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

SINGAPORE (21 December 2007) – Commuters have more reasons to celebrate this festive season as the MRT, LRT, and selected SBS Transit and SMRT bus services will be operating beyond the usual hours on Christmas Eve (Monday, 24 December 2007) and New Year's Eve (Monday, 31 December 2007).

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

 

MRT TRAIN SERVICES:

  • SBS Transit North East Line Services

    North-East Line Services on Christmas Eve
    On Christmas Eve, the last Northbound train will depart HarbourFront Station at 1.36am and the last Southbound train will depart Punggol Station at 1.08am.

    The last Northbound train towards Punggol Station and southbound towards HarbourFront Station will depart Dhoby Ghaut Station at 1.45am and 1.30am respectively.

    North-East Line Services on New Year's Eve
    On New Year's Eve, the last Northbound train will depart HarbourFront Station at 2.06am and the last Southbound train will depart Punggol Station at 1.38am.

    The last Northbound train towards Punggol Station and southbound towards HarbourFront Station will depart Dhoby Ghaut Station at 2.15am and 2.00am respectively.

     

  • SMRT Train Services

    SMRT Train Services on Christmas Eve
    On Christmas Eve, the last Northbound train (towards Jurong East Station) will depart Marina Bay Station at 1.20am and the last Southbound train (towards Marina Bay Station) will depart Jurong East Station at 12.37am. The last Eastbound train (towards Pasir Ris Station) will depart Boon Lay Station at 1.05am and the last Westbound train (towards Boon Lay Station) will depart Pasir Ris Station at 1.08am.

    The last Northbound (towards Jurong East Station) and Southbound (towards Marina Bay Station) trains will leave Orchard Station at 1.30am. There is no connection for the last Northbound-arriving train to an Eastbound or Westbound train at Jurong East Interchange. Passengers who need timings of last trains can refer to the notice boards at the respective stations.

    SMRT Train Services on New Year's Eve
    On New Year's Eve, the last Northbound train (towards Jurong East Station) will depart Marina Bay Station at 1.56am and the last Southbound train (towards Marina Bay Station) will depart Jurong East Station at 12.55am. The last Eastbound train (towards Pasir Ris Station) will depart Boon Lay Station at 1.28am and the last Westbound train (towards Boon Lay Station) will depart Pasir Ris Station at 1.33am.

    The last Northbound (towards Jurong East Station), Eastbound (towards Pasir Ris Station) and Westbound (towards Boon Lay Station) trains will leave City Hall Station at 2.00am. There is no connection for the last Northbound-arriving train to an Eastbound or Westbound train at Jurong East Interchange. Passengers who need timings of last trains can refer to the notice boards at the respective stations.

    Train Services to Expo and Changi Airport Stations
    Train services to Expo and Changi Airport stations will not be extended on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The last train timings are:
    - 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.

     

LRT TRAIN SERVICES:

  • SBS Transit Sengkang LRT Services
    On Christmas Eve, the last Sengkang LRT train will depart Sengkang Town Centre Station on both East and West Loops at 2.15am.

    On New Year's Eve, the last Sengkang LRT train will depart Sengkang Town Centre Station on both East and West Loop at 2.45am.

  • SBS Transit Punggol LRT Services
    On Christmas Eve, the last Punggol LRT train will depart Punggol Town Centre Station at 2.18am.

    On New Year's Eve, the last Punggol LRT train will depart Punggol Town Centre Station at 2.47am.

  • SMRT Bukit Panjang LRT Services
    The last Bukit Panjang LRT train service will be extended to match the last SMRT train service at Choa Chu Kang MRT Station on both Christmas and New Year’s eves.

    On Christmas Eve, the last Bukit Panjang LRT train will depart Choa Chu Kang LRT Station at 2.18am.

    On New Year's Eve, the last Bukit Panjang LRT train will depart Choa Chu Kang LRT Station at 2.52am.

    Notices will be put up on the station notice boards to inform passengers about the extended operating hours.

     

BUS SERVICES:

  • SBS Transit Bus Services

    SBS Transit Nite Owl Services (1N to 8N)
    SBS Transit Nite Owl Services will operate on the eve of Christmas, 24 Dec 07, & New Year, 31 Dec 2007.

