3 Day Closure on North South Line for Canberra Track Works

5 MRT Stations along the North South Line (NSL) between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio were closed during the Vesak Day long Weekend on 18 – 20 May 2019 to facilitate the construction of a new 72-metre long crossover track north of Canberra MRT Station.

On Saturday 18 May 2019 to Monday 20 May 2019, Admiralty & Sembawang MRT Stations were closed to facilitate the removal of existing tracks and installation of the new crossover track. Yishun, Khatib & Yio Chu Kang MRT Stations were closed in addition on Monday 20 May 2019 to carry out testing and commissioning of the signalling software for the newly installed track sectors. Train services resumed their normal schedules on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.


Affected MRT Stations

North South Line
18 & 19 May 2019
(Sat & Sun)
20 May 2019

As a result, train services on the North South Line between NS9 Woodlands and NS13 Yishun were unavailable on Saturday 18 May 2019 & Sunday 19 May 2019.

On Monday 20 May 2019, train service between NS9 Woodlands and NS16 Ang Mo Kio were unavailable.

Affected Hours & Dates

Full Day Closure:

  • No Train Service between Woodlands – Yishun
    Saturday 18 May 2019
    Sunday 19 May 2019
  • No Train Service between Woodlands – Ang Mo Kio
    Monday 20 May 2019

Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle Bus Services were provided throughout the duration of the Full Day Closures. Fares for the Shuttle Bus Services are equivalent to the distance travelled by train.

Shuttle Operating Dates MRT Stations Served
Shuttle 10 Sat 18 May & Sun 19 May 2019 Woodlands, Admiralty, Sembawang, Yishun
Shuttle 10 Mon 20 May 2019 Woodlands, Admiralty, Sembawang, Yishun, Khatib, Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio
Express 17 Sat 18 May – Mon 20 May 2019 Woodlands, Bukit Panjang


Extended Bus Operating Hours

On days of Full Day Closure, the last buses for residential bus services were extended to allow commuters to connect from the Shuttle Bus Services.

This is in addition to the extended last bus timings for selected residential bus services during the Eve of Vesak Day on Saturday, 18 May 2019.

Departing From Bus Services Last Bus Timing (after midnight)
Sat 18 May 2019 Sun 19 May 2019 Mon 20 May 2019
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange 261, 269 No Extension
No Extension
Yishun Temporary Bus Interchange 804, 812 1.30am 1.30am 1.30am
Sembawang Bus Interchange 859A, 883A 1.30am 1.15am 1.15am
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange 901, 911, 912, 913 1.30am 1.30am 1.30am

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