Downtown Line Rail Bridging Service

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

When a section of the Downtown 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 DTL.


When the DTL bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the DTL, information will be disseminated through SBS Transit and the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s media platforms. The service will only stop at specific bus boarding points (either at bus stops, bus interchanges, or roadside bus boarding points) 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 Expo):

Route Map:

Route (towards Bukit Panjang):

Route Map:

Technical Information
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Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bukit Panjang MRT) ↔ Changi South Ave 1 (Expo MRT)
Passes Through Specific Downtown Line MRT Stations
(Disseminated at moment of activation)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package N.A.
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Any SBS Transit Depot
Current Fleet Any SBS Transit Bus
Departure Times
Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
Not Applicable Not Applicable

Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.

MRT Stations served:

Fare: Free

Recent History of Activation (From 2018)
Date Sector Served Disruption Reason
10 Jun 2018 MacPherson Bedok Reservoir Power Fault


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