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Circle Line Tunnel Section Requires Additional Maintenance Works, Expect Longer Travelling Times

Image: SGTrains File

Image: SGTrains File

Commuters travelling between seven MRT stations on the Circle Line (CCL) in June and July are advised to expect longer travel times for the facilitation of additional maintenance works along a tunnel segment, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Wednesday (May 24).

The additional maintenance works on the tunnel segment, which “has been subject to greater pressure”, will affect seven CCL stations, namely Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Esplanade, Promenade, Nicoll Highway, Marina Bay and Bayfront stations.

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Additional Maintenance Works for CCL Tunnel Segment

Single platform operations are to be used for six weeks in June and July

Two shuttle services are to be used due to single platform operations. (Image: SGTrains Graphics)

Two shuttle services are to be used due to single-platform operations. (Image: SGTrains Graphics)

From Jun 11 to Jul 20, train services at the seven CCL stations will operate using one platform from 9pm daily, except on Jun 16, 17, 18, 24, 28 & 29, and on Jul 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15 & 16.

Image: SGTrains Graphics

Image: SGTrains Graphics

“This will result in longer headways, and commuters will experience additional travel times of up to 30 minutes,” said LTA.

CCL trains in the affected sector will be running shuttle services, where Shuttle Service A — between Dhoby Ghaut and Promenade stations — runs at 15-minute intervals, and Shuttle Service B — between Marina Bay and Stadium stations — runs at 20-minute intervals.

Small CCL tunnel segment “has been subject to greater pressure”

LTA said routine inspections had uncovered that a small segment of the CCL tunnel between Promenade and Nicoll Highway stations “has been subject to greater pressure”.

It added that it has “assessed that this poses no safety risks to CCL train operations” and will “carry out precautionary maintenance and strengthening works including installation of steel supports to the tunnel rings to ensure the long-term integrity of the tunnel”.

In response to queries by Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday, an LTA spokesperson said that the increased pressure on CCL tunnels was “picked up during its tunnel monitoring and inspection regime”.

Commuters are advised to plan their journeys ahead of time and to use other train lines or bus services to minimise their inconvenience.

They may also refer to LTA’s MyTransport.SG mobile application and LTA’s and SMRT’s social media platforms for more information.

Station staff will be deployed at the affected stations to render assistance.



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Related Links
Circle Line – SGTrains
Train Network Map – SGTrains
Train Service Status – SGTrains


External Links
Service Adjustments for Seven Stations Along Circle Line – LTA [Accessed 25 May 2023]
Annex A: Single Platform Service from Dhoby Ghaut/ Marina Bay to Nicoll Highway/ Stadium – LTA [Accessed 25 May 2023]


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This article first appeared on SGTrains.
Last updated on 11 Jun 2023.

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