Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2017 – Bus Diversions and Public Transport Plans

Bus route diversions and train service extensions for the 
2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
13 September – 18 September 2017

The 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX returns to Singapore from 14 September – 17 September 2017. Similar to past years, road closure will take place over six days, the largest series of road closures every year.

Affected roads will be closed from 13 September (Wednesday) at 12:01 am to facilitate the set up of race infrastructure.  After the race is completed, affected roads will reopen progressively and all roads will be fully accessible by 19 September (Tuesday) at 5:30 am onwards.

List of diverted bus services:
Classification Service Routes (Click for page jump)
Trunk Routes 10, 14, 16, 36, 56, 57, 70, 70M75, 7797, 100106107, 107M, 111, 128, 130, 131, 133, 162, 162M167, 171195, 196, 700, 700A, 857, 960, 961/#
Express Routes 10e, 14e, 97e, 196e, 502/A, 518/A, 850E, 868, 951E, 971E
Premium Routes Refer to individual operators for diversion arrangements
City Direct Routes 652, 656, 660, 663, 665
Night Routes 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6NNR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8
Short-Trip Services are grouped with their parent service and are not included in the above list

Generally, alighting is allowed at any bus stop along the diversion route. However, boarding may be subject to the driver’s decision.

MRT lines with extended operating hours:

  • North South Line 
  • East West Line 
  • North East Line
  • Circle Line 
  • Downtown Line 
  • Bukit Panjang LRT 
  • Sengkang LRT 
  • Punggol LRT 
Timeline of Diversions:
  • Pre-Race:
    13 September 2017 (Wednesday)
    14 September 2017 (Thursday)
    15 September 2017 (Friday)
  • Race Weekend:
    16 September 2017 (Saturday)
    17 September 2017 (Sunday)
  • Post-Race:
    18 September 2017 (Monday)

A full list of acronyms and abbreviations used in this article can be found here.


Overall Diversion Map

List of Service Diversions:

Diversions, as outlined in this section, are based off last year’s arrangements, LTA’s Road Access Plans and information released by Public Transport Operators. This document is accurate to the best of our ability and we welcome readers to highlight any mistakes.

A. Trunk and Express Routes

Services 10, 10e, 70, 196196e
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade and Fullerton areas  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Nicoll Highway to Middle Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, resuming original routing on Raffles Quay and Shenton Way
Nicoll Highway bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, Victoria St, Middle Rd, resuming original routing on Nicoll Highway
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: Nicoll Highway bound:
  • Nicoll Highway (Nicoll Highway Stn)
  • Nicoll Highway (Suntec City)
  • Nicoll Highway (Opp War Memorial Pk)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Nicoll Highway (Opp Suntec City)
  • Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
Notes
Road re-opening Services 10, 10e, 70, 196, 196e will resume their original routing in the Southbound direction (towards Shenton Way) and call at all original stops during the following peak periods:

  • Pre-Race (Wed-Fri): 0530hrs – 0930hrs
  • Post-Race (Mon): 0530hrs – 0930hrs, 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
  • Nicoll Highway (Nicoll Highway Stn)
    Closed on 15 Sep (Fri)17 Sep (Sun), 1400hrs – End of operations
  • Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
    Closed on 15 Sep (Fri)17 Sep (Sun), 1900hrs – End of operations
  • Nicoll Highway (Suntec City)
    Closed on 13 Sep (Wed)15 Sep (Fri): Start of Ops – 0930hrs; 19 Sep (Mon): Start of Ops – 0930hrs & 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Others – AM Peak trips of 10e and 196e are unaffected by diversions
– No resuming of original routing in the Nicoll Highway direction on Monday, 19 September despite road reopening
– Short-Trip Service 196A will share identical diversion arrangements with Service 196
– Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) is closed on 13 Sep although no route diversions will be in effect

Services 14, 14e16
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Diverted to North Bridge Road with no stops skipped  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Bedok bound No route diversion
Bukit Merah / Clementi bound Diverted from Nicoll Highway to Middle Rd, North Bridge Rd, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd / Orchard Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Bedok bound: Bukit Merah / Clementi bound:
  • Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
  • Nicoll Highway (Nicoll Highway Stn)
  • Nicoll Highway (Suntec City)
Notes
Road re-opening Services 14, 14e, 16 will resume their original routing in the Westbound direction and call at all original stops during the following times:

