Here are the changes:
1) Post-COVID19 Circuit Breaker Period – Changes to public transport services
We had entered Post-Covid19 Circuit Breaker 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) 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 30 April 2021 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 Saturday and Sunday until 30 April 2021.
3) Part Suspension on Punggol LRT
On Saturday & Sunday, 30 & 31 January 2021, Punggol LRT will operate on a single direction to facilitate extended engineering work on the LRT Track. The following services will be suspended:
- Punggol East – Outer Loop via PE7 Damai
- Punggol West – Inner Loop via PW1 Sam Kee
4) Route Amendment for 107/107M
From 7th February onwards, service 107/107M will be amended to ply along Bidadari Park Drive, serving 2 new bus stop while 3 existing stops along Upper Serangoon Road will be skipped.
- New stops:
- Towards Hougang Central: 61119 – Blk 103B
- Towards Shenton Way Ter: 61111 – Blk 107A
- Stops skipped:
- Towards Shenton Way Ter: 61029 – Opp Woodleigh Pk
- Towards Hougang Central: 61021 – Aft Woodleigh Pk, 61011 – Blk 103
5) Movement Control Order & State of Emergency in Malaysia
The land border between Malaysia and Singapore on the Johor Causeway had officially reopened despite the reinstation of Movement Control Order & declaration for the state of emergency. 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)
*RGL arrangement had been temporarily suspended from 1st February 2021 for a period of 3 months.
You are advised to plan your journey ahead to avoid unexpected surprises and always stay safe while you travel.
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