Selected MRT stations on the East-West Line (EWL) will be closed on Sundays to faciliate Cable Replacement Works along the Tuas West Extension (TWE).
Full Sunday Closure between Tuas Link and Joo Koon
Train service between Tuas Link and Joo Koon stations will not be available on 25 April, and 2, 9, 16 & 23 May 2021. Trains bound for Tuas Link will end its service at Joo Koon instead.
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 10-20 minutes and will stop at designated bus stops near the affected stations.
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Replacing 150-kilometres of Power Cables
SMRT mentioned that as part of precautionary measures to be implemented against power cable faults and potential train service disruptions, about 150km of 22kV will be replaced with ones of a higher-specification.
The rail operator added that these Full Sunday Closures will “provide more engineering hours and accelerate cable replacement works, which are expected to be completed by end-2021.”
How is the North East Line powered Differently?
First and Last Train Timings – SGTrains
East-West Line – SGTrains
“#PSA 📢 Selected MRT stations along the East-West Line (#EWL) will be closed on Sundays from 14 March to 23 May 2021 to facilitate the replacement of cables along the Tuas West Extension (#TWE). 🚆🔧” – LTA Facebook
“To facilitate the replacement of cables along the 📍 Tuas West Extension, please note that there will be Full Sunday Closures from March to May 2021 for selected stations on the East-West Line.” – SMRT Facebook
Full Sunday Closure of Selected East-West Line Stations from March to May 2021 for Cable Replacement Works – SMRT