The Punggol LRT (PGLRT) Rail Bridging Service (or PGLRT Free Shuttle Bus Service / PGLRT Free Bridging Bus Service) is a replacement bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption or a planned closure involving the Punggol LRT, which is operated by SBS Transit.
When a section of the Punggol LRT is suspended, this service may be activated to ferry affected commuters between affected stations, hence minimizing the impact of rail disruptions on commuters. This service may also be activated should there be a significant addition of expected travelling time along the PGLRT.
When the PGLRT bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the PGLRT, information will be disseminated through SBS Transit and the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s media platforms. The service will only stop at specific bus boarding points (either at bus stops or bus interchanges) which are marked out in the ticket concourse of every station.
This service is offered for free, in addition to free bus boarding of regular bus services during a disruption. Note that this Rail Bridging Service is offered only in one direction for the East Loop via Damai (clockwise), while both directions of the West Loop (via Sam Kee & via Soo Teck) is offered.
||Punggol Int (Punggol LRT) ↺ Punggol East (Riviera LRT)
Punggol Int (Punggol LRT) ↺ Punggol Way (Punggol Point LRT)
|Duplicates entire Punggol LRT East Loop and Punggol LRT West Loop|
|Passes Through||Specific Punggol LRT Stations
(Disseminated at the onset of activation)
|Current Operators||SBS Transit Ltd / SMRT Buses Ltd (Task Force 50)
|Current Fleet||Any Public Bus
||Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated|
Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.
LRT Stations served:
|Punggol LRT East Loop (via Damai)||Punggol LRT West Loop|
As PW2 Teck Lee station is not in operation, no rail bridging bus services are offered.
Recent History of Activation (From 2018)
|Date||Sector Served||Disruption Reason|
|1 Oct 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||System Fault|
|4 Oct 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||Early Closure – Urgent Maintenance Works|
|5 Oct 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||Late Opening – Planned Maintenance Works which was cancelled|
|7 Dec 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West
|Early Closure – Urgent Maintenance Works|
|8 Feb 2020||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||Power Fault|
External Links & References
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