National Day 2015 Transport Arrangements

Introduction

Public transport was enhanced this long weekend as Singapore celebrated its Golden Jubilee, marking fifty years since independence. Apart from existing bus diversions in the City as well as in the heartlands, bus and train service hours were extended on 6, 8 and 9 August 2015. Additionally, free rides were offered on all train lines and bus services on National Day, 9 August 2015.

  • Thu, 6 Aug 2015: Eve of SG50 Public Holiday
  • Fri, 7 Aug 2015; SG50 Public Holiday
  • Sat, 8 Aug 2015: Eve of National Day
  • Sun, 9 Aug 2015: National Day
  • Mon, 11 Aug 2015: Public Holiday in lieu of National Day

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Bus Service diversions:

Bus services in the City were diverted for the National Day Parade. Click here to view detailed diversions.

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Train Service Extension:

Train services were extended on 6, 8 and 9 August 2015 as such:

Line Last Train
North South Line From City Hall, 12:14am to Marina South Pier, 12.30am to Jurong East and Marina Bay
East West Line From City Hall: 12:30am to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon
North East Line From Punggol: 12.02am to HarbourFront
From HarbourFront: 12.30am to Punggol
Circle Line From Dhoby Ghaut: 11.55pm to HarbourFront
From HarbourFront: 11.30pm to Dhoby Ghaut
Downtown Line From Chinatown: 12.14am to Bugis
From Bugis: 12.16am to Chinatown
Bukit Panjang LRT Departs Choa Chu Kang at 1.31am (6 Aug) or 1.28am (8 & 9 Aug)
Sengkang LRT Departs Sengkang at 1.05am (Both loops)
Punggol LRT Departs Punggol at 1.07am (Both loops)

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Extended bus operating hours:

Bus operating hours for selected Feeder, Townlink/Intratown and Shortworking trips of trunk services were extended on 6, 8 and 9 August 2015 to connect with the last train. For Townlink and Intratown services (except 222, 307) with extended operating hours, last buses depart for both directions of the service and terminate at the interchange.

Bus Interchange Bus Services Last Bus Timing (after midnight)
Ang Mo Kio 261, 269 1.05am
Bedok 222, 225G, 228, 229 1.00am
Bishan 410W 1.20am
Boon Lay 181, 240, 241, 243G 1.20am
Bukit Batok 173A, 189A, 941, 945, 947 1.40am
Choa Chu Kang 300, 301, 302, 307 1.30am
Clementi 282 1.10am
Eunos 60A, 63M 12.55am
Hougang Ctrl 325 1.10am
Jurong East 51A, 333, 334 1.10am
Pasir Ris 358, 359 1.10am
Sembawang 859A 1.35am
Serangoon 315 1.15am
Tampines 291, 292, 293 1.05am
Toa Payoh 232, 238 12.55am
Woodlands 901, 911, 912, 913 1.30am
Yishun 804, 812 1.45am

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Free Rides on 9 August

In celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, free rides were offered on all train lines and bus services on National Day, 9 August 2015. This encouraged the public to attend National Day celebrations island-wide, without worrying about parking or traffic congestion.

Fare gates at all MRT and LRT stations were left open to grant free travel throughout the train network. All public bus services allowed free boarding, including non-basic services such as Express, Parks, Chinatown Direct, NightRider, Night Owl, and SMRT Bus Services 926. RWS8 operated as per normal and did not qualify for free rides.

The free travel was available from the first bus/train to the last bus/train on 9 Aug only. Commuters boarding late night buses or trains past midnight of 8 Aug did not qualify for free travel.

Concession pass holders were not granted an additional day extension in lieu of the one day free travel.

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Free Shuttle from Gardens by the Bay to Buona Vista MRT

SMRT Buses operated a free shuttle service from Gardens by the Bay to Buona Vista MRT on Sunday, 9 August 2015, from 8:30pm to 12 midnight at 10-minute frequencies. The shuttle allowed passengers to connect to the East-West Line or Circle Line for their onward journey, or buses serving the Buona Vista area.

The boarding point for the free shuttle was at the Gardens By the Bay coach pick-up point, near the main entrance to Gardens By the Bay along Marina Gardens Drive.

For more images, view the dedicated article here.

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Gallery:

Open gantries at Dhoby Ghaut

Open gantries at Dhoby Ghaut

Free passage for all commuters

Free passage for all commuters

SBS Transit covered all card readers and coinboxes with purple plastic bags

SBS Transit covered all card readers and coinboxes with purple plastic bags

SMRT covered front door readers and coinboxes with a white cloth bag

SMRT covered front door readers and coinboxes with white cloth bags


^ SBST Free Ride message

^ SMRT Free travel message

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