Express 5: Boon Lay—Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service

The Boon Lay—Outram Park Express Shuttle Bus Service (Express 5) is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Boon Lay and Outram Park, serving major transport nodes along the East West Line (EWL).

The route will be activated to operate on all 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. This service does not operate on Friday Nights during the Early Closure of the East West Line.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Route:

Express Shuttle 5: Boon Lay—Outram Park Express Bus Service
Towards Outram Park
Towards Boon Lay
  • Boon Lay Way
    — Boon Lay Stn (Exit B) EW27
  • Venture Avenue
    — Opp Big Box (Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point) EW24NS1
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    — Buona Vista Stn Exit C  EW21CC22
  • Outram Rd
    — Outram Pk Stn (Exit A)  EW16NE3
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    — 
    Outram Park Stn Exit F/SGH  EW16NE3
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D  EW21CC22
  • Venture Avenue
    — Opp Big Box (Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point) EW24NS1
  • Boon Lay Way
    Opp Boon Lay Stn (Opp Exit B) EW27
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Way (Boon Lay MRT) Outram Rd (Outram Park MRT) 
Passes Through Jurong East, Buona Vista MRT Stations
Route Length 21.5 km (Actual Length) / 17.7km (Fare Payable Distance)
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit
Depot Soon Lee Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0515hrs, 0530hrs (Affected Saturdays & Sunday Mornings)
Departure Times from Outram Park
0615hrs, 0630hrs (Affected Saturdays & Sunday Mornings)
Frequency 15 mins

The Express Shuttle Service will only operate on Saturdays and Sundays in March & April 2018, where the late opening of the East West Line will take place.
These Days are: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 March, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 April

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Express 5 (Boon Lay – Outram Park) Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Boon Lay
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Jurong East
  • Shuttle 2: Joo Koon – Buona Vista
    Towards Buona Vista –
    Bus Stop 28009: Jurong East Temp Int, Jurong Gateway Rd
    Towards Joo Koon –
    Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point (Opp Big Box), Venture Ave
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Buona Vista
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Outram Park

History of Activation

December 2017:
December 2017: (Click to expand)

To speed up implementation of the new CBTC signalling system, shortened operating hours were implemented across sections of the NSL and EWL between Tuas LinkOutram Park (EWL), and Jurong EastChoa Chu Kang (NSL), across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on December 2017.

A total of 19 NSL and EWL stations were affected by the delayed train service start times. Northbound services from Choa Chu Kang and Eastbound services from Outram Park were not affected. Circle Line services from Buona Vista were also not affected.

The route is one of five Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure as well as the only Express shuttle service. The other routes are the Outram Park—Jurong East, Jurong East—Joo Koon, Joo Koon—Tuas Link and Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang routes, which call at all en-route stations. Bus stops served by the Express Shuttle are identical to those served by the regular EWL Bridging Bus.

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. 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. The route only operated 2 trips in each direction in the morning, at 5:15am and 5:30am from Boon Lay, as well as 6:15am and 6:30am from Outram Park.

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:


History:
  • 2017 (08 Dec): Route announced within handouts issued during the early closure
  • 2017 (09 Dec): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Boon Lay and Outram Park, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (01 Mar): Revision of Pick Up Point at Buona Vista Stn Exit D bus stop to Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D
  • 2018 (02 Mar): Start of operations for March 2018 MRT Early Closure, Late Opening with revised operating details
  • 2018 (22 Mar): Extended operating days to Saturdays & Sundays in April 2018

Page 2: More Photos & Video
Page 3: Express 5 (Dec 2017) Route Information

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