    All 8 Nite Owl services are operating on a common City Route from Raffles Boulevard to Selegie Road via Raffles Boulevard , Raffles Avenue, North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley Road, Mohd Sultan Road, Havelock Road, Zion Road, Hoot Kiam Road, Paterson Road, Orchard Road, Prinsep Street, Selegie Road and continue with their respective routes to their destinations. The details as follows:

     

    Table 1 – Nite Owl Services

    Services Route of Service (after Selegie Road)
    1N Bt Timah Road, CTE*, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1*, Ave 10, Ave 3, Ave 4, Yio Chu Kang Road, Lentor Ave*, Yishun Ave 2, Yishun Ring Road, Yishun St 61, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Rind Road
    2N Sungei Road, Ophir Road, ECP*, Still Road South*, Still Road*, Jln Eunos, Bedok Reservoir Road, Bedok North Road Extension*, Tampines Ave 1, Ave 8, Ave 5, Ave 4, St 41, Ave 9, St 45, St 34, St 32, Ave 2, Ave 5, Ave 4 and Ave 3
    3N Bt Timah Road, Whitley Road*, PIE*, BKE*, Bt Panjang Road, Choa Chu Kang Road, Choa Chu Kang Way, Choa Chu Kang Ave 3, Ave 4, Choa Chu Kang Way, Choa Chu Kang North 5, St 52, Choa Chu Kang Dr, North 7, Choa Chu Kang Cres, Choa Chu Kang North 7, Choa Chu Kang Dr, North 6 and North 5
    4N Sungei Road, Ophir Road, ECP*, Marine Parade Road, Bedok South Ave 1, Bedok South Road, New Upper Changi Road, Bedok North Road, Bedok North Ave 3, Bedok Reservoir Road and Bedok North Road
    5N Bt Timah Road, Farrer Road, Holland Road, Ulu Pandan Road*, Clementi Ave 2, C'wealth Ave West, Boon Lay Way*, Jurong East St 13, Jurong East Central, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1, West St 41, West St 52 and West St 42
    6N Bt Timah Road, CTE*, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Road, Hougang Ave 9, Ave 4, Ave 8 Ave 6, Ave 10, Hougang Central, Upper Serangoon Road, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Road, Punggol Field, Punggol East, Punggol Central, Punggol Pl and Punggol Field
    7N Sungei Road, Ophir Road, ECP*, Xilin Ave*, Simei Ave*, Simei St 3, St 4, Simei Road, Upper Changi Road East, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Ave 1, St 21, St 41, Dr 6, Dr 3, Dr 10, St 71, Elias Road and Pasir Ris Dr 1
    8N Bt Timah Road, Whitley Road*, PIE*, Jln Jurong Kechil, Bt Batok East Ave 6, East Ave 3, Central, West Ave 3, Bt Batok Road*, PIE*, Corporation Road*, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay, Jurong West St 64, St 63, St 61, Ave 4, St 72, Ave 5, St 91 and St 92

    * Express Sector

    Operating hours: 12 midnight to 4.00am (from city)

    Frequency: 25 minutes

    Fare: $2.50 (ez-link card) or $3.00 (cash)

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

    SBS Transit CityShopper Services

    The new CityShopper services, viz 551, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580 & 581, which offer direct connections from eight neighbourhood towns - Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Hougang, Punggol, Sengkang, Simei, Tampines and West Coast –to Orchard Road and Suntec City, will extend their operating hours till 10.00pm on the eves of Christmas and New Year.

    The CityShopper services offer commuters a guaranteed seat from the suburbs to the city and back in air-conditioned comfort. Flat fares of between $3.30 and $3.60 per trip will be charged for adults and $1.00 per trip for children as well as student concession cardholders. There will be no concessionary travel but standard travel transfer rebates will apply for commuters using ez-link cards on SBS Transit services.

     

  • SMRT Bus Services

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

    Table 2 - SMRT Feeder Services

    Interchange Services Extended Last Bus Timing
    Christmas Eve New Year's Eve
    Bukit Batok Interchange 941, 945, 947 2.30 am 3.00 am
    Choa Chu Kang Interchange 300, 302, 307 2.20 am 2.50 am
    Woodlands Regional Interchange 901, 911, 912, 913 2.20 am 2.50 am
    Yishun Interchange 804, 812 2.30 am 3.00 am

    In addition, SMRT will be extending the operating hours for Service 859A in Sembawang and Service 173A in Bukit Batok. The last bus for these services is at 2.30am on Christmas Eve and 3.00am on New Year's Eve.

