Merry Christmas! Planned Changes for LoOOONG Weekend

December 23, 2020

    Christmas is coming!

    Moovit wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas & a smooth, prosperous and happy 2021! If you’re heading out, take note of the planned changes.

    Here are the changes:

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

    We had entered Post-Covid19 Circuit Break 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) Adjusted bus operation hours for selected lines during Christmas Eve (24th December 2020)

    A total of 35 bus services will have its operation hours adjusted to suit the holiday eve travel requirements of most Singaporean on Christmas Eve. Here are the changes


    Bus No
    Adjusted Hours
    6Pasir Ris Interchange6:20am – 3:00pm
    14eOrchard Road
    09048 – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza
    1:00pm – 1:24pm
    177Bukit Batok Interchange5:50am – 8:40am
    11:30am – 1:30pm
    10eAnson Road
    03222 – Hub Synergy Pt
    1:15pm – 2:00pm
    196e1:15pm – 1:39pm
    5131:15pm – 1:30pm
    850E1:00pm – 1:20pm
    951E1:00pm – 1:20pm
    652Anson Road
    03241 – Mapletree Anson
    1:10pm – 1:25pm
    6541:20pm – 1:35pm
    6561:10pm – 1:25pm
    1:20pm – 1:35pm
    6631:15pm – 1:30pm
    6651:15pm – 1:30pm
    651Central Boulevard
    03539 – Marina Bay Stn
    1:15pm – 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
    30ePasir Panjang Road
    16069 – Heng Mui Keng Terr
    1:00pm – 1:48pm
    74eBuona Vista Terminal1:00pm – 1:30pm
    89eAirline Road
    95051 – 3rd Cargo Agents
    1:00pm – 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
    971Anson Road
    03223 – Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    981Senoko Road
    47121 – Opp Lian Aik Siong Machinery
    12:40pm – 3:10pm

    3) 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 31 December 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 Saturdays and Sundays until 27 December 2020.

    4) Recovery Movement Restriction Order in Malaysia

    The land border between Malaysia and Singapore on the Johor Causeway had officially reopened this week. 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)
    Fare: Free of charge.


    You are advised to plan your journey ahead to avoid unexpected surprises and always stay safe while you travel.

    You ride, Moovit guides!