  • Pre-Race: 0530hrs – 0930hrs
  • Post-Race: 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Additional bus stop closures
  • Nicoll Highway (Nicoll Highway Stn)
    Closed on 15 Sep (Fri)17 Sep (Sun), 1400hrs – End of operations
  • Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
    Closed on 15 Sep (Fri)17 Sep (Sun), 1900hrs – End of operations
  • Nicoll Highway (Suntec City)
    Closed on 13 Sep (Wed)15 Sep (Fri): Start of Ops – 0930hrs; 18 Sep (Mon): Start of Ops – 0930hrs & 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Others – Short-Trip Service 14A will follow identical diversion arrangements with Service 14

Service 36
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Suntec City and Marina Centre area

Route Diversions
Tomlinson Rd bound Diverted from Temasek Blvd (Suntec Twr Three) to u-turn around Fountain of Wealth, and continue via Rochor Rd, North Bridge Rd, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd / Orchard Rd
Changi Airport bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to Beach Rd, Ophir Rd, resuming original routing on East Coast Parkway (ECP)
Bus Stops Skipped
Tomlinson Rd bound: Changi Airport bound:
  • Temasek Blvd (Opp Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others – Passengers heading to Suntec City / Marina Ctr should alight at Temasek Blvd (Suntec Twr Three)
– Throughout the diversion period, vehicular access to Suntec City may be regulated when necessary. Buses may skip Temasek Blvd (Suntec Twr Three) in the unlikely event that the road is closed
– Short-Trip Services 36A and 36B share identical diversion arrangements with Service 36

Service 56
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Marina Centre area  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Middle Road to North Bridge Rd, Bras Basah Rd and Beach Rd before resuming original routing on Middle Rd heading back towards Bishan.
Service is converted to loop operation.
Bishan bound First bus stop for Bishan bound trips start from 01611 Beach Rd (Raffles Hotel)
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre bound: Bishan bound:
  • Middle Rd (Bef Beach Rd)
  • Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others This service will convert to loop operations during the F1 period
 

Service 57
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade and Fullerton areas  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Bishan bound Diverted from Cecil St to Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, Victoria St, Middle Rd, resuming original routing on Beach Rd
Bukit Merah bound Diverted from Beach Rd to Middle Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, resuming original routing on Raffles Quay & Shenton Way
Bus Stops Skipped
Bishan bound: Bukit Merah bound:
  • Beach Rd (Shaw Twrs)
  • Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel)
  • Nicoll Highway (Opp War Memorial Pk)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Cecil St (Prudential Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Beach Rd (Raffles Hotel)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • Beach Road (Shaw Twrs)
    Closed on 18 Sep (Mon), 0530hrs – 0930hrs and 1700hrs – 2030hrs
  • #Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
Others – Skips Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) on 13 Sep (Tue) with no route diversion

Service 70

Service 70M
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Loops at Bras Basah Rd  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Nicoll Highway to Middle Rd, North Bridge Rd, Bras Basah Rd, resuming original routing on Nicoll Highway heading back towards Yio Chu Kang.
Yio Chu Kang bound First bus stop for Yio Chu Kang bound trips start from Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
Bus Stops Skipped
Yio Chu Kang bound:
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • Nicoll Highway (Nicoll Highway Stn)
    Closed on 15 Sep (Fri)17 Sep (Sun), 1400hrs – End of operations
  • Nicoll Highway (The Concourse)
    Closed on 15 Sep (Fri)17 Sep (Sun), 1900hrs – End of operations
  • Nicoll Highway (Suntec City)
    Closed on 13 Sep (Wed)15 Sep (Fri): Start of Ops – 0930hrs; 18 Sep (Mon): Start of Ops – 0930hrs & 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Others – Service is shortened to loop at Bras Basah Road.
– Short-Trip Service 70A shares identical diversion arrangements with Service 70M
– Service 70A will likely terminate at Nicoll Highway (Suntec City) on all diversion days except 17 Sep (Sun) when it will likely terminate at Nicoll Highway (Natl Stadium)

Service 75
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary: Skips City Hall and Marina Centre areas

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to Finlayson Green, Raffles Quay, resuming original routing heading back towards Bukit Panjang. Service is converted to loop operation.
Last stop for Marina Centre bound trips is at Robinson Rd (Aft Capital Twr)*
Bukit Panjang bound First bus stop for Bukit Panjang bound trips start from Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay)
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre bound: Bukit Panjang bound:
  • Robinson Rd (opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • Connaught Dr (Opp S’pore Cricket Club)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others Not applicable
Service 75: Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 75 diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Services 77171
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Suntec City and Marina Centre areas

