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

Services to be wheelchair-accessible from 13 Feb 2017

Last updated 10 Feb 2017 – SBS press release

From 13 Feb 2017, Service 193 will be wheelchair-accessible. Please refer to the main article for more details.

Bus Service 193 (SBS Transit Ltd)

Information in this article with effect from 18 Jun 2017 – New bus stops

Bus Service 193 is an industrial trunk route between Boon Lay and Tuas, via Jurong West, Lok Yang and Tuas. It shares both its termini with Service 192.

Service 193 Information

RouteWheelchair-accessible

Boon Lay Interchange – Tuas Terminal

Tuas Terminal – Boon Lay Interchange

Operator

SBS Transit Limited

Departure Times

Weekdays: 0600 – 2330

Saturdays: 0600 – 2330

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0600 – 2330

Weekdays: 0650 – 0000 (+1)

Saturdays: 0650 – 0000 (+1)

Sundays and Public Holidays: 0650 – 0000 (+1)

Frequency

0630 – 0830: 6 – 10 mins

0831 – 1659: 5 – 19 mins

1700 – 1900: 7 – 18 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 7 – 19 mins

0630 – 0830: 9 – 18 mins

0831 – 1659: 7 – 19 mins

1700 – 1900: 7 – 9 mins

1901 – 0629 (+1): 8 – 18 mins

Fares: Service 193 charges regular Basic Bus Service Distance fares.

Service 193 is a chiefly industrial service connecting Tuas and Jurong West with Boon Lay MRT Station and Bus Interchange. Its residential sectors include Jurong West while industrial sectors include Lok Yang and Pioneer.

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

Service 193 Route Information:

DIRECTION 1
Distance (km) Bus Stop
Code
Road / Bus Stop Description
Jurong West Ctrl 3
0.0  22009  • Boon Lay Int
Jurong West St 64
0.8  22441  • Blk 669 CP
1.1  22591  •  Blk 670A
Jurong West Ave 4
1.4  22341  • Blk 673C
1.8  22351  • Opp Blk 717
2.2  22361  • Blk 641
Pioneer Rd Nth
2.4  22459  • Blk 643
2.6  22469  • Blk 653B
2.9  22189  • Pioneer Junction
3.3  22179  • Bef Secura
3.7  22169  • Aft Intl Rd
Lok Yang Way
3.9  23501  • Aft Pioneer Rd Nth
4.2  23091  • Nippon
4.4  23101  • Auto World Care
4.7  23111  • Bef Fourth Lok Yang Rd
5.0  23121  • Opp Leroy-Somer
Sixth Lok Yang Rd
5.3  23131  • MES Logistic Hub
5.4  23141  • Opp Varco
Intl Rd
5.9  23489  • Opp Molex
Benoi Rd
6.3  23519  • Opp FairPrice Hub
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
6.7  24011  • M.C. Packaging Pte Ltd
7.4  24021  • Meritor Heavy Veh Systems
Tuas Rd
8.6  24511  • Tuas Fire Stn
8.9  24521  • Bef Tuas Ave 5
Tuas Ave 5
9.2  25321  • YCH Distripark
9.6  25331  • Chugoku Marine Paints
9.9  25341  • ROCKWOOL
Tuas Ave 2
10.2  25351  • Hart Engrg Pte Ltd
Tuas Ave 4
10.5  25369  • Jas Metal Coatings
Tuas Ave 9
10.8  25371  • Opp Protex
11.1  25381  • WYN2000 Logistics Ctr
11.4  25061  • Toshiba Chemical S’pore
11.7  25071  • Opp Nissin Tpt
Tuas Ave 12
12.0  25519  • Michelman
Tuas West Rd
TBC  24719  • Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A
Tuas West Rd
12.6  25399  • Aft Pioneer Rd
Tuas West Dr
13.6  26209  • MSD
13.9  25469  • Bef Tuas West Ave
14.3  25459  • Opp Tuas West St
14.6  25449  • Aft Pioneer Rd
15.0  25439  • Opp Super Continental
15.3  25429  • Raffles Marina
15.7  25009  • Tuas Ter
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
0.9  25431  • Super Continental
1.3  25441  • Bef Pioneer Rd
1.6  25451  • Aft Tuas West St
2.0  25461  • Aft Tuas West Ave
2.3  26201  • Opp MSD
Tuas West Rd
3.3  25391  • Bef Pioneer Rd
Pioneer Rd
TBC  24711  • Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B
Tuas Ave 12
3.9  25511  • Opp Michelman
Tuas Ave 9
4.3  25079  • Nissin Tpt
4.6  25069  • Opp Kyocera Chemical
4.9  25389  • Aft Tuas Ave 8
5.2  25379  • Aft Tuas Ave 6
Tuas Ave 4
5.5  25361  • Yan San Metals Pte Ltd
Tuas Ave 2
6.0  25359  • Opp Hart Engrg Pte Ltd
Tuas Ave 5
6.3  25349  • Times Printers
6.5  25339  • Asia Steel Welded Mesh
6.9  25329  • Mapletree Logistics
Tuas Rd
7.2  24529  • Aft Tuas Ave 5
7.6  24519  • Opp Tuas Fire Stn
Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
9.0  24029  • Mazak S’pore
9.6  24019  • Liang Huat Ind Cplx
Benoi Rd
10.1  23371  • Bef Joo Koon Int
Intl Rd
10.6  23481  • Molex
Sixth Lok Yang Rd
11.0  23149  • Varco
11.2  23139  • Bef Lok Yang Way
Lok Yang Way
11.4  23129  • Leroy-Somer
11.7  23119  • Aft Fourth Lok Yang Rd
11.9  23109  • Aft Third Lok Yang Rd
12.1  23099  • Bef First Lok Yang Rd
12.4  23509  • Hoe Keng Motor
Pioneer Rd Nth
12.6  22161  • Aft Lok Yang Way
13.1  22171  • Opp Secura S’pore
13.5  22181  • S’pore Post
13.8  22461  • Opp Blk 653B
14.2  22451  • Opp Blk 643
Jurong West Ave 4
14.4  22369  • Blk 704
14.7  22359  • Blk 717
15.1  22349  • Blk 734 CP
Jurong West St 64
15.5  22599  •  Blk 678D
15.7  22449  • Blk 685B
Jurong West Ctrl 3
16.2  22009  • Boon Lay Int

Bus stops shown in Orange are wheelchair-inaccessible.

Downroute Departures:

Route (Service 193)

Day

Operating Schedule

Tuas West Road, before Pioneer Road – Boon Lay Interchange

Weekdays

0545 – 0632

3 trips, 23 – 24 mins’ interval

Route History:

Before 1 Jan 2017 – Please refer to SGWiki.

Credits:

Transitlink e-Guide

Last edited on 7 Jun 2017.