Shortened Operating Hours for Rail Renewal Work

Shorter operating hours along selected stretches of the East West Line (EWL) and North South Line (NSL) take effect on selected weekends to facilitate additional engineering hours for re-signalling and maintenance work. This will involve early closureslate openings, and full-day closures.

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 were physically separated until resignalling works are complete.

Month Closure Type Sector Closed (terminal stations inclusive)
December 2017 EC, LO, SC Tiong Bahru—Tuas Link, Jurong East—Bukit Gombak
January 2018 EC, LO, SC Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris, Changi Airport Branch Line
February 2018 EC, LO
March 2018 EC, LO Entire East West Line and Changi Airport Branch Line

EC = Early Closure;  LO = Late Opening;  SC = Sunday (Full-Day) Closure.

During each episode of shortened operating hours, shuttle buses will be deployed.

For more information, click on the individual links to access the dedicated disruption articles for each month.

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