Bukit Panjang LRT Rail Bridging Service

The Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) Rail Bridging Service (or BPLRT free shuttle bus service / BPLRT Free Bridging Bus Service) is an replacement bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption or a planned closure involving the Bukit Panjang LRT, which is operated by SMRT Light Rail.

When a section of the Bukit Panjang LRT is suspended, this service may be activated to ferry affected commuters between affected stations, hence minimizing the impact of rail disruptions on commuters. This service may also be activated should there be a significant addition of expected travelling time along the BPLRT.

Activation:

When the BPLRT bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the BPLRT, information will be disseminated through SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s media platforms. The service will only stop at specific bus boarding points (either at bus stops or bus interchanges) which are marked out in the ticket concourse of every station.

This service is offered for free, in addition to free bus boarding of regular bus services during a disruption.

Planned Activation:

On Sundays from 12 November 2017 to 31 December 2017, train services along the Bukit Panjang LRT will begin at 7:00am instead of at the usual 5.30am to facilitate track maintenance and renewal work. The BPLRT Bridging Bus Service will thus be offered during the downtime.

Main Article: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Nov – Dec 2017)

On Sundays from 15 April 2018 to 24 June 2018, train services along the Bukit Panjang LRT will not operate to facilitate track maintenance and renewal work. The BPLRT Bridging Bus Service will thus be offered during the downtime.

Main Article: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Apr – Jun 2018)

On Sundays from 01 July 2018 to 28 October 2018, train services along the Bukit Panjang LRT will begin at 8:00am to facilitate track maintenance and renewal work. The BPLRT Bridging Bus Service will thus be offered during the downtime.

Main Article: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Jul – Oct 2018)

On Sundays in October 2020, train services along the Bukit Panjang LRT will not operate to facilitate testing works for the introduction of the BPLRT new signalling system. The BPLRT Bridging Bus Service (only LRT Shuttle B) will thus be offered during the downtime.

Main Article: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Oct 2020)


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Choa Chu Kang LRT) Fajar Road (Fajar LRT)
Passes Through Specific Bukit Panjang LRT Stations
(Disseminated at onset of activation)
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet Any SMRT Bus
Operating Hours
Departure Times
Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated
Fare Information
Fare Free Travel
LRT Stations served:
LRT Shuttle A LRT Shuttle B

 


Route (Service A):

Route Map (Service 476 Direction 1):

A
Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn ↺ Fajar via Senja (Loop)
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44451 Blk 224 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44741 Keat Hong Stn BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44751 Teck Whye Stn / Blk 104 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Way
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44641 Blk 602 BP13 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44729 Jelapang Stn BP12 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44719 Segar Stn BP11 Bukit Panjang Ring Road
44771 Fajar Stn BP10 Fajar Rd
44329 Bangkit Stn BP9 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44229 Bef Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44209 Opp Petir Stn BP7 Petir Rd
44731 Opp Blk 180 DT1-BP6 Jelebu Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44759 Opp Teck Whye Stn / ITE Coll West BP4 Choa Chu Kang Way
44749 Opp Keat Hong Stn BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44459 Blk 277 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4

Route (Service B):

Route Map (Service 476 Direction 2):

B
Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn ↺ Fajar via Petir (Loop)
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44451 Blk 224 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44741 Keat Hong Stn BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44751 Teck Whye Stn / Blk 104 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Way
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44201 Aft Petir Stn BP7 Petir Rd
44221 Opp Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44321 Opp Bangkit Stn BP9 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44779 Opp Fajar Stn BP10 Fajar Rd
44711 Opp Segar Stn / Blk 510 BP11 Bukit Panjang Ring Road
44721 Opp Jelapang Stn BP12 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44649 Blk 541A CP BP13 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44731 Opp Blk 180 DT1-BP6 Jelebu Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44759 Opp Teck Whye Stn / ITE Coll West BP4 Choa Chu Kang Way
44749 Opp Keat Hong Stn BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44459 Blk 277 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4

Recent History of Activation (From 2018); Unplanned
Date Sector Served Disruption Reason
12 Jan 2018 LRT Shuttle A & B Track Fault
18 Jan 2018 LRT Shuttle A & B Train Fault
7 Nov 2018 LRT Shuttle A & B Power Fault
9 Dec 2018 LRT Shuttle A & B Power Fault
24 Mar 2019 Choa Chu Kang Bukit Panjang Power Fault
2 Apr 2019 Choa Chu Kang Bukit Panjang Train Fault
6 Jul 2019 LRT Shuttle A & B Power Fault affecting signalling system

 

 


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