Downtown Line Rail Bridging Service

The Downtown Line (DTL) Rail Bridging Service (or DTL free shuttle bus service / DTL Bridging Bus) 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.

44029 Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/Lrt DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43109 Cashew Stn DT2 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43069 Hillview Stn Exit A DT3 Upp Bt Timah Rd
42099 Beauty World Stn Exit A DT5 Upp Bt Timah Rd
42059 Opp King Albert Pk Stn DT6 Dunearn Rd
42019 Opp Sixth Ave Stn DT7 Dunearn Rd
41069 Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8 Dunearn Rd
41029 Opp Botanic Gdns Stn CC19DT9 Dunearn Rd
40089 Aft Stevens Stn Exit 5 DT10TE11 Dunearn Rd
40049 Opp Newton Stn Exit C NS21-DT11 Dunearn Rd
40019 Little India Stn NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
07539 Bef Rochor Stn Exit B DT13 Sungei Rd
01119 Aft Bugis Stn Exit C EW12DT14 Victoria St
02089 Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific CC4DT15 Raffles Blvd
03519 Bayfront Stn Exit A CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03529 Downtown Stn Exit E DT17 Central Blvd
03041 Telok Ayer Stn Exit A DT18 Cross St
05022 Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D NE4DT19 Eu Tong Sen St
04331 Bef Fort Canning Stn DT20 River Valley Rd
08058 Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
01113 Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14 Victoria St
60011 Bendemeer Stn Exit A DT23 Kallang Bahru
60229 Blk 68 Geylang Bahru
70161 Opp Mattar Stn Exit A DT25 Merpati Rd
70371 Macpherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26 Circuit Link
71121 Ubi Stn Exit B DT27 Ubi Ave 2
72039 Kaki Bt Stn Exit A DT28 Kaki Bt Ave 1
84539 Bedok Nth Stn Exit B DT29 Bedok Nth Rd
84201 Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30 Bedok Nth Ave 3
76289 Blk 801 DT31 Tampines Ave 4
76559 Aft Tampines Stn Exit E EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76221 Tampines East Stn Exit A DT33 Tampines Ave 7
96049 Upp Changi Stn/SUTD DT34 Upp Changi Rd East
96309 Expo Stn Exit E CG1DT35 Changi Sth Ave 1
96301 Expo Stn Exit B CG1DT35 Changi Sth Ave 1
96041 Upp Changi Stn/Opp SUTD DT34 Upp Changi Rd East
76229 Opp Tampines East Stn DT33 Tampines Ave 7
76551 Tampines Stn Exit D EW2-DT32 Tampines Ctrl 1
76281 Junyuan Pr Sch DT31 Tampines Ave 4
84209 Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30 Bedok Nth Ave 3
84451 Bedok Nth Stn Exit A DT29 Bedok Nth Rd
72041 Blk 660A CP DT28 Kaki Bt Ave 1
71129 Ubi Stn Exit A DT27 Ubi Ave 2
70379 Opp Macpherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26 Circuit Link
70231 Opp Mattar Stn Exit B DT25 Mattar Rd
60221 Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn DT24 Geylang Bahru
60019 Bendemeer Stn Exit B DT23 Kallang Bahru
07529 Jln Besar Stn Exit A DT22 Jln Besar
04029 Bef Bencoolen Stn Exit A DT21 Bencoolen St
08031 Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1 Penang Rd
04339 Fort Canning Stn Exit B DT20 River Valley Rd
05129 Opp One Upp Pickering Upp Pickering St
05319 OCBC Ctr DT18 Church St
03391 Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27TE20CE2 Marina Blvd
03511 Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
02169 Promenade Stn Exit B CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
01541 Bugis Stn Exit D EW12DT14 Rochor Rd
07531 Rochor Stn DT13 Rochor Canal Rd
40011 Little India Stn Exit A NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
40041 Newton Stn Exit C NS21-DT11 Bt Timah Rd
40081 Stevens Stn Exit 1 DT10TE11 Bt Timah Rd
41021 Botanic Gdns Stn CC19DT9 Bt Timah Rd
41051 Tan Kah Kee Stn DT8 Bt Timah Rd
41081 Sixth Ave Stn DT7 Bt Timah Rd
42051 King Albert Pk Stn DT6 Bt Timah Rd
42091 Beauty World Stn Exit B DT5 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43061 Hillview Stn DT3 Upp Bt Timah Rd
43091 Bef Cashew Stn DT2 Upp Bt Timah Rd
44021 Bt Panjang Stn Exit B DT1-BP6 Upp Bt Timah Rd

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
Route WAB_logo_20px
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
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet Any Public Bus
Departure Times
Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated

Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.

Operator Information
  • DT1 Bukit PanjangDT35 Expo
    SBS Transit Ltd
MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Free

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


See Also
External Links & References

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