Shuttle 4: Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 4, or the Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, serving en-route North South Line (NSL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate during selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August & September 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the North South & East West Line to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Route:

Shuttle 4: Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Choa Chu Kang
Direction 2 – Towards Jurong East
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    — Opp The JTC Summit NS1EW24
  • Bukit Batok Ctrl
    — Bukit Batok Int (Berth B3) NS2
  • Bukit Batok West Ave 5
    — Opp Bt Gombak Stn NS3
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    — Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1
  • Choa Chu Kang Loop
    — Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1
  • Bukit Batok West Ave 5
    — Bt Gombak Stn NS3
  • Bukit Batok Ctrl
    — Bukit Batok Int (Berth B5) NS2
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    — Opp The JTC Summit NS1EW24
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East MRT ↔ Choa Chu Kang MRT
Passes Through Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak MRT Stations
Route Length TBC
Travelling Time 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Not Applicable
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Jurong East
11.05pm – 1.02am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.16am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.35am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
11.05pm – 12.59am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.40am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.03am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2 – 5 minutes 2 – 5 minutes

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on affected days in August & September 2018.

These Days are as follows:

  • 3, 4, 5, 24, 25, 26 & 31 August 2018
  • 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 September 2018

There will be no early closure or late opening of MRT Stations on the following weekends:
10 – 12 Aug, 17 – 19 Aug & 14 – 16 Sep.

 

  • On days of Early Closure
    (3, 4, 24, 25 & 31 August, 1, 7, 8, 21, 22, 28 & 29 September 2018),
    buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
  • On days of Late Opening
    (4, 5, 25 & 26 August, 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29 & 30 September 2018),
    buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Shuttle 4 (Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang) Departure Timings from Stations [Updated]
Shuttle 4 (Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang) Departure Timings from Stations [Updated]

Shuttle Bus Transfers at Jurong East

History of Activation

December 2017:
December 2017: (Click to expand)

To speed up implementation of the new CBTC signalling system, shortened operating hours were implemented across sections of the NSL and EWL between Tuas LinkOutram Park (EWL), and Jurong EastChoa Chu Kang (NSL), across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on December 2017.

A total of 19 NSL and EWL stations were affected by the delayed train service start times. Northbound services from Choa Chu Kang and Eastbound services from Outram Park were not affected. Circle Line services from Buona Vista were also not affected.

The route is one of five Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure, the other routes being Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East—Joo Koon, Joo Koon—Tuas Link and Boon Lay—Outram Park Express. Bus stops served are identical to those served by the regular NSL Bridging Bus.

August & September 2018:

To facilitate additional engineering hours for track maintenance and renewal works, shortened operating hours were implemented on the East West Line & North South Line between DoverPioneer, and Bukit GombakJurong East, across selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on August & September 2018.

A total of 10 North South & East West Line stations were affected by the early train service end times and delayed train service start times.

The route is one of three Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure. Bus stops served are similar to those served by the regular bridging bus service, with some changes.


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 route is one of three Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned Early Closure & Late Opening in August & September 2018, the other routes being:


History:
  • 2017 (07 Dec): Revised last bus timing towards Choa Chu Kang
  • 2017 (08 Dec): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2017 (15 Dec): Amended to ply via Jurong Town Hall Rd & Jurong Gateway Link to reduce congestion along Jurong Gateway Rd
  • 2018 (18 Jul): Route announced for Early Closure & Late Opening on August & September 2018
  • 2018 (25 Jul): Extended last bus timing towards Choa Chu Kang

Also check out:

Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Shuttle 4 (Dec 2017) Route Information

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