Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 4)

The Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, serving en-route North South Line (NSL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December 2017, when shortened operating hours are implemented across sections of the NSL and EWL to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Route:

Shuttle 4: Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Choa Chu Kang
Direction 2 – Towards Jurong East
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    — Opp The JTC Summit NS1EW24
  • Bukit Batok Ctrl
    — Bukit Batok Int (Berth 3) NS2
  • Bukit Batok West Ave 5
    — Opp Bt Gombak Stn NS3
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    — Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1
  • Choa Chu Kang Loop
    — Choa Chu Kang Int (Berth 1 / 5) NS4BP1
  • Bukit Batok West Ave 5
    — Bt Gombak Stn NS3
  • Bukit Batok Ctrl
    — Bukit Batok Int (Berth 4) NS2
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    — Opp The JTC Summit NS1EW24
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong Gateway Rd (Jurong East MRT) ↔ Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange (Choa Chu Kang MRT)
Passes Through Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak MRT Stations
Route Length TBC
Travelling Time 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Depot Any SMRT Buses Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Jurong East
2300hrs — 0055hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0516hrs — 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
0535hrs — 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
0535hrs — 0055hrs (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
2300hrs — 0049hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0540hrs — 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
0603hrs — 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
0603hrs — 0049hrs (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 December. These Days are: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31 December.

  • On days of Early Closure (8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 Dec), buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Late Opening (9, 16, 23, 24, 30 & 31 Dec), buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.
  • The Shuttle Buses will operate for the entire day on Full Closure days (10 & 17 Dec).

This bus service is reflected as Service 477 on the Trapeze Common Fleet Management System (CFMS) and as Service 486 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Updated NSEWL Early Closure / Late Opening Dec 2017 - Jurong East - Choa Chu Kang Shuttle (Shuttle 4)
Updated NSEWL Early Closure / Late Opening Dec 2017 – Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang Shuttle (Shuttle 4)

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Jurong East

  • Jurong East – Joo Koon Shuttle Service (Shuttle 2):
    Berths 1 & 2, Venture Avenue Private Bus Pick Up Point, Venture Avenue (Jurong East MRT Station Exit B)
  • Outram Park – Jurong East Shuttle Service (Shuttle 1):
    Berths 7, Jurong East Temporary Interchange, Jurong Gateway Rd

History of Activation

December 2017:

To speed up implementation of the new CBTC signalling system, shortened operating hours were implemented across sections of the NSL and EWL between Tuas LinkOutram Park (EWL), and Jurong EastChoa Chu Kang (NSL), across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on December 2017.

A total of 19 NSL and EWL stations were affected by the delayed train service start times. Northbound services from Choa Chu Kang and Eastbound services from Outram Park were not affected. Circle Line services from Buona Vista were also not affected.

The route is one of five Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure, the other routes being Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East—Joo Koon, Joo Koon—Tuas Link and Boon Lay—Outram Park Express. Bus stops served are identical to those served by the regular NSL Bridging Bus.

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

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History:
  • 2017 (07 Dec): Revised last bus timing towards Choa Chu Kang
  • 2017 (08 Dec): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, operating during periods of MRT closure

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