Reduced Circle Line Service on Late Nights (June 2023)

On selected days in June 2023, the Circle Line (CCL) operated a reduced service on selected days between Stadium and Dhoby Ghaut / Marina Bay to facilitate additional maintenance works. On these affected days after 9 pm, trains ran a shuttle service between affected stations, at up to 20 mins intervals.

The reduced services affect seven CCL stations, namely Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Esplanade, Promenade, Nicoll Highway, Marina Bay and Bayfront stations.

Initially scheduled for 11 June–20 July 2023, normal train services resumed on 27 June 2023 with the early completion of tunnel maintenance works. [LTA update]

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), additional engineering hours are needed to conduct preventive maintenance and strengthening works along a tunnel segment between Promenade and Nicoll Highway station. This affected section had been subject to greater pressure and would require the installation of steel supports to the tunnel rings.

Affected commuters are advised to expect longer travel times along the affected sectors or seek alternative travel routes.

Interim Service Pattern

Two shuttle services are deployed to serve the affected stations. Shuttle Service A operates between Dhoby Ghaut and Promenade stations at 15-minute intervals. Shuttle Service B operates between Marina Bay and Stadium stations at 20-minute intervals.

Occurs Duration
Adjusted Train Services
(Single Platform Operations)
June 2023:
Jun 11 (Sun) to Jun 15 (Thu)
Jun 19 (Mon) to Jun 23 (Fri)
Jun 25 (Sun) to Jun 26 (Mon) Jun 27 (Tue)
Jun 30 (Fri)
July 2023:
Jul 3 (Mon) to Jul 6 (Thu)

Jul 9 (Sun) to Jul 13 (Thu)
Jul 17 (Mon) to Jul 20 (Thu)
From 9:00 pm till End of service
Affected Sector Circle Line:
Stadium – Dhoby Ghaut & Marina Bay
Shuttle Train Service Shuttle Service A — Dhoby Ghaut–Promenade (~15-min interval)
Shuttle Service B — Marina Bay–Stadium (~20-min interval)

After tunnel maintenance works were completed ahead of schedule, the LTA announced on 26 June 2023 that regular train services would begin the following day. As such, scheduled closures from 27 June to 20 July 2023 were cancelled.

Affected MRT Stations

Circle Line

Circle Line services will run less frequently at the aforementioned stations.

Affected Hours & Dates

Train services at affected stations will be reduced from 9:00pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday 11 June 2023 – Thursday 15 June 2023
  • Monday 19 June 2023 – Friday 23 June 2023
  • Sunday 25 June 2023 – Monday 26 June 2023  Tuesday 27 June 2023
  • Friday 30 June 2023
  • Monday 3 July 2023 – Thursday 6 July 2023
  • Sunday 9 July 2023 – Thursday 13 July 2023
  • Monday 17 July 2023 – Thursday 20 July 2023

Shuttle Train Service Operations

On affected days from 9:00 pm till the end of service hours, normal train service will be offered between HarbourFront and Stadium.

2 shuttle train services are offered along the affected sections:

  • Shuttle Service A
    Between CC4 Promenade and CC1 Dhoby Ghaut at 15-minute frequencies
  • Shuttle Service B
    Between CC6 Stadium and CE2 Marina Bay at 20-minute frequencies

Alternative Bus Services

During affected service hours, commuters can take alternative bus services as well.

  • Bus Service 14
    Serving Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Nicoll Highway to Mountbatten
  • Bus Service 70M
    Serving Esplanade, Promenade, Nicoll Highway to Paya Lebar
  • Bus Service 97
    Serving Marina Bay, Bayfront, Promenade and Esplanade
  • Bus Service 106
    Serving Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Esplanade, Promendade, Bayfront and Marina Bay

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One thought on “Reduced Circle Line Service on Late Nights (June 2023)

  • 1 July 2023 at 3:43 PM

    Another alternative to Service 14 if you’re going to (CC6) Stadium (one of the affected station as well), you can take from Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Nicoll Highway to the Bus stop named Opp S.A. Deaf (80141), then take Service 11 which takes you to Stadium Boulevard, Stadium Crescent and Stadium MRT Station, to Tanjong Rhu Road and the future (TE23) Tanjong Rhu Station [(currently named as Opp Pebble Bay (90029) and Pebble Bay (90021)] and loops at Rhu Cross before going the opposite route back to Stadium Crescent and Stadium MRT Station (for the benefit of Tanjong Rhu Residences and visitors, it serves (CC6) Stadium Station twice), so make sure you check the red and white plate on the windscreen, red means that Service 11 is heading towards Tanjong Rhu (Rhu Cross) and White means that it is serving (CC6) Stadium Station twice and is heading to Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal.

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