Shuttle 6: Bugis—Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 6, or the Bugis—Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Bugis and Tanah Merah, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate during selected Fridays and Saturdays in May & June 2019, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the East West Line to facilitate additional engineering hours for power supply system renewal and maintenance works.


The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:

Shuttle 6: Bugis Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service
Eastbound Towards Tanah Merah
Westbound Towards Bugis
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn Exit B EW11
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn Exit A EW10
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit B EW8CC9
  • Sims Ave
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Sims Ave East
    – Kembangan Stn EW6
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG

    – Bedok Stn Exit A EW5
  • Changi Rd
    – Mjd Kassim EW6
  • Eunos Rd 2
    – Eunos Int (Berth B6) EW7
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit C EW8CC9
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Aljunied Stn EW9
  • Geylang Rd
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA EW11
  • Victoria St
    – Bugis Stn Exit B EW12DT14
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bugis MRT ↔ Tanah Merah MRT
Passes Through Lavender, Kallang, Aljunied, Paya Lebar, Eunos, Kembangan, Bedok MRT Stations
Travelling Time 30 mins
Operator Information
Operator Operator To Be Confirmed
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Decker Buses
Departure Times from Bugis
To Be Announced (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Tanah Merah
To Be Announced (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
3 – 5 mins 3 – 5 mins

The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on days of Early Closure of the EWL in May & June 2019, namely:

  • May 2019
    Fridays: 3, 10 & 31 May 2019
    Saturdays: 4 & 11 May 2019
  • June 2019
    Fridays: 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 2019
    Saturdays: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June 2019

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations

Poster to be released by SMRT


History of Activation

Shuttle 6 Activation:
March & April 2018  (ECLO + EEC) Raffles Place—Paya Lebar (SBST)
January 2019 (EC) Raffles Place—Bugis (SMRT)
May & June 2019 (EC) Bugis—Tanah Merah
  • 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
Adult / Workfare Transport Concession Card holders Follows MRT Fare structure $1.00
Senior Citizen / Persons with Disabilities Card holders $0.50
Student Concession Card holders $0.50

History:
  • 2018 (22 Feb): Route announced between Bugis and Paya Lebar
  • 2018 (07 Mar): Route extended to Raffles Place
  • 2018 (22 Mar): Extended operating days to Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in April 2018. Frequency reduced to 4 – 10 mins from 3 – 10 mins
  • 2018 (22 Nov): Route announced between Raffles Place and Bugis for Early Closure of East West Line in January 2019
  • 2019 (25 Mar): Route announced between Bugis and Tanah Merah for Early Closure of East West Line in May & June 2019

Also check out:

Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Shuttle 6 (Jan 2019) Information
Page 4: Shuttle 6 (Mar & Apr 2018) Information

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