Aljunied—MacPherson Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 11)

Shuttle 11, also known as the Aljunied—MacPherson Shuttle Bus Service, is an ad-hoc unidirectional route connecting Aljunied with MacPherson stations with no intermediate stops.

The route will operate on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January 2018 and 2, 3 & 4 February 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented across sections of the EWL to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.

The Shuttle Bus Service serves just two MRT Stations:


Shuttle 11: Aljunied—MacPherson Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards MacPherson
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Express
  • Circuit Link
    – MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Aljunied MRT → MacPherson MRT
Travelling Time 10 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Aljunied
2300hrs – 0004hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0609hrs – 0801hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
0637hrs – 0801hrs (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
0637hrs – 0004hrs (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Frequency Direction 1
Peak Hours: 03 – 05 mins
Off Peak Hours: 05 – 10 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected days in January & February 2018. These Days are: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 January 2018, 2, 3 & 4 February 2018.

  • On days of Early Closure (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 Jan, 2 & 3 Feb), buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings.
  • On days of Late Opening (6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 27 Jan, 3 & 4 Feb), buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings till the start time of normal train operations.
  • The Shuttle Buses will operate for the entire day on Full Closure days (21 & 28 January).

This service was reflected as Bus Service 494 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer

  • Not Applicable

History of Activation

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.

First / Last Train Timings from MacPherson Station (Click to expand)
First / Last Train Timings
Circle Line – CC10 MacPherson
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:37am 6:04am 11:46pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:23am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:42am 6:09am 11:06pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:36pm
CC23 one-north 11:52pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:20am
CC11 Tai Seng 12:28am
Downtown Line – DT26 MacPherson
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:56am 6:14am 12:00am
DT35 Expo 6:03am 6:23am 12:23am

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).

Operating Pattern

During the Early Closures and Late Openings, Shuttle 11 buses did multiple round trips from Aljunied to MacPherson throughout the duration of the closure. On Full Day Closures, Shuttle 11 buses performed layovers at Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal for driver’s breaks.

Other Rail Replacement Services

The route is one of four Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in January/February 2018, the other routes being:

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


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External Links & References:

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