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 for rail renewal work.
This service is reflected as Bus Service 602 on the Bus Ticketing System.
Note: Refer to Shuttle 22 for the HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut shuttle operating from 8 March 2019 till 30 March 2019.
The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:
|Shuttle 21: Serangoon—Punggol Shuttle Bus Service|
|Direction 1 – Towards Punggol
||Direction 2 – Towards Serangoon
||Serangoon MRT ↔ Punggol MRT|
|Passes Through||Kovan, Hougang, Buangkok & Sengkang MRT Stations|
|Travelling Time||30 – 42 mins|
|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|
Shuttle 21 operates during periods of planned closure on the NEL. These additional engineering hours are used to accelerate the pace of rail renewal work, including the replacement of rail crossings and track, and renewing parts of the power and signalling systems.
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
History of Activation
|Shuttle 21 Activation:|
|January, February & March 2019 (EC)||Serangoon—Punggol (SBST & SMRT TF50)|
- EC: Early Closure | LO: Late Opening | EEC: Extended Early Closure | SC: Sunday Closure
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:
- 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)
- 2018 (25 Feb): March 2019 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut) renumbered to Shuttle 22
Also check out:
- Early Closure of East West Line (January 2019)
- Early Closure of North East Line (January – March 2019)
- Early Closure of North East Line (March 2019)