Early Closure of North East Line (March 2019)

Shorter operating hours along the North East Line (NEL) between HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut will take place on selected Fridays & Saturdays in March 2019 to facilitate additional engineering hours to accelerate works such as the replacement of rail crossing and track, and renewing parts of the power and signalling systems. This will involve early closures along the NEL.

For Friday 1 March 2019 & Saturday 2 March 2019, Early Closure for North East Line involves the sector between Serangoon and Punggol.

Covered in this article:

  • Affected stations and sectors
  • Last train timings
  • Extended feeder bus operating hours
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Affected MRT Stations

North East Line

As a result, train services on the North East Line between  NE1CC29 HarbourFront and NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut will be unavailable during the periods of closure. Train services remain unaffected along the remaining sections of the NEL (Dhoby Ghaut — Punggol).

Affected Hours & Dates

  • On days of Early Closure:
    Fridays: 8, 15, 22 & 29 March 2019
    Saturdays: 9, 16, 23 & 30 March 2019
    last trains will depart around 11:00 pm on the affected stretch.

Last Train Timings at Affected Stations

Southbound towards (6) HarbourFront
Station Last Train to
Last Train to
Dhoby Ghaut
NE17PTC Punggol 2235 2332
NE16STC Sengkang 2237 2334
NE15 Buangkok 2239 2336
NE14 Hougang 2241 2338
NE13 Kovan 2244 2340
NE12CC13 Serangoon 2246 2343
NE11 Woodleigh 2249 2345
NE10 Potong Pasir 2250 2347
NE9 Boon Keng 2253 2350
NE8 Farrer Park 2255 2352
NE7DT12 Little India 2257 2354
NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 2259 2356
NE5 Clarke Quay 2301
NE4DT19 Chinatown 2303
NE3EW16 Outram Park 2305
NE1CC29 HarbourFront 2308
Northbound towards (7) Punggol
Station Last Train to
NE1CC29 HarbourFront 2302
NE3EW16 Outram Park 2305
NE4DT19 Chinatown 2307
NE5 Clarke Quay 2309
NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 0036
NE7DT12 Little India 0037
NE8 Farrer Park 0039
NE9 Boon Keng 0041
NE10 Potong Pasir 0043
NE11 Woodleigh 0045
NE12CC13 Serangoon 0048
NE13 Kovan 0051
NE14 Hougang 0054
NE15 Buangkok 0056
NE16STC Sengkang 0058
NE17PTC Punggol 0100

Extended LRT Operating Hours

LRT Train Services will be extended on affected days.

LRT Service Departing from Last Train Timing for
East & West Loops
NE16STC Sengkang 0103
NE17PTC Punggol 0105

Shuttle Bus Services

A Shuttle Bus Service 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 22 602 HarbourFront, Outram Park, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Dhoby Ghaut

Extended Bus Operating Hours

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

  • Serangoon Bus Interchange
    Service 315 – 1.00am
  • Hougang Bus Interchange
    Service 325 – 1.05am
  • Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange
    Service 83 – 1:10am (Ends at Sengkang Int)
    Service 382G – 1:10am
    Service 386 – 1:10am


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