Shuttle 9: Yishun—Newton Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 9, or the Yishun—Newton Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Yishun and Newton, serving en-route North South Line (NSL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the NSL to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Route:

Shuttle 9: Yishun—Newton Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Newton
Direction 2 – Towards Yishun
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Stn NS13
    – Opp Khatib Stn NS14
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
  • Bishan Rd
    – Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 106 NS18
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Stn NS19
  • Thomson Rd
    – Novena Stn Exit B NS20
  • Scotts Rd
    – Env Bldg NS21DT11
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch NS20
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stn NS19
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 107 NS18
  • Bishan Rd
    – Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Bef Khatib Stn NS14
    – Yishun Stn NS13
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yishun MRT ↔ Newton MRT
Passes Through Khatib, Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell, Toa Payoh, Novena MRT stations
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Volvo B9TL
– ADL Enviro500
– MAN ND323F
Departure Times from Yishun
11.05pm – 1.00am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.24am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.57am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Newton
11.05pm – 12.30am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
6.13am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.02am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2 – 5 mins 2 – 5 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018.

NSL Shortened Operating Hours (May 2018)
NSL Shortened Operating Hours (May 2018)
  • On days of Early Closure (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 May)
    buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Late Opening (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 May),
    buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.

Shuttle 9 was reflected as Service 482 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle 9 (Yishun – Newton) Departure Timings from Stations (Poster updated on 3 May)
Shuttle 9 (Yishun – Newton) Departure Timings from Stations (Poster updated on 3 May)

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Ang Mo Kio

History of Activation
May 2018:

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

The route is one of two Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure. Bus stops served are similar to those served by the regular NSL 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 two Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in May 2018, the other route being Express 16: Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon.


History:
  • 2018 (19 Apr): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (04 May): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Yishun and Newton, operating during periods of MRT closure

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One thought on “Shuttle 9: Yishun—Newton Shuttle Bus Service

  • 19 May 2018 at 6:58 AM
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    I Will Do The Shortened Operating Hours On The North South Line Today.This Is My Second Time Doing The Shortened Operating Hours On The ‘North South Line’ After December 2017[Jurong East>Choa Chu Kang>Jurong East].

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