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Shorter Hours on EWL

February 26, 2018

    After the holiday season, train maintenance is back on track like our daily life.

    From this Friday, all 35 stations on EWL from Tuas Link to Pasir Ris and from Tanah Merah to Changi Airport  will have shorter operational hours.

    Here is an overview of the plan.

    It lasts from Friday, 2 March to Sunday, 1 April 2018.

    These stations will close earlier and open later on weekends and selected weekdays to allow more testing of the new signalling system, as well as carrying out more engineering works.

    EWL shorter hours calendar


    In order to decrease the impact you commuters, SMRT will provide 6 shuttle bus services and 4 express bus services.

    Shuttles will run parallel to stretches of the EWL and stop at designated pick-up and drop-off points near MRT stations along the way.


    Shuttle Service

    Service Area

    Service Interval

    Shuttle 1

    Between Buona Vista and Raffles Place (Both Bounds)

    3 – 10 minutes

    Shuttle 2

    Between Joo Koon and Buona Vista (Both Bounds)

    Shuttle 3

    Between Tuas Link and Joo Koon (Both Bounds)

    3 – 15 minutes

    Shuttle 6

    Between Bugis and Paya Lebar (Both Bounds)

    3 – 10 minutes

    Shuttle 7

    Between Paya Lebar and Pasir Ris (Both Bounds)

    Shuttle 8

    Between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport (Both Bounds)

    3 – 5 minutes

    Express 5

    Between Boon Lay and Outram Park, with stops at Jurong East and Buona Vista (Both Bounds)From Boon Lay: 5.15am & 5.30 am
    From Outram Park: 6.15am & 6.30am

    Express 12

    Between Changi Airport Terminal 3 and Bugis (Both Bounds)

    15 – 18 minutes

    Express 13

    Between Bedok and Bedok North (Both Bounds)

    18 – 20 minutes

    Express 15

    Between Clementi and Beauty World (Both Bounds)

    18 – 20 minutes


    Alternative Travel Plan for short train hours


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