SMRT Bus Service 67 is a trunk route linking Choa Chu Kang and Tampines via Bukit Panjang, Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Timah, Little India, Kallang, Sims Avenue and Bedok North. Much of the route duplicates the East-West Line and the upcoming Downtown Line.
Route:Route Details (Click to expand)
||Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↔ Tampines Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||Upper Bukit Timah, Bukit Timah, Little India, Kallang, Paya Lebar, Bedok, Bedok North|
|Route Length||32.8km (D1) | 33.0km (D2)|
|Travelling Time||150 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Loyang Bus Depot (LYDEP)
Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
– MAN A95
18-metre Articulated Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O405G
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
– MAN NL323F
|Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
||0530 – 2300 (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Tampines
||0530 – 2330 (Daily)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 14 mins
|0630-0830: 07 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 13 mins
After 1900: 09 – 13 mins
Service 67 is a long trunk route spanning East to West, plying between Choa Chu Kang and Tampines. Its major areas of service are along Upper Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Road and Sims Way / Geylang Road. It also provides connection from Little India and Geylang to outlying estates, making it an popular connecting route for commuters heading to Little India. It is also the fastest bus connection between Tampines and Bedok MRT stations.
From Choa Chu Kang, the route duplicates the Bukit Panjang LRT to Bukit Panjang, then plying the full stretch of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Bukit Timah Road to Little India. It continues from Lavender Street to Kallang, duplicating the East-West Line to Bedok, then heading to Tampines via Bedok North and Reservoir. Much of its route (from Bukit Panjang to Little India) will duplicate the Downtown Line Stage 2. Many other bus services also share its Upper Bukit Timah Road and Sims Avenue/Geylang Road sectors.
On weekends, demand between Little India and Geylang is very high due to migrant workers commuting between their dormitories and Little India, and mid-route departures (“downroutes”) from Little India towards Tampines are common. On Sundays & Public Holidays, two additional departures at 2355hrs and 0010hrs (the next day) from Little India towards Tampines cater to late-night dwellers after the last bus from Choa Chu Kang has departed.
With low branches along Bt Timah Rd pruned by NEA in January 2015, the single-deck fleet restriction was removed, hence allowing double-deck buses to be deployed. High capacity Double deck buses were deployed on a regular basis since February 2015.
Bus Service 67 may experience occasional traffic delays along Bedok Reservoir Road, Bukit Timah Road, Dunearn Road, Jalan Besar and Serangoon Road, particularly during both morning and evening peak periods.
- Sims Avenue (Aft Tanjong Katong Cplx) → Tampines Int
Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs onwards
Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs onwards + weekend evenings
- Bukit Timah Road (Little India Stn) → Tampines Int
Sundays/PHs: Evenings, 2355, 0010 (the next day)
Also frequently deployed on weekend nights
- Sims Avenue (Aft Sims Way) → Choa Chu Kang Int
- Upp Bukit Timah Road (Pei Hwa Presby Pr Sch) → Choa Chu Kang Int
Weekdays: 0615hrs onwards
- Choa Chu Kang Road (Opp Blk 26) → Choa Chu Kang Int
Daily: 0600hrs onwards
- Service 67A:
Choa Chu Kang Int → Dunearn Rd (Opp Coronation Plaza)
Operates during weekdays AM peak except school holidays
- Service 67W:
Choa Chu Kang Int → Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
and Tampines Int → Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn Exit A)
Operates from 1515hrs to 1830hrs on Sundays & Public Holidays
Service 67A helps relieve the morning student crowd heading for the many educational institutions along Bukit Timah Road, while 67W relieves high demand in the direction of Little India during the afternoons and evenings of weekends.
MRT Stations Served:
- Bukit Panjang
- Beauty World
- King Albert Park
- Sixth Avenue
- Tan Kah Kee
- Botanic Gardens
- Little India
- Bedok Reservoir
- Tampines West
- Farrer Park
- Choa Chu Kang
- Paya Lebar
LRT Stations Served:
- 1991 – 1999: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
- 1999 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
- 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.
- 1991 (26 May): Introduced by SBS between Tampines Int and Choa Chu Kang Int, with express sector between Tampines Ave 5 and Jln Kolam Ayer
- 1993: Merged with service 4, amended to ply Tampines Ave 5 & 1, Bedok North Ave 3, New Upper Changi Road, Changi Road and Lavender St.
- 1999 (26 Dec): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS)
- 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2015 (15 Feb): Alexander Dennis Double Decker Buses deployed.
- 2015 (11 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- Refer to this article
- 1993: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1993.
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