SMRT Bus Service 700 / 700A

SMRT Bus Service 700 is a trunk route between Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk and Shenton Way Terminal, passing through Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah and Fullerton. It incorporates an express sector between and Dairy Farm Road and Whitley Road via BKE and PIE. This service operates along with its route variant, Service 700A which loops at Suntec City, while skipping Shenton Way.

Bus Service 700 will be amended to serve the relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal from 25 Jun 2017.


Route:

Route Details for Bus Service 700 (Click to expand)
Bus Service 700: Bukit Panjang ↔ Shenton Way
Direction 1
Towards Shenton Way
Direction 2
Towards Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 604 DT1BP6
    – Opp Lompang Rd
    – Zhenghua Pr Sch
  • Pending Rd
    – Bef Pending Stn BP8
  • Petir Rd
    – Blk 219
    – Blk 202
    – Aft Chestnut Ave
    – Bef Dairy Farm Rd
  • Dairy Farm Rd (express)
  • BKE (express)
  • PIE (express)
  • Whitley Rd
    – Aft Tanglin CC
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp Stevens Stn DT10
    – Chinese Intl Sch
    – Bef Goldhill Ave
    – Anglo-Chinese Sch
    – Chancery Ct
    – Opp Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Rendezvous Hotel S’pore
    – NTUC Income Ctr CC2
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25 CC3
  • Nicoll Highway
    – War Memorial Pk CC3
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
    – Shenton Way Ter
  • Shenton Way
    – Shenton Way Ter
  • Palmer Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Intl Plaza EW15
  • Cecil St
    – Opp GB Bldg
    – Prudential Twr
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Grange Rd (express)
  • Orchard Link (express)
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
    – Balmoral Plaza
    – City Twrs
    – Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
    – Stevens Stn DT10
  • Whitley Rd
    – Raffles Town Club
  • PIE  (express)
  • BKE  (express)
  • Dairy Farm Rd (express)
  • Petir Rd
    – Aft Dairy Farm Rd
    – Bef Chestnut Ave
    – Opp Blk 201
    – Opp Blk 219
  • Pending Rd
    – Opp Pending Stn BP8
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
    – Blk 174
    – Blk 183 DT1BP6
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk

Notes:

  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
  • No boarding and alighting at Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
 
Route Details for Bus Service 700A (Click to expand)
Bus Service 700A: Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk ↺ Temasek Ave (Loop)
From Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
Looping at Temasek Ave
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Blk 604 DT1BP6
    – Opp Lompang Rd
    – Zhenghua Pr Sch
  • Pending Rd
    – Bef Pending Stn BP8
  • Petir Rd
    – Blk 219
    – Blk 202
    – Aft Chestnut Ave
    – Bef Dairy Farm Rd
  • Dairy Farm Rd (express)
  • BKE (express)
  • PIE (express)
  • Whitley Rd
    – Aft Tanglin CC
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp Stevens Stn DT10
    – Chinese Intl Sch
    – Bef Goldhill Ave
    – Anglo-Chinese Sch
    – Chancery Ct
    – Opp Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Rendezvous Hotel S’pore
    – NTUC Income Ctr CC2
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25 CC3
  • Raffles Blvd (express)
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Convention Ctr
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn CC4DT15
    – Opp The Ritz-Carlton
  • Raffles Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Grange Rd (express)
  • Orchard Link (express)
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit C NS21DT11
    – Balmoral Plaza
    – City Twrs
    – Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
    – Stevens Stn DT10
  • Whitley Rd
    – Raffles Town Club
  • PIE  (express)
  • BKE  (express)
  • Dairy Farm Rd (express)
  • Petir Rd
    – Aft Dairy Farm Rd
    – Bef Chestnut Ave
    – Opp Blk 201
    – Opp Blk 219
  • Pending Rd
    – Opp Pending Stn BP8
  • Bt Panjang Rd
    – Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
    – Blk 174
    – Blk 183 DT1BP6
  • Woodlands Rd
    – Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk

