NDP 2019 Last Bus & Train Timings On 8 & 10 Aug

Our nation’s 54th birthday is in less than 48 hours, and a huge bash will be held at the Padang to commemorate it.

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Those who aren’t watching the National Day Parade itself, but are heading to the vicinity to catch the fireworks via car, should take note of these major road and lane closures on 9 Aug.

Selected bus routes will also be altered, and train services extended to account for the difference.

We’ve done your research for you, so you can enjoy your NDP and Hari Raya Haji 4-day long weekend absolutely worry-free.

32 road & lane closures for NDP 2019

These roads and lanes will be closed to all vehicles except for police and emergency vans, confirm the Singapore Traffic Police via a Facebook post.

Commuters should also brace themselves for traffic delays in these areas:

  • Suntec City
  • Marina Square
  • Padang

Drivers should consider using alternate routes as follows, to get to these locations:

  • ECP
  • Rochor Road
  • Bayfront Avenue

Bus route diversions

27 SBS Transit buses will be affected by the road closures, shared the company on Facebook.

SBS Transit Bus Services

  • 10, 14, 16, 32, 51, 56, 57, 63
  • 70M, 80, 100, 107M
  • 111, 124, 130, 131, 133
  • 145, 162M, 166, 174, 195
  • 196, 197, 502, 851 and 851e

Here’s the detailed infographic on which services are involved:

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In general, these buses will be skipping bus stops in these areas:

  • Nicoll Highway
  • Marina Bay
  • Civic District

The route diversions will occur during this time period:

  • Friday (9 Aug) 2.00am to Saturday (10 Aug), 2.00am

Extended train services on all lines

We’re extremely psyched for the extra long weekend thanks to National Day and Hari Raya Haji.
SMRT has gotten the memo about road closures too and will be extending train services to help commuters return home.
SMRT Train Services
For the North-South Line and East-West Line, the last train will depart from City Hall at 12.30am.
As for the Circle Line, last trains from Dhoby Ghaut and Harbourfront are 11.55pm and 11.30pm respectively.
SMRT Bus Services

Downtown & North-East line extensions

Downtown Line, North-East Line and Sengkang-Punggol LRT systems will also get a 30-min extension.
Here are the last train timings at each stop for the purple line.
We expect that Downtown Line will be extremely popular as it connects everyone to Bayfront, a hub for NDP festivities.
Squeezing onto a crowded train isn’t your thing? Select buses will get extended services too, so you can nap on the long bus ride home.
Once again, here are the SBS buses that will run later into the night to help you get home after the party.
SBS Bus Services
  • 51A, 60A, 63M, 181, 222, 225G
  • 228, 229, 232, 238, 240, 241
  • 243G, 291, 292, 293, 315, 325
  • 410W, 804 and 812

Vehicles who anyhow park will be towed away

Strict “parking restrictions” will be adhered to, when it comes to peripheral roads near the area, say the police.

If any car is found to have parked “indiscriminately” or cause “obstruction” to any traffic, they will be towed away.

To ensure that the parade goes off without a hitch, kite-flying, unmanned aircraft (e.g. drones) and hoisting of balloons in the area are not advised during the entire duration of the event.

 NDP revellers can’t wait for an extra long weekend

So as we make our way to celebrate Singapore’s birthday, do be aware of where to get off if you’re going via bus or car.

Thanks to extended train services, we know exactly how we’re going to spend our extra long weekend.
Party, Sleep, Repeat.
Featured image adapted from SGTrains.