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Train, bus service hours extended on eve of Chinese New Year

Train, bus service hours extended on eve of Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year-themed bus. (Photo: LTA)

SINGAPORE: Operating hours for some train and bus services will be extended on Feb 4, the eve of Chinese New Year, until the wee hours of Feb 5.

Transport operator SMRT on Friday (Jan 25) said it was extending service hours for three of its lines - the North-South Line, East-West Line and Circle Line.

Selected bus services will also have extended operating hours, so passengers on the last trains can connect to them, SMRT said.

Additionally, operating hours for several bus services will be brought forward. These include express services 951E, 963E, 971E and 982E, as well as City Direct services 653, 656 and 657.

Separately, SBS Transit on Monday announced it will also extend operating hours for the North-East Line (NEL), Downtown Line (DTL) and Sengkang-Punggol LRT, as well as for 25 selected bus services on the eve of Chinese New Year.

Train services on the NEL and DTL will be extended by about two hours. 

The Sengkang-Punggol LRT systems will run until after the last NEL train arrives at their respective town centre stations, added SBS Transit.

Selected bus services will also have extended operating hours to complement the extension of train service hours.

The operating hours of the Chinatown direct bus services - CT8 and CT18 - will also be extended on the eve of Chinese New Year.

Thirteen bus services will not operate evening trips on Feb 4, with these trips brought forward to early afternoon, said SBS Transit, citing earlier office closures on Chinese New Year eve.

In addition, 14 bus services - 33, 54, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 147e, 166, 197, 851, 851e, CT8 and CT18 - will be diverted from their regular routes in the Chinatown area from 5pm on Feb 4 to 3am on Feb 5 for countdown celebrations.

Source: CNA/nh(gs)/nc


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