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to make a right turn at North Bridge Rd, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd, heading back towards Bukit Batok / Yishun. Service is converted to loop operation.
Last stop for Marina Centre bound trips is at Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
Bukit Batok / Yishun bound First bus stop for Bukit Batok / Yishun bound trips start from Stamford Rd (SMU)
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre bound: Bukit Batok / Yishun bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others Not applicable
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 77, 171 diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Services 9797e
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Marina Bay, Bayfront, Suntec City and Marina Centre areas

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to loop at Finlayson Green, by making a right turn into Raffles Quay and continuing back towards Jurong East.
Last stop for Marina Centre bound trips (and terminating stop of Service 97e) is at Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay)
Jurong East bound First bus stop for Jurong East bound trips (and first stop of Service 97e) start from Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay)
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre bound: Jurong East bound:
  • Marina Blvd (The Sail)
  • Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Theatre)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn Exit B)
  • Temasek Blvd (Opp Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)
  • Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Ctrl Blvd (Marina Bay Stn)
  • Ctrl Blvd (Downtown Stn)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others Shortened to loop at Raffles Quay.
– Last stop of Marina Centre bound trips + terminating point of 97e is 03059 Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay)
– First stop of Jurong East bound trips + starting point of 97e is 03059 Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay). Trips will depart from 6.21pm to 7.09pm

Services 100107
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade and Fullerton areas

Route Diversions
Serangoon / Hougang Ctrl bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, Victoria St, Middle Rd, resuming original routing on Beach Rd
Ghim Moh / Shenton Way bound Diverted from Beach Rd to Middle Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, resuming original routing on Raffles Quay / Shenton Way
Bus Stops Skipped
Serangoon / Hougang Ctrl bound: Ghim Moh / Shenton Way bound:
  • Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Beach Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Beach Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel)
  • Connaught Dr (Opp S’pore Cricket Club)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
  • Beach Road (Shaw Twrs)
    Closed on 18 Sep (Mon), 0530hrs – 0930hrs and 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Others – Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) is closed on 13 Sep although no route diversions will be in effect

Service 106
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade, Suntec City, Bayfront, Marina Bay areas

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, Raffles Quay, resuming original routing on Shenton Way
Bukit Batok bound Diverted from Anson Rd to Robinson Rd, Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, Victoria St, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: Bukit Batok bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)
  • Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn)
  • Central Blvd (Downtown Stn)
  • Marina Blvd (The Sail)
  • Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Theatre)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Notes
Road re-opening Service 106 will ply an alternate division route on 18 Sep (Mon) from 1700hrs to 2030hrs, via Shenton Way, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr and resuming its original route on Stamford Rd towards Bukit Batok.
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others

Service 107

Service 107M
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Suntec City area

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Beach Rd to Middle Rd, North Bridge Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Beach Rd and heading back towards Hougang Central. Service is converted to loop at Bras Basah Rd, last stop for Marina Ctr bound trips is Beach Road (Shaw Twrs)
Hougang Ctrl bound First bus stop for Hougang Ctrl bound trips start from Beach Rd (Raffles Hotel)
Bus Stops Skipped
Hougang Ctrl bound:
  • Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn Exit B)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Twr Two)
 
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • Beach Road (Shaw Twrs)
    Closed on 18 Sep (Mon), 0530hrs – 0930hrs and 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Others Service is shortened to loop at Bras Basah Road.

Service 111162M, 700A857
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Loops at North Bridge Road  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to make a right turn into North Bridge Rd, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd towards Dhoby Ghaut. Last stop for Marina Centre bound trips is at Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
Dhoby Ghaut bound First bus stop for return trips start from Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Bus Stops Skipped
Ghim Moh/YCK/BPJ/YIS bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr) – Service 111 and 162M only
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others
  • Between 2245hrs and 2300hrs, trips of Service 700A departing Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk will terminate at Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
  • Between 2240hrs and 2330hrs, trips of Service 857 departing Yishun Int will terminate at Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 111/162M/700A/857 diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Services 128, 162, 850E951E
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade and Fullerton areas  [Link to Poster 1 / Poster 2]

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, resuming original routing on Raffles Quay / Shenton Way
YCK / YIS / WDL bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: YCK / YIS / WDL bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr) – Service 128 and 162 only
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Nicoll Highway (Opp War Memorial Pk)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Notes
Road re-opening Services 850E and 951E will resume their original routing towards Yishun/Woodlands and call at Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) during the following times:

