Car-Free Sunday SG Bus Diversions

Car-Free Sunday Logo. Image from URA

Car-Free Sunday SG is an initiative by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to convert roads in the Central Business District (CBD) and the heart of the city into a recreational precinct for the public on every last Sunday of the month, starting from February 2016 for a 6 month trial period, where traffic is least in the CBD. It is part of the larger movement towards a car-lite Singapore. This is a similar concept to the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night, where a segment of Orchard Road was closed to traffic on the first Saturday of every month for a 1 year trial period back in 2015. Following the success of the Car-Free Sunday SG trial which ended on 31 July 2016, more Car-Free Sundays were designated after the trial.

From October 2016, the Car-Free Sunday included roads in the Telok Ayer conservation area.

The May 2017 Car-Free Sunday SG event also included road closures at Bencoolen Street.


The designated Car-Free Sunday SG days are:

Year Dates
2016 28 February, 27 March, 24 April, 29 May, 26 June, 31 July, 30 October, 27 November
2017 22 January*, 26 February, 26 March, 30 April, 28 May, 30 July, 29 October

Note:

  • * – Exception to last Sunday of the month

Road Closures

Car-Free Sunday SG involves the closure of certain roads in the city centre from 0800hrs to 1200hrs on affected days. These roads are as follows:

Road Name Type of Closure
Collyer Quay
Stamford Road
Partial
Robinson Road
Cecil Street
Fullerton Road
McCallum Street
Amoy Street
Boon Tat Street
Telok Ayer Street
Stanley Street
St Andrew’s Road
Connaught Drive
Esplanade Drive
Full

 


Bus-Only Reverse Flow Lanes

Due to Road Closures along Robinson Road, Cecil Street, Fullerton Road and Esplanade Drive, buses will travel on a designated reverse flow lane along Shenton Way, Raffles Quay, Collyer Quay and Esplanade Drive.


Temporary Bus Stops

Temporary Bus Stops will be set up along Shenton Way and Raffles Quay for commuters to board or alight along the reverse-flow lane.

Operating hours of these Temporary Bus Stops are 0500hrs to 1230hrs on Car-Free Sundays.

Road Name Temporary Bus Stop Name Bus Services
Shenton Way Taxi Stand, OUE Downtown I 10, 57, 75, 97, 100, 106, 130, 131, 133, 167, 196, 400, 402
Outside SGX Ctr 2 10, 57, 75, 97, 100, 106, 130, 131, 133, 167, 196, 400, 402
Raffles Quay Taxi Stand E16, 6 Raffles Quay 10, 57, 75, 100, 130, 131, 167, 196

Bus Diversions

As a result of the road closures, the following bus services will be affected and diverted from 0530hrs – 1230hrs on Car-Free Sundays.

  • Operated by SBS Transit Ltd
    10, 57, 100, 130, 131, 133, 186, 195, 196, 400, 402 & DTL Shuttle Service
  • Operated by SMRT Buses Ltd
    75, 167, 961#, 970
  • Operated by Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
    97 & 106
Services 10, 57 & 196
Route Diversions
Tampines / Bishan / Bedok bound Services 10 & 196: Diverted from Anson Rd to Maxwell Rd, Shenton Way (Reverse), Raffles Quay (Reverse), Collyer Quay (Reverse), Esplanade Dr (Reverse), resuming original routing on Nicoll Highway

Service 57: Diverted from Anson Rd to Maxwell Rd, Shenton Way (Reverse), Raffles Quay (Reverse), Collyer Quay (Reverse), Esplanade Dr (Reverse), resuming original routing on Stamford Rd

Kent Ridge / Bukit Merah / Clementi bound Services 10, 57 & 196: Not Affected
Bus Stops Skipped
Bus Services 10 & 196, towards Tampines / Bedok Bus Service 57, towards Bishan
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
    – Raffles Place Stn Exit F
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
Temporary Bus Stops Called
Bus Services 10, 57 & 196 towards Tampines / Bishan / Bedok
  • Shenton Way
    – OUE Downtown I
    – SGX Ctr 2
  • Raffles Quay
    – 6 Raffles Quay

 

Services 75, 100, 130 & 167
Route Diversions
Marina Centre / Serangoon / Ang Mo Kio / Sembawang bound Services 75, 100, 130 & 167: Diverted from Anson Rd to Maxwell Rd, Shenton Way (Reverse), Raffles Quay (Reverse), Collyer Quay (Reverse), Esplanade Dr (Reverse), resuming original routing on Stamford Rd
Bukit Panjang / Ghim Moh / Shenton Way / Bukit Merah bound Service 75: Diverted from Raffles Ave to Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Collyer Quay

