Early Closure, Late Opening of East West Line (Apr 2018)

Refer to this link for May 2018 Early Closure &  Late Opening of the North South Line.

Shorter operating hours along the entire East West Line (EWL) will take effect on selected days of April 2018 to facilitate additional engineering hours for re-signalling and maintenance work. This will involve early closures and late openings, along the EWL.

In contrast to March arrangements, there are no extended early closures. Other rail lines, including the North South Line (NSL), will not be affected during periods of EWL planned closure.

The Bukit Panjang LRT Line will close on Sundays from 15 April 2018 – 24 June 2018 to facilitate maintenance works.

These closures allow more time for rail maintenance and renewal works to be carried out, as well as checks conducted on the new signalling system. In the wake of the Joo Koon train collision incident in November 2017, old and new signalling system-equipped sections of the EWL are physically separated until resignalling works are complete.

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Affected MRT Stations

East West Line

Changi Airport Branch

As a result, train services on the entire East West Line between EW1 Pasir Ris and EW33 Tuas Link, including the Changi Airport Branch Line between EW4CG Tanah Merah and CG2 Changi Airport, will be unavailable during the periods of closure. Train services between Joo Koon and Gul Circle will continue to be suspended (since 20 Nov 2017) until the entire EWL re-signalling works are completed in mid-2018, with bridging buses operating daily. (See also: Partial Suspension of Tuas West Extension Train Services)

More reduced train operating hours are expected in the first half of 2018 to accelerate the resignalling project, and details for subsequent months will be announced by the Land Transport Authority at a later date. The March early closures and late openings are believed to be facilitating CBTC testing along the entire EWL. For a detailed write up on the CBTC resignalling project, check out CBTC Implementation: A review.

Affected Hours & Dates

  • On days of Early Closure (6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 April), last trains will depart at 10:30 pm.
  • On days of Late Opening (1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 April), first trains will depart at 8:00 am.