  • Post-Race (Mon): 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Drive (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
Others – Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) is closed on 13 Sep although no route diversions will be in effect

Service 130
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips City Hall and Fullerton areas  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, and resuming original routing on Raffles Quay / Shenton Way
Ang Mo Kio bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, and resuming original routing on Victoria St
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: Ang Mo Kio bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Connaught Dr (Opp S’pore Cricket Club)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 13 Sep (Tue)19 Sep (Mon)
Others – Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) is closed on 13 Sep although no route diversions will be in effect

Service 131167
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips City Hall and Fullerton areas  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Bukit Merah bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, and resuming original routing on Raffles Quay / Shenton Way
St. Michael’s / Sembawang bound Diverted from Cecil St to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, and resuming original routing on Stamford Rd / Orchard Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Bukit Merah bound: St. Michael’s / Sembawang bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr) – Service 131 only
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Connaught Dr (Opp S’pore Cricket Club)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Cecil St (Prudential Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Notes
Road re-opening Service 167 will resume part of its original routing on 19 Sep (Mon) from 1700hrs to 2030hrs, serving Cecil St (Prudential Twr) and Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq), continuing via Esplanade Drive and resuming its original route on Stamford Rd.
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
Others – Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) is closed on 13 Sep although no route diversions will be in effect
– Short-Trip Service 131A shares identical diversion arrangements with Service 131

Service 133
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Suntec City, Bayfront, Marina Bay areas  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, Marina Boulevard, resuming original routing on Central Boulevard
Ang Mo Kio bound Diverted from Anson Rd to Robinson Rd, Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, resuming original routing on Victoria St
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: Ang Mo Kio bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)
  • Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn)
  • Central Blvd (Downtown Stn)
  • Marina Blvd (The Sail)
  • Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Theatre)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others  

Service 162

Service 162M

Service 167

Service 171

Service 195
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Temporarily amended to New Bridge Road Bus Terminal  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Commonwealth bound Temporarily amended to New Bridge Road Bus Terminal. Buses from New Bridge Rd Ter ply Eu Tong Sen St and make a left turn into River Valley Rd, resuming original route.
Marina Centre bound Temporarily amended to New Bridge Road Bus Terminal. Buses from River Valley Rd make a right turn to New Bridge Rd and continues straight to New Bridge Rd Ter.
Bus Stops Skipped
Commonwealth bound: Marina Centre bound:
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • North Bridge Rd (Aft City Hall Stn Exit B)
  • North Boat Quay (Opp High St Ctr)
  • Parliament Pl (Supreme Ct)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Marina Centre Ter
Bus Stops Added
Commonwealth bound: New Bridge Road bound:
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St (Aft Hospital Drive)
  • Eu Tong Sen St (Pearl’s Ctr)
  • Eu Tong Sen St (People’s Park Ctr)
  • Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Station)
  • New Bridge Rd (Clarke Quay Stn)
  • New Bridge Rd (Hong Lim Pk)
  • New Bridge Rd (Chinatown Pt)
  • New Bridge Rd (New Bridge Ctr)
  • New Bridge Rd (Opp Pearl’s Ctr)
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others Short-Trip Services 195A and 195B share identical diversion arrangements with Service 195

Service 196, 196e

Services 502502A
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Suntec City, Bayfront, Marina Bay areas  [Link to Poster]

Route Diversions
Towards Shenton Way & Soon Lee Depot Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, Marina Boulevard, resuming original routing on Central Boulevard
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound:  
  • Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)
  • Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Central Blvd (Aft Marina Stn Rd)
  • Central Blvd (Downtown Stn)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others Service 502A will terminate at 03059 Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay), while calling at all stops along its diversion route

Services 518518A
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Suntec City, Bayfront areas 

Route Diversions
Bayfront / Pasir Ris bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to Beach Rd, Ophir Rd, resuming original routing on East Coast Parkway (ECP)
Bus Stops Skipped
Bayfront / Pasir Ris bound:  
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
  • Temasek Ave (Opp The Ritz-Carlton)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)
  • Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others Service 518A will terminate at 01621 – Beach Rd (Opp Shaw Twrs) while calling at all bus stops along its diversion route

Services 700971E
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade and Fullerton areas

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, and resuming original routing on Raffles Quay / Shenton Way
Bukit Panjang bound Diverted from Cecil St to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, and resuming original routing on Stamford Rd / Orchard Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: Bukit Panjang bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Nicoll Highway (Opp War Memorial Pk)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Cecil St (Prudential Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Notes
Road re-opening Service 700 and 971E will resume their original routing towards Bukit Panjang and call at Cecil St (Prudential Twr) and Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) during the following times:

