Aljunied—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 7)

Shuttle 7, also known as the Aljunied—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Aljunied and Pasir Ris, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January 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 the following MRT Stations:


Shuttle 7: Aljunied—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Pasir Ris
Direction 2 – Towards Aljunied
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Aljunied Stn EW9
  • 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 8
    – Aft Pasir Ris St 53 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
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Aljunied MRT ↔ Pasir Ris MRT
Passes Through Paya Lebar, Eunos, Kembangan, Bedok, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines MRT Station
Travelling Time 50 – 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd and SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet SBS Transit 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Volvo B9TL
SMRT Buses 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Aljunied
2300hrs – 0030hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0609hrs – 0801hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
0637hrs – 0801hrs (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
0637hrs – 0030hrs (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
2302hrs – 2333hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0528hrs – 0818hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
0554hrs – 0818hrs (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
0554hrs – 2333hrs (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
Peak Hours: 03 – 05 mins
Off Peak Hours: 05 – 10 mins
Peak Hours: 03 – 05 mins
Off Peak Hours: 05 – 10 mins

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

  • On days of Early Closure (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 Jan), 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), 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 Shuttle Service was reflected as Service 487 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


Shuttle Bus Transfer

History of Activation

January 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 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.

Other Rail Replacement Services

The route is one of four Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in January 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

  • 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


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