First Train / Last Train Timings at Affected Stations

Amended First and Last Train Timings for East West Line
No Train Service Available
Station Last Train
EW1 Pasir Ris 22:30
EW2DT32 Tampines 22:33
EW3 Simei 22:36
EW4CG Tanah Merah 22:39
EW5 Bedok 22:42
EW6 Kembangan 22:45
EW7 Eunos 22:47
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 22:49
EW9 Aljunied 22:51
EW10 Kallang 22:54
EW11 Lavender 22:56
EW12DT14 Bugis 22:58
EW13NS25 City Hall 23:01
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 23:03
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 23:05
EW16NE3 Outram Park 23:07
EW17 Tiong Bahru 23:10
EW18 Redhill 23:12
EW19 Queenstown 23:15
EW20 Commonwealth 23:17
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 23:20
EW22 Dover 23:22
EW23 Clementi 23:25
EW24NS1 Jurong East 23:29
EW25 Chinese Garden 23:32
EW26 Lakeside 23:34
EW27 Boon Lay 23:37
EW28 Pioneer 23:39
EW29 Joo Koon 23:42
EW30 Gul Circle 00:02
EW31 Tuas Crescent 00:04
EW32 Tuas West Road 00:07
EW33 Tuas Link 00:10
Station Last Train
EW33 Tuas Link 22:30
EW32 Tuas West Road 22:33
EW31 Tuas Crescent 22:36
EW30 Gul Circle 22:39
EW29 Joo Koon 22:30
EW28 Pioneer 22:34
EW27 Boon Lay 22:36
EW26 Lakeside 22:38
EW25 Chinese Garden 22:41
EW24NS1 Jurong East 22:43
EW23 Clementi 22:48
EW22 Dover 22:50
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 22:53
EW20 Commonwealth 22:55
EW19 Queenstown 22:57
EW18 Redhill 22:59
EW17 Tiong Bahru 23:02
EW16NE3 Outram Park 23:04
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 23:07
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 23:09
EW13NS25 City Hall 23:12
EW12DT14 Bugis 23:14
EW11 Lavender 23:16
EW10 Kallang 23:18
EW9 Aljunied 23:21
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 23:23
EW7 Eunos 23:25
EW6 Kembangan 23:28
EW5 Bedok 23:31
EW4CG Tanah Merah 23:34
EW3 Simei 23:37
EW2DT32 Tampines 23:39
EW1 Pasir Ris 23:42
Station Last Train
EW1 Pasir Ris
EW2DT32 Tampines
EW3 Simei
EW4CG Tanah Merah
EW5 Bedok
EW6 Kembangan
EW7 Eunos
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar
EW9 Aljunied
EW10 Kallang
EW11 Lavender
EW12DT14 Bugis
EW13NS25 City Hall
EW14NS26 Raffles Place
EW15 Tanjong Pagar
EW16NE3 Outram Park
EW17 Tiong Bahru
EW18 Redhill
EW19 Queenstown
EW20 Commonwealth
EW21CC22 Buona Vista
EW22 Dover
EW23 Clementi
EW24NS1 Jurong East
EW25 Chinese Garden
EW26 Lakeside
EW27 Boon Lay
EW28 Pioneer
EW29 Joo Koon
EW30 Gul Circle
EW31 Tuas Crescent
EW32 Tuas West Road
EW33 Tuas Link
Station Last Train
EW33 Tuas Link
EW32 Tuas West Road
EW31 Tuas Crescent
EW30 Gul Circle
EW29 Joo Koon
EW28 Pioneer
EW27 Boon Lay
EW26 Lakeside
EW25 Chinese Garden
EW24NS1 Jurong East
EW23 Clementi
EW22 Dover
EW21CC22 Buona Vista
EW20 Commonwealth
EW19 Queenstown
EW18 Redhill
EW17 Tiong Bahru
EW16NE3 Outram Park
EW15 Tanjong Pagar
EW14NS26 Raffles Place
EW13NS25 City Hall
EW12DT14 Bugis
EW11 Lavender
EW10 Kallang
EW9 Aljunied
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar
EW7 Eunos
EW6 Kembangan
EW5 Bedok
EW4CG Tanah Merah
EW3 Simei
EW2DT32 Tampines
EW1 Pasir Ris
Station First Train Last Train
EW1 Pasir Ris 08:18 22:30
EW2DT32 Tampines 08:22 22:33
EW3 Simei 08:25 22:36
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:02 22:39
EW5 Bedok 08:06 22:42
EW6 Kembangan 08:09 22:45
EW7 Eunos 08:11 22:47
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 08:13 22:49
EW9 Aljunied 08:15 22:51
EW10 Kallang 08:17 22:54
EW11 Lavender 08:19 22:56
EW12DT14 Bugis 08:21 22:58
EW13NS25 City Hall 08:24 23:01
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 08:26 23:03
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 08:28 23:05
EW16NE3 Outram Park 08:30 23:07
EW17 Tiong Bahru 08:28 23:10
EW18 Redhill 08:30 23:12
EW19 Queenstown 08:32 23:15
EW20 Commonwealth 08:35 23:17
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 08:37 23:20
EW22 Dover 08:39 23:22
EW23 Clementi 08:42 23:25
EW24NS1 Jurong East 08:03 23:29
EW25 Chinese Garden 08:06 23:32
EW26 Lakeside 08:09 23:34
EW27 Boon Lay 08:12 23:37
EW28 Pioneer 08:14 23:39
EW29 Joo Koon 08:18 23:42
EW30 Gul Circle 08:17 00:02
EW31 Tuas Crescent 08:20 00:04
EW32 Tuas West Road 08:22 00:07
EW33 Tuas Link 08:25 00:10
Station First Train Last Train
EW33 Tuas Link 08:02 22:30
EW32 Tuas West Road 08:05 22:33
EW31 Tuas Crescent 08:07 22:36
EW30 Gul Circle 08:10 22:39
EW29 Joo Koon 08:20 22:30
EW28 Pioneer 08:23 22:34
EW27 Boon Lay 08:10 22:36
EW26 Lakeside 08:13 22:38
EW25 Chinese Garden 08:15 22:41
EW24NS1 Jurong East 08:17 22:43
EW23 Clementi 08:02 22:48
EW22 Dover 08:05 22:50
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 08:07 22:53
EW20 Commonwealth 08:09 22:55
EW19 Queenstown 08:11 22:57
EW18 Redhill 08:14 22:59
EW17 Tiong Bahru 08:16 23:02
EW16NE3 Outram Park 08:19 23:04
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 08:20 23:07
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 08:23 23:09
EW13NS25 City Hall 08:25 23:12
EW12DT14 Bugis  08:27 23:14
EW11 Lavender  08:29 23:16
EW10 Kallang 08:31 23:18
EW9 Aljunied 08:33 23:21
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 08:35 23:23
EW7 Eunos 08:38 23:25
EW6 Kembangan 08:41 23:28
EW5 Bedok 08:44 23:31
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:04 23:34
EW3 Simei 08:08 23:37
EW2DT32 Tampines 08:11 23:39
EW1 Pasir Ris 08:14 23:42
Station First Train
EW1 Pasir Ris 08:18
EW2DT32 Tampines 08:22
EW3 Simei  08:25
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:02
EW5 Bedok 08:06
EW6 Kembangan 08:09
EW7 Eunos 08:11
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 08:13
EW9 Aljunied 08:15
EW10 Kallang 08:17
EW11 Lavender  08:19
EW12DT14 Bugis  08:21
EW13NS25 City Hall 08:24
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 08:26
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 08:28
EW16NE3 Outram Park 08:30
EW17 Tiong Bahru 08:28
EW18 Redhill 08:30
EW19 Queenstown 08:32
EW20 Commonwealth 08:35
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 08:37
EW22 Dover 08:39
EW23 Clementi 08:42
EW24NS1 Jurong East 08:03
EW25 Chinese Garden 08:06
EW26 Lakeside 08:09
EW27 Boon Lay 08:12
EW28 Pioneer 08:14
EW29 Joo Koon 08:18
EW30 Gul Circle 08:17
EW31 Tuas Crescent 08:20
EW32 Tuas West Road 08:22
EW33 Tuas Link 08:25
Station First Train
EW33 Tuas Link 08:02
EW32 Tuas West Road 08:05
EW31 Tuas Crescent 08:07
EW30 Gul Circle 08:10
EW29 Joo Koon 08:20
EW28 Pioneer 08:23
EW27 Boon Lay 08:10
EW26 Lakeside 08:13
EW25 Chinese Garden 08:15
EW24NS1 Jurong East 08:17
EW23 Clementi 08:02
EW22 Dover 08:05
EW21CC22 Buona Vista 08:07
EW20 Commonwealth 08:09
EW19 Queenstown 08:11
EW18 Redhill 08:14
EW17 Tiong Bahru 08:16
EW16NE3 Outram Park 08:19
EW15 Tanjong Pagar 08:20
EW14NS26 Raffles Place 08:23
EW13NS25 City Hall 08:25
EW12DT14 Bugis 08:27
EW11 Lavender 08:29
EW10 Kallang 08:31
EW9 Aljunied 08:33
EW8CC9 Paya Lebar 08:35
EW7 Eunos 08:38
EW6 Kembangan 08:41
EW5 Bedok 08:44
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:04
EW3 Simei 08:08
EW2DT32 Tampines 08:11
EW1 Pasir Ris 08:14
Station Last Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah 23:38
CG1DT35 Expo 23:41
CG2 Changi Airport 23:46
Station Last Train
Connecting to
Tuas Link
Last Train
Connecting to
Pasir Ris
CG2 Changi Airport 22:30 23:06
CG1DT35 Expo 22:35 23:12
EW4CG Tanah Merah 22:38 23:15
Station Last Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah
CG1DT35 Expo
CG2 Changi Airport
Station Last Train
Connecting to
Tuas Link
Last Train
Connecting to
Pasir Ris
CG2 Changi Airport
CG1DT35 Expo
EW4CG Tanah Merah
Station First Train Last Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:07 23:38
CG1DT35 Expo 08:10 23:41
CG2 Changi Airport 08:15 23:46
Station First Train Last Train
Connecting to
Tuas Link
Last Train
Connecting to
Pasir Ris
CG2 Changi Airport 08:19 22:30 23:06
CG1DT35 Expo 08:24 22:35 23:12
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:27 22:38 23:15
Station First Train
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:07
CG1DT35 Expo 08:10
CG2 Changi Airport 08:15
Station First Train
CG2 Changi Airport 08:19
CG1DT35 Expo 08:24
EW4CG Tanah Merah 08:27