    Notices will be put up at the four affected interchanges to inform passengers about the extended operating hours.

     

  • SMRT NightRider Services

    During this festive season, NightRider services will not operate on 25 December 2007 and 1 January 2008. However, the NightRider services will continue to operate on all Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays in December, including 24 December 2007 (Christmas Eve) and 31 December 2007 (New Year's Eve).

    Notices will be put up at most bus stops offering NightRider Services to inform passengers about the non-operational days of our NightRider services.

    Table 3 - NightRider Services

    Services Route of Service
    NR1 From HarbourFront Interchange to Yishun Ring Road (Loop) via HabourFront, Suntec, North Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley, Orchard, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Yishun.
    Operating hours: 11.30pm to 3.30am the next morning
    NR2 From Marina Centre to Sembawang Drive (loop) via North Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley, Orchard, Woodlands, Marsiling, Admiralty
    Operating hours: 11.30pm to 4.30am the next morning
    NR3 From Choa Chu Kang to North Canal Road (loop) via Teck Whye, Bukit Panjang, Whitley Road, Orchard, River Valley, Eu Tong Sen Street
    Operating hours: 11.30pm to 3.30am the next morning
    NR5 From Marina Centre to Jurong West (loop) via North Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley, Orchard, Kim Seng Road, Tiong Bahru, Alexandra, Commonwealth, Boon Lay, Jurong East, Jurong West
    Operating hours: 11.30pm to 4.30am the next morning
    NR6

    From HarbourFront Interchange to Compassvale Drive (Loop) via HabourFront, Suntec, North Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley, Orchard, Serangoon, Upper Serangoon, Yio Chu Kang, Hougang, Sengkang.
    Operating hours: 11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning

    NR7 From Marina Centre to Pasir Ris (loop) via North Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria Street, Kallang, Sims Ave, Jalan Eunos, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok North Road, New Upper Changi Road, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris
    Operating hours: 11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning
    NR8 From Marina Centre to Bukit Batok (loop) via North Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley, Orchard, Holland Rd, Commonwealth, Toh Tuck Ave, Bukit Batok
    Operating hours: 11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning


     
  • Diversion of Selected SBS Transit Bus Services

    Due to the closure of Orchard Road for Christmas celebrations from 25 December 2007 1.00pm to 26 December 2007 1.00am, SBS Transit bus services 7, 14, 16, 36, 65, 111, 123, 124, 143, 162, 174, 175, 502, 518, 551, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580 and 581 will be diverted. For more details, please refer to the route diversion map in Annex A.

    On 31 December 2007, due to the road closure of Esplanade Drive from 31 December 2007 8pm to 1 January 2008 1.30am, SBS Transit Services 10, 57, 97 and 196 will be diverted to ply via Stamford Road and Connaught Drive on the direction toward Shenton Way. On the return journey, the affected services will be diverted to ply via St Andrew's Road.

    In addition, the bus stop along Raffles Avenue outside The Esplanade will be closed from 31 December 2007 5pm to 1 January 2008 1.30am. As a result, Service 97 will also skip this bus stop during the affected period. For more details, please refer to the route diversion map in Annex B.

    Notices will be put up at selected bus stops to inform passengers about the route diversion.

     

  • Diversion and Bypass of Selected SMRT Bus Services

    Due to the closure of Orchard Road for Christmas celebrations from 25 December 2007 1.00pm to 26 December 2007 1.00am, SMRT bus services 77, 106, 167, 171, 190 and 700A will be diverted. For more details, please refer to the route diversion map in Annex C.

    On 31 December 2007, due to the road closure of Esplanade Drive from Fullerton Road to Stamford Road from 31 December 2007 5.00pm to 1 January 2008 2.00am, the following services will be affected:

    (i) Services 75, 77, 106, 171, 700A, 857, 960, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7 and NR8 will skip the bus stop outside Esplanade Theatre along Raffles Avenue.

    (ii) Services 700, NR2, NR5, NR7 and NR8 will skip the bus stop opposite Esplanade Theatre along Esplanade Drive.

    (iii) NR Services 2, 5, 7 and 8 will be diverted into Fullerton Road, St Andrew's Road, Beach Road, Bras Basah Road and Raffles Boulevard before terminating at Marina Centre Terminal.

    For more details, please refer to Annex D.

    Notices will be put up at selected bus stops to inform passengers about the route diversion.

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.