Selected stations on the North East Line (NEL) will close earlier on Fridays and Saturdays; 9, 10 April and 16, 17 April. SBS Transit mentioned that this is to facilitate Intensified Replacement Works for Insulators of the Overhead Catenary System (OCS).
Longer Intervals during Closures
During the early closures between the section from Serangoon to Punggol in April 2021, train services along the rest of the NEL will be operating at longer intervals between trains.
SBS Transit mentioned that the trains will travel at an interval of 9 minutes during the closures.
Provision of Shuttle Bus Services
Shuttle Bus Services will be provided to enable connectivity for commuters during the closures.
The shuttle bus service will be operating at a frequency of around 5 minutes and will stop at designated bus stops/interchanges near the affected stations.
Power Fault at Buangkok Station
This early closure comes after train services between Punggol and Serangoon stations were disrupted during the morning peak hours due to a power fault at Buangkok station.
SBS Transit mentioned that this early closures will help to bring forward the replacement works for completion to May 2021 instead of June 2021 as initially announced.
We have compiled everything you need to know about the upcoming early closures for insulator replacement works for the overhead catenary system on the North East Line.
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Early Closure Of The NEL Stations On Four Fridays And Saturdays In April And May 2021 – SBS Transit