Shuttle Bus Services

Shuttle Bus Services will be provided throughout the duration of the early closures. Fares for the Shuttle Bus Services are equivalent to the distance travelled by train.

Shuttle Service
MRT Stations Served
Shuttle 1 481 Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Queenstown, Redhill, Tiong Bahru, Outram Park, Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place
Shuttle 2 483 Joo Koon, Pioneer, Boon Lay, Lakeside, Chinese Garden, Jurong East, Clementi, Dover, Buona Vista
Shuttle 3 485 Tuas Link, Tuas West Road, Tuas Crescent, Gul Circle, Joo Koon
Express 5 492 Boon Lay, Jurong East, Buona Vista, Outram Park
Shuttle 6 498 Raffles Place, City Hall, Bugis, Lavender, Kallang, Aljunied, Paya Lebar
Shuttle 7 487 Paya Lebar, Eunos, Kembangan, Bedok, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris
Shuttle 8 489 Tanah Merah, Expo, Changi Airport
Express 12 495 Changi Airport, Bugis
Express 13 491 Bedok, Bedok North
Express 15 493 Clementi, Beauty World

The Free Shuttle Bus Service between Joo Koon & Gul Circle stations will not operate while the MRT Replacement Shuttle buses are in operation.

Private Bus Operators

For the first time, Private Bus Operators (PBOs) were roped in to assist with the Shuttle Bus Services. Aedge Holdings Pte Ltd and Rui Feng Chartered Pte Ltd deployed coach buses on Shuttle 8, while BT & TAN Transport Pte Ltd and Ren Quan Transport Pte Ltd deployed coach buses on Express 12, alongside buses fielded by Public Transport Operators. These four companies are presently contracted by the LTA for City Direct services and have buses fitted with revenue service equipment.

For Shuttle 3, Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd contributed 50 bus drivers as part of Task Force 50, which were roped in to assist with shuttle bus operations. Training and familiarization were carried out by SMRT, and the drivers were assigned to SMRT’s Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses for shuttle operations. These bus drivers were deployed on Shuttle 3.

Extended Bus Operating Hours

On days of Early Closure, the last buses for the following residential bus services are expected to be extended to allow commuters to connect from the Shuttle Bus Services.

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