Tower Transit Bus Service 98M

Tower Transit Bus Service 98M is a trunk route from Jurong East Int and looping at Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, passing through Jurong East Avenue 1, Jurong West Avenue 1, Lakeside MRT and Corporation Drive.

The service is a route variant of Service 98, which operates a longer route and loops at Jurong Island Checkpoint. It operates during the off-peak hours, with departures staggered with Service 98.

Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 26 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package.


Route:

Bus Service 98M: Jurong East – Jln Ahmad Ibrahim (Loop)
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int   EW24  NS1
      
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Jurong East Stn/Int
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 209
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Blk 239
    – Blk 229
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 347
    – Opp Jurong Polyclinic
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 490
    – Blk 463
    – Blk 457
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Blk 458
    – Opp Blk 515
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Lakeside Stn   EW26   
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp S’pore Aerospace Mfg
    – Lakepoint Condo
  • Corporation Dr
    – Aft Corporation Rd
    – Opp Blk 364
    – Blk 117
    – Opp Blk 65
    – Jurong Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 158
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – CISCO Recall
  • Corporation Rd
    – Corporation Pl
  • Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
    – Aft Corporation Pl
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Aft Yuan Ching Rd
  • Corporation Dr
    – Blk 158
    – Opp Jurong Sec Sch
    – Blk 65
    – Opp Blk 117
    – Blk 357
    – Blk 367
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp Lakepoint Condo
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Opp Lakeside Stn   EW26   
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Blk 515
    – Blk 501
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 441
    – Blk 425
    – Blk 422
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Jurong Polyclinic
    – Blk 316
    – Opp Parc Oasis
    – Blk 252
    – Blk 246
  • Jurong East Central
    – Blk 207
    – Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int   EW24  NS1
      

 

Technical Information
Route Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Jurong East Avenue 1, Jurong West Avenue 1, Lakeside, Corporation Drive
Route Length 18.5km
Travelling Time 61 – 84 mins
Operator Information
Current Operator Tower Transit
BCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Jurong East
Weekdays:
0932hrs – 1630hrs & 2008hrs – 2345hrs
Saturdays:
0932hrs – 1155hrs & 1405hrs – 2331hrs
Sundays/PHs:
0930hrs – 1545hrs & 2010hrs – 2345hrs
Frequency Loop Service
Operating hours: 11 – 20 mins
Notes * During 98M’s operating hours, departure times are staggered with Service 98
Service 98M timings, retrieved from Tower Transit service guide (March 2017)
Service 98M timings, retrieved from Tower Transit service guide (March 2017)

Service 98M primarily serves the housing estates of Jurong East and Corporation Drive with connections to Lakeside MRT and Jurong East MRT. Operating during the off-peak hours, departures from Jurong East Int are staggered with Service 98.

Owing to such arrangements, buses of Service 98M are prone to bunching with Service 98 while heading back to Jurong East.

MRT Stations Served:

Parent route

  • Service 98: Jurong East Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong Pier Way

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.


Gallery (SBS Transit):

Service 98M at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 98M at a glance. Click for larger image.

Gallery (Tower Transit):


 Route History:

  • 1995 (Jan): Every alternate trip of Service 98 looped at Jln Ahmad Ibrahim during the off peak periods, subsequently re-numbered to 98A.
  • 2008 (28 Jan): Service 98A Renamed To Service 98M (No route amendment).
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations transferred to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd

Operator History:

  • 2008 – 25 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 26 Jun 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021.


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