DTL Rail Replacement Services (May – Aug 2017)

Temporary rail replacement services (DTL Shuttle Service) between Bukit Panjang – Chinatown will be operating across Sunday mornings from 14 May 2017 to 27 August 2017 to facilitate later Downtown Line train service commencement times.

Train services on the Downtown Line will start at 0550hrs on the Hari Raya Puasa weekend (25 June 2017) as per normal Sunday operating hours.

The rail replacement service operates in lieu of the later opening of Downtown Line (DTL) stations to facilitate more time for testing of the entire DTL as an integrated line in preparation for the opening of DTL Stage 3 from Fort Canning to Expo by end-2017.

On 28 May 2017, DTL Shuttle Buses will not stop at Bus Stops 03041: Cross Street – Telok Ayer Stn Exit A & 05319: Church Street – OCBC Ctr for Telok Ayer Station due to road closure for Car Free Sunday.


As such, Downtown Line train services will commence operations at 0731hrs on the following Sundays:

May 14, 21 & 28 July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
June 4, 11 & 18 August 6, 13, 20 & 27

Downtown Line Train Service will operate under regular Sunday operating hours on the Hari Raya Puasa weekend on 25 June 2017.

The affected Downtown Line stations are:

The first train timings at the affected MRT Stations on affected Sundays are listed below:

Revised First Train Timings on Affected Sundays (Click to Expand)

Station Towards Chinatown Towards Bukit Panjang
Regular Sundays Affected Sundays Regular Sundays Affected Sundays
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang 0550 0731 0636
(Arrival)
0733
(Arrival)
DT2 Cashew 0552 0733 0635 0732
DT3 Hillview 0554 0735 0633 0735
DT5 Beauty World 0557 0734 0630 0731
DT6 King Albert Park 0559 0731 0627 0734
DT7 Sixth Avenue 0602 0733 0625 0731
DT8 Tan Kah Kee 0604 0735 0623 0734
DT9CC19 Botanic Gardens 0606 0733 0621 0732
DT10 Stevens 0608 0735 0618 0734
DT11NS21 Newton 0611 0733 0616 0732
DT12NE7 Little India 0613 0735 0630 0735
DT13 Rochor 0615 0732 0634 0733
DT14EW12 Bugis 0617 0734 0632 0731
DT15CC4 Promenade 0620 0732 0635 0734
DT16CE1 Bayfront 0622 0734 0633 0731
DT17 Downtown 0624 0731 0631 0734
DT18 Telok Ayer 0626 0732 0629 0733
DT19NE4 Chinatown 0627
(Arrival)
0733
(Arrival)
0628 0731

Alternative Travel Arrangements

Regular Bus Services

Affected commuters can use existing regular public bus services, such as 66, 67, 75, 170/170A, 171, 190, 700A, 960, 961, 970 and 972 to travel between the Downtown Line corridor and the City area. They can also use these bus services to transfer to the other rail lines to continue their travel on the rail network.

Bus Service Downtown Line Stations Served
66 Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Botanic Gardens, Stevens, Newton, Little India
67 Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Botanic Gardens, Stevens, Newton, Little India
75 Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World
133 Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown
170 / 170A Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Botanic Gardens, Stevens, Newton, Little India, Rochor
171 Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Botanic Gardens, Stevens, Newton
190 Bukit Panjang, Stevens, Chinatown
700A Bukit Panjang, Stevens, Newton, Promenade
960 Bukit Panjang, Stevens, Newton, Little India, Rochor, Bugis
961# Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Chinatown, Promenade
970 Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Chinatown
972 Bukit Panjang, Stevens

DTL Parallel Bus Service

A shuttle bus service that runs parallel to the DTL1 and DTL2 alignment and stops at each of the 18 DTL1 and DTL2 stations will also be provided.

This service is reflected as “Bus Service 609” under the Trapeze Common Fleet Management System.

Bukit Panjang – Chinatown Bus Parallel Service
Direction 1 – Towards Chinatown
Direction 2 – Towards Bukit Panjang
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT  DT1BP6
    – Cashew Stn DT2
    – Opp Hillview Stn DT3
  • Jln Anak Bukit
    – Opp Beauty World Ctr
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp King Albert Pk Stn DT6
    – Opp Sixth Ave Stn DT7
    – Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8
    – Opp Botanic Gdns Stn DT9CC19
    – Opp Stevens Stn DT10
    – Opp Newton Stn Exit C DT11NS21
  • Bukit Timah Rd
    – Little India Stn DT12NE7
  • Sungei Rd
    – Opp Rochor Stn DT13
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Junction DT14EW12
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn DT15CC4
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE DT16CE1
  • Central Blvd
    – Downtown Stn DT17
  • Cross St
    – Telok Ayer Stn Exit A DT18
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – People’s Pk Ctr DT19NE4
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – People’s Pk Ctr DT19NE4
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr
  • Marina Blvd
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr DT17
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands MICE DT16CE1
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn Exit B  DT15CC4
  • Rochor Rd
    – Bugis Stn Exit D DT14EW12
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn DT13
  • Bukit Timah Rd
    – Opp Little India Stn DT12NE7
    – Newton Stn Exit C DT11NS21
    – Stevens Stn DT10
    – Botanic Gdns Stn DT9CC19
    – Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8
    – Sixth Ave Stn DT7
    – King Albert Pk Stn DT6
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Beauty World Stn Exit B DT5
    – Hillview Stn DT3
    – Bef Cashew Stn DT2
    – Bukit Panjang Stn Exit B DT1BP6
Note:
  • Layover for DTL Shuttle Service buses are at Bukit Batok Road and New Bridge Road Terminal for Southbound and Northbound buses respectively.
  • On 28 May 2017, DTL Shuttle Buses will not stop at Bus Stop 03041: Cross Street – Telok Ayer Stn Exit A & Bus Stop 05319: Church Street – OCBC Ctr for Telok Ayer Station
Operating Hours & Frequency:
Direction Scheduled Run Time Operating Hours Frequency
(Before 6:30am)
Frequency
(After 6:30am)
Towards Chinatown: 76 mins 5:30am – 7:30am 10 min 6 min
Towards Bukit Panjang: 69 mins 6:28am – 7.30am 9 min 9 min
Advisory on excessive Shuttle Bus Service run time:

Due to the excessive run time scheduled between stops, Bus Captains of the shuttle service may drive at a very slow speed. Commuters are advised to plan for the extra journey time.

The running times scheduled for the shuttle service which only calls at Downtown Line MRT Stations is more than that of a regular bus service running the same route as the shuttle service and calling at all intermediate stops.

 

Bus Fares:

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

Category Card Fares Cash Fares Concession Passes
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows DTL Fare structure $1.50 Train, bus and hybrid concession passes accepted
Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card holders $1.00
Student Concession Card holders $0.50

 


Gallery:

Downtown Line Bus Bridging – 2017 (Buses)
Downtown Line Bus Bridging – Dec 2013

See Also:

External Links & References:

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One thought on “DTL Rail Replacement Services (May – Aug 2017)

  • 1 May 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    Time files really fast. DTL3 coming soon, looking forward!

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