SBS Transit will be extending the operational hours of the North East Line (NEL), Downtown Line (DTL) and Sengkang-Punggol LRT, as well as 25 selected bus services on Chinese New Year’s eve, 4 February 2019. It will also be making changes to the evening schedules of 13 bus services operating from the city/business district to the heartlands. On that evening, 14 SBS Transit bus services will also be affected by road closures in the Chinatown area for the Chinese New Year 2019 Countdown Celebration.
A) EXTENSION OF OPERATIONAL HOURS
On Monday, 4 February 2019, train services on the NEL and DTL will be extended by about two hours. The last train on the NEL headed towards Punggol will depart HarbourFront Station at 1.55am while the last train towards HarbourFront will leave Punggol Station at 1.33am.
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 1.32am while the last train in the opposite direction will leave Expo Station at 1.30am.
To complement the extension of train service hours, the last bus timings of 23 selected bus services - 51A, 60A, 63M, 181, 222, 225G, 228, 229, 232, 238, 240, 241, 243G, 261, 269, 291, 292, 293, 315, 325, 410W, 804 and 812 - will also be extended at their respective bus interchanges on Chinese New Year’s eve.
The operating hours of the Chinatown Direct Bus Services - CT8 and CT18 - will be extended on the eve of Chinese New Year as well.
B) CHANGES TO EVENING SCHEDULES OF 13 BUS SERVICES
Thirteen services - 10e, 14e, 30e, 74e, 89e, 128, 151e, 174e, 196e, 513, 655, 660 and 850E - will not be operating weekday evening trips on 4 February.
As offices will be closed earlier that day, these services will instead operate return trips at between 12.51pm and 2.00pm. There is no change to the operating hours of these services for the morning trips.
C) BUS SERVICES AFFECTED BY ROAD CLOSURES IN CHINATOWN
Fourteen bus services - 33, 54, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 147e, 166, 197, 851, 851e, CT8 and CT18 - will be diverted from their regular routes in the Chinatown area from 5.00pm, 4 February to 3.00am, 5 February for the countdown celebrations.
Please refer to the attached posters for details.