Shuttle 22: HarbourFront—Dhoby Ghaut Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 22 is a Rail Replacement Service plying between HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut, serving en-route North East Line (NEL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on selected Fridays and Saturdays in April & May 2021, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the North East Line to accelerate the replacement of insulators of the overhead catenary system. The failure of an older design of insulators was blamed for two previous power faults that caused disruptions lasting several hours.

The Early Closure on 7 & 8 May 2021 has been cancelled as the replacement of insulators for the Overhead Power System was completed ahead of schedule.

The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:


Shuttle 22: HarbourFront—Dhoby Ghaut Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Dhoby Ghaut
Direction 2 – Towards HarbourFront
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    — Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    — Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH NE3EW16
    — Chinatown Stn Exit C NE4DT19
    — Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
  • Orchard Rd
    — Dhoby Ghaut Stn NE6NS24CC1
  • Penang Rd
    — Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NE6NS24CC1
  • New Bridge Rd
    — Opp Clarke Quay Stn NE5
    — Chinatown Stn Exit E NE4DT19
    — Outram Pk Stn Exit H NE3EW16
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    — HarbourFront Stn/VivoCity NE1CC29


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px HarbourFront MRT ↔ Dhoby Ghaut MRT
Passes Through
Outram Park, Chinatown & Clarke Quay MRT Stations
Operator Information
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from HarbourFront
Affected Fridays & Saturdays
23:05 – 00:00
Departure Times from Dhoby Ghaut
Affected Fridays & Saturdays
23:05 – 00:04
Operating Frequency
Affected Fridays & Saturdays About 5 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges distance fares based on the distance between MRT Stations by rail

Shuttle 22 operates during periods of planned closure on the NEL.

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on days of Early Closure of the NEL in April & May 2021, namely:

  • Friday 23 April 2021
  • Saturday 24 April 2021
  • Friday 7 May 2021 [Cancelled]
  • Saturday 8 May 2021 [Cancelled]
Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


History of Activation
Shuttle 22 Activation:
March 2019 (EC) HarbourFront—Dhoby Ghaut (SBST)
April (& May) 2021 (EC) HarbourFront—Dhoby Ghaut (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

  • 2018 (17 Dec): Route announced for March 2019 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut) as Shuttle 21, differing from the Shuttle 21 route deployed in January, February & March 2019 (Serangoon – Punggol)
  • 2018 (25 Feb): March 2019 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut) route renumbered to Shuttle 22
  • 2021 (02 Apr): Route announced for Early Closure of North East Line in April & May 2021 (HarbourFront – Dhoby Ghaut)
  • 2021 (27 Apr): Service on 7 & 8 May 2021 announced to be cancelled as works were completed ahead of schedule

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External Links & References:

Page 2: Photo Gallery
Page 3: Shuttle 22 (Mar 2019) Route Information

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