JB Free Bus Service JB1 is a defunct bus route formerly operated by Johor Bahru-based bus operator Handal Indah, plying from Larkin Bus Terminal and looping at Jalan Wong Ah Fook in the JB City Centre. It operated daily and offered free rides to all MBJB Manjalink cardholders ( by extension, all commuters).
The service was re-branded as Bas Muafakat Johor bus service P101 from 1 April 2016 onwards. Its last day of service was 31 March 2016.
|Route||Larkin Bus Terminal ↺ Jalan Wong Ah Fook|
|Passes Through||Jln Kolam Ayer, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Jln Tun Abdul Razak|
|Current Operator||Handal Indah Sdn Bhd|
|Common Fleet||SKSbus SA12-300
|Departure Times from Larkin
||Daily: 0600hrs – 2350hrs (No longer in operation)|
|10 – 20mins (Daily)
20min frequencies between 11:00am – 2:00pm, 3.50pm – 4:50pm and 9:50pm-11:50pm. 10min frequencies at all other times.
Route JB1 was a local bus route plying between Larkin Bus Terminal and Jalan Wong Ah Fook, a main road located in the heart of the Johor Bahru City Centre (also known as Bandaraya JB), passing through Jalan Kolam Ayer, Hospital Sultanah Aminah and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak. An initiative by the Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), the route operated daily and offered commuters free rides.
The route provided bus connections between the major bus and coach terminal of Larkin and the City Centre, home to many businesses, retail outlets and a gateway to Singapore via the Woodlands Checkpoint crossing. It also served residential developments and small businesses along Jalan Kolam Ayer and Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.
The route was operated by Handal Indah (Causeway Link) using a fleet of special SKSbus SA12-300 buses painted in a dark blue themed livery. They were fitted with interior television screens, and Arcontia smart card readers which were compatible with Causeway Link’s existing Manjalink smart card.
Passengers boarding JB1 at Larkin should proceed to berth C33. From Jalan Wong Ah Fook, board at the bus stop opposite City Square.
|Scania K250UB (SKSBus Ci09) : Replacement bus||Yutong ZK6118HGA : Replacement Bus|
- 2013/4: Introduced between Larkin Bus Terminal and MBJB
- 2015 (25 May): Amended to Jalan Kolam Ayer and Jalan Abu Bakar, rejoining original route towards Larkin
- 2016 (01 Apr): Re-branded as Bas Muafakat Johor bus service P101
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