The route will be activated to operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June 2018 and 1 July 2018 (except 15, 16 & 17 June), 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:
|Express Shuttle 17: Woodlands—Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service|
|Direction 1 – Towards Bukit Panjang
||Direction 2 – Towards Woodlands
||Woodlands MRT ↔ Bukit Panjang MRT
|Travelling Time||20 – 23 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Not Applicable|
|Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Buses
– MAN A95
– ADL Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Buses
– MAN A22
|Departure Times from Woodlands
||11.05pm – 1.24am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.27am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.45am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
|Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
||11.28pm – 1.04am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.50am – 8.23am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.08am – 8.23am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|8—10 mins||8—10 mins|
The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June 2018 and 1 July 2018, except 15, 16 & 17 June 2018.
- On days of Early Closure (1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30 June)
buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
- On days of Late Opening (2, 3, 9, 10, 23, 24, 30 June & 1 July),
buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.
Express 17 was reflected as Service 490 on the Bus Ticketing System.
Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Woodlands
- Shuttle 10: Woodlands—Ang Mo Kio
Woodlands Temporary Interchange – Berth 9
History of Activation
To facilitate additional engineering hours for intensive railway maintenance and improvement works, shortened operating hours were implemented on the NSL between Admiralty—Yio Chu Kang across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June 2018 & 1 July 2018, except 15, 16 & 17 June. A total of 5 NSL stations were affected by the early train service end times and delayed train service start times.
Express 17 was introduced to provide commuters with faster connectivity from Woodlands MRT station to Bukit Panjang MRT / LRT station, where commuters can change for the Downtown Line or the Bukit Panjang LRT. 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 Bukit Panjang Station (Click to expand)
First / Last Train Timings
|Downtown Line – DT1 Bukit Panjang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Bukit Panjang LRT – BP6 Bukit Panjang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
(Service A via Loop)
|4.59am||No Train Service**||5.18am||1.02am*|
(Service B via Loop)
|5.05am||No Train Service**||5.24am||12.55am*|
(Service A & B to CCK)
|5.05am||No Train Service**||5.24am||12.47am|
(Service C^ to TMJ)
|10.15am||No Train Service**||10.15am||10.55pm|
* = The last Service A and B trains out of Bukit Panjang (Platform 2) terminate at Bukit Panjang (Platform 1)
^ = Service C suspends operations between 4.15pm and 9.15pm on Weekdays, and operates continuously on Weekends and Public Holidays. The last Service C train from Ten Mile Junction (departing at 11.10pm) will terminate at Bukit Panjang station (Platform 1).
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.
Complimentary Express 17 single-trip ride tickets from Woodlands only were given out by Land Transport Authority personnel during Late Openings at Woodlands to encourage commuters to try out Express 17.
|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 June 2018, the other route being Shuttle 10: Woodlands—Bukit Panjang.
- 2018 (17 May): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
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