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MRT Early Closure: Outram Park – Jurong East (5 – 6 Oct)

5 October 2018 - 6 October 2018

Shuttle 1: Outram Park - Jurong East

Shorter operating hours along the East West Line (EWL) between Tiong Bahru and Clementi will take place on Fridays & Saturdays in October 2018 to facilitate additional engineering hours to renew and upgrade the EWL power supply system safely, conduct ongoing maintenance works and install noise barriers along the railway tracks. This will involve early closures along the EWL.

Affected Train Stations

Train services between Outram Park – Jurong East on the East West Line will:

  • End Earlier at around 11pm on Friday, 05 October 2018 & Saturday, 06 October 2018

Find out more (including affected train timings) at Early Closure of East West Line (October 2018)

A Shuttle Bus Service will be available:

Operating hours for selected Bus Services from Clementi & Jurong East Bus Interchanges will also be extended on:

  • Friday, 05 October 2018 & Saturday, 06 October 2018



5 October 2018
6 October 2018
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One thought on “MRT Early Closure: Outram Park – Jurong East (5 – 6 Oct)

  • 5 October 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Few months back, I went to the airport to pickup my son, flight arrived past midnight.
    I planned my trip to the airport via the Circle Line (Bishan-Paya Lebar-Tanah Merah stations) and when I arrived at the Paya Lebar station it was about 11pm. The train service was then closed for maintenance work, so all the passengers were directed to take the shuttle bus. That was my first time taking the shuttle bus. After boarded the bus, I only noticed after 2-3 stops that the bus would follow the train route and stop only at designated bus stops near every train station. I quickly realized that I may have missed the bus stop for Tanah Merah station. I looked around, the place was unfamiliar and especially it was late at night. I am also not familiar with the EW Line route, so I hurriedly went to ask the bus captain. Fortunately, I was told the next stop would be Tanah Merah. While waiting around the bus alighting area, some passengers (foreigners) also went to ask the driver where should alight to go the airport. Before alighting, I told the driver casually that it would be for us (passengers)to receive the “Destination” information so we won’t feel ‘lost’.

    From this experience, I would like to urge the relevant authorities and appointed shuttle bus operators to look into this issue. prAll the shuttle bus operators should provide the same appropriate information to the onboard passengers by announcing the train station name at every stop. This would be very helpful for passengers like me (Singaporean who are not familiar with the area/train route) and especially so for our visiting guests from overseas.

    Thank you for your attention.


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