SBS & SMRT to Extend Operating Hours on Eve of CNY. Here’s What You Should Know


Fellow brothers and sisters who love to play Mahjong till late during Lunar New Year, I have great news for y’all!


Just yesterday(13 Feb), SMRT and SBS Transit announced that they will be extending selected train and bus services on the eve of Lunar New Year!

Now, before you think that you can play until 4 am and still get home before sunrise, here’s what you need to know.

Services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line and Bukit Panjang LRT will be extended! Wait, does that mean that people like me who are living in Bukit Panjang (Downtown Line) wouldn’t have MRT access?

The earliest of the last trains to depart the station would be the one from HarbourFront on the Circle Line (1.15am), while the latest would be the last train from Choa Chu Kang LRT station (3.10am).

Bus services will also be extended, with certain services still available until 3.15am!

Here’s a link to SMRT’s website if you want the full details!

Certain bus services, like that of the City Direct Bus, will be brought forward on the eve of Lunar New Year.

SBS Transit will also be revising the operating hours for some of its bus services on the eve of Lunar New Year.

“As most offices would be closed earlier on that day, these services will not be operating any trips during the usual evening peak hours. Instead, they will run trips in the early afternoon to cater for commuters who are heading home to prepare for the Chinese New Year celebrations,” according to SBS Transit.

Train services on the North East Line, Downtown Line, Sengkang LRT and Punggol LRT will also be extended by two hours on the eve of Lunar New Year.

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In other words, late-night mahjong session, here I come!

Spread the word and inform your friends and family members about the service extension! After spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars packing Ang Paos, you could at least save on the transport fare!

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