Weekend Update (17/12/2020)

December 17, 2020

    Weekend Updates

    Do take note of this weekend’s planned disruption so you can know where to avoid while heading out!

    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) Suspension of service on Sengkang LRT for maintenance work

    On 19 & 20 December 2020, (Saturday & Sunday), Sengkang LRT will run only single direction loop service to facilitate maintenance works. Service will be resume to normal on Monday, 7 December 2020.

    Suspended Loop:

    • Sengkang East via Compassvale (SE1)
    • Sengkang West via Cheng Lim (SW1)

    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!