Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) announced that it will be applying longer train intervals at selected North-South Line (NSL) stations in April 2019 and early closure of selected East-West Line stations in May and June 2019.
In a press release on Monday (25 March), SMRT said that the adjustments have been made as part of the extended engineering hours in order to facilitate power supply system renewal and maintenance works.
SMRT stated that train services on the North-South Line (NSL) between Orchard and City Hall MRT stations will operate at longer intervals of 10 to 15 minutes in April 2019, which will happen on Saturday and Sunday mornings, from the start of service till 7.00am.
It also said that there will also be no NSL service between City Hall and Raffles Place stations from the start of service till 7.00 am.
Commuters travelling between these stations can use the East-West Line (EWL) instead, it noted.
The company also said that seven MRT stations along the EWL from Lavender to Bedok will close earlier at 11.00pm on selected Fridays and Saturdays in May and June 2019.
During these early closures, SMRT said that Shuttle Bus Service 6 will ply between Bugis and Tanah Merah MRT stations to maintain connectivity for commuters.
It is said that the buses will stop at designated bus stops near the affected MRT stations to pick-up and drop-off passengers.
SMRT noted that the timing of the last trains’ departure from each station during the planned closures will vary, therefore, it advised commuters to check the departure times at affected MRT stations, or on SMRT Trains’ website and social media platforms, in order to plan their journeys ahead of time.
It added that commuters may need more time to travel between MRT stations using the shuttle bus services.
Commuters can check for the update of the changes in train operation hours and alternative transport arrangements on SMRT’s Trains’ website, as well as through SMRT’s Facebook, Twitter feed and the SMRTConnect app.