Notes:

  • No boarding and alighting at Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • Buses leaving Bukit Panjang after 2245hrs will terminate at Suntec City
 

Technical Information
Service SMRT Bus Service 700
SMRT Bus Service 700A
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park  Shenton Way Bus Terminal Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah, Fullerton Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah, Suntec City
Route Length 21.7 km (D1) | 21.2 km (D2) 39.6 km
Travelling Time
85 mins 135 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN NL323F
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE

12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
0555 1825 (Weekdays)
0555 1300 (Saturdays)
1840 2245 (Weekdays)
1315 2245 (Saturdays)
0555 2245 (Sundays & Public Holidays)

2246  2330 (Daily | Terminates at Suntec City)

Departure Times from Shenton Way
0630 1930 (Weekdays)
0630 1400 (Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1
Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 04 – 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: NA
0630 – 0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831 – 1659: 11 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins
Direction 2
 
0630 – 0830: 13 mins
0831 – 1659: 09 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 mins
 

 

Service 700 is an express link between Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk and the city areas of Bukit Timah, Orchard Road, Shenton Way (700) and Marina Centre (700A), incorporating an express sector between Dairy Farm Road and Whitley Road along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).

This route operates either as Service 700 or 700A depending on times of day. Service 700, which serves the Central Business District around Shenton Way and Fullerton, operates on Weekdays from mornings to evenings, and Saturdays from mornings to mid-day. On Weekday nights, Saturday afternoon & nights, and on Sundays/PHs, Service 700A will operate, looping at Suntec City and serving the Marina Centre area while skipping Fullerton and Shenton Way.

For Service 700A, buses leaving Bukit Panjang after 2245 hours daily will terminate at Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Convention Ctr). No boarding & alighting is allowed at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. No alighting is allowed at Shenton Way Bus Terminal.

Double-deck buses were regularly deployed on Service 700 and 700A since 15 September 2014.

Historical bits:

SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405G Hispano MkI (TIB895S) - Rapidbus Service 700. Retrieved from an old SMRT publication.
SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405G Hispano MkI (TIB895S) – Rapidbus Service 700. Retrieved from an old SMRT publication.

Originally introduced as Rapidbus 700 in 1998, the pioneering service only calls at a limited number of bus stops along high demand corridors. Buses on the route were fitted with special transponders which retain the green light at selected traffic junctions until the bus has cleared the junction. The transponder trial was later discontinued. Buses also displayed the Rapidbus logo on the Electronic Display Signs. Rapidbus was discontinued in 1999, with 700 being shortened to Bukit Panjang (From Woodlands) and converted to a regular trunk service, and at the same time, the 700A variant was introduced.

MRT Stations Served:

LRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:
  • Petir Road (Opp Blk 201) Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
    0540 – 0700 (Daily), until the first bus arrives from the City
    Operates as 700 (Weekdays & Sat), or as 700A (Sundays & PHs)

During AM Peak hours on Weekdays, several Service 700 departures from Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk terminated at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), one bus stop before the route’s terminating point at Shenton Way Terminal. This is to facilitate quicker Off Service trips back to Bukit Panjang. This arrangement lasted till 23 Jun 2017, when Service 700 was amended into the relocated Shenton Way Terminal which does not allow alighting activities, making Opp MAS Bldg the last stop for Service 700.

Route Variants:
  • Service 700A: Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
    Selected times of day

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

Fleet: See above.

Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1998 – 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.

History:

  • 1998 (31 Aug): Introduced as Rapidbus 700 between Woodlands and Shenton Way Ter
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Shortened to Bukit Panjang Int, reverted to trunk route. 700A introduced to loop at Marina Center during off-peak hours.
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Merged with feeder service 921 to ply Petir Road and Dairy Farm Road
  • 2012 (01 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (15 Sep): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Past Routings:


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