SMRT Bus Service 985

SMRT Bus Service 985 is a trunk route between Choa Chu Kang Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Teck Whye, Bukit Batok West, Bukit Batok, Jln Jurong Kechil, PIE, Jln Toa Payoh and Boon Keng Road.

Route Information:
Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 985: Choa Chu Kang ↔ Lor 1 Geylang
Direction 1
Towards Lor 1 Geylang
Direction 2
Towards Choa Chu Kang
  • Choa Chu Kang Loop
    – Choa Chu Kang Int  NS4  BP1 
  • Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
    – Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall  NS4  BP1 
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr
    – Blk 210
  • Teck Whye Ave
    – Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
    – Blk 6
    – Blk 157
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Blk 26
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Bt Batok Fire Stn
    – Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Bt Batok Driving Ctr
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp HomeTeamNS
    – Blk 334
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 331
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    – Blk 315
    – Blk 306
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
  • Bt Batok Central
    – Opp Blk 628  NS2 
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2
    – Blk 503
    – Opp Blk 242
    – Opp Blk 258
    – Opp Blk 266
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Autobacs
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
    – Aft Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Opp Grand Chateau
    – Opp Rainbow Gdns
    – Opp Blk 19
    – Bef Upp Bt Timah Rd  DT5 
    – Goh & Goh Bldg
  • PIE
    – Opp Catholic JC
    – Old Police Academy
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Trellis Twrs
    – Aft Blk 195
    – St. Andrew’s Jnr Sch
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Blk 30  NE9 
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Bef Kallang Pl
  • Upp Boon Keng Rd (Express)
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Bet Blks 2B/2C  EW10 
    – Lor 1 Geylang Ter  EW10 
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Lor 1 Geylang Ter  EW10 
    – Opp Blk 2C  EW10 
  • Upp Boon Keng Rd (Express)
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Opp Kallang Pl
    – Blk 12
  • Serangoon Rd
    – Boon Keng Stn  NE9 
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
    – Aft Moonstone Lane
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp St. Andrew’s Jnr Sch
    – Opp Blk 195
    – Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Whitley Rd
    – Catholic JC
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Anak Bt
    – Opp Bt Timah Plaza
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
    – Shell Kiosk
  • Jln Jurong Kechil
    – Aft Upp Bt Timah Rd  DT5 
    – Blk 18
    – Signature Pk Condo
    – Grand Chateau
    – Bef Bt Batok East Ave 6
  • Bt Batok East Ave 6
    – Opp Autobacs
  • Bt Batok East Ave 2
    – Blk 267
    – Blk 258
    – Blk 242
    – Blk 240
  • Bt Batok Central
    – Blk 628  NS2 
  • Bt Batok West Ave 2
    –  Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Blk 305
    – Opp Blk 315
  • Bt Batok West Ave 4
    – Blk 419
  • Bt Batok West Ave 7
    – Opp Blk 336
    – HomeTeamNS
  • Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Bt Batok Driving Ctr
  • Bt Batok Rd
    – Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5
    – Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn
  • Choa Chu Kang Rd
    – Blk 26
  • Teck Whye Ave
    – Bet Blks 13/14
    – Blk 8
    – Opp Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
  • Choa Chu Kang Dr
    – Aft Blk 202
  • Choa Chu Kang Loop
    – Choa Chu Kang Int  NS4  BP1 
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Passes Through Teck Whye, Bukit Batok West, Bukit Batok, Jln Jurong Kechil, PIE, Jln Toa Payoh, Boon Keng Road
Route Length 25.5km (D1) | 26.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 75 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Lor 1 Geylang
0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins
Route Information

Service 985 is an inter-town trunk route linking housing estates around Choa Chu Kang / Teck Whye, Bukit Batok and Jln Jurong Kechil with the Central areas of Boon Keng and Kallang, incorporating an express sector along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) between Jln Jurong Kechil and Jln Toa Payoh.

The route compliments Service 190 and 975 for the Choa Chu Kang – Teck Whye stretch and Service 188 for the Choa Chu Kang – Bt Gombak stretch. It also plies between Bukit Batok – Jalan Toa Payoh along the PIE, providing a slightly longer alternative route for passengers who would otherwise rely on Express 506.

Demand for this route remains moderate throughout the day and operates at generally low frequencies, with comparably higher demand during peak hours. Double-Decker bus deployments started since 13 Jul 2015, and articulated buses do appear on the route once in a while.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Choa Chu Kang Road (Blk 26)  Choa Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays/Sat: 0520hrs, 0535hrs, 0550hrs, 0605hrs
    Sun/PHs: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs, 0615hrs

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:

  • 2003 – 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:

  • 2003 (27 Jul): Introduced after the merger of Services 185 and 989, running between Choa Chu Kang Int and Lor 1 Geylang Ter.
  • 2006 (30 Apr): Amended to serve Bt Batok West Ave 5 & 7 instead of Bt Batok Rd & Bt Batok West Ave 7. Deleted sector between Bt Batok Rd & Bt Batok West Ave 7 was re-introduced as Service 985W on 15th Oct 2006, but subsequently withdrawn on 13th Oct 2007.
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (13 Jul): Start of double decker deployments

Past Routings:


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