Early closures, late openings for selected MRT stations in August and September

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SINGAPORE — SMRT announced on Tuesday (13 August) that selected stations along the North-South Line will have early closures and late openings in August and September.

This is to enable SMRT’s engineers to carry out power supply system renewal and maintenance works along the line, it said in a media statement.

From 24 August to 1 September, six stations – Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Choa Chu Kang, Yew Tee, Kranji and Marsiling – will open later at about 8am on Saturdays and Sundays.

From 6 to 28 September, four of the six stations – Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Choa Chu Kang and Yew Tee – will also be closed earlier at about 11pm on selected Fridays and Saturday.

INFO: SMRT

During these early closures and late openings, Shuttle Bus Service 4 will be available to maintain connectivity for commuters from Jurong East Station to Woodlands Station (Kranji Station for early closures).

The buses will stop at designated bus stops near the affected MRT stations to pick up and drop off passengers. Service interval is expected to be about three to five minutes.

Timings for the last trains’ departures from each station will vary during the planned closures. Commuters are advised to check the departure times at affected MRT stations, or on SMRT Trains’ website and social media platforms. More time may also be needed to travel between MRT stations using the shuttle bus services.

SMRT will keep commuters updated on 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.

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