UPDATE (27 Apr): SBS Transit announced that they have completed the replacement works ahead of schedule. Train services will operate normally and early closures will not be needed.
Selected stations on the North East Line (NEL) will close earlier on Fridays and Saturdays, to facilitate Intensified Replacement Works for Insulators of the Overhead Catenary System (OCS).
Early Closure between HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut
Train service between HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut stations will close earlier at around 11pm on 23 & 24 April, and 7 & 8 May 2021. Trains bound for HarbourFront will end its service at Dhoby Ghaut instead.
Longer Intervals during Closures
SBS Transit mentioned that during the early closures, train services along the rest of the NEL will be operating at longer intervals of 9 minutes between trains.
Provision of Shuttle Bus Services
Shuttle Bus Services will be provided to enable connectivity for commuters during the early 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.
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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 these early closures will help to bring forward the replacement works for completion to May 2021 instead of June 2021 as initially announced.
How is the North East Line powered Differently?
First and Last Train Timings – SGTrains
North East Line – SGTrains
Early Closure Of The NEL Stations On Four Fridays And Saturdays In April And May 2021 – SBS Transit