SMRT Bus Service 980

SMRT Bus Service 980 is a trunk route between Sembawang Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Admiralty Drive, Sembawang Road, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Kampong Java, Little India, Middle Road and Beach Road.

Route Information:
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Bus Service 980: Sembawang ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang
Direction 1
Towards Lor 1 Geylang
Direction 2
Towards Sembawang
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
  • Canberra Rd
    – Bef Sembawang Stn
    – Blk 351 CP
  • Admiralty Dr
    – Blk 353
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 354 CP
    – Sun Plaza NS11
    – Blk 317
  • Sembawang Ave
    – Blk 303
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Aft Canberra Rd
    – Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Aft Jln Kemuning
    – Blk 114
    – Blk 101
    – Blk 713
    – Khatib Camp
    – Opp Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Sembawang Air Base
    – Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Spiritual Grace Presby Ch
    – Aft The Springside
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – Springleaf Nature Pk
    – Aft Springleaf Rd
    – Aft SLE
    – Aft Old Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef Tagore Dr
    – Bef Tagore Rd
    – Meadows @ Peirce
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef Sembawang Hill FC
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Faber Gdn
    – Flame Tree Pk
    – Aft Windsor Pk Rd
    – Opp Thomson Plaza
    – Bef Jln Todak
    – Thomson CC
    – Shunfu Est
    – Opp St. Theresa’s Hme
  • Thomson Rd
    – Mt Alvernia Hosp
    – Aft Toa Payoh Rise CC17
    – SLF Cplx
    – Opp S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp Old Police Acad
    – Thomson Flyover
    – Opp Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Novena Lodge
    – Novena Stn NS20
    – Opp United Sq
  • Keng Lee Rd
    – Parish of Christ Ch
  • Kg Java Rd
    – Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Little India Stn NE7DT12
  • Sungei Rd
    – Opp Rochor Stn DT13
  • Bencoolen St
    – Opp NAFA Campus 3
  • Middle Rd
    – Aft Waterloo St
    – Bef Beach Rd
  • Beach Rd
    – Opp Shaw Twrs
    – Opp The Gateway
    – Opp Plaza Parkroyal
    – Opp St. John HQ
    – Opp Golden Mile Cplx
  • Crawford St
    – Southbank
  • Kallang Rd
    – Aft Padang Jeringau
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10
  • Kallang Rd
    – Bef Kg Bugis
  • Crawford St
    – Bef Crawford Bridge
  • North Bridge Rd
    – Blk 8
  • Jln Sultan
    – Sultan Plaza
  • Beach Rd
    – Plaza Parkroyal
    – The Gateway
  • Middle Rd
    – Aft Beach Rd
  • Victoria St
    – Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14
  • Rochor Rd
    – Fu Lu Shou Cplx EW12DT14
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn DT13
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Little India Stn Exit A NE7DT12
  • Kg Java Rd
    – KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Opp Parish of Christ Ch
  • Thomson Rd
    – United Sq
    – Opp Novena Ch NS20
    – Novena Lodge
    – Thomson Med Ctr
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
    – Old Police Acad
    – S’pore Polo Club
    – Opp SLF Cplx
    – Aft Andrew Rd CC17
    – MacRitchie Resvr
  • Upp Thomson Rd
    – St. Theresa’s Hme
    – Opp Shunfu Est
    – Bef Thomson Ridge
    – Bef Thomson Plaza
    – Bef Windsor Pk Rd
    – Opp Flame Tree Pk
    – Opp Faber Gdn
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Sembawang Hill FC
    – Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Meadows @ Peirce
    – Opp Tagore Rd
    – Aft Tagore Dr
    – Bef Old Upp Thomson Rd
    – Bef SLE
    – Bef Springleaf Rd
    – Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
  • Sembawang Rd
    – Forest Hills Condo
    – Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
    – Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
    – Aft Sembawang Air Base
    – Dieppe Barracks
    – Opp Khatib Camp
    – Opp Blk 713
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Opp Blk 115B
    – Opp Jln Kemuning
    – Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
    – Bef Canberra Rd
  • Sembawang Ave
    – Opp Blk 303
  • Sembawang Dr
    – Blk 328
    – Opp Sun Plaza NS11
    – Blk 357C
  • Admiralty Dr
    – Bet Blks 415/416
  • Canberra Rd
    –  Blk 502A
    – Aft Admiral Hill
  • Sembawang Vista
    – Sembawang Int NS11
Technical Information
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Sembawang Bus Interchange ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Passes Through Admiralty Dr, Sembawang Rd, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Kg Java, Little India, Middle Rd, Beach Rd
Route Length 25.4km (D1) | 24.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
– MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Sembawang
0555hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Lor 1 Geylang
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 11 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 13 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 15 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins
Route Information

Service 980 is an inter-town trunk route linking housing estates around Sembawang and Yishun, and the suburban areas of Upper Thomson and Thomson, providing connections to the City areas of Novena, Rochor Canal, Middle Road and Beach Road. Along with Service 167, it serves nearly the full stretch of Sembawang Road / Upper Thomson Road / Thomson Road, connecting to the city, and complements Service 166 between Upper Thomson and Rochor Canal.

Demand for this route remains moderate to low throughout the day owing to the presence of duplicate routes and low-density developments along much of its route. As such, the route plays a largely supplementary role and operates at low frequencies throughout the day.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s (then known as Service 160), the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983, renumbered Service 980 in 1998 and has been operated by SMRT ever since.

MRT Stations Served:

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


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Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2000: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History:

  • 1970 (11 Apr): Original route as Service 160, plying Admiralty Rd West (Canberra Gate) – Crawford St. Handed to TIBS in 1983 (03 Apr)
  • 1998 (27 Dec): Renumbered Service 980, and plying Admiralty Rd West – Geylang Lorong 1 Ter after closure of Crawford St Ter
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Amended to Sembawang interchange via Sembawang Vista, Sembawang Drive and Sembawang Avenue.
  • 2006 (03 Dec): Extended to ply along Admiralty Drive and Canberra Road
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2018 (22 Apr): Start of Double-Decker Bus Deployments

Past Routings:


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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 980

  • 9 April 2018 at 11:12 PM
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    This morning my mom ride on 980..a young driver drove off when my mom have not even sat herself fully at the 2nd bus seat..She hit herself against the pole before she sat down..I hope you guys train your driver to judge on the age of old folks, make sure they sat down and not get themselve hurt..Old folks can not afford to fall..my mom is already 75 yrs old age.

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