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 between Saturday 18 May 2019 – Monday 20 May 2019 during the 3 Day Closure on North South Line for Canberra Track Works.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves just two MRT Stations:

Route:

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)
    NS9
  • 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
    NS9
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
5.27am – 1.21am (Full Day Closure on Sat 18 May 2019)
5.45am – 12.49am (Full Day Closure on Sun 19 May 2019 & Mon 20 May 2019)
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
5.48am – 1.00am (Full Day Closure on Sat 18 May 2019)
6.06am – 12.29am (Full Day Closure on Sun 19 May 2019 & Mon 20 May 2019)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
5 – 8 mins 5 – 8 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate from Saturday 18 May 2019 to Monday 20 May 2019 during the 3 Day Closure on North South Line for Canberra Track Works.

Shuttle Bus 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)
May 2019 (FC) Woodlands—Bukit Panjang (SMRT TF50)
  • EC: Early Closure | LO: Late Opening | EEC: Extended Early Closure | SC: Full Day Closure on Sunday | FC: Full Day Closure

Last Train Timings from Bukit Panjang Station (Click to expand)
Last Train Timings
Downtown Line – DT1 Bukit Panjang
Destination Last Train
Last Train
Daily Extended Operations on
Vesak Day Eve
(18 May 2019)
DT35 Expo 11.35pm 12.03am
Bukit Panjang LRT – BP6 Bukit Panjang
Destination Last Train^
Daily
Platform 2
(Service A via Loop)
11.17pm
Platform 2
(Service B via Loop)
11.37pm*
Platform 1
(Service A & B to CCK)
11.30pm

Notes:
* – The last Service B train out of Bukit Panjang (Platform 2) terminate at Bukit Panjang (Platform 1)
^ – Revised operating hours for Bukit Panjang LRT from 13 January 2019 to enable SMRT to intensify and accelerate maintenance and system renewal works.

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 2019 for Canberra Track Works, the other route being Shuttle 10: Woodlands—Yishun / Ang Mo Kio.


History:
  • 2018 (17 May): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (22 Nov): Route announced for Early Closure in December 2018
  • 2019 (08 Apr): Route announced for 3 Day Closure on North South Line for Canberra Track Works in May 2019

Also check out:

Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Express 17 (December 2018) Information
Page 4: Express 17 (June & July 2018) Information

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

  • 19 May 2018 at 4:26 AM
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    The route should be identical to part of service 187. (Or former SS7)

    Reply
    • 3 June 2018 at 9:55 AM
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      it is meant to be EXPRESS. So it has to be fast (like fastest route)

      Reply

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