Shuttle 2: Joo Koon—Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service

The Joo Koon—Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 2) is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Joo Koon 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 2: Joo Koon — Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Buona Vista Towards Joo Koon
  • Joo Koon Circle
    — Joo Koon Stn Exit B EW29
  • Jurong West St 63
    — Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28
  • Boon Lay Way
    — Boon Lay Stn EW27

    — Opp Lakeside Stn EW26
    — Opp Chinese Gdn Stn EW25
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    — Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1
  • C’Wealth Ave West
    — Clementi Stn (Exit B) EW23

    — Dover Stn (Exit B) EW22
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    — Buona Vista Stn Exit C EW21CC22
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    — Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D EW21CC22
  • C’Wealth Ave West
    — Dover Stn (Exit A) EW22
    — Clementi Stn (Exit A) EW23
  • Venture Ave
    — Opp Big Box (Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point) EW24NS1
  • Boon Lay Way
    — Chinese Gdn Stn EW25
    — Pick-up & Drop-off point outside Lakeside Stn EW26
    — Opp Boon Lay Stn EW27
  • Jurong West St 63
    — Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28
  • Joo Koon Circle
    — Joo Koon Stn Exit A EW29
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Joo Koon MRT ↔ Buona Vista MRT
Passes Through Pioneer, Boon Lay, Lakeside, Chinese Garden, Jurong East, Clementi, Dover MRT Stations
Route Length 20.1 km (Actual Distance) / 14.8km (Fare Payable Distance)
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operators SBS Transit Ltd
SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Joo Koon
10.35pm – 11.54pm (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.31am – 8.20am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.01am – 8.20am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.05pm – 11.54pm (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Buona Vista
10.25pm – 12.59am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
6.16am – 8.37am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.42am – 8.37am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.55pm – 12.59am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
4 – 10 minutes 4 – 10 minutes

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 483 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle 2 (Joo Koon – Buona Vista) Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfers at Clementi
Shuttle Bus Transfers at Buona Vista
  • Shuttle 1: Towards Raffles Place
    Bus Stop 11361: Buona Vista Stn Exit C, 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 four Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure, the other routes being Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East—Joo Koon and Joo Koon—Tuas Link. Bus stops served are identical to those served by the regular EWL Bridging Bus.

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 – Jurong East boarding/alighting point (Jurong East Int to Venture Ave)
  • 2017 (04 Dec): Route revised – Lakeside boarding/alighting point towards Joo Koon (Station Bus stop to Private Bus Pick-up/drop-off point)
  • 2017 (08 Dec): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Jurong East and Joo Koon, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (22 Feb): Revised Route announced
  • 2018 (01 Mar): Revision of Pick Up Point at Buona Vista Stn Exit D bus stop to Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D
  • 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

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Page 3: Shuttle 2 (Dec 2017) Route Information

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