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.


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 SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Any SMRT Buses Depot
Current Fleet Any SMRT Bus
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Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated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


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