Urgent maintenance works for the Sengkang LRT and Punggol LRT were conducted on the night of Friday, 4 October 2019. Free Bridging Shuttle Buses operated in place of the LRT during the ad-hoc early closure of the network.
Shortened operating hours of the Sengkang-Punggol LRT system for urgent maintenance works was announced on 3 October. While not mentioned in SBS Transit’s press release, the urgent works were probably related to the 2-hour system fault on Tuesday morning, 1 October 2019.
Originally scheduled to take place on Friday, 4 October 2019 (from 10:15 pm) to Saturday, 5 October 2019 (8:00 am), the planned Late Opening on Saturday, 5 October 2019 was cancelled at the start of train service, with trains operating as per normal. Free Bridging Buses continued to operate.
Sengkang-Punggol LRT services are operating as usual this morning. Free bridging bus services continue to be available until 8.00am today.
— SBS Transit (@SBSTransit_Ltd) October 4, 2019
Free Bridging Shuttle Buses were provided during the Early Closure on Friday Night. SBS Transit staff were stationed at all LRT stations to assist passengers to the bridging bus services.
The following buses operated on the Bridging Bus Services:
- Punggol East
- SBS3938B SG5445E SG5484S SG5523M SG5524K SG5525H SG5568J
- Punggol West
- SBS6140R SBS6616K SBS6637A SBS6711T SBS6802P SBS6844T SBS8559D SBS8745H SBS8831S
- Sengkang East
- SBS23K SBS3046A SBS3522S SG5123J SG5179Z SG5304D
- Sengkang West
- SBS3159H SBS3172T SBS3703L SBS3758D SBS3921Z SG5363H SG5513S SBS7453G SBS7704H
Affected LRT Stations
Note: PW2 Teck Lee is not affected as the station is not in operation.
Affected Hours & Dates
- During Early Closure on Friday, 4 October 2019,
last trains will depart at around 10:15 pm from Sengkang & Punggol LRT Stations.
- [Cancelled] During Late Opening on Saturday, 5 October 2019,
first trains will depart at around 8:00 am from Sengkang & Punggol LRT Stations.
These arrangements are unrelated to ongoing Sengkang LRT Maintenance Works on Sundays, where one direction of each loop is closed.
Free Bridging Bus Services
Free Bridging Bus services were provided for all affected Sengkang LRT & Punggol LRT Stations.
Last Bridging Bus timings during the Early Closure are as follows, as released by SBS Transit on their Twitter handle only at 2254hrs on 4 October 2019.
Friday, 4 October 2019
- Sengkang East LRT Free Bridging Bus
Last Bus: 0035hrs from Sengkang Interchange
- Sengkang West LRT Free Bridging Bus
Last Bus: 0038hrs from Sengkang Interchange
- Punggol East LRT Free Bridging Bus
Last Bus: 0038hrs from Punggol Temporary Interchange
- Punggol West LRT Free Bridging Bus
Last Bus: 0040hrs from Punggol Temporary Interchange
Bridging Bus Service Routes