SBS Transit will be extending the operational hours of the North East Line (NEL) and the Downtown Line (DTL) as well as 26 selected bus services on New Year’s eve, 31 December 2018. This is to enable merry-makers attending countdown celebrations to get home on public transport. It will also be making changes to the evening schedules of 12 bus services operating between the city/business district and the heartlands.
A) EXTENSION OF OPERATIONAL HOURS
On Monday, 31 December 2018, train services on the NEL and DTL will be extended by at least two-and-a-quarter hours. The last train on the NEL headed towards Punggol will depart HarbourFront Station at 2.16am while the last train towards HarbourFront will leave Punggol Station at 1.45am.
The Sengkang/Punggol LRT systems will also run until after the last NEL train arrives at their respective Town Centre Stations.
On the Downtown Line, the last train towards Expo Station will depart Bukit Panjang Station at 1.48am while the last train in the opposite direction will leave Expo Station at 1.49am.
To complement the extension of train service hours, the last bus timings of 26 selected bus services – 33, 51A, 60A, 63M, 133, 181, 222, 225G, 228, 229, 232, 238, 240, 241, 243G, 261, 269, 291, 292, 293, 315, 325, 400, 410W, 804 and 812 - will also be extended at their respective bus interchanges/terminal/bus stops on New Year’s eve. On top of this, the six Nite Owl services will be extended to operate until 4.00am.
B) CHANGES TO EVENING SCHEDULES OF 12 BUS SERVICES
Twelve services - 10e, 14e, 30e, 74e, 89e, 128, 151e, 174e, 196e, 513, 655 and 850E – will not be operating weekday evening trips on 31 December.
As offices will be closed earlier that day, these services will instead operate return trips between 12.51pm and 2.00pm while Service 513 will run two trips at 1.12pm and 1.27pm. There is no change to the operating hours of these services for the morning trips.
C) CHANGES TO SCHEDULE FOR SERVICES 147e AND 851e
The schedule for Services 147e and 851e will be adjusted on 31 December.
Please refer to the attached posters for details.