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Operating hours of train, bus services extended on Chinese New Year Eve

There is good news for the people celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore as the public transport services will run into the early hours of the morning.

SBS Transit said in a press release on January 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.

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.

Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore
Public transport services in Singapore will run into the early hours of the morning during Chinese New Year celebrations. Photo courtesy: Escapehere

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.

Extended Bus Timings

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.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.