Express 12: Changi Airport—Bugis Shuttle Bus Service

Express 12, also known as the Changi Airport—Bugis Express Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service connecting Changi Airport and Bugis stations with no intermediate stops.

The route will be activated to operate on 12 March, 14 March, and all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in March 2018 (including 1 April 2018), when shortened operating hours are implemented on the East West Line to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves just two MRT Stations:

Route:

Express 12: Changi Airport—Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Bugis
Direction 2 – Towards Changi Airport
  • T3 Departure Drive
    – Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Hall Door 8 CG2
  • Express via ECP
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn (Exit A) EW12DT14
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn (Exit A) EW12DT14
  • Express via ECP
  • T3 Departure Drive
    – Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Hall Door 8 CG2
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Changi Airport MRT) ↔ Bugis MRT
Travelling Time 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator To Be Confirmed
Current Fleet To Be Confirmed
Departure Times from Changi Airport
11.11pm – 12.16am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.36am – 8.19am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.04am – 8.19am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.47pm – 12.16am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Bugis
11.19pm – 12.32am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
6.03am – 8.27am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.31am – 8.27am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.49pm – 12.32am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
15 – 18 mins 15 – 18 mins
EWL Shortened Operating Hours (March 2018)
EWL Shortened Operating Hours (March 2018)

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected days in March & April.
These Days are: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31 March as well as 1 April 2018.

  • On days of Extended Early Closure (12 & 14 March), buses will operate from the start time of the extended early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Early Closure (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 March), buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Late Opening (3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 March as well as 1 April), buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.

This Shuttle Service was reflected as Bus Service 495 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


Shuttle Bus Transfer at Changi Airport

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Bugis


History of Activation

January/February 2018:

To speed up implementation of the new CBTC signalling system, shortened operating hours on the East West Line between AljuniedPasir Ris, as well as reduced train frequencies on the North South Line between Orchard—Marina South Pier, were implemented across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January and February 2018. A total of 11 EWL stations were affected by the reduced train operating hours.

Express 12 was introduced to provide commuters with faster connectivity between Changi Airport and Bugis in Downtown Singapore, where commuters can change for the East West Line and the Downtown Line to other destinations. However, passengers are advised to check train services timings, as the shuttle bus service may not connect to the last train departing the station.

March 2018:

To speed up implementation of the new CBTC signalling system, shortened operating hours were implemented on the East West Line between Pasir RisTuas Link, and Tanah MerahChangi Airport, across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on March 2018 as well as 1 April, and additionally, Extended Early Closures on 12 & 14 March.

A total of 35 East West Line stations were affected by the early train service end times and delayed train service start times. Other train lines such as the North South Line are not affected.

The route is one of ten Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure. Bus stops served are similar to those served by the regular EWL Bridging Bus, with some changes.


Wheelchair Bay converted to Luggage Area on Express 12
Wheelchair Bay converted to Luggage Area on Express 12

For the benefit of Airport travellers, luggage space is provided on Express 12. The wheelchair bay of the bus doubles as a luggage area and staff members will be deployed on the ground to assist commuters with the loading and unloading of luggage.

Also check out: Early Closures, Late Openings, Full-Day Closures on East West Line (Jan 2018) and Early Closure, Late Opening of East West Line (Feb 2018).


Bus Fares:

Charges regular distance fare based on the distance between MRT Stations by rail. Train, bus and hybrid concession passes are accepted, and distance fare rules apply.

Category Card Fares Cash Fares Concession Passes
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows MRT Fare structure $1.00 Train, bus and hybrid concession passes accepted
Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card holders $0.50
Student Concession Card holders $0.50
Other Rail Replacement Services

The route is one of ten Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in March 2018, the other routes being:


History:
  • 2018 (01 Jan): Route announced by SMRT Corporation between Changi Airport and Bugis
  • 2018 (05 Jan): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Changi Airport & Bugis, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (19 Jan): Extra days of shuttle operation in February (2, 3 & 4) announced
  • 2018 (02 Mar): Start of operations for March 2018 MRT Early Closure, Late Opening with revised operating details

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Page 3: Express 12 (Jan 2018) Route Information