Opening of Tuas West Extension

Last edited 19 Jun 2017 – UPDATED for corrections

The Tuas West Extension of the East-West Line will be opened on 18 June 2017 to the public.

Comprising of four above-ground MRT stations, EW30 Gul Circle, EW31 Tuas Crescent, EW32 Tuas West Road, and EW33 Tuas Link, serving the Jurong and Tuas Industrial Estates, the Tuas West Extension will bring commuters more convenience for significant travel time savings.

In addition, the project also included the Tuas Viaduct which opened in February this year, the Tuas MRT Depot, and a new bus terminal on the roof of the train depot. The train depot has started receiving trains but the bus terminal will only commence operations in the near future.

To enhance last-mile connectivity between the MRT stations and the factories in the area, the Land Transport Authority has implemented a slew of bus service changes in the area. We will be sharing more details of the bus service changes below.

An open house of the Tuas West Extension will be held on 16 May 2017, 12.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Visitors may ride trains on the new Extension for free, and participate in many activities held at the carnival. This is similar to the Downtown Line 2 Carnival held less than two years ago. All four stations will be opened for the public to enjoy a sneak preview.

To raise awareness of the Extension, the Authority has organised many roving exhibitions at four stations along the existing East-West Line. More details of the roving exhibitions can be found in the Authority’s Press Release.

The entire Tuas West Extension is only fitted with the new signalling system. Therefore, trains will switch their on-board system from the old Fixed-Block system to the Moving Block system at EW28 Pioneer MRT Station. This will take about 2 minutes. The same applies for eastbound trains from Tuas Link; they will have to switch from the new to the old systems at Pioneer as well. The Moving Block system will be permanently activated between Pioneer and EW29 Joo Koon MRT Stations to allow smooth transitions.

Trains will no longer have to switch systems once the Moving Block system is fully activated to the entire East-West Line in 2018.

Only one train every four to five minutes during peak hours and every eight to ten minutes during off-peak hours will​ serve the Extension when opened. This will be every alternate train. All other trains will terminate at Joo Koon. Passengers are advised to check the destination on the platform display screens if heading to Tuas.

The first and last​ train timings along the Extension are as follows:

  • East-Bound Service towards Pasir Ris

    Station

    First Train towards

    Pasir Ris

    Last Train towards  Pasir Ris

    Mon – Sat

    Sun/ PH

    Daily

    EW33 Tuas Link

    0519

    0549

    2320

    EW32 Tuas West Road

    0521

    0551

    2322

    EW31 Tuas Crescent

    0523

    0553

    2324

    EW30 Gul Circle

    0526

    0556

    2327

  • West-Bound Service towards Tuas Link

    Station

    First Train towards

    Tuas Link

    Last Train towards Tuas Link

    Mon – Sat

    Sun/ PH

    Daily

    EW30 Gul Circle

    0530

    0600

    0041

    EW31 Tuas Crescent

    0532

    0602

    0043

    EW32 Tuas West Road

    0534

    0604

    0045

    EW33 Tuas Link (Arr)

    0537

    0607

    0048

To tie in with the new MRT stations, six bus services – 192, 193, 247, 248, 254, 256, and 258 – will be changed from 18 June 2017.

Bus Services 247 and 248 are new bus services, Bus Service 256 will be withdrawn, and Bus Services 192, 254, and 258 will receive route amendments to serve the new MRT Stations. Bus Service 193 will have two new bus stops added to its route – 24719 and 24711.

Please refer to the following posters for more details.

Credits:

  • SBST
  • Singapore Public Transportation
  • SMRT

Bus Service 192 (SBS Transit Ltd)

Information in this article with effect from 18 Jun 2017 – Route amendment

Bus Service 192 is a trunk route between Boon Lay and Tuas, via Pioneer, Jurong, Ayer Rajah and Tuas. It shares both its termini with Service 193.

Service 192 Information

RouteWheelchair-accessible

Boon Lay Interchange – Tuas Terminal

Tuas Terminal – Boon Lay Interchange

Operator

SBS Transit Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 05 45 h to 23 30 h

Saturdays: 05 45 h to 23 30 h

Sundays and Public Holidays: 05 45 h to 23 30 h

Weekdays: 06 30 h to 00 00 h (+1)

Saturdays: 06 30 h to 00 00 h (+1)

Sundays and Public Holidays: 06 30 h to 00 00 h (+1)

Frequency

06 30 h to 08 30 h: 7 min to 10 min

08 31 h to 16 59 h: 6 min to 15 min

17 00 h to 19 00 h: 7 min to 10 min

19 01 h to 06 29 h (+1): 7 min to 14 min

06 30 h to 08 30 h: 8 min to 9 min

08 31 h to 16 59 h: 7 min to 13 min

17 00 h to 19 00 h: 8 min to 9 min

19 01 h to 06 29 h: 12 min to 14 min

Fares: Service 192 charges regular Basic Bus Service Distance fares.

