Early Closures, Late Openings, Full-Day Closures on East West Line (Jan 2018)

Click here for the Early Closure & Late Opening Article in February 2018

Shorter operating hours along the East West Line (EWL) will take effect on selected days in January 2018 to facilitate additional engineering hours for re-signalling and maintenance work. This will involve early closures, late openings, and full-day suspension of train services along the EWL.

In addition, reduced train frequencies will be implemented on the North South Line (NSL) during the early and late service hours, but operating hours remain unaffected. Check out the dedicated article (Reduced Train Frequencies on North South Line) for more details.

These closures allow more time for rail maintenance and renewal works to be carried out, as well as checks conducted on the new signalling system. In the wake of the Joo Koon train collision incident in November 2017, old and new signalling system-equipped sections of the EWL are physically separated until resignalling works are complete.

Click here for the Reduced Train Frequencies on North South Line in Jan 2018 article.

SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3200X) - Shuttle 7
SBS Transit Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3200X) – Shuttle 7
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Affected MRT Stations

East West Line

Changi Airport Branch

Eastbound Trains terminating at Aljunied during periods of closure
Eastbound Trains terminating at Aljunied during periods of closure

As a result, train services on the East West Line will only operate between EW9 Aljunied and EW29 Joo Koon, as well as between EW30 Gul Circle and EW33 Tuas Link. Train services between Joo Koon and Gul Circle will continue to be suspended (since 20 Nov 2017) until the entire East West Line re-signalling works are completed in mid-2018, with bridging buses operating daily. (See also: Partial Suspension of Tuas West Extension Train Services)

More reduced train operating hours are expected in the first half of 2018 to accelerate the resignalling project, and details for subsequent months will be announced by the Land Transport Authority at a later date. For a detailed write up on the CBTC resignalling project, check out CBTC Implementation: A review.

Affected Hours & Dates

Train Services at the affected stations will operate as follows:

Affected Train Operating Hours Affected Dates
Early Closure on Fridays at 11pm 5, 12, 19, 26 January + 2 Feb
Late Opening on Saturdays at 8am &
Early Closure on Saturdays at 11pm
6, 13, 20, 27 January + 3 Feb
Late Opening on Sundays at 8am 7 and 14 January + 4 Feb
Full Day Closures on Sundays 21 and 28 January

