From 5 July to 27 July 2019, five stations on the North East Line (NEL) from NE17 Punggol to NE13 Kovan will close earlier at around 11.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays to support intensified maintenance and renewal works. Maintenance works on parts of the power system and the platform screen doors, as well as track replacements will be undertaken.
Train services for the rest of the NEL, i.e. between NE12 Serangoon and NE1 HarbourFront will continue to operate at longer intervals of about nine minutes during the early closures.
Shuttle Bus Service
During the early closures, commuters travelling between NE12 Serangoon and NE17 Punggol stations can still reach their destinations using a dedicated bus service, Shuttle 21. The shuttle service will operate at a frequency of 1 to 5 minutes and will stop at designated bus stops / bus interchanges near affected stations. Fares for the shuttle service will follow the same fare structure as the trains.
Extension of Service Hours
To facilitate onward connectivity, southbound train services from NE12 Serangoon to NE1 HarbourFront will be extended to 12.15am. Light Rail Transit (LRT) services will also be extended to 1.10am in Sengkang and 1.15am in Punggol.
The operating hours of Service 325 will also be extended, with its last bus departing Hougang Central Bus Interchange at 12.50am.
As last train timings vary for each station, commuters are advised to plan ahead by checking the station-specific timings at affected MRT stations, or through SBS Transit’s website at www.sbstransit.com.sg and social media platforms. Commuters should also cater for additional travel time when travelling between affected stations using the shuttle service.
Publicity posters will be put up at MRT stations to keep commuters informed of the maintenance works carried out. Commuters will also be informed via announcements on the MRT platforms and alerts on SBS Transit’s social media pages. Ground staff will be deployed to inform and guide commuters on affected dates. Please refer to the attached posters for details.
Please refer to the attached posters for details.