The Sengkang LRT (SKLRT) Rail Bridging Service (or SKLRT Free Shuttle Bus Service / SKLRT Free Bridging Bus Service) is a replacement bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption or a planned closure involving the Sengkang LRT, which is operated by SBS Transit.
When a section of the Sengkang LRT is suspended, this service may be activated to ferry affected commuters between affected stations, hence minimizing the impact of rail disruptions on commuters. This service may also be activated should there be a significant addition of expected travelling time along the SKLRT.
When the SKLRT bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the SKLRT, information will be disseminated through SBS Transit and the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s media platforms. The service will only stop at specific bus boarding points (either at bus stops or bus interchanges) which are marked out in the ticket concourse of every station.
This service is offered for free, in addition to free bus boarding of regular bus services during a disruption. Note that this Rail Bridging Service is offered only in one direction of each loop, namely the East Loop via Ranggung (counter-clockwise) and the West Loop via Cheng Lim (counter-clockwise).
||Sengkang Int (Sengkang LRT) ↺ Rivervale Dr (Bakau LRT)
Sengkang Int (Sengkang LRT) ↺ Fernvale Rd (Thanggam LRT)
|Duplicates entire Sengkang LRT East Loop and Sengkang LRT West Loop|
|Passes Through||Specific Sengkang LRT Stations
(Disseminated at the onset of activation)
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd / SMRT Buses Ltd (Task Force 50)
|Current Fleet||Any Public Bus|
||Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated|
Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.
LRT Stations served:
|LRT East Loop||LRT West Loop|
Recent History of Activation (From 2018)
|Date||Sector Served||Disruption Reason|
|1 Oct 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||System Fault|
|4 Oct 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||Early Closure – Urgent Maintenance Works|
|5 Oct 2019||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||Late Opening – Planned Maintenance Works which was cancelled|
|8 Feb 2020||LRT Shuttle East & LRT Shuttle West||Power Fault|
External Links & References
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