Shuttle 9: Ang Mo Kio—Newton Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle 9, or the Ang Mo Kio—Newton Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service plying between Ang Mo Kio and Newton, serving en-route North South Line (NSL) stations.

The route will be activated to operate on selected Fridays and Saturdays in January 2020, when shortened operating hours are implemented on the NSL to facilitate track maintenance and renewal work.

The Shuttle Bus Service serves the following MRT Stations:


Shuttle 9: Ang Mo Kio—Newton Shuttle Bus Service
Direction 1 – Towards Newton
Direction 2 – Towards Ang Mo Kio
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B NS16
  • Bishan Rd
    – Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 106 NS18
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Stn NS19
  • Thomson Rd
    – Novena Stn Exit B NS20
  • Scotts Rd
    – Env Bldg NS21DT11
  • Bukit Timah Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Novena Ch NS20
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stn NS19
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 107 NS18
  • Bishan Rd
    – Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    Aft Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Ang Mo Kio MRT ↔ Newton MRT
Passes Through Bishan, Braddell, Toa Payoh, Novena MRT stations
Travelling Time 40 mins
Operator Information
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
SMRT Buses Ltd
& Task Force 50 Bus Captains
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio
11.05pm – 12.23am (Early Closure on Affected Fridays & Saturdays)
Departure Times from Newton
11.05pm – 12.30am (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 NSL in January 2020, namely:

  • Friday, 3 January 2020
  • Saturday, 4 January 2020
  • Friday, 10 January 2020
  • Saturday, 11 January 2020

Shuttle Bus Departure Timings from Stations


History of Activation
Shuttle 9 Activation: 
May 2018 (ECLO) Yishun—Newton (SBST & SMRT)
January 2020 (EC) Ang Mo Kio—Newton (SBST, 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
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

  • 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
  • 2019 (20 Dec): Route announced between Ang Mo Kio and Newton for Early Closure of North South Line in January 2020.

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Page 3: Shuttle 9 (May 2018) Route Information

One thought on “Shuttle 9: Ang Mo Kio—Newton Shuttle Bus Service

  • 19 May 2018 at 6:58 AM

    I Will Do The Shortened Operating Hours On The North South Line Today.This Is My Second Time Doing The Shortened Operating Hours On The ‘North South Line’ After December 2017[Jurong East>Choa Chu Kang>Jurong East].


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