Train, bus services extended on Xmas Eve

Train and bus service operating hours will be extended on Christmas Eve, SBS Transit and SMRT announced yesterday.

SBS train services on the North-East and Downtown Lines will be extended by about 75 minutes in the early hours of Dec 25.

The last-bus timings of 32 selected services will also run later at their respective bus interchanges and terminals. The six Nite Owl services will be extended until 4 am.

There will also be later services on SMRT train services on the North-South, East-West and Circle lines, and Bukit Panjang LRT, as well as 16 bus routes.

Eleven SBS bus services - 10e, 14e, 30e, 74e, 89e, 97e, 128, 151e, 174e, 196e and 513 - that serve the Central Business District will not be in operation during the evening peak hours as offices will be closed earlier on Christmas Eve. They will operate return trips from the city between 1pm and 2pm instead.

SMRT will bring forward late afternoon and evening bus service hours for the 177 and 981 routes, as well as premium, special and express services.

• For more information, go to and

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2015, with the headline 'Train, bus services extended on Xmas Eve'. Subscribe