Shuttle 7: Tanah Merah—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 7, or the Tanah Merah—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations. The route will be activated to operate during selected Fridays and Saturdays in December 2019, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the East West Line, to facilitate additional engineering hours for power supply system renewal works.

The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:



Shuttle 7: Tanah Merah—Pasir Ris Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Pasir Ris
Towards Tanah Merah
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
  • Simei St 3
    – Opp Simei Stn EW3
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int EW1
  • Pasir Ris Central
    – Pasir Ris Int EW1
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
  • Simei St 3
    – Simei Stn EW3
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tanah Merah MRT ↔ Pasir Ris MRT
Passes Through Simei, Tampines MRT Stations
Travelling Time 20 – 27 mins
Operator Information
Operators Go-Ahead Singapore
SMRT Buses Ltd (Task Force 50 Bus Captains)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Tanah Merah
11:05pm – 12:43am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
11:05pm – 11:33pm (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 December 2019, namely:

  • 6, 7, 13 & 14 December 2019

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


History of Activation

Shuttle 7 Activation: 
January & February 2018 (ECLO+SC) Aljunied—Pasir Ris (SBST & SMRT)
March & April 2018 (ECLO+EEC) Paya Lebar—Pasir Ris (SBST)
December 2019 (EC) Tanah Merah—Pasir Ris (GAS & SMRT TF50)
  • 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

  • 2017 (15 Dec): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
  • 2018 (05 Jan): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Aljunied and Pasir Ris, operating during periods of MRT closure
  • 2018 (19 Jan): Extended to operate on 2, 3 & 4 February due to additional days of shortened operating hours on the East West Line
  • 2018 (22 Feb): Revised Shuttle Route of Paya Lebar – Pasir Ris for March 2018 Early Closure / Late Opening announced
  • 2018 (02 Mar): Start of operations for March 2018 MRT Early Closure, Late Opening with revised operating details
  • 2018 (22 Mar): Extended operating days to Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in April 2018. Frequency reduced to 4 – 10 mins from 3 – 10 mins
  • 2019 (26 Sep): Route announced for Early Closure in December 2019 between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris

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Page 3: Shuttle 7 (Mar 2018) Route Information
Page 4: Shuttle 7 (Jan & Feb 2018) Route Information

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