Express 13: Bedok—Bedok North Shuttle Bus Service

Express 13, also known as the Bedok—Bedok North Shuttle Bus Service, is is an ad-hoc unidirectional route connecting Bedok and Bedok North stations with no intermediate stops.

The route will be activated to operate on 12 March, 14 March, as well as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in March & 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:


Express Shuttle 13: Bedok—Bedok North Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Bedok North
Direction 2 – Towards Bedok
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
  • Bedok Nth Rd
    – Bedok Nth Stn Exit A DT29
  • Bedok Nth Rd
    – Bedok Nth Stn Exit B DT29
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Stn Exit A EW5
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok MRT ↔ Bedok North MRT
Travelling Time 10 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bedok
10.47pm – 1.17am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.39am – 8.06am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.05am – 8.06am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.17pm – 1.17am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Bedok North
11.05pm – 12.38am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.57am – 8.24am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.23am – 8.24am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.35pm – 12.38am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2025 mins 2025 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected days in March & April.

These Days are as follows:

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31 March
  • 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 April


  • 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, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 April)
    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, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 April),
    buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.

This service is reflected as Bus Service 491 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Bedok
  • Shuttle 7: Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris
    Towards Paya Lebar:
    Bus Stop 84039: Bedok Stn Exit A, New Upp Changi Rd
    Towards Pasir Ris:
    Bus Stop 84031: Bedok Stn Exit B, New Upp Changi Rd

History of Activation
March & April 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 & April 2018, 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.

Express 13 was introduced to provide commuters with faster connectivity from Bedok MRT station to Bedok North MRT station, where commuters can change for the Downtown Line. However, passengers are advised to check train services timings, as the shuttle bus service may not connect to the last train departing the station.

First / Last Train Timings from Bedok North Station (Click to expand)
First / Last Train Timings
Downtown Line – DT29 Bedok North
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:50am 6:08am 11:54pm
DT35 Expo 6:09am 6:29am 12:28am
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
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows MRT Fare structure $1.00
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 & April 2018, the other routes being:


  • 2018 (22 Feb): Route announced
  • 2018 (08 Mar): Reduced operating hours during Late Opening days
  • 2018 (09 Mar): Fleet downgraded to Single Deck Buses
  • 2018 (22 Mar): Extended operating days to Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in April 2018. Frequency reduced to 20 – 25 mins from 18 – 20 mins

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