Historical Routes of Withdrawn Express Services

This page covers withdrawn express services only. Timeline of amendments can be found with the exact route details. If you are looking for history of currently operating Express routes, please refer to this page.

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Express Bus Service 501 (1997 – 2003):

  • 5 May 1997: Introduced between Hougang Central Int and Penang Rd/Anson Rd as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 22 December 1997: Amended to loop at Penang Rd and enhanced to operate during the day on weekdays and Saturdays, plying an alternate route looping at Temasek Ave during evening off peak hours on weekdays and Saturdays and throughout the day on Sundays and public holidays.
  • 24 May 1998: Amended to Hougang Central Temp Ter.
  • 3 September 2000: Extended to Sengkang Ter.
  • 28 April 2001: Amended to Sengkang Temp Int.
  • 18 January 2003: Amended to Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub.
  • 27 July 2003: Withdrawn under North East MRT Line Rationalization Phase 2.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1997 Regular Route: Hougang Central Int, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Nicoll Highway, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd. Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Int.
Alternate Route: Hougang Central Int, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Int.
1998 Regular Route: Hougang Central Temp Ter, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Nicoll Highway, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Temp Ter.
Alternate Route: Hougang Central Temp Ter, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Temp Ter.
2000 Regular Route: Sengkang Ter, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Ter.
Alternate Route: Sengkang Ter, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Ter.
2001 Regular Route: Sengkang Temp Int, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Temp Int.
Alternate Route: Sengkang Temp Int, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Temp Int.
2003 Regular Route: Sengkang Int, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Int.
Alternate Route: Sengkang Int, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Lor Chuan, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Int.
Withdrawn under North East MRT Line Rationalization Phase 2.

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Express Bus Service 502B (2005 – 2010):

  • 26 December 2005: Introduced between Jurong West Ave 1 and Temasek Ave (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays by SBS Transit.
  • 26 April 2010: Withdrawn.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
2005 Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Boon Lay Way, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Orchard Turn, Scotts Rd, Boon Lay Way, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1 and Jurong West Ave 1.
2010 Withdrawn.

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Express Bus Service 503 (1997 – 1999):

  • 5 May 1997: Introduced between Tampines Int and Temasek Ave/Anson Rd as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 6 September 1999: Extended to start from Pasir Ris Int, extended to loop at Telok Blangah Rd, converted to full day service and renumbered Express Bus Service 505.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1997 Tampines Int, Tampines Ave 4, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 1, Bedok South Rd, Bedok South Ave 1, Marine Parade Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Empress Pl, Temasek Blvd and Temasek Ave. Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Empress Pl, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Marine Parade Rd, Bedok South Ave 1, Bedok South Rd, Bedok North Ave 1, Bedok North Rd, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Tampines Ave 4 and Tampines Int.
1999 Extended to start from Pasir Ris Int, extended to loop at Telok Blangah Rd, converted to full day service and renumbered Express Bus Service 505.

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Express Bus Service 505 (1999 – 2000):

  • 6 September 1999: Renumbered from Express Bus Service 503 as a service between Pasir Ris Int and Telok Blangah Rd (Loop) by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 3 September 2000: Shortened to loop at Temasek Ave and renumbered Express Bus Service 518.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1999 Pasir Ris Int, Pasir Ris Dr 3, Pasir Ris Dr 6, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Loyang Ave, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Bedok North Rd, Jln Bt Merah, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd, Bedok North Rd, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Pasir Ris Dr 6, Pasir Ris Dr 3 and Pasir Ris Int.
2000 Shortened to loop at Temasek Ave and renumbered Express Bus Service 518.

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Express Bus Service 507 (1999 – 2004):

  • 28 August 1999: Introduced between Boon Lay Int and Shenton Way/Anson Rd as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 22 August 2004: Withdrawn.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1999 Boon Lay Int, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Ave, Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Buona Vista Flyover, AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd, Anson Rd, Cecil St, Raffles Quay and Shenton Way. Anson Rd, Cecil St, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way, Telok Blangah Rd, Alexandra Rd, AYE, Buona Vista Flyover, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay and Boon Lay Int.
2004 Withdrawn.

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Express Bus Service 508 (1999 – 2000):

  • 28 August 1999: Introduced between Sengkang Ter and Penang Rd/Outram Rd as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 4 September 2000: Shortened to Hougang Central Temp Ter and renumbered Express Bus Service 511.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1999 Sengkang Ter, Compassvale Rd, Compassvale St, Rivervale Dr, Sengkang East Ave, Punggol Rd, Hougang Ave 10, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 9, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Nicoll Highway, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd and Penang Rd. Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Nicoll Highway, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 9, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 10, Punggol Rd, Sengkang East Ave, Rivervale Dr, Compassvale St, Compassvale Rd and Sengkang Ter.
2000 Shortened to Hougang Central Temp Ter and renumbered Express Bus Service 511.

