Weekend Singapore

Weekend Update

July 30, 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) Bus Service Changes for National Day Parade 2020 Rehearsals

    On Morning of 1st August 2020, 7 am to 1 pm, buses will skip 3 bus stops to give way to the NDP2020 rehearsals.

    Road NameStop CodeStop DescriptionTimeAffected Bus Number
    Beach Rd01611Aft Raffles Hotel7.00am – 12.30pm961
    Connaught Dr02029Opp S’pore Cricket Club7.00am – 1.00pm75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167
    Parliament Pl02181Supreme Ct7.00am – 12.30pm195, 961

    3) Bus Service Changes for National Day Parade (Mobile Column) 2020 Rehearsals

    From Friday, 31 July, 8pm to Sunday, 2 Aug, 2am, several buses will skip 17 bus stops to give way to the NDP2020 (Mobile Column) rehearsals

    Road NameStop CodeStop DescriptionTimeAffected Bus Number
    Tuas South Ave 326259Aft Tuas Sth Ave 2Sat, 8.00am – 6.00pm182, 182M
    26269Bef Tuas Sth Ave 4
    26279Aft Tuas Sth Ave 2
    26289Aft Tuas Sth St 2
    Tuas South Ave 425591Opp Wyeth Pharmaceuticals247
    25599Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
    26349Tuas Technology PkFri, 8.00pm – Sun, 2.00am182, 182M
    Tuas South Ave 525571Opp West StarSat, 8.00am – 6.00pm247
    25579West Star
    26311Aft Tuas Sth Ave 6Fri, 8.00pm – Sun, 2.00am182, 182M
    26321Bef Tuas Sth St 2
    26331RS Components
    Tuas South Ave 625651NovartisSat, 8.00am – 6.00pm247
    Tuas South Ave 725601Pfizer Global
    25609Merck Sharp & Dohme
    25611Opp Westlink Two
    Tuas South Ave 925641Opp Roche S’pore Tech

    4) 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 be ending its service earlier at 9.00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays & starting its service later at 6.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays from until 26 July 2020

    Apart from that, Thomson-East Coast Line will now end it’s service earlier at around 9.00pm everyday until 30th August 2020 to facilitate additional hours to test the systems in preparation of the opening of TEL Stage 2

    5) Part Suspension of Punggol LRT 

    On Sunday, 2nd August 2020, both Punggol West and Punggol East LRT will operates single direction to facilitate extended engineering work on the LRT Track. Train services on the following service will only commerce after 5pm.

    • Punggol West – Outer Loop via PW7 Soo Teck
    • Punggol East – Inner Loop via PE1 COVE


    6)Recovery Movement Restriction Order in Malaysia

    Reminder: All cross-border services between Malaysia and Singapore had been suspended since 18 March and will continue to be suspended until Malaysia and Singapore had worked out an SOP to reopen our borders. 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.

    Update: Both countries had since set a targeted date for Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) & Periodic Commuting Agreement (PCA) Implementation on 10th August 2020. Requirements, health protocols, and application processes are expected to be announced on 1st August 2020.



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

    You ride, Moovit guides!