SMRT, SBS Transit extend some train, bus services on Chinese New Year's eve

Services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line and Bukit Panjang LRT will be extended on the eve of Chinese New Year. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit will be extending selected train and bus services on the eve of Chinese New Year on Thursday (Feb 15).

SMRT said in a statement on Tuesday that it would be extending its services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line and Bukit Panjang LRT.

The last trains from those lines will depart earliest at 1.15am (the last train from HarbourFront on the Circle Line) on Friday and latest at 3.10am (the last train from Choa Chu Kang on the Bukit Panjang LRT).

SMRT will also be extending operational hours on some of its bus services, with services available till as late as 3.15am for some services in Choa Chu Kang.

The bus services will have their hours extended so that passengers on the last trains can connect to bus services in Choa Chu Kang, Sembawang, Woodlands, Yishun and Bukit Panjang.

Operating hours for some bus services including Express and City Direct bus services will be brought forward on the eve of Chinese New Year .

SBS Transit will also be revising operating hours for 11 of its bus services on Thursday.

It said in a statement on Friday: "As most offices would be closed earlier on that day, these services will not be operating any trips during the usual evening peak hours. Instead, they will run trips in the early afternoon to cater for commuters who are heading home to prepare for the Chinese New Year celebrations."

SBS Transit will also extend operating hours of its train services, along with some bus services, on Thursday.

Train services on the North East and Downtown Lines as well as on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems will be extended by about two hours on the eve of Chinese New Year.

To complement the extension of train operating hours, the last bus timings of 21 selected bus services - 51A, 60A, 63M, 181, 222, 225G, 228, 229, 232, 238, 240, 241, 243G, 261, 269, 291, 292, 293, 315, 325 and 410W - will also be extended at their respective bus interchanges.

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