MRT closure in December, Singapore: 19 MRT stations affected!

MRT closure in December, Singapore: 19 MRT stations affected!

MRT closure In December, Singapore:19 MRT stations will be affected by train closure and change in working hours in December 2017. Here are the exact details of what to expect.

Mums and dads, expect the MRT closure in December to change working hours on East-West Line (EWL) and North-South Line (NSL). 

MRT Closure in December

All in all, 19 stations will be affected by the MRT Closure in December.

The LTA recently announced the move, to facilitate extended engineering hours for re-signalling and maintenance works. This should improve the overall reliability on the NSEWL.

MRT closure in December, Singapore

Here are the details for MRT closure in December, Singapore:

  • From 8 Dec (Fri) to 31 Dec (Sun), 17 EWL MRT stations (from Tiong Bahru to Tuas Link stations) and 2 NSL MRT stations (Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak stations) will close earlier on Fridays and Saturdays, and open later on Saturdays and Sundays.

On 10 Dec and 17 Dec: Full day closure on Sunday.

On 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec: Early closure on Fridays at 11 pm.

On 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec: Late opening on Saturdays at 8 am, and early closure at 11 pm.

On 24 Dec and 31 Dec: Late opening on Sundays at 8 am.

MRT closure in December, Singapore: 19 MRT stations affected!


  • There will be 2 full Sunday closures on these stretches on 10 and 17 Dec.
  • Train services have been suspended between Joo Koon and Gul Circle stations. This will continue until mid-2018.

    Commuters will have to get down at either stop and take a shuttle bus to the other. Shuttle bus fare will be same as MRT fare.

  • Parallel shuttle buses will be provided along affected MRT stations during affected hours. Fares for these shuttle bus services will be similar to MRT fare.
  • Alternative rail lines such as Circle Line and Downtown Line will still be functional.

While we all know that SMRT isn’t perfect in its transport endeavours, this improvement is a big step in the right direction for the future. Who knows what stories we’ll be telling ourselves then.

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