Jurong East—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 2)

The Jurong East—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Jurong East and Joo Koon, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) 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 2: Jurong East—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Joo Koon
Towards Jurong East
  • Venture Avenue
    — Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point (Berths 1 & 2) EW24NS1
  • Boon Lay Way
    — Chinese Gdn Stn EW25

    — Lakeside Stn Pick Up & Drop Off Point  EW26
    — Opp Boon Lay Stn EW27
  • Jurong West St 63
    — Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28
  • Joo Koon Circle
    — Joo Koon Stn Exit A EW29
  • Joo Koon Circle
    — Joo Koon Stn Exit B EW29
  • Jurong West St 63
    — Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28
  • Boon Lay Way
    — Boon Lay Stn EW27
    — Opp Lakeside Stn EW26
    — Opp Chinese Gdn Stn EW25
  • Venture Avenue
    — Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point (Berths 3 & 4) EW24NS1
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Venture Ave (Jurong East Private Bus Pick Up Point) ↔ Joo Koon Circle (Joo Koon MRT)
Passes Through Chinese Garden, Lakeside, Boon Lay, Pioneer MRT Stations
Route Length 9.6km (Actual Distance) / 8.3km (Fare Payable Distance)
Travelling Time 30 – 33 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
SMRT Buses Ltd

Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
Depot Any SBS Transit Depot & Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Bus
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Jurong East
2300hrs – 0132hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0514hrs – 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)
0514hrs – 0132hrs (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Joo Koon
2300hrs – 2348hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0531hrs – 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)
0531hrs – 2348hrs (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).

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Updated NSEWL Early Closure / Late Opening Dec 2017 - Jurong East - Joo Koon Shuttle (Shuttle 2)
Updated NSEWL Early Closure / Late Opening Dec 2017 – Jurong East – Joo Koon Shuttle (Shuttle 2)

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Jurong East

  • Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Service (Shuttle 4):
    Bus Stop 28201 – Opp The JTC Summit, Jurong Gateway Rd. (Near Jurong East Temp Int Berth 7)
  • Outram Park – Jurong East Shuttle Service (Shuttle 1):
    Berths 7, Jurong East Temporary Interchange, Jurong Gateway Rd

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Joo Koon

  • Joo Koon – Tuas Link Shuttle Service (Shuttle 3):
    Bus Stop 23499 – Joo Koon Stn Exit B, Joo Koon Circle

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 four Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure, the other routes being Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East—Joo Koon and Joo Koon—Tuas Link. Bus stops served are identical to those served by the regular EWL 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

History:
  • 2017 (27 Nov): Route Announced
  • 2017 (01 Dec): Route revised – Jurong East boarding/alighting point (Jurong East Int to Venture Ave)
  • 2017 (04 Dec): Route revised – Lakeside boarding/alighting point towards Joo Koon (Station Bus stop to Private Bus Pick-up/drop-off point)
  • 2017 (08 Dec): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Jurong East and Joo Koon, operating during periods of MRT closure

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