Services 100, 130 & 167: Diverted from Nicoll Highway to Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Collyer Quay

Bus Stops Skipped
Services 75, 100 & 130
Towards Marina Centre / Serangoon / Ang Mo Kio
Service 167
Towards Sembawang
Services 75, 100, 130 & 167
Towards Bukit Panjang / Ghim Moh / Shenton Way / Bukit Merah
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Raffles Place Stn Exit F
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Connaught Drive
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
Temporary Bus Stops Called
Towards Marina Centre / Serangoon / Ang Mo Kio / Sembawang
  • Shenton Way
    – OUE Downtown I
    – SGX Ctr 2
  • Raffles Quay
    – 6 Raffles Quay

 

Services 97, 106, 133, 400 & 402
Route Diversions
Marina Centre / Bukit Batok / Ang Mo Kio / Marina Gardens Dr / Marina Coastal Dr bound Diverted from Anson Rd to Maxwell Rd, Shenton Way (Reverse), Raffles Quay (Reverse), resuming original routing on Marina Blvd
Jurong East / Shenton Way bound Not Affected
Bus Stops Skipped
Bus Services 97, 106 & 133 towards Marina Centre / Bukit Batok / Ang Mo Kio: Bus Services 400 & 402 towards Marina Gardens Dr / Marina Coastal Dr
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr
    – Opp The Ogilvy Ctr
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
Temporary Bus Stops Called
Bus Services 97, 106, 133, 400 & 402 towards Marina Centre / Bukit Batok / Ang Mo Kio / Marina Gardens Dr / Marina Coastal Dr
  • Shenton Way
    – OUE Downtown I
    – SGX Ctr 2

 

Service 131
Route Diversions
St. Michael’s bound Diverted from Anson Rd to Maxwell Rd, Shenton Way (Reverse), Raffles Quay (Reverse), Collyer Quay (Reverse), Esplanade Dr (Reverse), resuming original routing on Stamford Rd
Bt Merah bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to Nicoll Highway, Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Collyer Quay
Bus Stops Skipped
Towards St Michael’s Towards Bt Merah
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Connaught Drive
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
Temporary Bus Stops Called
Towards St Michael’s
  • Shenton Way
    – OUE Downtown I
    – SGX Ctr 2
  • Raffles Quay
    – 6 Raffles Quay

 

Service 186
Route Diversions
St. Michael’s bound Diverted from Anson Rd to Maxwell Rd, Neil Rd, Kreta Ayer Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, resuming original routing on Upp Cross St
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Upp Pickering to South Bridge Rd, Maxwell Rd, resuming original routing on Shenton Way
Bus Stops Skipped
Towards St Michael’s Towards Shenton Way
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
  • Cross St
    – Telok Ayer Stn Exit A
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg

 

Services 195 & 961#
Route Diversions
Marina Centre / Lor 1 Geylang bound Diverted from Hill St to Victoria St, Middle Rd, Beach Rd, resuming original routing on Bras Basah Rd
C’Wealth Dr / Woodlands bound Not Affected
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre / Lor 1 Geylang bound: C’Wealth Dr / Woodlands bound:
  • Parliament Pl
    – Supreme Ct
Not Applicable

 

Service 970
Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Upp Pickering St to South Bridge Rd, Maxwell Rd, resuming original routing on Shenton Way
Bukit Panjang bound Diverted from Anson Rd, Maxwell Rd, Neil Rd, Cantonment Rd, resuming original routing on Outram Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Towards Shenton Way: Towards Bukit Panjang:
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bdlg
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
  • Cross St
    – Telok Ayer Stn Exit A
  • Upp Cross St
    – Opp Hong Lim Cplx
  • New Bridge Rd
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr

 

DTL Shuttle Service
Route Diversions
Bukit Panjang bound Diverted from Upp Pickering St to South Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Maxwell Rd, Shenton Way (Reverse), Raffles Quay (Reverse), resuming original routing on Marina Blvd
Chinatown bound Diverted from Central Blvd to Shenton Way, Maxwell Rd, Neil Rd, Kreta Ayer Rd, resuming original routing on Eu Tong Sen St
Bus Stops Skipped
Towards Bukit Panjang: Towards Chinatown:
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr
  • Cross St
    – Telok Ayer Stn Exit A

Public Transport Operators’ Bus Diversion Notices

May 2017
July 2017

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