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 on selected Fridays and Saturdays in May & June 2020, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the North South & East West Lines to allow for additional engineering hours, primarily for power supply system renewal works.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Jurong East MRT ↔ Choa Chu Kang MRT
Passes Through Bukit Batok & Bukit Gombak MRT Stations
Travelling Time 20 – 30 mins
Operator Information
Operators
TBA
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Departure Times from Jurong East
To Be Announced (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
To Be Announced (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
2 – 5 minutes 2 – 5 minutes

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on days of Early Closure of the EWL & NSL in May & June 2020, namely:

  • 15 & 16 May 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 29 & 30 May 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 5 & 6 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 12 & 13 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 19 & 20 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 26 & 27 June 2020 (Fri & Sat)

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

To be announced by SMRT

Shuttle Bus Transfers at Jurong East
  • Shuttle 2
    Towards Boon Lay &
    Towards Buona Vista

History of Activation

Shuttle 4 Activation:
December 2017 (ECLO+SC) Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang (SMRT)
August & September 2018 (ECLO) Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang (SMRT)
December 2018 (EC) Jurong East—Woodlands (SMRT)
August & September 2019 (LO) Jurong East—Woodlands (SBST, SMRT & SMRT TF50)
September 2019 (EC) Jurong East—Kranji (SMRT & SMRT TF50)
May & June 2020 (EC) Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang
  • 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:
  • 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 in August & September 2018
  • 2018 (25 Jul): Extended last bus timing towards Choa Chu Kang
  • 2018 (22 Nov): Route announced for Early Closure in December 2018 (Jurong East – Woodlands route)
  • 2019 (13 Aug): Route announced for Late Opening in August & September 2019 (Jurong East – Woodlands route) and Early Closure in September 2019 (Jurong East – Kranji route)
  • 2020 (25 Mar): Route announced for Early Closure in May & June 2020 (Jurong East – Choa Chu Kang)

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References:

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Page 4: Shuttle 4 (Nov & Dec 2018) Route Information
Page 5: Shuttle 4 (Aug & Sep 2018) Route Information
Page 6: Shuttle 4 (Dec 2017) Route Information

One thought on “Shuttle 4: Jurong East—Choa Chu Kang Shuttle Bus Service

  • 25 August 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    Though alternative Service is provided for between from Bukit batok mrt to woodlands mrt , should it need to take 55min of traveling time ?
    Board the Service 6.20am, arrive at 7.15am. definitely not the standard you are promoting. Thank you.

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