SBS Transit to open Punggol Point LRT Station on Dec 29
A train arrives at the train station in a haze shrouded neighbourhood in Singapore September 28, 2015. Reuters

Singapore's SBS Transit announced on Friday that it will extend the operating hours of its train services and some of its bus services on the eve of Chinese New Year, making it easier for the commuters to travel.

The authorities said the train services on the North East and Downtown Lines will run about two hours longer than what was scheduled.

SBS Transit said it will also extend the services on the Punggol and Sengkang LRT systems to coincide with the last train arrivals on the North East Line. The last train on the Sengkang LRT route will depart from the Town Centre Station at 2.31am, while the last train on the Punggol LRT will leave Town Centre at 2.33 am.

The public transport operator also added that it will extend the last bus timings of 23 of its selected bus services. The services include 51A, 60A, 63M, 147, 181, 197, 222, 225G, 228, 229, 232, 238, 240, 241, 243G, 261, 269, 291, 292, 293, 315, 325 and 410W.

Meanwhile, SMRT has also said that it will extend the operating hours of its train services on the North-South, East-West and Circle Lines and the Bukit Panjang LRT on Friday night. It added that later 14 SMRT bus services will also operate so that the last train passengers can connect to these bus services.