SBS Transit Bus Service 198

SBS Transit Bus Service 198 is a trunk route running between Boon Lay and Bukit Merah, passing through Jurong West/East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Commonwealth and Queensway.


Route
Bus Service 198: Boon Lay ↔ Bukit Merah
Direction 1
From Boon Lay
Direction 2
From Bukit Merah
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27
  • Jln Boon Lay
    – Blk 695
  • Boon Lay Ave
    – Opp River Valley High Sch
    – Blk 176
    – Opp Blk 213
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 538
    – Blk 454
    – Blk 441
    – Blk 425
    – Blk 422
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Jurong Polyclinic
    – Blk 316
    – Opp Parc Oasis
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Blk 228
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 118
    – Opp S’pore Science Ctr
    – Jurong East Lib EW24NS1
    – Opp Jurong Town Hall
    – German Ctr
  • AYE
    – Opp Cycle & Carriage
    – Opp The Infiniti
    – Opp NEWest
    – Blk 431
    – Blk 426
    – Aft Clementi Swim Cplx
    – Aft NUS High Sch
    – SIT Dover
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – Opp NUH
    – Opp Ayer Rajah Ind Est
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    – Aft Anglo-Chinese JC
    – Buona Vista Stn Exit C EW21CC22
  • C’wealth Ave
    – Blk 43 EW21CC22
    – Blk 8
    – C’wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20
  • Queensway
    – Queenstown Polyclinic
    – Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
    – Blk 19
    – Blk 166
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Opp OG Fty
    – Blk 1
    – Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Blk 161
    – Bt Merah Int

 

  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
    – Blk 1003
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Opp Bt Merah Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 28
    – Opp Blk 2
  • Queensway
    – Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
    – Opp Queen’s Cl
    – Aft C’wealth Dr
    – Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
  • C’wealth Ave
    – C’wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20
    – Opp Blk 7B
    – Opp Blk 43 EW21CC22
  • Nth Buona Vista Rd
    – Buona Vista Stn Exit D EW21CC22
    – Opp Anglo-Chinese JC
  • Buona Vista Flyover
    – Ayer Rajah Ind Est
  • AYE
    – Opp SIT Dover
    – Blk 610
    – Clementi Flyover
    – Clementi Stadium
    – Blk 506
    – NEWest
    – The Infiniti
    – Cycle & Carriage
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Opp German Ctr
    – Opp Intl Business Pk
    – Jurong Town Hall
    – Opp Jurong East Lib EW24NS1
    – S’pore Science Ctr
    – Aft S’pore Science Ctr
    – Opp Blk 114
    – Parc Oasis
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 347
    – Opp Jurong Polyclinic
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 490
    – Blk 463
    – Blk 457
    – Blk 502
    – Blk 536
  • Boon Lay Ave
    – Blk 213
    – Blk 185
    – River Valley High Sch
  • Jln Boon Lay
    – Opp Blk 695
  • Jurong West Ctrl 3
    – Boon Lay Int EW27

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange   
Passes Through Jurong West/East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Commonwealth, Queensway
Route Length 19.8 km (D1) | 20.8 km (D2)
Traveling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Depot (SLBP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 04 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 05 – 12 mins
After 1900: 08 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 04 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 10 mins
After 1900: 11 – 15 mins

Service 198 is a residential inter-town route plying between Boon Lay, Jurong East, Commonwealth and Bukit Merah. It is a popular connection between Boon Lay Town Centre and Boon Lay Avenue / Jurong West Avenue 1, a route it partially shares with Service 157.

Serving many housing estates, demand for this route is moderate to high throughout the day.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (German Ctr)  Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0550hrs
  • Jurong East Avenue 1 (Parc Oasis)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs 
Short Trip Service
  • Service 198A: Boon Lay Int → Jurong East Ave 1 (Opp Parc Oasis)
    Weekdays PM Peak only

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Operator History
  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2018 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between New Market Rd Ter and Jln Boon Lay Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1971 (06 Jun): Amended to South Canal Rd Ter
  • 1972 (11 Jun): Amended to ply the extended Upp Cross St with the partial conversion of Havelock Rd to one-way road, skipping New Bridge Rd
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Extended to Jln Kolam Ayer Ter under 1974 Bus Rationalisation
  • 1974 (01 Oct): Calls at a new bus stop outside Nan Hwa Girls’ High Sch along Bencoolen St &
    Calls at a merged bus stop outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp along Serangoon Rd
  • 1976 (13 Dec): Extended to Sims Place Terminal
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Extended to Jurong Interchange
  • 1982: Amended to ply Aljunied Rd and MacPherson Rd, skipping Jln Kolam Ayer
  • 1988 (29 May): Skips the bus stop outside NUH along AYE
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Shortened to Jurong East Int under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 3
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Extended to Boon Lay and shortened to Bukit Merah, covering deleted sectors of Services 64 and 197.
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2006 (03 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub

Past Routings:

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