It’s the second week of Circuit Breaker Measure
And the government is now stepping up the fight on the pandemic with the Enhanced Circuit Breaker Measures, of which we will see our public transport service being reduced or suspended during this period. (Details are below), along with the infographics from Singapore’s Government on wearing a mask whenever you’re out. Update: It’s mandatory to wear a mask when you’re in public, including in public transport.
Here are the changes:
1) COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Period – Changes to public transport services
Circuit Breaker Measure is now in effect. During this period, all non-essential workplaces will be closed and enhanced social distancing measures applies in all public places including public transport services in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. During this period, 63 routes from Franchised Bus Service, Express Bus Services, Night Buses, and City Direct Bus Service is suspended. More details on the suspension can be found here.
2) Earlier closure times & reduced Frequency on MRT & LRT Network
Due to the dropping demand and ridership in our public transport services, starting today (17 Apr 2020), all the MRT & LRT lines will have its frequencies reduced and service hour end earlier throughout the whole period of Circuit Breaker Period.
- Reduction in Frequency
- All MRT Lines except Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL): Not more than 5 minutes during peak hours & around 10 minutes during off-peak hours
- Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL): Around 7 minutes during peak hours & around 12 minutes during off-peak hours
- Service Hour Ending Earlier
|North-South Line||Marina South Pier||Jurong East||11.25PM|
|Jurong East||Marina South Pier||10.20PM|
|East-West Line||Tuas Link||Pasir Ris||10.39PM|
|Pasir Ris||Tuas Link||10.55PM|
|Tanah Merah||Changi Airport||11.28PM|
|Changi Airport||Tanah Merah (connects toward Tuas Link)||10.56PM|
|Tanah Merah (connects toward Pasir Ris)||11.40PM|
|Circle Line||HarbourFront||Dhoby Ghaut||10.30PM|
|Downtown Line||Bukit Panjang||Expo||10.55PM|
|North East Line||HarbourFront||Punggol||11.30PM|
|Thomson-East Coast Line||Woodlands North||Woodlands South||7.55PM|
|Woodlands South||Woodlands North||7.55PM|
|Sengkang LRT||Sengkang Town Centre||Ranggung (East Loop)||12.05AM*|
|Cheng Lim (West Loop)||12.05AM*|
|Punggol LRT||Punggol Town Centre||Damai (East Loop)||12.07AM*|
|Soo Teck (West Loop)||12.07AM*|
*Services after midnight
4) Movement Restriction Order in Malaysia
Reminder: All cross-border services between Malaysia and Singapore had been suspended since 18th March and will continue to be suspended until 31st March or until the Movement Restriction Order had been lifted. However, rail services by KTM, Shuttle Tebrau will continue its operation as usual with the exception where trips into Singapore can only be boarded by non-Malaysians and trips into Malaysia can only be boarded by Malaysians citizens.
Please travel only when it is absolutely essential during the Circuit Breaker Period. Together, we can fight the spread of COVID-19! #SGUnited
You are advised to plan your journey ahead to avoid unexpected surprises and always stay safe while you travel.
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