Train services at nine North-South Line MRT stations to end earlier from Nov 2

Train services between Admiralty and Jurong East MRT stations will end half an hour earlier from Sunday, Nov 2, to end March next year, due to rail works. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Train services between Admiralty and Jurong East MRT stations will end half an hour earlier from Sunday, Nov 2, to end March next year, due to rail works. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Train services between Admiralty and Jurong East MRT stations will end half an hour earlier from Sunday, Nov 2, to end March next year, due to rail works.

SMRT will end services at nine North-South Line stations by 12.30am on Sunday to Thursday nights, except on the eve of public holidays.

The stations are: Admiralty, Woodlands, Marsiling, Kranji, Yew Tee, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak, Bukit Batok and Jurong East.

From Nov 2, commuters who board trains after 11.15pm on the North-South Line are advised to plan their journey and consider alternative transport arrangements such as bus services to get to their final destination, said SMRT in a statement to remind the public on Monday.

This is the second time that SMRT has ended train services earlier for the replacement of sleepers, which are structures that hold the tracks in place. SMRT is replacing timber sleepers with concrete ones that last about twice as long.

The first phase along the Ang Mo Kio to Sembawang stretch is nearly completed and stations there will resume their usual operating hours from November.

The public transport operator seeks the "support, patience and understanding" of commuters for the early closures, which "will help enhance system reliability and offer smoother rides".

For more information, visit www.publictransport.sg or http://www.smrt.com.sg/SMRTMe/ServiceEnhancements/CurrentUpcomingProject....