SMRT Feeder Bus Service 944

SMRT Feeder Service 944 is a Feeder service operating from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and looping at Bukit Batok Road, serving new estates along Bukit Batok West Avenue 6.

The route will commence operations on Sunday, 27 August 2017. It is the seventy-sixth (76th) service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).


Route:

Bus Service 944: Bukit Batok ↺ Bukit Batok Road (Loop)
From Bukit Batok Looping at Bukit Batok Rd
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    Bukit Batok Interchange  NS2

    – Blk 628
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Bt Batok Polyclinic
  • Bt Batok West Ave 6
    – Blk 451A
    – Blk 461C
  • Bt Batok West Ave 8
    – Blk 438A
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Express)
  • Bt Batok Road
    – Blk 436A
  • Bt Batok West Ave 6
    – Blk 439C
    – Opp Blk 461C
    – Opp Blk 451A
  • Bt Batok West Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 127
  • Bt Batok Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 628
    Bukit Batok Interchange  NS2
Technical Information
Route Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Batok Road (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok West Ave 6
Route Length TBC
Travelling Time TBC
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
Departure Times from Bukit Batok 0530hrs 0100hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: TBC 
0831 – 1659: TBC 
1700 – 1900: TBC 
After 1900: TBC
LTA / SMRT Press Release - Service 944 Poster
Service 944 Poster

Bus Service 944 is a feeder service from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange to Bukit Batok Road, mainly serving new residential estates northwest of Bukit Batok with direct links to NS2 Bukit Batok MRT Station,  as well as other amenities along the route. It is the fourth feeder bus service originating from Bukit Batok, alongside Services 941, 945 and 947, and will commence operations on Sunday, 27 August 2017.

In Bukit Batok, Service 944 serves new Build-To-Order (BTO) flat estates such as:

  • West Quarry @ Bukit Batok
  • West Plains @ Bukit Batok
  • West Edge @ Bukit Batok
  • West Rock @ Bukit Batok
  • West Terra @ Bukit Batok
  • West Valley @ Bukit Batok
  • West Ridges @ Bukit Batok

Amenities served include:

  • Club CSC @ Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Batok Polyclinic
Service 944 at a glance
Service 944 at a glance

While Bukit Batok Bus Interchange is under the tendered Bulim Bus Package contract with Tower Transit being the anchor operator, the decision was made by LTA to award the operation of Service 944 to SMRT Buses instead, under the Negotiated Contract (NC) model. This is likely due to economic reasons, as the per-mileage operating cost for Tower Transit is higher than that of SMRT Buses, calculated based on the winning bid amount for the Bulim Bus Package. The route may be re-tendered in 2021 under the Bulim Bus Package.

The route operates out of end-on berths A15 – A18 at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange. Service 941, which previously occupied these berths, was moved to sawtooth Berth B4.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • To Be Confirmed

Fare: Fares for Feeder Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery:


Operator History:
  • 2017 – 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.

Route History:
  • 2017 (27 Aug): Launched under the BSEP. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

External Links & References:

Back to Feeder, Townlink and Intratown routes
Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

2 thoughts on “SMRT Feeder Bus Service 944

  • 15 August 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    Ooh, Bukit Batok feeder services will have two operators. This is gonna be interesting.

    Reply
    • 15 August 2017 at 11:10 PM
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      Merge 947 with 308 (combined route under CCK) and let TT take over the responsibility for 944.

      Reply

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