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EXTENSION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AND SPECIAL BUS SERVICES FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVE SEASON

SINGAPORE (8 February 2007) – The MRT and LRT as well as selected SBS Transit and SMRT buses will be operated beyond the usual operating hours for this Lunar New Year festive season.

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

    16 February 2007

    The last Northbound train towards Punggol Station will depart Chinatown Station at 1.00am (17 February morning). It will reach Dhoby Ghaut Station at 1.03am.

    The last Southbound train towards HarbourFront Station will depart Chinatown Station at 1.00am (17 February morning). It will reach Outram Park Station at 1.01am.

    17 February 2007

    The last Northbound train towards Punggol Station will depart Chinatown Station at 2.00am (18 February morning). It will reach Dhoby Ghaut Station at 2.03am.

    The last Southbound train towards HarbourFront Station will depart Chinatown Station at 2.00am (18 February morning). It will reach Outram Park Station at 2.01am.

  • SMRT Services Trains' North South & East West Line

    16 February 2007

    The last Eastbound and Westbound trains depart Outram Park Station at 1.12am (17 February morning), while the last Northbound and Southbound trains depart Dhoby Ghaut Station at 1.12am and 1.03am (17 February morning) respectively.

    17 February 2007

    The last Eastbound and Westbound trains depart Outram Park Station at 2.12am (18 February morning), while the last Northbound and Southbound trains depart Dhoby Ghaut Station at 2.12am and 2.03am (18 February morning) respectively.

On both days, there will be no connection for the last Northbound-arriving train to an Eastbound or Westbound train at Jurong East Interchange.

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

Passengers who need timings of last trains can refer to the notice boards at the respective stations.

 

LRT Train Services

  • SBS Transit Sengkang LRT

    16 February 2007

    The last Sengkang LRT train will be extended to depart Sengkang Town Centre Station on both East and West Loop at 1.34am (17 February morning).

    17 February 2007

    The last Sengkang LRT train will be extended to depart Sengkang Town Centre Station on both East and West Loop at 2.34am (18 February morning).

  • SBS Transit Punggol LRT

    16 February 2007

    The last Punggol LRT train will be extended to depart Punggol Town Centre Station at 1.37am (17 February morning).

    17 February 2007

    The last Punggol LRT train will be extended to depart Punggol Town Centre Station at 2.37am (18 February morning).

  • 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.

    16 February 2007

    The last LRT train will depart Choa Chu Kang LRT Station at 2.02am (17 February morning).

    17 February 2007

    The last LRT train will depart Choa Chu Kang LRT Station at 3.02am (18 February morning).

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

 

BUS SERVICES

  • SBS Transit Chinatown Direct Services (CT8, 18 and 28)

    Three Chinatown Direct Services' (CT 8, 18 and 28) operating hours will be extended for the period of 9 and 17 February 2007 as follows:

    Dates Last bus to Chinatown Last bus from Chinatown
    9 February 2007 – 15 February 2007 9pm Midnight
    16 February 2007 – 17 February 2007 11pm 2am (following day)


     
  • SBS Transit Selected Trunk Services in Chinatown

    The operating hours of six trunk services will be extended on 16 and 17 February 2007. The last trip of these services will leave Chinatown at 2am the following day.

    Services Route of Service
    2 In the direction of Changi Village
    12 In the direction of Pasir Ris
    63 Loop – towards Eunos Interchange
    147 In the direction of Clementi
    166 In the direction of Ang Mo Kio
    197 In the direction of Bedok


     
  • SBS Transit Special Services (EW1, EW2, EW24 and EW27)

    On the midnights of 16 February and 17 February 2007, SBS Transit will be operating 4 Special Services, EW1, EW2, EW24 and EW27 to complement the last train arriving at the respective train stations.

    Bus Service Interchange Last Bus Departure Times
    16 February 17 February
    EW1 Pasir Ris 1.55 am 2.55 am
    EW2 Tampines 1.52 am 2.52 am
    EW24 Jurong East 1.41 am 2.41 am
    EW27 Boon Lay 1.47 am 2.47 am


     
  • SBS Transit Nite Owl Services (1N to 8N)

    On top of the normal operating hours on Fridays and eves of Sundays and Public Holidays, all eight Nite Owl services will also operate on 18 and 19 February 2007.

     

  • SMRT Bus Services

    SMRT will be extending the operating hours of their bus services to match the last train timings on 16 and 17 February 2007 (17 and 18 February morning).

