date MRT / LRT STATION Last Train Departure Time*
    13 Feb (Sat) HarbourFront 1.54 am (North Bound)
    Chinatown 2.00 am (North and South Bound)
    Dhoby Ghaut 2.04 am (North Bound)
    1.56 am (South Bound)
    Punggol 1.33 am (South Bound)
    2.37 am (LRT)
    Sengkang Town Centre 2.34 am (LRT)

    *14 February, Sunday

    24 new trips will also be added to the Sunday and public holiday schedules of the North East Line to cater to expected demand. They will commence from Sunday, 14 February 2010.

     

  • SMRT North South, East West Lines & Circle Lines

    On Lunar New Year's Eve, SMRT will extend the operating hours of train services along the East - West Line and the North South line as shown in the table below.

    Date MRT / LRT STATION Last Train Departure Time*
    13 Feb (Sat) Outram Park 2.12 am (East and West Bound)
    Dhoby Ghaut 2.12 am (North Bound)
    2.03 am (South Bound)
    Bartley 2.20 am
    Marymount 2.25 am
    Marina Bay 2.06 am (North Bound)
    Choa Chu Kang 3.03 am (LRT)

    *14 February, Sunday

    The last Northbound train departing from Marina Bay Station at 2.06am, will be the last train to connect to the Circle Line at Bishan Interchange. Passengers, on Eastbound and Westbound trains, who wish to take the last train connecting to the Circle Line at Bishan Interchange, are advised to board the last train departing from Marina Bay Station at 2.06 am.

    There will also be no connection for the last Northbound-arriving train arriving at Jurong East Interchange.

    Train services to and from Expo and Changi Airport MRT stations will not be extended and the last train timing remains unchanged.

    Passengers who need more information on last train timings can refer to the notice boards at the respective stations.

     

BUS SERVICES:

  • SBS Transit Bus Services

    No service for six SBS Transit bus services
    Six SBS Transit bus services (11, 96, 502, 518, CT8 and CT18), will not be in service on the first three days of the Lunar New Year from 14 to 16 February 2010. The bus services will resume service on Wednesday, 17 February 2010. [Please refer to Annex A, Annex B, Annex C for more details.]

    SBS Transit Nite Owl Services (1N to 6N)
    On Sunday and Monday, 14 and 15 February 2010, six Nite Owl services – 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N – will be in service from midnight to 2.00 am.

    Chinatown Direct Services
    The operating hours for the three Chinatown Direct Services (CT 8, CT 18 and CT 28), will be extended on Friday and Saturday, 12 and 13 February 2010 to serve commuters shuttling between Chinatown and the three suburban estates - Ang Mo Kio, Bedok and Clementi.

    The last bus to Chinatown will depart at 11.00 pm while the last bus back from Chinatown will depart at 2.00am from the bus stop along Outram Road (outside New Bridge Road Terminal). [Please refer to Annex C for more details.]

    SBS Transit Services Route Diversions
    15 SBS Transit bus services (2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 80, 124, 143, 145, 147, 166, 197, CT 8, CT 18 and CT 28) will be temporarily diverted from 5pm when New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street, between the junctions of Upper Cross Street and Kreta Ayer Road, will be closed for the Chinatown Lunar New Year Countdown on 13 February 2010. [Please refer to Annex D for more details.]

     

  • SMRT Bus Services

    SMRT Feeder Bus Services
    SMRT will be extending the operating hours of selected feeder bus services at Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Sembawang, Woodlands and Yishun to match the last train timings on 13 February (14 January morning). [Please refer to Annex E for more details.]

    SMRT NightRider (Nr) Services
    NR Services will operate as usual on 12, 13 and 14 February. There will be no NR services on 15 February.

    Express & Premium Services
    There will be no Express and Premium services on 14 and 15 February.

    Special Services
    SMRT will be offering a free Chinatown Shuttle Bus Service to provide greater convenience to commuters going to Chinatown from 12 to 13 February. The public can hop onto the shuttle service from Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place MRT stations to soak in the festivities at Chinatown.

    SMRT will also be providing a free SMRT Link shuttle services from 13 to 16 February to catch ride to Chinatown. Commuters alighting at Outram Park and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations can hop onto the loop service, which runs at 15-minute intervals. The shuttle service will call at nine stops between Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place MRT stations via South Bridge Road and Robinson Road. [Please refer to Annex F for more details.]

     

For more information, the public can log on to TransitLink website www.transitlink.com.sg, SBS Transit website www.sbstransit.com.sg and SMRT website www.smrt.com.sg or call TransitLink Hotline 1800-2255 663, SBS Transit Hotline 1800-287 2727 and SMRT Hotline 1800-336 8900.

Issued by Transit Link Pte Ltd
TransitLink was incorporated on 16 November 1987. It is a service company owned by SBS Transit Ltd and SMRT Trains Ltd to develop an integrated public transport system by bringing the buses and trains as one single comprehensive network that offers commuters a seamless rider experience. TransitLink's central role is to integrate fares, information and network systems of both buses and trains. TransitLink is licensed by the Public Transport Council to manage all transit transactions for card managers. It also manages all top up channels within the public transport environment.