Downtown Line 3 – Bus Service Enhancements

In conjunction with the opening of Downtown Line (Stage 3), 2 new bus services will be introduced and 4 existing bus services will be amended to enhance connectivity between estates and the new MRT Stations. These amendments will take effect on 21 October 2017, the same day as the opening of the Downtown Line (Stage 3).

New Bus Services

New SBS Transit Bus Service 137, running from Sims Place to Upper East Coast, will add many connections between lesser-served areas of the existing bus network and serve new bus stops in the Ubi and Kaki Bukit areas. It connects both residential and industrial estates at Sims Place, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North and Bayshore with MRT Stations.

New SBS Transit Bus Service 298 will operate between Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange and Tampines Street 86, serving new and upcoming residential estates and condominiums around Tampines Street 86. It will also introduce bus connections to Tampines Street 82, a mature residential estate previously without any direct bus connections.

Amendments to Existing Bus Services

Residents of DT33 Tampines East can enjoy enhanced connectivity and shorter journey times with a plethora of bus service enhancements in the area.

Students of Singapore University of Science and Design (SUTD), and workers of Changi Business Park can also enjoy enhanced connectivity with amended bus services from DT35CG1 Expo MRT, which is the eastern terminal of the Downtown Line.

New Bus Stops

28 new bus stops have been built in the East to facilitate the new bus services and bus route amendments for Downtown Line Stage 3. The full list can be found within the map below:

 
 




Summary
Service New Route Details
New Bus Services
137 Sims Place  
Upper East Coast
via Paya Lebar, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Bedok and Bayshore
Connects both residential and industrial estates to Aljunied, Bedok, DT29 Bedok NorthDT26CC10 MacPherson, Paya Lebar and DT27 Ubi MRT Stations
298 Tampines Concourse  
↺ Tampines St 86
via Tampines Ave 7, Ave 4, St 82, Ave 3, Ave 8, Ave 5, Ave 10
Connects residential areas in Tampines West with EW2DT32  Tampines MRT Station
Amendments to Existing Bus Services
18 Tampines Concourse
↺ Bedok
Amended to Tampines Street 32, 33 and 34, linking residential estates with DT33 Tampines East MRT Station. Serves 12 additional bus stops.
20 Tampines
↺ Changi Biz Pk Ctrl 2
Amended via Somapah Rd, calls at new bus stops outside Singapore University of Science and Design (SUTD). Serves new pair of bus stops in front of  DT35CG1 Expo MRT Station, skipping existing pair of bus stops outside Yusen Logistics. 
118 Punggol 
↔ Changi Business Park
Serves new pair of bus stops in front of  DT35CG1 Expo MRT Station, skipping existing pair of bus stops along Changi South Ave 2.
293 Tampines 
↺ Tampines St 71 & St 45
East Loop to omit Tampines St 43 and loop at Tampines Avenue 7, linking residential estates to DT33 Tampines East and returning via Tampines Street 45. Serves 8 additional bus stops.

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One thought on “Downtown Line 3 – Bus Service Enhancements

  • 27 September 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    Bus Captains having a hard time to filter out from ave 2 to Ave 7,especially for svc 3 from Ave 2 turning right to St 21

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