First Train / Last Train Timings at Affected Stations

Amended First and Last Train Timings for East West Line
No Train Service available between Pasir Ris – Aljunied & Tanah Merah – Changi Airport
Station Last Train
EW1 Pasir Ris 23:02
EW2DT32 Tampines 23:06
EW3 Simei 23:09
EW4CG Tanah Merah 23:13
EW5 Bedok 23:17
EW6 Kembangan 23:20
EW7 Eunos 23:22
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 23:24
EW9 Aljunied 23:43
EW10 Kallang 23:45
EW11 Lavender 23:47
EW12DT14 Bugis 23:49
EW13NS25 City Hall 23:52
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 23:58
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 0:01
EW16NE3 Outram Park 0:04
EW17 Tiong Bahru 0:06
EW18 Redhill 0:08
EW19 Queenstown 0:11
EW20 Commonwealth 0:13
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 0:15
EW22 Dover 0:17
EW23 Clementi 0:20
EW24NS1 Jurong East 0:25
EW25 Chinese Garden 0:27
EW26 Lakeside 0:29
EW27 Boon Lay 0:32
EW28 Pioneer 0:34
EW29 Joo Koon 0:38
EW30 Gul Circle 0:41
EW31 Tuas Crescent 0:43
EW32 Tuas West Road 0:45
EW33 Tuas Link 0:47
Station Last Train to
Pasir Ris
Last Train to
Aljunied
EW33 Tuas Link 21:45 23:20
EW32 Tuas West Road 21:47 23:22
EW31 Tuas Crescent 21:50 23:24
EW30 Gul Circle 21:52 23:27
EW29 Joo Koon 22:11 23:32
EW28 Pioneer 22:14 23:36
EW27 Boon Lay 22:16 23:38
EW26 Lakeside 22:19 23:40
EW25 Chinese Garden 22:21 23:42
EW24NS1 Jurong East 22:23 23:45
EW23 Clementi 22:28 23:49
EW22 Dover 22:31 23:51
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 22:33 23:53
EW20 Commonwealth 22:35 23:55
EW19 Queenstown 22:37 23:57
EW18 Redhill 22:40 23:59
EW17 Tiong Bahru 22:42 0:01
EW16NE3 Outram Park 22:45 0:04
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 22:47 0:06
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 22:49 0:09
EW13NS25 City Hall 22:51 0:11
EW12DT14 Bugis 22:53 0:14
EW11 Lavender 22:55 0:16
EW10 Kallang 22:57 0:18
EW9 Aljunied 23:00 0:20
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 23:02
EW7 Eunos 23:04
EW6 Kembangan 23:07
EW5 Bedok 23:10
EW4CG Tanah Merah 23:13
EW3 Simei 23:17
EW2DT32 Tampines 23:19
EW1 Pasir Ris 23:21
Station First Train Last Train
EW1 Pasir Ris 8:18 23:02
EW2DT32 Tampines 8:22 23:06
EW3 Simei 8:25 23:09
EW4CG Tanah Merah 8:02 23:13
EW5 Bedok 8:06 23:17
EW6 Kembangan 8:09 23:20
EW7 Eunos 8:11 23:22
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 8:03 23:24
EW9 Aljunied 5:48 23:43
EW10 Kallang 5:50 23:45
EW11 Lavender 5:52 23:47
EW12DT14 Bugis 5:54 23:49
EW13NS25 City Hall 5:57 23:52
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 5:59 23:58
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 6:02 0:01
EW16NE3 Outram Park 6:04 0:04
EW17 Tiong Bahru 6:07 0:06
EW18 Redhill 6:09 0:08
EW19 Queenstown 6:11 0:11
EW20 Commonwealth 6:13 0:13
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 6:16 0:15
EW22 Dover 6:18 0:17
EW23 Clementi 6:21 0:20
EW24NS1 Jurong East 5:14 0:25
EW25 Chinese Garden 5:17 0:27
EW26 Lakeside 5:19 0:29
EW27 Boon Lay 5:21 0:32
EW28 Pioneer 5:23 0:34
EW29 Joo Koon 5:27 0:38
EW30 Gul Circle 5:30 0:41
EW31 Tuas Crescent 5:32 0:43
EW32 Tuas West Road 5:34 0:45
EW33 Tuas Link 5:36 0:47
Station First Train to
Pasir Ris
First Train to
Aljunied
Last Train to
Pasir Ris
Last Train to
Aljunied
EW33 Tuas Link 6:45 5:19 21:45 23:20
EW32 Tuas West Road 6:47 5:21 21:47 23:22
EW31 Tuas Crescent 6:50 5:23 21:50 23:24
EW30 Gul Circle 6:52 5:26 21:52 23:27
EW29 Joo Koon 7:12 5:31 22:11 23:32
EW28 Pioneer 7:15 5:34 22:14 23:36
EW27 Boon Lay 7:17 5:36 22:16 23:38
EW26 Lakeside 7:20 5:38 22:19 23:40
EW25 Chinese Garden 7:22 5:40 22:21 23:42
EW24NS1 Jurong East 7:25 5:43 22:23 23:45
EW23 Clementi 7:30 5:38 22:28 23:49
EW22 Dover 7:33 5:40 22:31 23:51
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 7:35 5:43 22:33 23:53
EW20 Commonwealth 7:37 5:45 22:35 23:55
EW19 Queenstown 7:39 5:46 22:37 23:57
EW18 Redhill 7:41 5:49 22:40 23:59
EW17 Tiong Bahru 7:44 5:51 22:42 0:01
EW16NE3 Outram Park 7:46 5:54 22:45 0:04
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 7:48 5:56 22:47 0:06
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 7:50 5:59 22:49 0:09
EW13NS25 City Hall 7:53 6:01 22:51 0:11
EW12DT14 Bugis 7:55 6:03 22:53 0:14
EW11 Lavender 7:57 6:05 22:55 0:16
EW10 Kallang 7:59 6:07 22:57 0:18
EW9 Aljunied 8:01 6:09 23:00 0:20
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 8:00 23:02
EW7 Eunos 8:02 23:04
EW6 Kembangan 8:05 23:07
EW5 Bedok 8:08 23:10
EW4CG Tanah Merah 8:04 23:13
EW3 Simei 8:08 23:17
EW2DT32 Tampines 8:11 23:19
EW1 Pasir Ris 8:14 23:21
Station First Train
EW1 Pasir Ris 8:18
EW2DT32 Tampines 8:22
EW3 Simei 8:25
EW4CG Tanah Merah 8:02
EW5 Bedok 8:06
EW6 Kembangan 8:09
EW7 Eunos 8:11
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 8:03
EW9 Aljunied 6:14
EW10 Kallang 6:16
EW11 Lavender 6:18
EW12DT14 Bugis 6:20
EW13NS25 City Hall 6:24
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 6:25
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 6:28
EW16NE3 Outram Park 6:30
EW17 Tiong Bahru 6:33
EW18 Redhill 6:35
EW19 Queenstown 6:37
EW20 Commonwealth 6:39
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 6:42
EW22 Dover 6:44
EW23 Clementi 6:47
EW24NS1 Jurong East 5:44
EW25 Chinese Garden 5:47
EW26 Lakeside 5:49
EW27 Boon Lay 5:51
EW28 Pioneer 5:53
EW29 Joo Koon 5:57
EW30 Gul Circle 6:00
EW31 Tuas Crescent 6:02
EW32 Tuas West Road 6:04
EW33 Tuas Link 6:06
Station First Train to
Pasir Ris
First Train to
Aljunied
EW33 Tuas Link 6:45 5:49
EW32 Tuas West Road 6:47 5:51
EW31 Tuas Crescent 6:50 5:53
EW30 Gul Circle 6:52 5:56
EW29 Joo Koon 7:12 6:01
EW28 Pioneer 7:15 6:04
EW27 Boon Lay 7:17 6:06
EW26 Lakeside 7:20 6:08
EW25 Chinese Garden 7:22 6:10
EW24NS1 Jurong East 7:25 6:13
EW23 Clementi 7:30 6:06
EW22 Dover 7:33 6:08
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 7:35 6:11
EW20 Commonwealth 7:37 6:13
EW19 Queenstown 7:39 6:14
EW18 Redhill 7:41 6:17
EW17 Tiong Bahru 7:44 6:19
EW16NE3 Outram Park 7:46 6:22
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 7:48 6:24
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 7:50 6:27
EW13NS25 City Hall 7:53 6:29
EW12DT14 Bugis 7:55 6:31
EW11 Lavender 7:57 6:33
EW10 Kallang 7:59 6:35
EW9 Aljunied 8:01 6:37
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 8:00
EW7 Eunos 8:02
EW6 Kembangan 8:05
EW5 Bedok 8:08
EW4CG Tanah Merah 8:04
EW3 Simei 8:08
EW2DT32 Tampines 8:11
EW1 Pasir Ris 8:14
Station Last Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah 23:16
CG1DT35 Expo 23:20
CG2 Changi Airport 23:24
Station Last Train
CG2 Changi Airport 23:04
CG1DT35 Expo 23:09
EW4CG Tanah Merah 23:12
Station First Train Last Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah 8:07 23:16
CG1DT35 Expo 8:10 23:20
CG2 Changi Airport 8:15 23:24
Station First Train Last Train
CG2 Changi Airport 8:19 23:04
CG1DT35 Expo 8:24 23:09
EW4CG Tanah Merah 8:26 23:12
Station First Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:07
CG1DT35 Expo 08:10
CG2 Changi Airport 08:15
Station First Train
CG2 Changi Airport 08:19
CG1DT35 Expo 08:24
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:26