  • Post-Race (Mon): 1700hrs – 2030hrs
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Drive (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
Others – These services are not expected resume their original routings during road re-opening times. Actual day routing may be subject to changes.
– Whether 700/971E will ply original routes during AM peak remains to be confirmed.
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 700, 971E diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Service 700A

Service 850E

Service 857

Service 868
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Fullerton and Suntec City areas

Route Diversions
Suntec City bound Diverted from Robinson Rd to Finlayson Green, Raffles Quay and Shenton Way, terminating at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg).
Bus Stops Skipped
Suntec City bound:  
  • Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  • Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Drive (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
Others (TBC, awaiting SMRT press release) Although SMRT’s diversion poster mentions that 868 calls at Fullerton Sq on 19 Sep, this arrangement remains to be confirmed
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 868 diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Service 951E

Service 960
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Marina Centre area

Route Diversions
Marina Centre bound Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to make a three right turns to North Bridge Rd, Stamford Rd and Victoria St, thereby resuming original routing on Victoria St heading back towards Woodlands. Last stop for Marina Centre bound trips is Victoria St (Bras Basah Cplx)
Woodlands bound First bus stop for Woodlands bound trips start from Victoria St (Cath of The Good Shepherd)
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre bound: Woodlands bound:
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel)
  • Marina Ctr Ter
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not applicable
Others Not applicable
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 868 diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Service 961, 961#
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips City Hall and Marina Centre areas

Route Diversions
Lorong 1 Geylang bound Diverted from Eu Tong Sen St to Hill St, Victoria St, Middle Rd and Beach Rd, resuming original routing towards Lorong 1 Geylang. Service 961# will skip Marina Centre completely.
Woodlands bound Diverted from Beach Rd to Middle Rd and North Bridge Rd, resuming original routing towards Woodlands. Service 961# will skip Marina Centre completely.
Bus Stops Skipped
Lorong 1 Geylang bound: Woodlands bound:
  • Parliament Pl (Supreme Ct)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) (961# only)
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave) (961# only)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery) ((961# only)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade) (961# only)
  • Beach Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel)
  • Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) (961# only)
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave) (961# only)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery) ((961# only)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade) (961# only)
Notes
Road re-opening Not applicable
Additional bus stop closures
  • North Bridge Rd (Aft City Hall Stn Exit B)
    Closed 15 Sep (Fri) to 17 Sep (Sun), 2100hrs – end of operations on all three days
Others Not applicable
Formula 1 Diversions – Service 961 & 961# diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

Service 971E

C:  City Direct Services:

Services 652, 656, 660663665
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Post-Race (13 – 18 Sep)
Summary:
Skips Esplanade and Fullerton areas

Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound
(Morning Peak)
Diverted from Bras Basah Rd to North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Finlayson Green, resuming original routing on Raffles Quay / Shenton Way
Estates bound
(Evening Peak)
Diverted from Robinson Rd to Cross St, Upp Cross St, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd
Bus Stops Skipped
Morning Peak: Evening Peak:
  • Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
  • Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel)
  • Nicoll Highway (Opp War Memorial Pk)
  • Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)
  • Robinson Rd (Opp AIA Twr)
  • Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  • Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)#
  • Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)
Notes
Road re-opening
Additional bus stop closures
  • #Esplanade Drive (Esplanade Bridge)
    Closed from 12 Sep (Tue)18 Sep (Mon)
Others – Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge) is closed on 13 Sep although no route diversions will be in effect
City Direct Services will follow an identical diversion route as Service 128. Diagram published by SBS Transit.
Formula 1 Diversions – City Direct Services diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in green and blue.

D:  Late-Night Bus Services:

SMRT NightRider NR1NR6
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend (15 – 17 Sep)

Route Diversions
Yishun / Sengkang bound Diverted from Keppel Road to Anson Rd, Cecil St, Eu Tong Sen St, resuming original route on Eu Tong Sen St (outside Clarke Quay)
Bus Stops Skipped
Yishun / Sengkang bound:
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE)
  • Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Theatre)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • North Bridge Rd (City Hall Stn Exit B)
  • North Bridge Rd (Opp The Treasury)
  • South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay)
  • North Canal Rd (Opp OCBC Ctr)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others
Formula 1 Diversions – Service NR1 / NR6 diversion map. Original route shown in grey, diverted routes shown in purple.

