Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is Here!

February 10, 2021

    Moovit wishes everybody a very Prosperous Chinese New Year. 恭喜發財,萬事如意


    We wish you a very prosperous CNY, with lots of hongbao like them (With the pandemic that is affecting us, maybe e-hongbao would be better alternative)


    Here are the changes:

    1) Post-COVID19 Circuit Breaker Period – Changes to public transport services

    We had entered Post-Covid19 Circuit Breaker Period since 2nd June. As a result, 18 routes from Franchised Bus Service, Express Bus Services, Night Buses and Chinatown Direct Bus Service that are catered for recreational demand will continue to be suspended. More details on the suspension can be found here.

    2) Early Closure & Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)

    To facilitate additional engineering hours to prepare the upcoming TEL Stage 2 which is scheduled to open later in the year, the Thomson-East Coast Line will end its service earlier at around 9.00 pm every day until 30 April 2021 to facilitate additional hours to test the systems in preparation of the opening of TEL Stage 2.

    Apart from that, Thomson-East Coast Line will now start operating later at around 6.30 am every Saturday and Sunday until 30 April 2021.

    3) Adjusted Operation Hour On CNY Eve

    Operation hours of selected bus routes will be adjusted on Eve of Chinese New Year (11st February 2021) as many commuters whose working hours had been shortened. Here are the details of the affected routes

    Bus Number
    Departing From
    Adjusted Operation Hours
    6Pasir Ris Interchange6:20am – 3:00pm
    14e09048 – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza1:00pm – 1:24pm
    177Bukit Batok Interchange5:50am – 8:40am
    11:30am – 1:30pm
    10e03222 – Hub Synergy Pt1:15pm – 2:00pm
    196e1:15pm – 1:39pm
    5131:15pm – 1:30pm
    850E1:00pm – 1:20pm
    951E1:00pm – 1:20pm
    65203241 – Mapletree Anson1:10pm – 1:25pm
    6541:20pm – 1:35pm
    6561:15pm – 1:30pm
    1:20pm – 1:35pm
    6631:15pm – 1:30pm
    6651:15pm – 1:30pm
    65103539 – Marina Bay Stn1:15pm – 1:30pm
    6531:15pm – 1:30pm
    6551:20pm – 1:35pm
    6571:15pm – 1:30pm
    6611:10pm – 1:25pm
    6661:20pm – 1:35pm
    6671:20pm – 1:35pm
    6681:10pm – 1:25pm
    6701:20pm – 1:35pm
    6711:20pm – 1:35pm
    6721:20pm – 1:35pm
    982E1:00pm – 1:20pm
    30e16069 – Heng Mui Keng Terr1:00pm – 1:48pm
    74eBuona Vista Terminal1:00pm – 1:30pm
    89e95051 – 3rd Cargo Agents1:00pm – 1:48pm
    97eMarina Centre Terminal1:00pm – 2:00pm
    151eKent Ridge Terminal1:15pm – 1:45pm
    174eKampong Bahru Terminal12:51pm – 1:45pm
    963eHarbourFront Interchange1:00pm – 1:20pm
    Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange6:00am – 5:00pm
    97103223 – Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C1:00pm – 2:30pm
    98147121 – Opp Lian Aik Siong Machinery12:40pm – 3:10pm

    4) Bus Diversion During Closure of Beach Road

    From 2.30 am on Friday (12 February) until 7.30 am on Saturday (13 February), 5 bus routes that ply Beach Road will be diverted as part of Beach Road will be closed for crane lifting works. Here are the stops that affected on this exercise.

    Road NameStop CodeStop NameAffected Bus Routes
    Beach Rd01629Shaw Twrs57, 100, 107M, 961M
    Middle Rd01631Aft Beach Rd980

    5) Movement Control Order & State of Emergency in Malaysia

    The land border between Malaysia and Singapore on the Johor Causeway had officially reopened despite the reinstation of Movement Control Order & declaration for the state of emergency. However, travellers are required to obtain My Travel Pass Reciprocal Green Lane* / Periodic Commuting Arrangement before proceeding their journey toward Malaysia. More information on My Travel Pass and its requirements can be obtained via the Malaysian Immigration Department’s microsite.

    State Government of Johor, via entity under purview of the state, Pengangkutan Awam Johor (PAJ) had arranged a shuttle service to pick up travellers entering Malaysia or Singapore on the Johor Causeway.

    Service Details: Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (CIQ), Johor Bahru – Woodlands CIQ, Singapore
    Operating Hour: 7.30 am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 6.30pm (11 trips daily)

    *RGL arrangement has been temporarily suspended from 1st February 2021 for a period of 3 months.



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