Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Apr – Oct 2018)

Temporary rail replacement services (or LRT Shuttle Bus Services) serving the entire Bukit Panjang LRT network will be operating every Sunday from 15 April 2018 to 28 October 2018, to facilitate full-day closures of the BPLRT network  on Sundays from April to June 2018) and Sunday Late Openings from July to October 2018.

Shutting down the BPLRT will allow more time for maintenance works, such as the replacement of sections of the power rails, track switch components as well as the parts of the doors and propulsion systems of LRT trains.


Route Map (LRT Shuttle A)

Route Map (LRT Shuttle B)

The LRT Shuttle Bus Services serves the following LRT Stations:

No Shuttle Bus Service is provided for BP14  Ten Mile Junction.

Route
Bus Service 476: Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (April – June 2018)
Direction 1
LRT Shuttle A
via Senja
Direction 2
LRT Shuttle B
via Petir
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn BP1NS4
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Blk 224 BP2
    – Os Keat Hong Stn BP3
    – Os Blk 103 BP4
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Phoenix Stn BP5
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd (Express)
  • Petir Rd
    – Bukit Panjang Int (Berth 1) BP6DT1
  • Bt Panjang Ring Rd
    – Os Senja Stn BP13
    – Os Jelapang Stn BP12
    – Aft Segar Stn BP11
  • Fajar Rd
    – Fajar Stn BP10
  • Bangkit Rd
    – Bangkit Stn BP9
  • Pending Rd
    – Bef Pending Stn BP8
  • Petir Rd
    – Opp Petir Stn BP7
  • Jelebu Rd
    – Opp Blk 180 BP6DT1
  • Bt Panjang Rd (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Phoenix Stn BP5
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Os ITE College West BP4
    – Opp Keat Hong Stn BP3
    – Blk 277 BP2
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn BP1NS4
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn BP1NS4
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Blk 224 BP2
    – Os Keat Hong Stn BP3
    – Os Blk 103 BP4
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Phoenix Stn BP5
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd (Express)
  • Petir Rd
    – Bukit Panjang Int (Berth 2) BP6DT1
    – Aft Petir Stn BP7
  • Pending Rd
    – Opp Pending Stn BP8
  • Bangkit Rd
    – Opp Bangkit Stn BP9
  • Fajar Rd
    – Opp Fajar Stn BP10
  • Bt Panjang Ring Rd
    – Opp Segar Stn BP11
    – Opp Jelapang Stn BP12
    – Blk 541A CP BP13
  • Bt Panjang Rd (Express)
  • Gangsa Rd (Express)
  • Petir Rd (Express)
  • Jelebu Rd
    – Opp Blk 180 BP6DT1
  • Bt Panjang Rd (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Phoenix Stn BP5
  • Choa Chu Kang Way
    – Os ITE College West BP4
    – Opp Keat Hong Stn BP3
    – Blk 277 BP2
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr (Express)
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn BP1NS4

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
LRT Shuttle A
Choa Chu Kang LRT Station ↺ Bukit Panjang LRT Station (Loop) via Senja LRT Station
LRT Shuttle B
Choa Chu Kang LRT Station ↺ Bukit Panjang LRT Station (Loop) via Petir LRT Station
Passes Through South View, Keat Hong, Teck Whye, Phoenix, Bukit Panjang, Petir, Pending, Bangkit, Fajar, Segar, Jelapang, Senja LRT Stations
Route Length TBC
Travelling Time 49 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operators SMRT Buses Ltd
(Operated By TF50 Bus Captains)
Current Fleet Single Deck Buses:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
(Reserved Bridging Buses)
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
LRT Shuttle A:
5:32am – 1:05am (Full Day Closure on Affected Sundays from April – June 2018)
5:32am – 8:00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays from July – October 2018)
LRT Shuttle B:
5:32am – 1:05am (Full Day Closure on Affected Sundays)
5:32am – 8:00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays from July – October 2018)
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang Int (Towards Senja / Petir)
LRT Shuttle A:
5:18am – 1:18am (Full Day Closure on Affected Sundays)
5:18am – 8:13am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays from July – October 2018)
LRT Shuttle B:
5:24am – 1:18am (Full Day Closure on Affected Sundays)
5:24am – 8:13am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays from July – October 2018)
Departure Times from Opp Blk 180, Jelebu Rd (Towards Choa Chu Kang) LRT Shuttle A / B:
5:24am – 1:40am (Full Day Closure on Affected Sundays)
5:24am – 8:35am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays from July – October 2018)
Frequency LRT Shuttle A LRT Shuttle B
6 mins (Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang)
12 mins (Bukit Panjang Loop via Senja)
6 mins (Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang)
12 mins (Bukit Panjang Loop via Petir)

