East West Line Rail Bridging Service

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

When a section of the East West 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 EWL.

EWL
77009 Pasir Ris Int EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 3
76149 Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
96161 Opp Simei Stn EW3 Simei St 3
85099 Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG New Upp Changi Rd
84039 Bedok Stn Exit A EW5 New Upp Changi Rd
83059 Mjd Kassim EW6 Changi Rd
82009 Eunos Int EW7 Eunos Rd 2
81119 Paya Lebar Stn Exit C EW8CC9 Paya Lebar Rd
81089 Aljunied Stn EW9 Aljunied Rd
80039 Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10 Geylang Rd
01319 Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA EW11 Kallang Rd
01059 Bugis Stn Exit B EW12DT14 Victoria St
04167 City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25 Nth Bridge Rd
03019 OUE Bayfront EW14NS26 Collyer Quay
03217 Opp AXA Twr EW15 Shenton Way
06011 Opp Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3 Outram Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10201 Opp Redhill Stn EW18 Tiong Bahru Rd
11141 Queenstown Stn Exit A/D EW19 C'wealth Ave
11161 C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20 C'wealth Ave
11369 Buona Vista Stn Exit D EW21CC22 Nth Buona Vista Rd
19031 Dover Stn Exit A EW22 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
28061 J Gateway EW24NS1 Boon Lay Way
28341 Chinese Gdn Stn EW25 Boon Lay Way
28091 Lakeside Stn EW26 Boon Lay Way
22571 Opp Boon Lay Stn EW27 Boon Lay Way
22521 Pioneer Stn Exit A EW28 Jurong West St 63
23499 Joo Koon Stn Exit A EW29 Joo Koon Circle
24511 Gul Circle Stn Exit A EW30 Tuas Rd
24709 Tuas Cres Stn Exit A EW31 Pioneer Rd
24719 Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A EW32 Pioneer Rd
25429 Tuas Link Stn EW33 Tuas West Dr
25421 Opp Tuas Link Stn EW33 Tuas West Dr
24711 Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B EW32 Pioneer Rd
24701 Tuas Cres Stn Exit B EW31 Pioneer Rd
24519 Gul Circle Stn Exit B EW30 Tuas Rd
23491 Joo Koon Stn Exit B EW29 Joo Koon Circle
22529 Pioneer Stn Exit B EW28 Jurong West St 63
28099 Opp Lakeside Stn EW26 Boon Lay Way
28349 Opp Chinese Gdn Stn EW25 Boon Lay Way
28069 Blk 203 Boon Lay Way
17179 Clementi Stn Exit B EW23 C'wealth Ave West
19039 Dover Stn Exit B EW22 C'wealth Ave West
11361 Buona Vista Stn Exit C EW21CC22 Nth Buona Vista Rd
11169 C'Wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20 C'wealth Ave
11149 Queenstown Stn Exit B/C EW19 C'wealth Ave
10209 Redhill Stn EW18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10169 Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
06029 Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3 Outram Rd
03223 Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C EW15 Anson Rd
03031 Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26 Robinson Rd
04151 Cath Of The Good Shepherd EW13NS25 Victoria St
01113 Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14 Victoria St
01311 Lavender Stn Exit B EW11 Kallang Rd
80031 Kallang Stn EW10 Sims Ave
81081 Opp Aljunied Stn EW9 Aljunied Rd
81111 Paya Lebar Stn Exit B EW8CC9 Paya Lebar Rd
82061 Eunos Stn/ Int EW7 Sims Ave
83062 Kembangan Stn EW6 Sims Ave East
84031 Bedok Stn Exit B EW5 New Upp Changi Rd
85091 Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG New Upp Changi Rd
96169 Simei Stn EW3 Simei St 3
76141 Tampines Stn/Int EW2-DT32 Tampines Ave 4
77009 Pasir Ris Int EW1 Pasir Ris Dr 3
Activation:

When the EWL bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the EWL, 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 (Westbound):

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Route (Eastbound):

Route Map:


Route (Changi Airport Branch):

Route Map (Towards Changi Airport):

Route Map (Towards Tanah Merah):


Technical Information
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Pasir Ris Int (Pasir Ris MRT) ↔ Tuas West Dr (Tuas Link MRT)
New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah MRT)  PTB3 Basement (Changi Airport MRT)
Passes Through Specific East West Line MRT Stations
(Disseminated at moment of activation)
Fare
Free Travel
Operator Information
Current Operators Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd
SBS Transit Ltd
Tower Transit Singapore Pte 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
  • EW1 Pasir RisEW16 Outram Park
    Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (Go-Ahead Singapore)
  • EW12 BugisEW27 Boon Lay
    SBS Transit Ltd
  • EW21 Buona VistaEW33 Tuas Link
    Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd (Tower Transit)
  • CG Tanah MerahCG2 Changi Airport
    Go-Ahead Singapore Pte Ltd (Go-Ahead Singapore)
MRT Stations served:
Changi Airport Branch:

Recent History of Activation (From 2018)
Date Sector Served Disruption Reason
2 Jan 2018 Tanah Merah Changi Airport Track Signalling Fault
19 Sep 2018 Boon Lay Queenstown Track Point Fault
12 Dec 2018 Gul Circle Boon Lay Accident during track maintenance
15 Mar 2019 Jurong East Queenstown Track Fault at Clementi
30 Nov 2019 Tuas Link Joo Koon Track Point Fault
26 Jul 2020 Lakeside Gul Circle Traction Power Fault
14 Oct 2020 Queenstown Tuas Link Power Fault
25 Feb 2021 Bugis  Aljunied Track Incident – one under between Lavender & Kallang

Gallery:

More Photos on Page 2.

One thought on “East West Line Rail Bridging Service

  • 18 October 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    The operator for free bridging buses are not random. SMRT is no longer in control of the EWL Free Bridging Bus. Now it is controlled by GAS, SBST and TTS to operate the bridging buses based on which sector along the EWL is down.

    SMRT continues to solely operate the NSL, CCL and BPLRT Free Bridging Buses.

    SBST continues to solely operate the NEL, DTL and SPLRT Free Bridging Buses.

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