The Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) Rail Bridging Service (or BPLRT free shuttle bus service / BPLRT Free Bridging Bus Service) is an replacement bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption or a planned closure involving the Bukit Panjang LRT, which is operated by SMRT Light Rail.
When a section of the Bukit Panjang LRT is suspended, this service may be activated to ferry affected commuters between affected stations, hence minimizing the impact of rail disruptions on commuters. This service may also be activated should there be a significant addition of expected travelling time along the BPLRT.
When the BPLRT bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the BPLRT, information will be disseminated through SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s media platforms. The service will only stop at specific bus boarding points (either at bus stops or bus interchanges) which are marked out in the ticket concourse of every station.
This service is offered for free, in addition to free bus boarding of regular bus services during a disruption.
On Sundays from 12 November 2017 to 31 December 2017, train services along the Bukit Panjang LRT will begin at 7:00am instead of at the usual 5.30am to facilitate track maintenance and renewal work. The BPLRT Bridging Bus Service will thus be offered during the downtime.
Main Article: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Nov – Dec 2017)
On Sundays from 15 April 2018 to 24 June 2018, train services along the Bukit Panjang LRT will not operate to facilitate track maintenance and renewal work. The BPLRT Bridging Bus Service will thus be offered during the downtime.
Main Article: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Apr – Jun 2018)
Route (Service A):
Route Map (Service 476 Direction 1):
Route (Service B):
Route Map (Service 476 Direction 2):
Bus Bridging for Service C is not offered.
||Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Choa Chu Kang LRT) ↔ Fajar Road (Fajar LRT)|
|Duplicates entire LRT Service A and LRT Service B|
|Passes Through||Specific Bukit Panjang LRT Stations
(Disseminated at onset of activation)
|BCM Route Package||N.A.|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Any SMRT Buses Depot|
|Current Fleet||Any SMRT Bus|
||Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated|
|Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.
LRT Stations served:
|LRT Service A||LRT Service B|
Fare: No fares charged
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