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected Sundays from April – October 2018. These Days are as follows:

Full Sunday Closure

  • 15, 22 & 29 April 2018
  • 6, 13, 20 & 27 May 2018
  • 3, 10, 17 & 24 June 2018

Sunday Late Opening (LRT Service starting at 8am)

  • 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 July 2018
  • 5, 12, 19 & 26 August 2018
  • 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 September 2018
  • 7, 14, 21 & 28 October 2018

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Click on the poster for a larger image
Updated 13 July 2018 with reduced frequency from 4 – 5 mins on common stretch & 8 – 10 mins in the loop.

Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Service (July - October 2018) Poster [Updated with reduced frequency]
Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Service (July – October 2018) Poster [Updated with reduced frequency]

Selected Alternative Bus Routes:

  • Service 67, 974: Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (all stations)
  • Service 171184963: Bukit Panjang, Petir, Pending
  • Service 190, 975: Choa Chu Kang, Phoenix, Bukit Panjang
  • Service 920: Bukit Panjang, Senja, Jelapang, Bangkit
  • Service 922: Bukit Panjang, Senja, Segar, Fajar, Bangkit
  • Service 972: Bukit Panjang, Senja, Jelapang, Segar, Fajar, Bangkit
Private Bus Operators

Private Bus Operators (PBOs) assisted with operating the LRT Shuttle Bus Services for the first time. Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd and Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd (among various operators) contributed a pool of 50 bus drivers as part of Task Force 50, which were roped in to assist with shuttle bus operations. Training and familiarization were carried out by SMRT, and the drivers were assigned to SMRT’s Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses for shuttle operations.

TF50 bus drivers are deployed on Shuttle 3 between Tuas Link—Joo Koon during periods of Early Closure and Late Opening of the East-West Line.

Observations

Several instances of long headways of up to 15 minutes were reported among commuters, especially on LRT Shuttle A. With manual dispatching at Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, actions taken by the ground crew such as prolonged dwelling at the bus stop and making buses go-around before picking up passengers again to regulate headway resulted in the severe delay in the Bus Captains planned schedule.


History of Activation

Jul – Oct 2018

To allow more time for maintenance works, such as the replacement of sections of the power rails, track switch components as well as the parts of the doors and propulsion systems of LRT trains, as part of the Bukit Panjang LRT Overhaul, Bukit Panjang LRT Service will commence at 8am on Sundays (Late Opening) from 1 July 2018 to 28 October 2018.

Apr – Jun 2018

To allow more time for maintenance works, such as the replacement of sections of the power rails, track switch components as well as the parts of the doors and propulsion systems of LRT trains, as part of the Bukit Panjang LRT Overhaul, Bukit Panjang LRT Service will not operate on Sundays from 15 April 2018 to 24 June 2018.

Nov & Dec 2017

To facilitate more time for engineering staff to expedite the renewal of ageing track infrastructures such as rail mounting frames and rail expansion joints on the BPLRT network, Bukit Panjang LRT Service commenced at 7:00am on Sundays as part of the LRT Late Opening from 12 November 2017 to 31 December 2017.


Bus Fares:

Charges regular distance fare based on the distance between LRT Stations by rail. Train, bus and hybrid concession passes will be accepted, and distance fare rules will apply.

Category Card Fares Cash Fares Concession Passes
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows LRT 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

Gallery:

See Also:

External Links & References:

Page 2 (Gallery – Additional Photos)
Page 3 (Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Nov & Dec 2017 Information)

2 thoughts on “Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Bus Service (Apr – Oct 2018)

  • 23 June 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    I took a lrt shuttle service B from bangkit to segar. Bus plate was not complete ending with 1029A. A Chinese driver do not even stop at segar lrt station or designated segar lrt shuttle bus should stop. He insisted it’s infront which is already jelapang station and to my surprise he wanted to stop me near greenridge primary school which is even not a route of lrt. I told him why are you not stopping at segar lrt which is a traffic light behind. He keep pointing infront and I keep telling him infront is jelapang not segar. Please educate your bus shuttle service where is the stop and understand simple english. If I can learn simple mandarin, I do not expect them to understand Malay but understand English. It’s a universal language. Very disappointed. Plus, my ride to bangkit from segar was free shuttle despite asking the driver. And coming back with proud he ans tab your card. By tapping my card and you do not even know where is the stop that’s too much. Even after pressing the bell also you don’t stop really surprised me. Please understand English.

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  • 2 November 2017 at 2:15 PM
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    This Is The Same As The Downtown Line Late Opening In May 2017.

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