Shuttle 2: Buona Vista—Boon Lay Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 2, or the Buona Vista—Boon Lay Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Buona Vista and Boon Lay, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on selected Fridays and Saturdays in May & June 2020, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the North South & East West Lines to allow for additional engineering hours, primarily for power supply system renewal works.

As the Early Closures in May & June 2020 were cancelled, the shuttle service will no longer operate.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Buona Vista MRT ↔ Boon Lay MRT
Passes Through Dover, Clementi, Jurong East, Chinese Garden & Lakeside MRT Stations
Travelling Time 25 – 37 mins
Operator Information
Operator [Cancelled]
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Departure Times from Buona Vista
[Cancelled]
Departure Times from Boon Lay
[Cancelled]
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2 – 5 minutes 2 – 5 minutes

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on days of Early Closure of the EWL & NSL in May & June 2020, namely:

[Cancelled]

  • 15 & 16 May 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 29 & 30 May 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 5 & 6 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 12 & 13 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 19 & 20 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 26 & 27 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

[Cancelled]

Shuttle Bus Transfers at Jurong East

History of Activation

Shuttle 2 Activation:
December 2017 (ECLO+SC) Jurong East—Joo Koon (SBST, SMRT & TTS)
March 2018 (ECLO+EEC) Joo Koon—Buona Vista (SBST & SMRT)
August & September 2018 (ECLO) Joo Koon—Buona Vista (SBST)
December 2018 (EC) Boon Lay—Buona Vista (SBST)
May & June 2020 (EC) [Cancelled] Buona Vista—Boon Lay
  • EC: Early Closure | LO: Late Opening | EEC: Extended Early Closure | SC: Sunday Closure

Bus Fares:

Charges regular distance fare based on the distance between MRT Stations by rail. Train, bus and hybrid concession passes are accepted, and distance fare rules apply.

Category Card Fares Cash Fares
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows MRT Fare structure $1.00
Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card holders $0.50
Student Concession Card holders $0.50
Other Rail Replacement Services

The route is one of two Shuttle Bus Services operating during Early Closure in May & June 2020, the other routes being:


History:
  • 2017 (27 Nov): Route announced by SMRT
  • 2017 (01 Dec): Route revised – Jurong East boarding/alighting point (Jurong East Int to Venture Ave)
  • 2017 (04 Dec): Route revised – Lakeside boarding/alighting point towards Joo Koon (Station Bus stop to Private Bus Pick-up/drop-off point)
  • 2018 (22 Feb): Revised Route announced for Early Closure, Late Opening & Extended Early Closure in March 2018
  • 2018 (01 Mar): Revision of Pick Up Point at Buona Vista Stn Exit D bus stop to Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D
  • 2018 (22 Mar): Extended operating days to Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in April 2018. Frequency reduced to 4 – 10 mins from 3 – 10 mins
  • 2018 (18 Jul): Route announced for Early Closure & Late Opening in August & September 2018
  • 2018 (25 Jul): Last bus timings from Jurong East extended for both bounds & Revision of Pick Up Point at Buona Vista Stn Exit D bus stop to Pick Up & Drop Off Point after Buona Vista Stn Exit D
  • 2018 (22 Nov): Announced for Early Closure in December 2018 (Boon Lay – Buona Vista)
  • 2020 (25 Mar): Announced for Early Closure in May & June 2020 (Buona Vista – Boon Lay)
  • 2020 (Apr): Operations for May 2020 announced to be cancelled due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures
  • 2020 (27 May): Operations for June 2020 announced to be cancelled

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References:

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Page 3: Shuttle 2 (Dec 2018) Route Information
Page 4: Shuttle 2 (Aug & Sep 2018) Route Information
Page 5: Shuttle 2 (Mar 2018) Route Information
Page 6: Shuttle 2 (Dec 2017) Route Information

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