SMRT, SBS Transit to divert bus services in Marina Bay, Boon Lay for New Year countdown events


Three bus services in Boon Lay and 15 bus services in the Marina Bay area will be affected for countdown events in the area.
Three bus services in Boon Lay and 15 bus services in the Marina Bay area will be affected for countdown events in the area.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Several bus services will be diverted from Sunday (Dec 31) to early New Year's Day due to road closures for the New Year countdown celebrations across Singapore, said transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit.

Seven SMRT bus services will skip some bus stops in Bayfront Avenue, Collyer Quay, Connaught Drive, Parliament Place, Raffles Avenue and Temasek Avenue for the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018, SMRT said in a statement on Friday (Dec 29).

The affected bus services are 75, 167, 171, 700A, 857, 960 and 961. 

NightRider bus services NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7 and NR8 will also have their routes diverted from Sunday night.

SMRT said that commuters can contact their customer hotline on 1800-336-8900, from 7.30am to 8.00pm daily for more information. They can also visit www.smrt.com.sg.

On Tuesday (Dec 26), SBS Transit announced that a total of 24 bus services will be affected by the road closures.

Three bus services - 99, 240 and 246 - will be diverted from 6pm on Dec 31 to 1am on Jan 1 for the countdown event in Boon Lay.

The bus services will skip bus stops along Boon Lay Drive, Boon Lay Place and Corporation Road.

In addition, 15 bus services in the Marina Bay area will be diverted from their regular routes for the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018.

The bus services are: 10, 56, 57, 70M, 100, 111, 130, 131, 133, 162M, 195, 196, 400, 402, and 502.

These services will not call at affected bus stops along Bayfront Avenue, Collyer Quay, Connaught Drive, Marina Boulevard, Parliament Place, Raffles Avenue and Temasek Avenue.

The diversion will start in phases from 4pm on Dec 31 to 2am on Jan 1.

 

The six Nite Owl services will have their routes diverted between 12am to 2am.

These services will skip the first three bus stops on their regular routes along Raffles Avenue and begin service along North Bridge Road, at the bus stop in front of the City Hall MRT station.

As the Nite Owl services will be extended to operate until 4am, the services will ply their regular routes from 2am after the affected roads are opened, SBS Transit said.