Shuttle 1: Buona Vista—Raffles Place Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 1, also referred to as the Buona Vista—Raffles Place Shuttle Bus Service is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Raffles Place and Buona Vista, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on 12 March, 14 March, as well as Fridays, 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.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Route:

Shuttle 1: Buona Vista Raffles Place Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Raffles Place
Towards Buona Vista
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    — Buona Vista Stn Exit C  EW21CC22
  • C’wealth Ave
    — C’Wealth Stn Exit B/C  EW20
    — Queenstown Stn Exit B/C  EW19
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    — Redhill Stn  EW18
    — Tiong Bahru Plaza  EW17
  • Outram Rd
    — Outram Pk Stn  EW16NE3
  • Anson Rd
    — Intl Plaza EW15
  • Marina Blvd
    — The Sail EW14NS26
  • Marina Blvd
    — The Sail EW14NS26
  • Shenton Way
    — Opp MAS Bldg EW15
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    — Outram Park Stn Exit F/SGH  EW16NE3
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    — Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza  EW17

    — Opp Redhill Stn  EW18
  • C’wealth Ave
    — Queenstown Stn Exit A/D  EW19

    — C’Wealth Stn Exit A/D  EW20
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    — Buona Vista Stn Exit D  EW21CC22
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Buona Vista MRT ↔ Raffles Place MRT
Passes Through Commonwealth, Queenstown, Redhill, Tiong Bahru, Outram Park, Tanjong Pagar MRT Stations
Route Length 10.5 km (Actual Distance) / 8.6 km (Fare Payable Distance)
Travelling Time 35 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operators SMRT Buses Ltd
Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Go-Ahead Singapore (Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Departure Times from Buona Vista
10.58pm – 1.33am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.43am – 8.07am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.11am – 8.07am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.28pm – 1.33am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Raffles Place
11.08pm – 12.19am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.59am – 8.26am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.25am – 8.26am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.38pm – 12.19am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
4 – 10 mins 4 – 10 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected days in March & April.

These Days are as follows:

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31 March
  • 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 April

 

  • On days of Extended Early Closure (12 & 14 March),
    buses will operate from the start time of the extended early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Early Closure (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 March, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 April)
    buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Late Opening (3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 March, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 April),
    buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.

This Bus Service is reflected as Bus Service 482 on the Trapeze Common Fleet Management System (CFMS) and Bus Service 481 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle 1 (Buona Vista – Raffles Place) Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Raffles Place
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Outram Park
  • Express 5: Towards Boon Lay (via Buona Vista & Jurong East)
    Bus Stop 10018: Outram Park Stn Exit F/SGH, Eu Tong Sen St
    (At 6:15am & 6:30am only, on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Buona Vista
  • Shuttle 2: Towards Joo Koon
    Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D, North Buona Vista Road
  • Express 5: Towards Boon Lay & Towards Outram Park
    • Towards Boon Lay –
      Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D, North Buona Vista Road
      (At 6:34am & 6:49am only on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)
    • Towards Outram Park –
      Bus Stop 11361: Buona Vista Stn Exit C, North Buona Vista Road
      (At 5:50am & 6:05am only on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)

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, the other routes being Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East—Joo Koon,  Joo Koon—Tuas Link and Boon Lay—Outram Park Express. Bus stops served are similar to those served by the regular EWL Bridging Bus, with some changes.

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.

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 (27 Nov): Route Announced
  • 2017 (01 Dec): Route revised – Outram Park boarding point
  • 2017 (07 Dec): Timings revised for Last Bus to Outram Park from Jurong East
  • 2017 (08 Dec): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Outram Park and Jurong East, operating during periods of MRT closure in Dec 2017.
  • 2018 (22 Feb): Revised Shuttle Route of Buona Vista – Raffles Place for March 2018 Early Closure / Late Opening announced
  • 2018 (02 Mar): Start of operations for March 2018 MRT Early Closure, Late Opening with revised route details
  • 2018 (22 Mar): Extended operating days to Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in April 2018. Frequency reduced to 4 – 10 mins from 3 – 10 mins

Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Shuttle 1 (Dec 2017) Route Information

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