SMRT NightRider NR2, NR5, NR7NR8 | SBST Nite Owl 1N, 2N3N, 4N5N6N
Diversion Details (Click to expand)

Affected Days: Pre-Race, Race Weekend (15 – 17 Sep)

Route Diversions
towards HDB towns Start from 04249 North Bridge Road (Opp The Treasury), skipping stops at Marina Centre and North Bridge Road.
Bus Stops Skipped
towards HDB towns:  
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  • Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  • Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
  • North Bridge Rd (City Hall Stn Exit B)
Notes
Road re-opening Not Applicable
Additional bus stop closures Not Applicable
Others

Premium Services

Diversion information for Premium Bus Services will be disseminated by individual private bus operators. List of Premium Services and their operators here.


E:  Services affected by bus stop closures with no change to routing:

Services 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851961/#
  Skips 04167 City Hall Stn Exit B and 04168 Aft City Hall Stn Exit B from 15 – 17 Sep, 9:30pm till end of operations. Service 195 will not serve this stop throughout the diversion period.

This list of services includes concurrently diverted bus services plying North Bridge Road, such as 10, 57, 100106130, 131, 133, 167, 196, 961/# and 502.


F:  Services with extended operating hours during the F1 period:

From 15 Sep (Fri) – 17 Sep (Sun), the following residential bus services will be extended:

Bus Interchange Bus Services Departure Times (After midnight)
16 Sep (Fri) 17 & 18 Sep (Sat & Sun)
Bedok 222225G 1.00am 1.00am
Boon Lay 181243G 1.20am 1.20am
Bukit Batok 173A189A941945, 947 TBC TBC
Choa Chu Kang 300301302307 1.35am 1.35am
Clementi 282, 284, 285 TBC TBC
Jurong East 143M, 333, 334, 335 TBC TBC
Pasir Ris 358359 TBC TBC
Sembawang 859A 1.15am 1.15am
Woodlands 901911912913 1.20am 1.20am
Yishun 804812 1.15am 1.15am

G: Regular night buses during the F1 period:

Nite Owl and NightRider services will continue to operate as per normal on Friday and Saturday nights, with relevant diversions as detailed above.


H:  MRT/LRT lines with extended operating hours:

North South Line
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
NS25 City Hall NS1 Jurong East 12:30am 12:30am
NS25 City Hall NS28 Marina South Pier 12:30am 12:30am
East West Line:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
EW13 City Hall EW1 Pasir Ris 12:30am 12:30am
EW13 City Hall EW29 Joo Koon 12:30am 12:30am
North East Line:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
NE17 Punggol NE1 HarbourFront 12:02am 12:02am
NE1 HarbourFront NE17 Punggol 12:30am 12:30am
Circle Line:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut CC29 HarbourFront 11:55pm 11:55pm
CC29 HarbourFront CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 11:30pm 11:30pm
Downtown Line:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
DT1 Bukit Panjang DT19 Chinatown 11:59pm 11:59pm
DT19 Chinatown DT1 Bukit Panjang 12:37am 12:37am
Bukit Panjang LRT:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
BP1 Choa Chu Kang BP1 Choa Chu Kang 1.29am 1.29am
Sengkang LRT:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
STC Sengkang STC Sengkang
via East Loop
1:05am 1:07am
STC Sengkang STC Sengkang
via West Loop
1:07am 1:09am
Punggol LRT:
Last Train From: Last Train Towards: Departure Time: (Fri) Departure Time: (Sat & Sun)
PTC Punggol PTC Punggol
via East Loop
2:08am 1:49am
PTC Punggol PTC Punggol
via West Loop
2:08am 1:49am
       

Final notes during diversions:


I:  Gallery:


J:  On the ground:


Travelling Tips during the F1 period:

  • If relying on public bus services, familiarize oneself with diversion routes and alternative bus boarding/alighting stops along the diverted roads
  • Plan for additional travel time. Road congestion is expected around the circuit park and next bus arrival timings will not be available.
  • When in doubt, rely on the rail network. Familiarize oneself with walking routes in and out of the Marina Bay area.
  • Know alternative routes to your destination.
  • Approach bus drivers or interchange offices for more information on road and bus stop closures.
  • Inform bus drivers out of goodwill if one decides to alight at bus stops along the diversion route.

Relevant links:

Previous versions:

– 03/09/2017: First draft release based on SBST Press Releases

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Unconfirmed edits to diversion routes:

  • TBA

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