Bus services to be diverted from Orchard Road during Pedestrian Night

Orchard Road is closed on the first Saturday of the month for Pedestrian Night.
Orchard Road is closed on the first Saturday of the month for Pedestrian Night. ST FILE PHOTO

SINGAPORE - Several bus services plying Orchard Road will be diverted temporarily on the first Saturday of the month for the next four months, due to a stretch of the road being closed for Pedestrian Night.

The temporary route diversion of SMRT bus services 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700A and 972 will last between 6pm and 11pm each time.

Pedestrian Night, which closes off a 660m stretch of road on the popular shopping strip on the first Saturday of the month, first ran from last October to March this year. It was revived in July and will run till the end of the year.

Pedestrians will be able to walk on the closed stretch of road from around 6.30pm and can participate in activities such as busking, balloon sculpting and music performances.

Passengers may contact the SMRT Customer Hotline on 1800-336-8900 from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays) or visit www.smrt.com.sg for more information.