Shuttle 21: Serangoon—Punggol Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 21, or the Serangoon—Punggol Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Serangoon and Punggol, serving en-route North East Line (NEL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate during selected Fridays and Saturdays in January, February and March 2019, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the North East Line 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 service is reflected as Bus Service 602 on the Bus Ticketing System.

Note: Refer to Page 2 for the 8 – 30 March 2019 version of Shuttle 21 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut)


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Route:

Shuttle 21: Serangoon—Punggol Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Punggol
Direction 2 – Towards Serangoon
  • Serangoon Ave 2
    — Serangoon Int (Berth 3) NE12CC13
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    — Kovan Stn Exit B NE13
  • Hougang Ctrl
    — Hougang Ctrl Int (Berth B6) NE14
  • Sengkang Ctrl
    — Buangkok Stn Exit A NE15
  • Sengkang Square
    — Sengkang Int (Berth B1) NE16STC
  • Punggol Pl
    — Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC
  • Punggol Pl
    — Punggol Temp Int (Between Berths B1 & B2) NE17PTC
  • Sengkang Square
    — Sengkang Int (Berth B2) NE16STC
  • Sengkang Ctrl
    — Buangkok Stn Exit B NE15
  • Hougang Ctrl
    — Hougang Ctrl Int (Berth B4) NE14
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    — Kovan Stn Exit C NE13
    Serangoon Stn Exit A/Blk 413 NE12CC13
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Serangoon MRT ↔ Punggol MRT
Passes Through Kovan, Hougang, Buangkok & Sengkang MRT Stations
Travelling Time 30 – 42 mins
Operator Information
Current Operators SBS Transit Ltd
SMRT Buses Ltd (TaskForce 50 Bus Captains)
Current Fleet 12-Metre Double Decker Buses
Volvo B9TL
MAN A95
Departure Times from Serangoon
11.05pm – 12.25am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Punggol
11.05pm – 11.30pm (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
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 NEL in January, February and March 2019, namely:

  • 4, 5, 11 & 12 January 2019
  • 22 & 23 February 2019
  • 1 & 2 March 2019

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

[Jan – Mar 2019] Shuttle 21 (Serangoon – Punggol) Departure Timings from Stations

History of Activation

Shuttle 21 Activation:
January, February & March 2019 (EC) Serangoon—Punggol (SBST & SMRT TF50)
March 2019 (EC) HarbourFront—Dhoby Ghaut
  • 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 Concession Passes
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows MRT Fare structure $1.00 Train, bus and hybrid concession passes accepted
Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card holders $0.50
Student Concession Card holders $0.50
Other Rail Replacement Services

The following Shuttle Bus Service also operates during periods of planned Early Closure in January 2019 on the East West Line:


History:
  • 2018 (17 Dec): Route announced for Early Closure of North East Line in January, February & March 2019 (Serangoon – Punggol) and March 2019 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut)

Gallery

Also check out:

Page 2: Shuttle 21 (8 – 30 Mar 2019) Route Information

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