Shuttle 11: Bukit Batok—Sembawang Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 11, also known as the Bukit Batok—Sembawang Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Bukit Batok and Sembawang, serving en-route North South Line (NSL) stations.

The route will operate on selected Fridays and Saturdays in July 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented across sections of the NSL to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.

The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:


Shuttle 11: Bukit Batok—Sembawang Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Sembawang
Direction 2 – Towards Bukit Batok
Routing to be announced Routing to be announced


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Batok MRT ↔ Sembawang MRT
Passes Through Bukit Gombak, Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee, Kranji, Marsiling, Woodlands, Admiralty MRT stations
Travelling Time TBA
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator To Be Announced
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
To Be Announced (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Sembawang To Be Announced (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2 – 5 mins 2 – 5 mins
NSL Shortened Operating Hours (July 2018)
NSL Shortened Operating Hours (July 2018)

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on all Fridays and Saturdays in July 2018.

  • On days of Early Closure (6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 July),
    buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.

Shuttle 11 was reflected as Service 494 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

(To Be Announced)

History of Activation

July 2018:

To facilitate additional engineering hours for intensive railway maintenance and improvement works, shortened operating hours were implemented on the NSL between Bukit Gombak—Admiralty across various Fridays and Saturdays in July 2018. A total of 7 NSL stations were affected by the early train service end times.

January / February 2018:

To speed up implementation of the new CBTC signalling system, shortened operating hours on the East West Line between AljuniedPasir Ris, as well as reduced train frequencies on the North South Line between Orchard—Marina South Pier, were implemented across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January and February 2018. A total of 11 EWL stations were affected by the reduced train operating hours.

Shuttle 11 was introduced to provide commuters with faster connectivity from Aljunied MRT station to MacPherson MRT station, where commuters can change for the Circle Line and the Downtown Line. However, passengers are advised to check train services timings, as the shuttle bus service may not connect to the last train departing the station.

Also check out: Early Closures, Late Openings, Full-Day Closures on East West Line (Jan 2018) and Early Closure, Late Opening of East West Line (Feb 2018).

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

  • 2018 (01 Jan): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (05 Jan): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service from Aljunied to MacPherson, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (19 Jan): Extended to operate on 2, 3 & 4 February due to additional days of shortened operating hours on the East West Line
  • 2018 (18 Jun): Revised Shuttle 11 Route between Bukit Batok and Sembawang announced, operating during periods of early MRT closure

Also check out:
External Links & References:

Back to North South Line Rail Bridging Service
Back to Rail Bridging Services
Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

Page 2: Shuttle 11 (Jan & Feb 2018) Route Information
Page 3: Gallery (Jan & Feb 2018) Shuttle 11

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