Shuttle 7: Aljunied—Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 7, or the Aljunied—Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Aljunied and Tanah Merah, serving en-route East West Line (EWL) stations. The route will be activated to operate during selected Fridays and Saturdays in April 2020, 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:

Route:

Shuttle 7: Aljunied—Tanah Merah Shuttle Bus Service
Towards Tanah Merah
Towards Aljunied
  • Aljunied Rd
    – 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
    – Opp Aljunied Stn EW9
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Aljunied MRT ↔ Tanah Merah MRT
Passes Through Paya Lebar, Eunos, Kembagan & Bedok MRT Stations
Travelling Time 20 – 30 mins
Operator Information
Operators Go-Ahead Singapore
SMRT Buses Ltd & Task Force 50 Bus Captains
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Aljunied
11:05pm – 12:30am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Tanah Merah
11:05pm – 11:43pm (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 April 2020, namely:

  • 3 & 4 April 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 17 & 18 April 2020 (Fri & Sat)
  • 24 & 25 April 2020 (Fri & Sat)

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)
April 2020 (EC) Aljunied—Tanah Merah (GAS, SMRT & 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

Gallery (April 2020)

History:
  • 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
  • 2020 (25 Mar): Route announced for Early Closure in April 2020 between Aljunied and Tanah Merah

Page 2: More Photos
Page 3: Shuttle 7 (Dec 2019) Route Information
Page 4: Shuttle 7 (Mar 2018) Route Information
Page 5: Shuttle 7 (Jan & Feb 2018) Route Information

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