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Five North-South Line stations to close early, open later in June

SINGAPORE — Five stations along the North-South Line (NSL) — from Admiralty to Yio Chu Kang — will have their operating hours adjusted on Fridays and weekends from June 1 to July 1, for more rail engineering and rectification works.

SINGAPORE — Five stations along the North-South Line (NSL) — from Admiralty to Yio Chu Kang — will have their operating hours adjusted on Fridays and weekends from June 1 to July 1, for more rail engineering and rectification works.

In a media statement on Thursday (May 17), rail operator SMRT said that Admiralty, Sembawang, Yishun, Khatib and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations will close earlier at around 11.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and open later at around 8.00am on Saturdays and Sundays.

However, it added that train services will retain normal operating hours on the long weekend of June 15, 16 and 17, with operating hours extended on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa (June 15).

During the planned closures, commuters can still travel on the NSL between Jurong East and Woodlands MRT stations, and between Ang Mo Kio and Marina South Pier MRT stations.

Alternatively, commuters can also board shuttle bus service 10 which will ply along the stretch of NSL between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio MRT stations, “stopping at designated bus stops near the affected stations to pick-up and drop-off passengers”.

In addition, express bus service 17 will operate point-to-point between Woodlands and Bukit Panjang MRT stations to allow commuters to connect directly to the Downtown Line.

SMRT also advised commuters to check for station-specific timings on SMRT’s trains’ website and social media platforms when planning their journeys on affected dates. They are also reminded to cater for additional travel time when using the shuttle bus services.

“Our engineering teams are making good progress on the renewal, maintenance, and rectification works along the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), thanks to the additional hours available on weekends over the past six months,” said the chief executive officer for SMRT Trains Lee Ling Wee.

He added that the rail operator is working closely with the Land Transport Authority to intensify its rail renewal and maintenance efforts.

“Where possible, we are adjusting the operational hours along the NSEWL in sectors and keeping the rest of the network operating regularly so as to minimise inconvenience to commuters,” said Mr Lee.

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