    Bus Interchange Bus Service Departure Time for the Last Bus
    16 February (17 February morning) 17 February (18 February morning)
    Bukit Batok Interchange 941, 945, 947 2.10 am 3.10 am
    Choa Chu Kang Interchange 300, 302, 307 2.05 am 3.05 am
    Woodlands Regional Interchange 901, 911, 912, 913 2.05am 3.05 am
    Yishun Interchange 804, 812 2.05 am 3.05 am

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

     

  • SMRT NightRider (NR) Services

    SMRT's NightRider services will be extended to serve the Chinatown area via South Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street on 16 and 17 February 2007. However, the NightRider services will be diverted to travel via South Bridge Road, Outram Road and Chin Swee Road from 11.30pm on 17 February 2007 to 4.00am the next day due to road closures.

    For more details on the affected routes, please refer to the route diversion map in Annex A.

    There will be no NightRider services on 18 and 19 February 2007.

    Services Route of Service
    NR1 From Yishun to Temasek Avenue (loop) via Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Toa Payoh, Orchard, River Valley, Esplanade Drive, Suntec City, North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, North Canal Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street.
    11.30pm to 3.30am the next morning
    NR2 From Marina Centre to Sembawang Drive (loop) via North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley Road, Orchard, Woodlands, Marsiling, Admiralty.
    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 Road, North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, North Canal Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street.
    11.30pm to 3.30am the next morning
    NR5 From Marina Centre to Jurong West Street 75 (loop) via North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley Road, Orchard, Kim Seng Road, Tiong Bahru, Alexandra, Commonwealth, Boon Lay, Jurong East, Jurong West.
    11.30pm to 4.30am the next morning
    NR6 From Marina Centre to Anchorvale Drive (loop) via North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley Road, Orchard, Serangoon, Upper Serangoon, Yio Chu Kang, Hougang, Punggol, Sengkang.
    11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning
    NR7 From Marina Centre to Pasir Ris Drive 3 (loop) via North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley Road, Orchard, Victoria Street, Kallang, Sims Ave, Jalan Eunos, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok North Road, New Upper Changi Road, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris.
    11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning
    NR8 From Marina Centre to Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (loop) via North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Neil Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, River Valley Road, Orchard, Holland Rd, Commonwealth, Toh Tuck Ave, Bukit Batok.
    11.35pm to 4.35am the next morning


     

SPECIAL SERVICES

  • SMRT Free Chinatown Shuttle Bus Service

    Visitors to Chinatown can look forward to added convenience with the free SMRT Chinatown Shuttle Bus Service which will operate on 16 and 17 February 2007.

    The loop service, which runs at a 20-minute interval, will travel between Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar MRT Stations via South Bridge Road, Maxwell Road and Robinson Road.

    Details on the schedule are:

    Date Operating Hours
    16 February 2007 5.00pm – 12.30am
    17 February 2007 5.00pm – 1.30am


    Road name Bus stop description
    Maxwell Road Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
    After Ministry of National Development Complex
    Robinson Road Opposite SIA Building
    Robinson Road Opposite TAS Building
    Robinson Road Opposite AIA Tower
    Battery Road * Raffles Place MRT Station*
    South Canal Road OCBC Centre
    South Bridge Road Opposite Hong Lim Complex
    South Bridge Road Opposite Sri Mariamman Temple
    South Bridge Road Maxwell Food Centre
    Maxwell Road Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
    After Ministry of National Development Complex

    * Boarding/ alighting point

     

  • SMRT Link

    Visitors alighting at Outram Park and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations can hop onto any of the free SMRT Link shuttle services to catch a free ride to Chinatown and Little India.

    Details on the schedule are:

    Date Operating Hours Service
    17 February 2007 11.00am – 4.30pm
    11.00am – 10.00pm
    SMRT Link 1 & 2
    SMRT Link 3
    18-20 February 2007 11.00am – 10.00pm SMRT Link 1, 2 & 3


    Link 1 - From Outram Park MRT Station to Chinatown

    Bus stop Location
    1 Outram Park MRT station
    2 People's Park Complex
    3 Chinatown Point

    Average Frequency: 12 minutes

     

    Link 2 - From Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station to Chinatown

    Bus stop Location
    1 Dhoby Ghaut station driveway / roundabout
    2 Bus stop opposite Shell House
    3 People's Park Complex
    4 Bus stop outside Shell House

    Average Frequency: 8 minutes

     

    Link 3 - From Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station to Little India

    Bus stop Location
    1 Dhoby Ghaut station driveway / roundabout
    2 McDonald House
    3 Selegie Centre
    4 Tekka Mall
    5 Park Mall

    Average Frequency: 20 minutes

     

DIVERSION OF BUS SERVICES

  • Diversion of selected SMRT Bus Services

    Due to the Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown, a stretch of New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street will be closed. As a result, selected SMRT bus services will be temporarily diverted.

    Affected Date Affected Time Affected Services
    17 February 2007 5.00pm – 4.00am Services 61, 190, 851, 961 & 970
    4 March 2007 3.00pm – 11.00pm

    For more details on the affected routes, please refer to the route diversion map in Annex A. Notices will be put up at selected bus stops to inform passengers about the route diversion.

     

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 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.