Service 192 is a chiefly industrial service connecting Tuas and Jurong to Boon Lay MRT Station and Bus Interchange. It also serves Pioneer MRT Station and Jurong West Street 63. In addition, Service 192 also provides links between Tuas Industrial Estate and Joo Koon MRT Station.

Like most industrial routes, this service encounters moderate to low demand during the off-peak hours and high demand during peak periods.

Bus Service 192 Route Details:

  • D1
    DIRECTION 1
    Distance (km) Bus Stop
    Code
    Road / Bus Stop Description
        Jurong West Ctrl 3
    0.0  22009  • Boon Lay Int
        Jurong West St 62
      22251 ·         Blk 665A
      22241 ·         Opp Blk 622
        Jurong West St 61
      22539 ·         Jurong West Pr Sch
        Jurong West St 63
       22521  • Blk 651A
        Pioneer Rd Nth
       22469  • Blk 653B
        Upp Jurong Rd
       22479  • Aft Jurong West St 93
       23041  • Opp Jurong Camp
       23051  • Bef Kian Teck Rd
       23061  • Aft Kian Teck Rd
       23071  • Opp SAFTI Military Inst
        Benoi Rd
       23379  • Opp Joo Koon Int
       23519  • Opp FairPrice Hub
        Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
       24011  • M.C. Packaging Pte Ltd
       24021  • Meritor Heavy Veh Systems
        Tuas Rd
       24511  • Tuas Fire Stn
        Tuas Ave 3
       25201  • Aft Tuas Rd
        Tuas Ave 1
       25199  • Bestofire and Thermal
       25189  • Soon Heng Glass
       25179  • Sew-Eurodrive
       25169  • Opp Galmon S’pore
       25129  • Aft Tuas Ave 6
       25119  • Bef Tuas Ave 10
       25109  • SMC Mfg
        Tuas Ave 12
       25099  • Opto-Pharm
       25819 ·         Opp Beyonics Tech
      25519 ·         Michelman
        Pioneer Rd
      24719 ·         Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A
      25689 ·         Aft Tuas West Ave
        Tuas West Dr
      25449 ·         Aft Pioneer Rd
      25439 ·         Opp Super Continental
       25429  • Raffles Marina
       25009  • Tuas Ter

  • D2
    DIRECTION 2
    Distance (km) Bus Stop
    Code
    Road / Bus Stop Description
        Tuas West Dr
    0.0  25009  • Tuas Ter
    0.3  25411  • Aft Tuas Ter
    0.5  25421  • Opp Raffles Marina
       25431 ·         Super Continental
      25441 ·         Bef Pioneer Rd
        Pioneer Rd
      25681 ·         Bef Tuas West Ave
      24711 ·         Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B
        Tuas Ave 12
      25511 ·         Opp Michelman
      25811 ·         Siem Seng Hing
       25091  • Aft Tuas Ave 7
        Tuas Ave 1
       25101  • Opp SMC Mfg
       25111  • Aft Tuas Ave 10
       25121  • Aft Tuas Ave 8
       25151  • DaimlerChrysler Logistics
       25161  • Toyochem Ink
       25171  • Becton Dickinson Med
       25181  • MAN Diesel
       25191  • Asiatic Engrg
        Tuas Ave 3
       25209  • Bef Tuas Rd
        Tuas Rd
       24519  • Opp Tuas Fire Stn
        Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
       24029  • Mazak S’pore
       24019  • Liang Huat Ind Cplx
        Benoi Rd
       23371  • Bef Joo Koon Int
        Upp Jurong Rd
       23079  • SAFTI Military Inst
       23069  • Bef Kian Teck Rd
       23059  • Aft Kian Teck Rd
       23049  • Jurong Camp
       22471  • Bef Jurong West St 93
        Pioneer Rd Nth
       22461  • Opp Blk 653B
        Jurong West St 63
       22529  • Blk 649A
        Jurong West St 61
      22531 ·         Opp Jurong West Pr Sch
        Jurong West St 62
      22249 ·         Blk 622
      22259 ·         Blk 668D
        Jurong West Ctrl 3
       22009  • Boon Lay Int

Bus stops shown in Orange are wheelchair-inaccessible.

Mid-route Departures:

  • D2

    Startng bus stop

    Day

    Operating Schedule

    Tuas Avenue 1, after Tuas Avenue 8

    Weekdays

    0545 – 0624

    4 trips, 13 mins’ interval

    Saturdays

    0545 – 0629

    6 trips, 8 – 9 mins’ interval

    Sundays and Public Holidays

    0545 – 0619

    3 trips, 17 mins’ interval


Route History:

Credits:

Last edited on 22 May 2017 – UPDATE for Route amendment (18 Jun 2017)