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 Nth Coast Rd (Woodlands North MRT) ↔ Toa Payoh Rise (Caldecott MRT)|
|Passes Through||Specific Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Stations
(Disseminated at moment of activation)
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Fleet||Any Public Bus|
||Activated and withdrawn only when disseminated|
Routes are compiled based on observations during a rail disruption.
- TE1 Woodlands North – TE9 Caldecott
SMRT Buses Ltd
MRT Stations Served:
- TE1 Woodlands North
- TE2NS9 Woodlands
- TE3 Woodlands South
- TE4 Springleaf
- TE5 Lentor
- TE6 Mayflower
- TE7 Bright Hill
- TE8 Upper Thomson
- TE9CC17 Caldecott
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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