Express 17: Woodlands—Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service

Express 17, or the Woodlands—Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service, is an ad-hoc unidirectional route connecting Woodlands and Bukit Panjang stations with no intermediate stops.

The route will be activated to operate during selected Fridays and Saturdays in November & December 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the North South & East West Line to facilitate the power supply system renewal as well as other maintenance and renewal works.

The Shuttle Bus Service serves just two MRT Stations:


Express Shuttle 17: Woodlands—Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Bukit Panjang
Direction 2 – Towards Woodlands
  • Woodlands Square
    – Woodlands Temp Int (Berth 2) 
  • Upper Bukit Timah Road
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT DT1BP6
  • Upper Bukit Timah Road
    – Bt Panjang Stn Exit A/LRT DT1BP6
  • Woodlands Square
    – Woodlands Temp Int 
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Woodlands MRT ↔ Bukit Panjang MRT
Travelling Time 20 – 23 mins
Operator Information
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
(TF50 Bus Captains)
Current Fleet 12 metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Woodlands
11.05pm – 1.02am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
11.28pm – 12.57am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
10 – 15 mins 10 – 15 mins


NSEWL Early Closure (December 2018)
NSEWL Early Closure (December 2018)

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on days of Early Closure of the NSL in November & December 2018, namely:
30 November 2018, 7, 8, 14 & 15 December 2018.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

[Dec 2018] Express 17 (Woodlands – Bukit Panjang) Departure Timings from Stations
[Dec 2018] Express 17 (Woodlands – Bukit Panjang) Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle Bus Transfer at Woodlands

History of Activation

Express 17 Activation:
June 2018 (ECLO) Woodlands—Bukit Panjang (SMRT)
July 2018 (EC) Woodlands—Bukit Panjang (SMRT)
December 2018 (EC) Woodlands—Bukit Panjang (SMRT TF50)
  • EC: Early Closure | LO: Late Opening | EEC: Extended Early Closure | SC: Sunday Closure

Last Train Timings from Bukit Panjang Station (Click to expand)
Last Train Timings
Downtown Line – DT1 Bukit Panjang
Destination Last Train
DT35 Expo 11.35pm
Bukit Panjang LRT – BP6 Bukit Panjang
Destination Last Train
Platform 2
(Service A via Loop)
Platform 2
(Service B via Loop)
Platform 1
(Service A & B to CCK)
Platform 1
(Service C^ to TMJ)

* = The last Service A and B trains out of Bukit Panjang (Platform 2) terminate at Bukit Panjang (Platform 1)
^ = The last Service C train from Ten Mile Junction (departing at 11.10pm) will terminate at Bukit Panjang station (Platform 1).

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 three Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned Early Closure in December 2018, the other routes being:


  • 2018 (17 May): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (22 Nov): Route announced for Early Closure on December 2018

Also check out:

Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Express 17 (June & July 2018) Information

2 thoughts on “Express 17: Woodlands—Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service

  • 19 May 2018 at 4:26 AM

    The route should be identical to part of service 187. (Or former SS7)

    • 3 June 2018 at 9:55 AM

      it is meant to be EXPRESS. So it has to be fast (like fastest route)


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