Rail Replacement Services

Rail replacement services operate when there are service disruptions to the rail network during MRT/LRT operating hours to bridge commuters to unaffected stations for them to continue their journey.


MRT / LRT Bridging Buses

These bus services are activated only during a rail disruption. Rides are offered for free.

Free Bridging Buses
Service Description Sector
478 East-West Line Free Bridging Bus Pasir Ris – Tuas Link
TBC Tanah Merah – Changi Airport
477 North-South Line Free Bridging Bus Jurong East – Marina South Pier
TBC North-East Line Free Bridging Bus HarbourFront – Punggol
479 Circle Line Free Bridging Bus Dhoby Ghaut – HarbourFront
TBC Promenade – Marina Bay
TBC Downtown Line Free Bridging Bus Bukit Panjang – Expo
476 Bukit Panjang LRT Free Bridging Bus
(LRT Shuttle A & LRT Shuttle B)
LRT Shuttle A
Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (Loop) via Senja
LRT Shuttle B
Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang (Loop) via Petir
470 Sengkang LRT Free Bridging Bus West Loop
Sengkang – Thanggam (Loop) via Cheng Lim
East Loop
Sengkang – Bakau (Loop) via Ranggung
471 Punggol LRT Free Bridging Bus West Loop
Punggol – Punggol Point (Loop)
East Loop
Punggol – Riviera (Loop) via Damai
Long Term Free Bridging Bus
Service No. Description Dates Affected
602 Tuas Link – Joo Koon Free Bus Bridging Service 16 – 19 Nov 2017
602 Joo Koon – Gul Circle Free Shuttle Bus Service 20 Nov 2017 – 26 May 2018
(Except Sundays from 29 Apr – 27 May)

Ad-Hoc Shuttle Bus Services

During planned closures of the rail network (usually to facilitate additional engineering hours), Shuttle Bus Services are deployed to shuttle commuters between affected MRT Stations. These bus services charge regular distance-based fares based on the distance between MRT / LRT Stations by rail.

Service Description Operating Period
600 Joo Koon – Bukit Gombak Bus Parallel Service Sundays
05 Jun 2016 – 30 Oct 2016
601 Lakeside – Joo Koon Bus Parallel Service 14 & 21 Apr 2017
602 Lakeside – Boon Lay Bus Parallel Service 14 & 21 Apr 2017
603 Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Bus Parallel Service (via Expo) 28 Apr 2017 & 05 May 2017
(Cancelled on 05 May 2017)
604 Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Bus Parallel Service (Direct; Skips Expo) 28 Apr 2017 & 05 May 2017
(Cancelled on 05 May 2017)
609 Downtown Line Shuttle Service
(Bukit Panjang – Chinatown)
Sundays
14 May 2017 – 27 Aug 2017
(Except 25 Jun 2017)
476 Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Service Sundays
12 Nov 2017 – 31 Dec 2017
481 Shuttle 1
Outram Park – Jurong East Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
483 Shuttle 2
Jurong East – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
485 Shuttle 3
Joo Koon – Tuas Link Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
486 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
08 – 31 Dec 2017
487 Shuttle 7
Aljunied – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
489 Shuttle 8
Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
494 Shuttle 11
Aljunied – MacPherson Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
495 Express 12
Changi Airport – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
05 – 28 Jan 2018
481 Shuttle 1
Buona Vista – Raffles Place Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
483 Shuttle 2
Joo Koon – Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
485  Shuttle 3
Tuas Link – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
03 Mar – 29 Apr 2018
476 Bukit Panjang LRT Shuttle Service Sundays
15 April 2018 – 28 Oct 2018
498 Shuttle 6
Raffles Place – Paya Lebar Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
487 Shuttle 7
Paya Lebar – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
489 Shuttle 8
Tanah Merah – Changi Airport Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
495 Express 12
Changi Airport – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
491 Express 13
Bedok – Bedok North Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
493 Express 15
Clementi – Beauty World Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
02 Mar – 29 Apr 2018,
12 & 14 Mar 2018
482 Shuttle 9
Yishun – Newton Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
04 May – 27 May 2018
484 Express 16
Ang Mo Kio – Serangoon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
04 May – 27 May 2018
488 Shuttle 10
Woodlands – Ang Mo Kio Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
01 Jun – 01 Jul 2018, except 15, 16 & 17 Jun
490 Express 17
Woodlands – Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
01 Jun – 01 Jul 2018, except 15, 16 & 17 Jun
458 Shuttle 11
Bukit Batok – Sembawang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
06 Jul – 28 Jul 2018
483 Shuttle 2
Buona Vista – Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
03 Aug – 30 Sep 2018,
except 10 – 12 Aug, 17 – 19 Aug & 14 – 16 Sep
486 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
03 Aug – 30 Sep 2018,
except 10 – 12 Aug, 17 – 19 Aug & 14 – 16 Sep
492 Express 5
Boon Lay – Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
04 Aug – 30 Sep 2018,
except 11 – 12 Aug, 18 – 19 Aug & 15 – 16 Sep
481 Shuttle 1
Jurong East – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
05 Oct – 27 Oct 2018
485 Shuttle 3
Tuas Link – Boon Lay Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
02 Nov – 24 Nov 2018
483 Shuttle 2
Boon Lay – Buona Vista Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
30 Nov 2018, 07 – 15 Dec 2018
486 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Woodlands Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
30 Nov 2018, 07 – 15 Dec 2018
490 Express 17
Woodlands – Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
30 Nov 2018, 07 – 15 Dec 2018
498 Shuttle 6
Raffles Place – Bugis Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
04 Jan – 12 Jan 2019
602 Shuttle 21
Serangoon – Punggol Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
04 Jan – 12 Jan 2019;
22 Feb – 23 Feb 2019;
01 Mar – 02 Mar 2019
602 Shuttle 22
HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
08 Mar – 30 Mar 2019
487 Shuttle 6
Bugis – Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
03 May – 11 May 2019;
31 May – 29 Jun 2019
488 Shuttle 10
Woodlands – Yishun Shuttle Bus Service
Saturday & Sunday
18 – 19 May 2019
488 Shuttle 10
Woodlands – Ang Mo Kio Shuttle Bus Service
Monday
20 May 2019
490 Express 17
Woodlands – Bukit Panjang Shuttle Bus Service
Saturday – Monday
18 – 20 May 2019
602 Shuttle 21
Serangoon – Punggol Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
05 – 27 July 2019
458 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Woodlands Shuttle Bus Service
Saturdays & Sundays
24 Aug – 1 Sep 2019
458 Shuttle 4
Jurong East – Kranji Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
6 – 14 Sep 2019;
27 – 28 Sep 2019
481 Shuttle 1
Jurong East – Outram Park Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
11 – 19 Oct 2019;
2 – 23 Nov 2019
TBC Shuttle 7
Tanah Merah – Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Fridays & Saturdays
6 – 14 Dec 2019

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