East West Line Rail Bridging Service

The East West Line (EWL) Rail Bridging Service (or EWL free shuttle bus service / EWL Free Bridging Bus Service) is an emergency bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption involving the East West Line, which is operated by SMRT Trains.

When a section of the East West Line 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 EWL.

Activation:

When the EWL bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the EWL, 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.


Route (Westbound):

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Route (Eastbound):

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Route (Changi Airport Branch):

Route Map (Towards Changi Airport):

Route Map (Towards Tanah Merah):


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Pasir Ris Int (Pasir Ris MRT) ↔ Tuas West Dr (Tuas Link MRT)
New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah MRT)  PTB3 Basement (Changi Airport MRT)
Passes Through Specific East West Line MRT Stations
(Disseminated at moment of activation)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package N.A.
Current Operator Any Public Bus Operator
Current Depot Any Public Bus Depot
Current Fleet Any Public Bus Available
Departure Times
Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
Not Applicable Not Applicable

Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.

MRT Stations served:
Changi Airport Branch:

Fare: Free


Route Variants:

 

Service No. Description Dates Affected Fare
600 Joo Koon – Bukit Gombak Bus Parallel Service Sundays
05 Jun 2016 – 30 Oct 2016
Similar to MRT Distance
601 Lakeside – Joo Koon Bus Parallel Service 14 & 21 Apr 2017 Similar to MRT Distance
602 Lakeside – Boon Lay Bus Parallel Service 14 & 21 Apr 2017 Similar to MRT Distance
603 Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Bus Parallel Service
(via Expo)
28 Apr 2017 & 05 May 2017
(Cancelled on 05 May 2017)
Similar to MRT Distance
604 Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Bus Parallel Service
(Direct; Skips Expo)
28 Apr 2017 & 05 May 2017
(Cancelled on 05 May 2017)
Similar to MRT Distance
602 Tuas Link – Joo Koon Free Bus Bridging Service 16 – 19 Nov 2017 Free
602 Joo Koon – Gul Circle Free Shuttle Bus Service 20 Nov 2017 onwards
Till Mid 2018
Free
481 Shuttle 1
Outram Park – Jurong East Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
483 Shuttle 2
Jurong East – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
485 Shuttle 3
Joo Koon – Tuas Link Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
Similar to MRT Distance
487 Shuttle 7
Aljunied – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
489 Shuttle 8
Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
495 Express 12
Changi Airport – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
481 Shuttle 1
Buona Vista – Raffles Place Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
483 Shuttle 2
Joo Koon – Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
485 Shuttle 3
Tuas Link – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
03 Mar – 29 Apr 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
498 Shuttle 6
Raffles Place – Paya Lebar Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
487 Shuttle 7
Paya Lebar – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
489 Shuttle 8
Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance
495 Express 12
Changi Airport – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
Similar to MRT Distance

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