SINGAPORE: Those spending Chinese New Year Eve with their families and friends will have more to cheer about, with public transport services to run into the early hours of the morning.
SBS Transit said in a press release on Friday (Jan 20) that it will extend the operating hours of its train services and some of its bus services on the eve of Chinese New Year.
Train services on the North East and Downtown Lines will run about two hours longer. On the North East Line, the last train timings are as follows:
According to SBS Transit, services on the Punggol and Sengkang LRT systems will also be extended to coincide with the last train arrivals on the North East Line. The last train on the Sengkang LRT will depart from the Town Centre Station at 2.31am while the last train on the Punggol LRT will leave Town Centre at 2.33am.
Meanwhile, the last train timings on the Downtown Line are as follows:
In a separate press release, SMRT also said it will extend the operating hours of its train services on the North-South, East-West and Circle Lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT on Friday night.
SBS Transit said the last bus timings of 23 of its selected bus services - 51A, 60A, 63M, 147, 181, 197, 222, 225G, 228, 229, 232, 238, 240, 241, 243G, 261, 269, 291, 292, 293, 315, 325 and 410W - will also be extended.
Fourteen SMRT bus services will operate later so that passengers on the last trains can connect to these bus services, the public transport operator said.