Circle Line Rail Bridging Service

The Circle Line (CCL) Rail Bridging Service (or CCL free shuttle bus service / CCL Free Bridging Bus Service) is an emergency bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption involving the Circle Line, which is operated by SMRT Trains.

When a section of the Circle Line 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 CCL.


When the NSL free bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the NSL, 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.

Route (towards HarbourFront):

Route (towards Dhoby Ghaut):

Route (CCL Extension):

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut MRT) ↔ HarbourFront Int (HarbourFront MRT)
Temasek Ave (Promenade MRT) ↔ Central Blvd (Marina Bay MRT)
Passes Through Specific Circle Line MRT Stations
(Disseminated at moment of activation)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package N.A.
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Any SMRT Buses Depot
Current Fleet Any SMRT Bus
Departure Times from Jurong East
Only when activated
Departure Times from Marina South Pier
Only when activated
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
Not Applicable Not Applicable

Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.

MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Free


External Links & References

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