The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Rail Bridging Service (or TEL Free Shuttle Bus Service / TEL Free Bridging Bus Service) is an emergency bus service which is provided in the event of a Train Service Disruption involving the Thomson-East Coast Line, which is operated by SMRT Trains.
When a section of the Thomson-East Coast Line 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 TEL.
When the TEL free bridging bus service is activated along a specific stretch of the TEL, information will be disseminated through SMRT 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.
||Woodlands Nth Coast Rd (Woodlands North MRT) ↔ Woodlands Ave 2 (Woodlands South MRT)|
|Passes Through||Specific Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Stations
(Disseminated at moment of activation)
|Current Operator||Any Public Transport Operator|
|Current Fleet||Any Public Bus|
||Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated|
Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.
MRT Stations Served:
Recent History of Activation
|Date||Sector Served||Disruption Reason|
|4 Dec 2020||Woodlands North ↔ Woodlands South||Signalling Fault|
External Links & References
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