Changi Airport—Bugis Shuttle Bus Service (Express 12)

Express 12, also known as the Changi Airport—Bugis Express Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service connecting Changi Airport and Bugis stations with no intermediate stops.

The route will be activated to operate on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January 2018, as well as on 2nd, 3rd & 4th 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:

Route:

Express 12: Changi Airport—Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Bugis
Direction 2 – Towards Changi Airport
  • T3 Departure Drive
    – Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Hall Door 8 CG2
  • Express via ECP
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn (Exit A) EW12DT14
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn (Exit A) EW12DT14
  • Express via ECP
  • T3 Departure Drive
    – Changi Airport Terminal 3 Departure Hall Door 8 CG2
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Changi Airport MRT) ↔ Bugis MRT
Travelling Time 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Changi Airport
11.04pm — 12.16am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.31am — 8.19am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.59am — 8.19am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
5.59am — 12.16am (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Bugis
11.00pm — 12.24am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
6.09am — 8.01am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.37am — 8.01am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
6.37am — 12.24am (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
15 – 18 mins 15 – 18 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 Shuttle Service was reflected as Bus Service 495 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


Shuttle Bus Transfer


History of Activation

February 2018:

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

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.

Express 12 was introduced to provide commuters with faster connectivity between Changi Airport and Bugis in Downtown Singapore, where commuters can change for the East West Line and the Downtown Line to other destinations. 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 Bugis Station (Click to expand)
First / Last Train Timings
East West Line – EW12 Bugis
Destination First Train Last Train
Fri & Sat Sun & PHs All Days
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:03am 6:31am 10:53pm
EW9 Aljunied 12:14am
EW33 Tuas Link 5:54am 6:20am 11:49pm
Downtown Line – DT14 Bugis
Destination First Train Last Train
Fri & Sat Sun & PHs All Days
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:03am 6:32am 12:22am
DT35 Expo 5:57am 6:17am 12:00am
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

History:
  • 2018 (01 Jan): Route announced by SMRT Corporation between Changi Airport and Bugis
  • 2018 (05 Jan): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Changi Airport & Bugis, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (19 Jan): Extra days of shuttle operation in February (2, 3 & 4) announced

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