SMRT NightRider NR7

MRT NightRider NR7 is an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Loyang Avenue, passing through City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria St, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses, and the longest by distance.


Route:

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NightRider NR7: Marina Centre → Loyang Ave

  • Raffles Blvd
    – Marina Ctr Ter
  • Raffles Ave
    – Bef Temasek Ave
    – Seating Gallery
    – The Esplanade
  • Stamford Rd (Express)
  • Nth Bridge Rd
    – City Hall Stn Exit B
    – Opp The Treasury
  • Sth Bridge Rd
    – Boat Quay
  • Nth Canal Rd (Express)
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
  • River Valley Rd
    – Clarke Quay
    – Liang Ct
    – UE Sq
    – Bef AA Ctr
    – Opp St. Thomas Wk
    – Aft ERC Inst
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
    – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Paterson Hill (Express)
  • Paterson Rd
    – Bef Orchard Blvd
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
    – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard
    – Opp Somerset Stn
    – Orchard Plaza
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
    – Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Rendezvous Hotel S’pore
    – NTUC Income Ctr
  • Victoria St
    – Hotel Grand Pacific
    – St. Joseph’s Ch
    – Opp Bugis Junction
    – Bugis Stn
    – Stamford Pr Sch
    – Opp Blk 461
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn Exit B
    – Aft Kg Bugis
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
    – Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
    – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    – Aft Aljunied Stn
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
    – Aft Tg Katong Cplx
    – Blk 416
    – Blk 414
    – Eunos Stn/Int
  • Jln Eunos
    – Eunos Stn
    – Blk 17
    – Blk 322
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Blk 646
    – Blk 122
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 140
    – Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
  • Bedok Nth Rd
    – Bet Blks 705/706
    – Blk 547
    – Blk 521
    – Blk 516
    – Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
  • Bedok Nth Ave 3
    – Bet Blks 139/140
    – Opp Blk 220 CP
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Sports Cplx
    – The Tanamera Condo
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit B
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Aft Bedok Rd
    – Bef Simei Ave
    – Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3
    – Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6
  • Simei Rd
    – Simei Green Condo
    – Blk 224
  • Simei St 3
    – Blk 233
    – Opp Simei Stn
    – Bef Changi General Hosp
  • Simei Ave
    – Opp Changi General Hosp
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – UOB Tampines Ctr
    – Tampines Stn/Int
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 423
    – Blk 449
    – Opp Blk 230
    – Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
    – Blk 497D
  • Loyang Ave
    – Blk 149A
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 156
    – Blk 197
    – Blk 104
    – Blk 115
    – Blk 541
    – Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 571
    – Opp Blk 515
  • Elias Rd
    – Blk 633
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Opp Blk 601
    – Opp Blk 500A
    – Downtown East
    – Opp Blk 479
    – Opp Blk 233
    – Opp Pasir Ris Pr Sch
    – Opp Greenview Sec Sch
    – Opp Loyang Pt
  • Loyang Ave
    – Opp Blk 275

Note:

  • No Boarding at Marina Centre Terminal
Technical Information
Route
Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Loyang Avenue (Opp Blk 275)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria St, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris
Route Length 41.1 km
Travelling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-Meter Single Decker Buses /
18-Meter Articulated Buses (Eves of Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2335hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1  
29 mins

 

NightRider NR7 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris. Operating only on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays (and special occasions if announced), the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

Route Specifications

A large portion of the route duplicates major trunk roads along the East-West Line. Before its route shortening in 2014, it was 76.3km long, the longest bus route in Singapore by distance, with Service 858 taking second place (73.4km). It is also the longest NightRider service by runtime, with a total journey time of almost 3 hours. Now, it is just 41.2km long.

NightRider NR7 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation. It offered daily unidirectional service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN10 and NightRider NR8 (operating Marina Centre to Pasir Ris), with the existing Friday/Saturdays/Eves of PHs route amended to incorporate NightRider NR8’s routing. Weekday night services were cancelled in 2004 owing to low demand. Finally, the route was converted to unidirectional operation terminating at Pasir Ris in 2014.

During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures and downroute buses will be added to cater for late-night dwellers.

Departure Timings:

  • From Marina Centre Terminal: 2335hrs, 0004hrs, 0033hrs, 0102hrs, 0131hrs, 0200hrs

Fares:

Flat Fare: $4.50 (Cash / Ez-link card)
NightRider commuters who pay by ez-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within a stipulated time of 45mins. This is not applicable when transferring from an ordinary service to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.

Fleet: See above

 

 


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 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 2023 under the Woodlands Bus Package.

History:

  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service looping at Pasir Ris
  • 2001: Amended to Upper East Coast Rd and Bedok Rd (skipping ECP and Xilin Ave), and Tampines Ave 5, 4 and 7 (skipping Ave 2)
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN10 and NightRider NR8 to ply Victoria Street, Sims Avenue/Geylang Road, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North and Tanah Merah, removing previous sectors along ECP, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast. Also amended to ply Simei Rd and Simei St 3 replacing the full stretch of Simei Ave. At the same time, unidirectional weeknight departures from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris were operated to cover the withdrawn SN10. Services on Fridays/Saturdays/eves of PHs remained bidirectional.
  • 2004 (23 May): Weeknight services withdrawn due to low demand
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris due to low ridership, terminating at Loyang Ave. Revised departure times from 11:35pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.

Past Routings:

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