Bus services will stop heading into Malaysia for the two weeks after the lockdown of the country kicks in on 18 March 2020.
Bus services to Malaysia halted following lockdown Multiple bus services running between Singapore and Malaysia will stop heading into Malaysia PHOTO: ST FILE

Multiple bus services running between Singapore and Malaysia, including those run by public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit, will stop heading into Malaysia for the next two weeks after a lockdown of the country kicks in on 18 March 2020.

Bus services 160 and 170 will stop going into Johor Bahru between 18 and 31 March, operator SBS said on 17 March 2020.

But it will continue to operate on its route in Singapore. Service 170 will turn around at the Woodlands Train Checkpoint, while service 160 will do so at the bus stop in front of Marsiling Park.

But the 170X service, which runs between Kranji MRT station and Johor Bahru, will be suspended during this period. Meanwhile, bus service 950, operated by SMRT, will be suspended till 31 March 2020.

The last bus heading into Malaysia departed Woodlands Temporary Interchange at 7:00pm on 17 March 2020.

Malaysian bus operator Causeway Link will similarly suspend its buses operating to and from Singapore during the duration of the lockdown. It usually operates cross-border services heading into Malaysia from various locations in Singapore. These locations include Kranji, Jurong East, Newton Circus and Boon Lay.

The last services before the suspension kicks in will depart from the various locations in Singapore at 10:30pm on 17 March 2020.

Malaysia announced on the night of 16 March that it will implement a two-week movement control order from the 18th till end-March in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

The order bars all Malaysians from travelling abroad and bans all foreign tourists and visitors from entering the country.