Express 17: Woodlands—Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service

Refer to Page 1 of this article for the May 2019 version of Express 17.
This page refers to the June & July 2018 version of Express 17.

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 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:

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
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
810 mins 810 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.

NSL Shortened Operating Hours (June 2018)
NSL Shortened Operating Hours (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

 

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
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT35 Expo 5.30am 5.50am 11.35pm
Bukit Panjang LRT – BP6 Bukit Panjang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sundays in
June 2018
Sundays /
Public Holidays
Daily
Platform 2
(Service A via Loop)
4.59am No Train Service** 5.18am 1.02am*
Platform 2
(Service B via Loop)
5.05am No Train Service** 5.24am 12.55am*
Platform 1
(Service A & B to CCK)
5.05am No Train Service** 5.24am 12.47am
Platform 1
(Service C^ to TMJ)
10.15am No Train Service** 10.15am 10.55pm

** = No Train Service on Bukit Panjang LRT Line on Sundays from April 2018 to June 2018 due to additional engineering hours for maintenance work.

* = 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).

 

Express 17 Complimentary Voucher
Express 17 Complimentary Voucher

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.

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.

Also check out:

Page 1: Express 17 (May 2019) Information
Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Express 17 (December 2018) Information

3 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)

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    • 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)

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    • 21 May 2019 at 1:10 AM
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      There’s one A22 operate in the morning for 3 trips,SG1747K

      Reply

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