Express 16: Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon Shuttle Bus Service

Express 16, or the Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon Shuttle Bus Service, is an ad-hoc unidirectional route connecting Ang Mo Kio and Serangoon stations with no intermediate stops.

The route will be activated to operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the NSL to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves just two MRT Stations:

Route:

Express Shuttle 16: Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Serangoon
Direction 2 – Towards Ang Mo Kio
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
  • Serangoon Ctrl
    – Serangoon Stn Exit C/Blk 201 NE12CC13
  • Serangoon Ctrl
    – Serangoon Stn Exit C/Blk 201 NE12CC13
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Ang Mo Kio MRT ↔ Serangoon MRT
Travelling Time 20 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio
11.16pm – 1.26am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.34am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.07am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Serangoon
11.36pm – 1.06am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.54am – 8.20am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.27am – 8.20am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2025 mins 2025 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018.

NSL Shortened Operating Hours (May 2018)
NSL Shortened Operating Hours (May 2018)
  • On days of Early Closure (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 May)
    buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Late Opening (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 May),
    buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.

Express 16 was reflected as Service 484 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Express 16 (Ang Mo Kio – Serangoon) Departure Timings from Stations (Poster updated on 9 May)
Express 16 (Ang Mo Kio – Serangoon) Departure Timings from Stations (Poster updated on 9 May)

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Ang Mo Kio
  • Shuttle 9: Yishun—Newton
    Towards Newton: Bus Stop 54399 – Ang Mo Kio Stn, Mo Kio Ave 8
    Towards Yishun: Bus Stop 54391 – Aft Ang Mo Kio Int, Ang Mo Kio Ave 8

History of Activation
May 2018:

To facilitate additional engineering hours for intensive railway maintenance and improvement works, shortened operating hours were implemented on the NSL between Yishun—Newton across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018. A total of 7 NSL stations were affected by the early train service end times and delayed train service start times.

Express 16 was introduced to provide commuters with faster connectivity from Ang Mo Kio MRT station to Serangoon MRT station, where commuters can change for the North East Line. However, passengers are advised to check train services timings, as the shuttle bus service may not connect to the last train departing the station.

First / Last Train Timings from Serangoon Station (Click to expand)
First / Last Train Timings
North East Line – NE12 Serangoon
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Weekdays Sat Sun & PHs
NE1 Harbour-
Front
5:53am 5:54am 6:14am 11:40pm 11:39pm 11:39pm
NE17 Punggol 6:06am 6:07am 6:27am 12:17am 12:17am 12:16am
Circle Line – CC13 Serangoon
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:44am 6:11am 11:40pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:17am
CC12 Bartley 12:40am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:18am 5:42am 11:13pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:43pm
CC23 one-north 11:59pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:27am
Bus Fares:

Charges regular distance fare based on the distance between MRT Stations by rail. Train, bus and hybrid concession passes are accepted, and distance fare rules apply.

Category Card Fares Cash Fares
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows MRT Fare structure $1.00
Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card holders $0.50
Student Concession Card holders $0.50
Other Rail Replacement Services

The route is one of two Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in May 2018, the other route being Shuttle 9: Yishun—Newton.


Gallery:

History:
  • 2018 (19 Apr): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (04 May): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Ang Mo Kio and Serangoon, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (09 May): Operating hours during Early Closure announced to be reduced by 40 mins

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One thought on “Express 16: Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon Shuttle Bus Service

  • 20 April 2018 at 3:08 AM
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    Might be a duplication of service 22 when comes to routing.

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