The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Rail Bridging Service (or TEL Free Shuttle Bus Service / TEL Bridging Bus) 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 North → Gardens by the Bay⇋
Gardens by the Bay → Woodlands North⇋
47201Woodlands North Stn TE1Woodlands North Coast Rd
46631Woodlands Stn Exit 5 NS9TE2Woodlands Ave 2
46981Woodlands South Stn Exit 1 TE3Woodlands Ave 1
56099Springleaf Stn Exit 2 TE4Upp Thomson Rd
55011Bef Lentor Stn Exit 5 TE5Yio Chu Kang Rd
54199Bef Mayflower Stn Exit 3 TE6Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
53341Bright Hill Stn Exit 2 TE7Sin Ming Ave
53059Upp Thomson Stn Exit 2 TE8Upp Thomson Rd
52211Lighthouse SchToa Payoh Rise
40239Bef Stevens Stn Exit 4 DT10TE11Whitley Rd
13019Napier Stn Exit 1
09139Orchard Blvd Stn Exit 1 TE13Grange Rd
13199Aft Orchard Stn Exit 12 NS22TE14Paterson Rd
13119Opp Great World City TE15Kim Seng Rd
06129Grand Copthorne Hotel TE16Kim Seng Rd
05012Bef Pearl's Hill Terr EW16NE3TE17Eu Tong Sen St
05269Maxwell Stn Exit 2 TE18Sth Bridge Rd
03111Aft Capital TwrRobinson Rd
03391Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27TE20CE2Marina Blvd
03369Gardens by the Bay Stn Exit 1 TE22Marina Gdns Dr
03361Gardens by the Bay Stn Exit 2 TE22Marina Gdns Dr