Shuttle 6: Raffles Place—Paya Lebar Shuttle Bus Service

The Raffles Place—Paya Lebar Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 6) is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Raffles Place and Paya Lebar, 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 6: Raffles Place Paya Lebar Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Paya Lebar
Towards Raffles Place
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail EW14NS26
  • Victoria St
    – Cath of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25
    – Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn Exit B EW11
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn Exit A EW10
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit B EW8CC9
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit A EW8CC9
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Geylang Rd
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA EW11
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn Exit B EW12DT14
    – City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail EW14NS26
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Raffles Place MRT ↔ Paya Lebar MRT
Passes Through City Hall, Bugis, Lavender, Kallang, Aljunied MRT Stations
Route Length 5.0km (D1) | 5.1km (D2) (Actual Distance) / 4.8 km (Fare Payable Distance) – former route
Travelling Time 21 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Raffles Place
11.14pm – 12.19am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.59am – 8.23am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.27am – 8.23am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.44pm – 12.19am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Paya Lebar
10.54pm – 1.18am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.46am – 8.13am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.12am – 8.13am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.24pm – 1.18am (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.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle 6 (Raffles Place – Paya Lebar) Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Raffles Place
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Bugis
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Paya Lebar

History of Activation

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 various 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:


Gallery

History:
  • 2018 (22 Feb): Route announced between Bugis and Paya Lebar
  • 2018 (07 Mar): Route extended to Raffles Place
  • 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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External Links & References:

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