Shuttle 9, or the Yishun—Newton Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Yishun and Newton, serving en-route North South Line (NSL) stations.
The route will be activated to operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the NSL to facilitate more time for track maintenance and renewal work.
The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:
- NS13 Yishun
- NS14 Khatib
- NS15 Yio Chu Kang
- NS16 Ang Mo Kio
- NS17CC15 Bishan
- NS18 Braddell
- NS19 Toa Payoh
- NS20 Novena
- NS21DT11 Newton
|Shuttle 9: Yishun—Newton Shuttle Bus Service|
|Direction 1 – Towards Newton
||Direction 2 – Towards Yishun
||Yishun MRT ↔ Newton MRT
|Passes Through||Khatib, Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell, Toa Payoh, Novena MRT stations|
|Travelling Time||60 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Not Applicable|
|Operator||SBS Transit Ltd
SMRT Buses Ltd
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Buses
– Volvo B9TL
– ADL Enviro500
– MAN ND323F
|Departure Times from Yishun
||11.05pm – 1.00am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
5.24am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
5.57am – 8.00am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
|Departure Times from Newton
||11.05pm – 12.30am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
6.13am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Saturdays)
6.02am – 8.02am (Late Opening on Affected Sundays)
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|2 – 5 mins||2 – 5 mins|
The Shuttle Bus Service will only operate on all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018.
- On days of Early Closure (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 May)
buses will operate from the start time of the early closure till the stipulated last bus timings below.
- On days of Late Opening (5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 May),
buses will operate from the stipulated first bus timings below till the start time of normal train operations.
Shuttle 9 was reflected as Service 482 on the Bus Ticketing System.
Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations
Shuttle Bus Transfer at Ang Mo Kio
- Express 16: Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon
Bus Stop 54399: Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 – Ang Mo Kio Stn
History of Activation
To facilitate additional engineering hours for intensive railway maintenance and improvement works, shortened operating hours were implemented on the NSL between Yishun—Newton across various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May 2018. A total of 7 NSL stations were affected by the early train service end times and delayed train service start times.
The route is one of two Rail Replacement Services during the period of closure. Bus stops served are similar to those served by the regular NSL Bridging Bus, with some changes.
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|
Other Rail Replacement Services
The route is one of two Shuttle Bus Services operating during periods of planned closure in May 2018, the other route being Express 16: Ang Mo Kio—Serangoon.
- 2018 (19 Apr): Route announced by SMRT Corporation
- 2018 (04 May): Launched as a Shuttle Bus Service between Yishun and Newton, operating during periods of MRT closure
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