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Express Bus Service 511 (2000 – 2003):

  • 4 September 2000: Renumbered from Express Bus Service 508 as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays between Hougang Central Temp Ter and Penang Rd/Outram Rd by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 20 May 2001: Amended to Hougang Central Int.
  • 27 July 2003: Withdrawn under North East MRT Line Rationalization Phase 2.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
2000 Hougang Central Temp Ter, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 9, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd and Penang Rd. Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 9, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Temp Ter.
2001 Hougang Central Int, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 9, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd and Penang Rd. Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 9, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Int.
2003 Withdrawn under North East MRT Line Rationalization Phase 2.

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Express Bus Service 512 (2000 – 2003):

  • 4 September 2000: Introduced between Hougang Central Temp Ter and Orchard Rd/Moulmein Rd as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays by Singapore Bus Service (SBS).
  • 20 May 2001: Amended to Hougang Central Int.
  • 27 July 2003: Withdrawn under North East MRT Line Rationalization Phase 2.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
2000 Hougang Central Temp Ter, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 9, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Moulmein Rd, Newton Rd, Scotts Rd and Orchard Rd. Moulmein Rd, Newton Rd, Scotts Rd, Orchard Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 9, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Temp Ter.
2001 Hougang Central Int, Upp Serangoon Rd, Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 9, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Moulmein Rd, Newton Rd, Scotts Rd and Orchard Rd. Moulmein Rd, Newton Rd, Scotts Rd, Orchard Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Hougang Ave 9, Hougang Ave 4, Hougang Ave 8, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang Central Int.
2003 Withdrawn under North East MRT Line Rationalization Phase 2.

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Express Bus Service 518B (2005 – 2010):

  • 26 December 2005: Introduced between Tampines Ave 7 and Temasek Ave (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays by SBS Transit.
  • 26 April 2010: Withdrawn.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
2005 Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 2, Tampines Ave 1, Bedok North Rd, Moulmein Rd, Newton Rd, Scotts Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Temasek Blvd, Temasek Ave, Bedok North Rd, Tampines Ave 1, Tampines Ave 2 and Tampines Ave 7.
2010 Withdrawn.

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Express Bus Service 520 (1997 – 2003):

  • 5 May 1997: Introduced between Yishun Int and Outram Rd/New Bridge Rd Ter as a peak hour bus service on weekdays and Saturdays by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS).
  • 7 December 1997: Amended to ply South Bridge Rd and Neil Rd with the partial closure of New Bridge Rd to facilitate the construction of Chinatown MRT station on the North East MRT Line.
  • 20 April 2002: Amended to ply the reinstated New Bridge Rd, skipping South Bridge Rd and Neil Rd.
  • 24 August 2003: Withdrawn.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1997 Yishun Int, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 9, Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Ave 2, Lentor Ave, Bt Timah Rd, Sungei Rd, Ophir Rd, Victoria St, Hill St, New Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Outram Rd. New Bridge Rd Ter, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, Victoria St, Rochor Rd, Rochor Canal Rd, Bt Timah Rd, Lentor Ave, Yishun Ave 2, Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Ave 9, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 2 and Yishun Int.
2002 Yishun Int, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 9, Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Ave 2, Lentor Ave, Bt Timah Rd, Sungei Rd, Ophir Rd, Victoria St, Hill St, New Bridge Rd and Outram Rd. New Bridge Rd Ter, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, Victoria St, Rochor Rd, Rochor Canal Rd, Bt Timah Rd, Lentor Ave, Yishun Ave 2, Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Ave 9, Yishun Central, Yishun Ave 2 and Yishun Int.
2003 Withdrawn.

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Express Bus Service 521 (1999 – 2002):

  • 6 September 1999: Introduced between Bt Panjang Ter and World Trade Ctr Ter by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS).
  • 26 December 1999: Amended to Bt Panjang Int.
  • 29 September 2002: Extended to Woodlands Reg Int, amended to ply Bt Batok East Ave 4, converted to trunk bus service and renumbered Bus Service 963.
Year Direction 1 Direction 2
1999 Bt Panjang Int, Petir Rd, Cashew Rd, Upp Bt Timah Rd, Hillview Ave, Bt Batok East Ave 2, Bt Batok East Ave 6, Bt Batok East Ave 3, Commonwealth Ave West, Clementi Ave 6, AYE, Buona Vista Flyover, AYE, Alexandra Rd, Telok Blangah Rd and World Trade Ctr Ter. World Trade Ctr Ter, Telok Blangah Rd, Alexandra Rd, AYE, Buona Vista Flyover, AYE, Clementi Ave 6, Commonwealth Ave West, Bt Batok East Ave 3, Bt Batok East Ave 6, Bt Batok East Ave 2, Hillview Ave, Cashew Rd, Petir Rd and Bt Panjang Int.
2002 Extended to Woodlands Reg Int, amended to ply Bt Batok East Ave 4, converted to trunk bus service and renumbered Bus Service 963.

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External Links & References:

  • TransitLink Bus Guides: 1980 – 2014
  • SGWiki

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