Last Updated on 2023-05-05 , 10:43 pm
If you enjoy gallivanting late into the night and getting carried away, you may often miss the last bus or train and say, “Dang it!”
And then you can take an expensive Grab home or walk. Honestly, both don’t sound too favourable.
Luckily, you’ll (hopefully) be spared that fate this weekend. Services will be extended during the upcoming long weekend on Labour Day eve, so roam into the night all you want this Sunday.
But of course, do keep in mind the timings of the last buses and trains, so you don’t miss them again.
Extended Train Services
On Monday (24 April), SMRT announced that the last train timings would be later for most of the train lines.
For North-South and East-West lines, the last trains heading towards Jurong East, Marina South Pier, Pasir Ris and Tuas Link will depart at 12:30 am.
Perfect time for you to take a late-night joyride across the country.
For the Thomson East-Coast Line, the last train from Gardens By the Bay MRT to Woodlands North MRT will depart at 12:25 am, while the last train travelling in the opposite direction will depart at 12:02 am.
Along the Downtown Line, the last train from Expo MRT station will depart at 12:04 am, while the last train from Bukit Panjang MRT station will depart at 12:03 am.
The last trains for the Circle Line leave the earliest, with the train travelling from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station to Harbourfront MRT station departing at 11:55 pm, while the train travelling in the opposite direction will leave at 11:30 pm.
For the Northeast Line, the last train departing for Punggol MRT station will leave at 12:30 am, while the last train heading towards Harbourfront MRT station will leave at 12:02 am.
Here is a concise table with the last train timings for SMRT-operated train lines:
The Sengkang-Punggol LRT will also have extended services, with the last train from Sengkang LRT leaving at 1:06 am while the last train from Punggol LRT will leave at 1:08 am.
Bukit Panjang LRT and the Changi Airport service will have no extended services.
Extended Bus Services
If you don’t live within walking distance from an MRT station, take note of these bus services that will be extended.
Not all buses will depart later, so you may, unfortunately, have to walk home depending on where you live.
Buses 300, 301, 302, 307 and 983A departing from Choa Chu Kang Interchange will leave at 1:40 am.
Buses 901, 911, 912A, 912B, 913, 920, 922 and 973A departing from Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub and Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub will leave at 1:25 am.
22 selected SBS bus services including 181 and 804 will also be extended in tandem with the later train departures, so keep a lookout for those.
When to Expect Later Train Timings
The eves of public holidays are usually when train and bus services are extended. People do stay out late on these days anyway since they can sleep in the next morning.
Train and bus services were extended during Hari Raya Puasa eve last Friday and Good Friday eve.
We’re on a streak of long weekends these few weeks, and that means more staying out late and having fun.
The next time you can expect these later train timings would be on the eve of Vesak Day, which takes place on 2 June this year.
And of course, we all look forward to the National Day long weekend, when public transport services are usually extended.
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve too, but there’s still a long way to go unless you have a Christmas countdown timer and are already anticipating it.
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