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.
|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
|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|