Shuttle Bus Services

Four Shuttle Bus Services will be provided throughout the duration of the early closures. Fares for the Shuttle Bus Services are equivalent to the distance travelled by train.

Click on each individual shuttle service for more information on the Shuttle Service.

Shuttle Service
No.
Route MRT Stations Served
Shuttle 7 487 Aljunied ↔ Pasir Ris Aljunied, Paya Lebar, Eunos, Kembangan, Bedok, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris
Shuttle 8 489 Tanah Merah ↔ Changi Airport Tanah Merah, Expo, Changi Airport
Shuttle 11 494 Aljunied MacPherson Aljunied, MacPherson
Express 12 495 Changi Airport ↔ Bugis Changi Airport, Bugis




Extended Bus Operating Hours

Bus Operating Hours for the several residential Bus Services will be extended to allow commuters to connect from the Shuttle Bus Services. The extended operating hours will take place on the following days:

  • Friday: 5, 12, 19 & 26 January 2018
  • Saturday: 6, 13, 20 & 27 January 2018
  • Sunday: 21 & 28 January 2018
Interchange Connecting From Bus Service(s) Last Bus Departure Timing
Pasir Ris Shuttle 7 358 & 359 1.30am
Tampines Shuttle 7 291292 & 293 1.30am
Bedok Shuttle 7 222225G228229 1.30am
Eunos Shuttle 7 60A, 63M 1.30am

Alternative Bus Route Map

Prepared by LTA:


On The Ground

Shuttle 7 plying Aljunied to Pasir Ris is the main link for affected commuters, and buses are operated at high frequencies to deal with the crowd. However, congestion continues to occur at the shuttle bus stops as a result of the slow rate of boarding and alighting of large numbers of commuters.

With no train services at Changi Airport, Shuttle 8 and Express 12 are offered for commuters heading towards Tanah Merah and Bugis (Express). A luggage area is also designated on Express 12 buses, with ground staff assisting with the loading and unloading of luggage. Regular bus services serving Changi Airport were also observed to be overcrowded.

Full Day Closure Arrangements:

SBS Transit, which operates Shuttle 7, swaps drivers at Eunos Bus Interchange.

SMRT Buses, which operates Shuttle 7 and 11, operate out of Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal where drivers take breaks.

For Airport-plying services (Shuttle 8 and 12) operated by Tower Transit, Go-Ahead Singapore and SMRT Buses, drivers take breaks at Changi Airport Terminal 4 Coach Park and Changui Business Park Bus Terminal.

Bus Captains are deployed on either the morning or afternoon shift. A small number of split-shift drivers are scheduled to run trips during mealbreak periods.

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