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