Refer to Page 1 of this article for the March – May 2021 version of Shuttle 3.
This page refers to the March 2018 version of Shuttle 3.
The Tuas Link—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service (Shuttle 3) is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Tuas Link and Joo Koon, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations.
The route will be activated to operate on 12 March, 14 March, as well as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in March & April 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the East West Line to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.
The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:
|Shuttle 3: Tuas Link—Joo Koon Shuttle Bus Service|
|Towards Joo Koon
||Towards Tuas Link
||Tuas West Dr (Tuas Link MRT) ↔ Joo Koon Circle (Joo Koon MRT)
|Passes Through||Tuas West Road, Tuas Crescent, Gul Circle MRT Stations|
|Route Length||7.7 km (Actual Distance) / 6.8 km (Fare Payable Distance)|
|Travelling Time||27 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Not Applicable|
|Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Mercedes-Benz Citaro|
|Departure Times from Tuas Link
||10.35pm – 11.20pm (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.19am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.49am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
10.05pm – 11.20pm (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
|Departure Times from Joo Koon
||10.47pm – 2.07am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.27am – 8.18am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.57am – 8.17am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
11.17pm – 2.05am (Extended Early Closure on 12 & 14 March)
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|4 – 15 mins||4 – 15 mins|
The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected days in March & April.
These Days are as follows:
- 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31 March
- 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 April
- On days of Extended Early Closure (12 & 14 March),
buses will operate from the start time of the extended early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
- On days of Early Closure (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 March, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 April)
buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
- On days of Late Opening (3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 March, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 April),
buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.
This Bus Service is reflected as Bus Service 485 on the Bus Ticketing System.
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Joo Koon
- Shuttle 2: Joo Koon – Buona Vista
Bus Stop 23491: Joo Koon Stn Exit B, Joo Koon Circle
A total of 35 East West Line stations were affected by the early train service end times and delayed train service start times. Other train lines such as the North South Line are not affected.
The route is one of ten Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure. Bus stops served are similar to those served by the regular EWL Bridging Bus, with some changes.
Other Rail Replacement Services
The route is one of ten Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in March & April 2018, the other routes being:
- Shuttle 1: Buona Vista—Raffles Place
- Shuttle 2: Joo Koon—Buona Vista
- Express 5: Boon Lay—Outram Park (via Jurong East & Buona Vista only)
- Shuttle 6: Raffles Place—Paya Lebar
- Shuttle 7: Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris
- Shuttle 8: Tanah Merah—Changi Airport
- Express 12: Changi Airport—Bugis
- Express 13: Bedok—Bedok North
- Express 15: Clementi—Beauty World
Private Bus Operators (March 2018)
For the first time, Private Bus Operators (PBOs) were roped in to assist with the Shuttle Bus Services. For Shuttle 3, starting from 2 March 2018, Woodlands Transport Service Pte Ltd contributed 50 bus drivers as part of Task Force 50 (or TF50), which were roped in to assist with shuttle bus operations. Training and familiarization were carried out by SMRT, and the drivers were assigned to SMRT’s Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses for shuttle operations. These bus drivers were deployed on Shuttle 3.
Page 1: Shuttle 3 (Mar–May 2021) Route Information
Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Shuttle 3 (Nov 2018) Route Information
Page 5: Shuttle 3 (Dec 2017) Route Information