Express 15: Clementi—Beauty World Shuttle Bus Service

Express 15, also known as the Clementi—Beauty World Shuttle Bus Service, is is an ad-hoc unidirectional route connecting Clementi and Beauty World 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 15: Clementi—Beauty World Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Beauty World
Direction 2 – Towards Clementi
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Clementi Stn Exit B EW23
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Beauty World Stn Exit A
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Beauty World Stn Exit A DT29
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Clementi Stn Exit B EW23
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Clementi MRT ↔ Beauty World MRT
Travelling Time 20 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
– MAN A22
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Clementi
10.53pm – 1.22am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.38am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.06am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.23pm – 1.22am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Beauty World
11.10pm – 12.50am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.57am – 8.21am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.25am – 8.21am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.40pm – 12.50am (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 493 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Clementi
  • Shuttle 2: Joo Koon—Buona Vista
    Towards Buona Vista:
    Bus Stop 17179: Clementi Stn Exit B, C’wealth Ave West
    Towards Joo Koon:
    Bus Stop 17171: Clementi Stn Exit A, C’wealth Ave West

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 Clementi MRT station to Beauty World 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 Beauty World Station (Click to expand)
First / Last Train Timings
Downtown Line – DT5 Beauty World
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6.08am 6.29am 12.40am
DT35 Expo 5.37am 5.57am 11.42pm
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:

Private Bus Operators (March 2018)

For the first time, Private Bus Operators (PBOs) were roped in to assist with the Shuttle Bus Services. For Express 15, on Extended Early Closure days (12 & 14 March 2018 only), Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd contributed 50 bus drivers as part of Task Force 50 (or TF50), which were roped in to assist with shuttle bus operations. Training and familiarization were carried out by SMRT, and the drivers were assigned to SMRT’s Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses for shuttle operations. These bus drivers were deployed on Express 15.

  • 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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One thought on “Express 15: Clementi—Beauty World Shuttle Bus Service

  • 26 February 2018 at 4:35 PM

    This route fully duplicates on service 184.


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