No Early Train Services Confirmed for Singapore Marathon 2017 Again

by On Nov 14, 2017

Even there are several improvements and changes made for this year Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), the early train service on race day is still not available.

NO Early Train Service Confirmed for Singapore Marathon 2017 Again

IRONMAN Asia, the organiser for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2017 has confirmed that no train service will be available during the early morning of 3 December 2017.

Perhaps discussion with SMRT to allow early train services for the participants of Singapore's largest running event has been unsuccessful. It's unsure why SMRT is unable to provide the early train services this year.

Since 2011, SMRT has been starting train services earlier on the day of the marathon, to help runners make it to the starting point on time which is as early as 4.30 a.m. However, this tradition has ceased since last year's race due to rail engineering works on the race day.

Fortunately, race participants can purchase a bus ticket for the private chartered buses that will be provided from 39 pick-up locations travelling point-to-point to the start line.

However, the price of a one-way bus ticket is S$1 more expensive compared to last year. Online purchase is available till the 15 November 2017, 2359 hrs for S$6 per ticket and limited to 1 ticket per runner.

Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase their bus tickets when they register online. Bus services will not be made available for 10km runners as public transport will be available by then.

Other Modes of Transport

Runners driving to the race are encouraged to park at the following shopping centres. Kindly note that carpark lots are subject to availability and are managed by the respective shopping centres, parking charges are applicable.


Location Lots
Far East Plaza 496
Far East Shopping Centre 138
Forum The Shopping Mall 225
ION Orchard 451
Liat Towers 148
Pacifiic Plaza 75
Shaw Centre 640
Tangs Orchard 409
Wisma Atria 342


Location Lots
Marina Square 1,650
Millenia Walk 1,745
Raffles City 1,045
Suntec City 3,100

For more information, please visit Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) website.

Update, 14 November 2017: The article has been edited for clarity.

Nathaniel is a disciplined casual runner and a lover of bananas. As a columnist for RunSociety, he is always on the lookout for exciting and controversial topics that touch the heart of the running community in Singapore, often adding in his funny observations. He has embarked on a mission to start a world class running group in Asia.

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