Tuas Link—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 3)

The Tuas Link—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Tuas Link 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 3: Tuas Link—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Joo Koon
Towards Tuas Link
  • Tuas West Dr
    — Opp Tuas Lk Stn EW33
  • Pioneer Rd
    — Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B EW32

    — Tuas Cres Stn Exit B EW31
  • Tuas Rd
    — Gul Circle Stn Exit B EW30
  • Joo Koon Circle
    — Joo Koon Stn Exit B EW29
  • Joo Koon Circle
    — Joo Koon Stn Exit B EW29
  • Tuas Rd
    — Gul Circle Stn Exit A EW30
  • Pioneer Rd
    — Tuas Cres Stn Exit A EW31
    — Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A EW32
  • Tuas West Dr
    — Tuas Lk Stn EW33
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tuas West Dr (Tuas Link MRT) ↔ Joo Koon Circle (Joo Koon MRT)
Passes Through Tuas West Road, Tuas Crescent, Gul Circle MRT Stations
Route Length TBC
Travelling Time 25 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Bus
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Joo Koon
2240hrs – 0205hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0527hrs – 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)
0527hrs – 0205hrs (Full Line Closure on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Tuas Link
2240hrs – 2320hrs (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
0519hrs – 0800hrs (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays & Sundays)
0519hrs – 2320hrs (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 - Tuas Link - Joo Koon Shuttle (Shuttle 3)
Updated NSEWL Early Closure / Late Opening Dec 2017 – Tuas Link – Joo Koon Shuttle (Shuttle 3)

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Joo Koon

  • Jurong East – Joo Koon Shuttle Service (Shuttle 2):
    Bus Stop 23499: Joo Koon Stn Exit B, Joo Koon Circle

History of Activation

November 2017:

In the wake of a collision between two MRT trains at Joo Koon station, the EWL was suspended entirely from 16 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017 for engineers to carry out detailed assurance checks on the new signalling system. The Joo Koon—Tuas Link shuttle was hence activated on all affected days. This was scaled back to serve only Joo Koon—Gul Circle till Mid 2018.

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 EWL Bridging Bus.

Bus Fares:
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 (07 Dec): Operating hours revised
  • 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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