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 on selected Fridays and Saturdays in November 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.


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 Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Fleet 12-Metre Double Decker Buses
Volvo B9TL
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, to support intensified maintenance that will be carried out on the tracks as well as component replacement works for the NEL’s power and signalling systems.

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on days of Early Closure of the NEL in November 2019, namely:

  • 1 & 2 November 2019
  • 8 & 9 November 2019
  • 15 & 16 November 2019
  • 22 & 23 November 2019

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


History of Activation

Shuttle 21 Activation:
January, February & March 2019 (EC) Serangoon—Punggol (SBST & SMRT TF50)
July 2019 (EC) Serangoon—Punggol (SBST & SMRT TF50)
November 2019 (EC) Serangoon—Punggol (SBST)
  • 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

 


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)
  • 2018 (25 Feb): March 2019 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut) renumbered to Shuttle 22
  • 2019 (21 Jun): Route announced for Early Closure of North East Line in July 2019 (Serangoon – Punggol)
  • 2019 (17 Oct): Route announced for Early Closure of North East Line in November 2019 (Serangoon – Punggol)

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


Gallery

External Links & References:


Page 2: Shuttle 21 (Jan – Mar 2019 & July 2019) Route Information

One thought on “Shuttle 21: Serangoon—Punggol Shuttle Bus Service

  • 13 August 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    NEL operated by SBS Transit, right? Why does the route also operates SMRT?

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