Car Free Sunday SG Bus Diversions

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Car-Free Sunday Logo. Image from URA

Car-Free Sunday SG is an initiative by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to convert up to 4.7km of roads in the Central Business District (CBD) and the heart of the city into a recreational precinct for the public on every last Sunday of the month, starting from Feburary for a 6 month trial period, where traffic is least in the CBD. It is part of the larger movement towards a car-lite Singapore. This is a similar concept to the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night, where a segment of Orchard Road was closed to traffic on the first Saturday of every month for a 1 year trial period back in 2015.

The designated Car-Free Sunday SG days are:

  1. Sunday, 28 February 2016
    In conjunction with NParks Satay Night
  2. Sunday, 27 March 2016
  3. Sunday, 24 April 2016
  4. Sunday, 29 May 2016
  5. Sunday, 26 June 2016
  6. Sunday, 31 July 2016

Car-Free Sunday SG involves closure of certain roads in the city centre for different periods of time. These roads are as follows:

  • Shenton Way
  • Robinson Road
  • Fullerton Road
Closed from 7am until 9am
  • St Andrew’s Road
  • Stamford Road
  • Connaught Drive*
 

Closed from 5am until 12pm

* – Connaught Drive will also be closed from 12pm to 7pm on 28 Feb 2016 for NParks Satay Night


 

As a result of the road closures, the following bus services will be affected and diverted.

  • From 7am to 9am:
    97, 106, 133, 186, 400*, 402*, 970
  • From 5am to 12pm:
    195, 961C
  • From 5am to 7pm:
    75, 100, 130, 131, 167

Services 400 & 402 will only start operations from 9am on Car-Free Sundays.


Services 75, 100, 130, 131 & 167
Affected Periods: 5am – 7pm on Car-Free Sundays
Route Diversions
Marina Centre / Serangoon /
St. Michael’s /
Ang Mo Kio /
Sembawang bound
(Till 12 pm only)
Service 75: Diverted from Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) to Esplanade Dr, Nicoll Highway, resuming original routing on Raffles Blvd

Service 100: Diverted from Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) to Esplanade Dr, Stamford Rd, resuming original routing on Beach Rd

Services 130, 131 & 167: Diverted from Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) to Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd

Bukit Panjang /
Ghim Moh /
Shenton Way /
Bukit Merah bound
Service 75: Diverted from Raffles Ave (The Esplanade) to Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Fullerton Rd

Service 100, 130, 131 & 167: Diverted from Nicoll Highway to Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Fullerton Rd

Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre / Serangoon / St. Michael’s / Ang Mo Kio / Sembawang bound:
(Till 12pm only)
Bukit Panjang / Ghim Moh / Shenton Way / Bukit Merah bound:
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Victoria Concert Hall
  • St Andrew’s Rd (Svc 130 only)
    – St Andrew’s Cathedral
  • Connaught Dr
    – Opp S’pore Cricket Club
Notes
Fullerton Rd – Victoria Concert Hall was not mentioned in SBS Transit’s bus diversion poster for Services 100, 130 & 131. However, we believe it is erroneous.

 

Services 97, 106 & 133
Affected Periods: 7am – 9am on Car-Free Sundays
Route Diversions
Marina Centre / Bukit Batok / Ang Mo Kio bound Service 97: Diverted from Robinson Rd (Opp The Ogilvy Ctr) to Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Raffles Blvd, resuming original routing on Temasek Ave

Service 106 & 133 : Diverted from Robinson Rd (Opp The Ogilvy Ctr) to Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, resuming original routing on Stamford Rd

Jurong East / Shenton Way bound Not Affected
Bus Stops Skipped
Marina Centre / Bukit Batok / Ang Mo Kio bound: Jurong East / Shenton Way bound:
  • Marina Blvd
    – The Sail
    – Marina Bay Financial Ctr
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands MICE
    – Marina Bay Sands Theatre
  • Raffles Ave (Svcs 106 & 133 Only)
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Not Applicable
Notes
SMRT’s Bus Diversion poster mentioned the wrong pair of bus stops to be skipped on Bayfront Ave for Service 106.

 

Services 186 & 970
Affected Periods:
7am – 9am on Car-Free Sundays
Route Diversions
Shenton Way bound Diverted from Upp Pickering St to South Bridge Rd, Maxwell Rd, resuming original routing on Shenton Way.
St Michael’s / Bukit Panjang bound Not Affected
Bus Stops Skipped
Shenton Way bound: St Michael’s / Bukit Panjang bound:
  • Church St
    – OCBC Ctr
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bdlg
  • Not Applicable
Notes
Shenton Way – UIC Bdlg was not mentioned in SBS Transit’s bus diversion poster for Service 186. However, we believe it is erroneous.

 

Services 195 & 961C
Affected Periods:
5am – 12pm on Car-Free Sundays
Route Diversions
Commonwealth Ave / Woodlands bound Not Affected
Marina Centre / Geylang Lor 1 bound Diverted from Hill St to Victoria St, Bras Basah Rd, resuming original routing on Raffles Blvd.
Bus Stops Skipped
Commonwealth Ave / Woodlands bound: Marina Centre / Geylang Lor 1 bound:
  • Not Applicable
  • Parliament Pl
    – Supreme Ct

 

Services 400 & 402
Affected Periods:
5am – 9am on Car-Free Sundays
Route Diversions
Service 400
From Shenton Way looping at Marina Barrage
Not Applicable – Start of operations from 9am
Service 402
From Shenton Way
looping at Marina South Pier / Marina Bay Cruise Ctr
Not Applicable – Start of operations from 9am
Bus Stops Skipped
Service 400: Service 402:
  • Not Applicable
  • Not Applicable

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Public Transport Operators’ Bus Diversion Notices

CFS_SBST

SBS Transit Diversion Poster

CFS_SMRT

SMRT Diversion Poster

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References:

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