Shuttle 7: Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 7, also known as the Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Paya Lebar and Pasir Ris, 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 7: Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Pasir Ris
Direction 2 – Towards Paya Lebar
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit B EW8CC9
  • Sims Ave
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Sims Ave East
    – Kembangan Stn EW6
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
  • Simei St 3
    – Opp Simei Stn EW3
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Our Tampines Hub EW2DT32
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int EW1
  • Pasir Ris Central
    – Aft Pasir Ris St 53 EW1
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub EW2DT32
  • Simei St 3
    – Simei Stn EW3
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG

    – Bedok Stn Exit A EW5
  • Changi Rd
    – Mjd Kassim EW6
  • Eunos Rd 2
    – Eunos Int (Berth B6) EW7
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit C EW8CC9

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Paya Lebar MRT ↔ Pasir Ris MRT
Passes Through Eunos, Kembangan, Bedok, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines MRT Station
Travelling Time 42 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Paya Lebar
11.28pm – 12.56am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
6.11am – 8.35am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.39am – 8.35am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.58pm – 12.56am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
10.35pm – 11.33pm (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.28am – 8.18am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.54am – 8.18am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.05pm – 11.33pm (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 Shuttle Service was reflected as Service 487 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle 7 (Paya Lebar – Pasir Ris) Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Tanah Merah
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Bedok
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Paya Lebar

History of Activation
Early 2018:
January & February 2018: (Click to expand)

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 2018. A total of 11 EWL stations were affected by the reduced train operating hours.

Shuttle 7 is a Rail Replacement Service plying parallel to the East West Line between Aljunied—Pasir Ris, serving all en-route stations by calling at nearby bus stops. To facilitate connections, several residential bus services had their operating hours extended to enable passengers to connect from the last Eastbound bus departing Aljunied.

In addition to standard EWL operating hours, additional trips of Shuttle 7 will be operated from Tanah Merah to Aljunied after the last bus from Pasir Ris has departed. This is to enable passengers from Shuttle 8 to connect to both Westbound and Eastbound directions of Shuttle 7.

At Pasir Ris, it was observed that some buses may drop-off passengers at Bus Stop 77371 (Aft Pasir Ris Dr 3) along Pasir Ris Dr 8, instead of the official bus stop at Bus Stop 77321 (Aft Pasir Ris St 53) along Pasir Ris Ctrl. Both bus stops are within walking distance of each other and Pasir Ris MRT Station.

February 2018:

Extended to operate on 2, 3 & 4 February due to additional days of shortened operating hours on the East West Line.

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 (15 Dec): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (05 Jan): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Aljunied and Pasir Ris, 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 (22 Feb): Revised Shuttle Route of Paya Lebar – Pasir Ris for March 2018 Early Closure / Late Opening announced
  • 2018 (02 Mar): Start of operations for March 2018 MRT Early Closure, Late Opening with revised operating 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 7 (Jan 2018) Route Information

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