Singapore Public Transport Timeline (2011 – 2020)

Since the independence of Singapore in 1965, the public transport system serving the country had undergone multiple significant changes and evolved to become what it is today. In this article, we will take a walk down the memory lane and go through the major public bus and rail service changes that had occurred over the past decades since the massive bus service reorganization exercise in Year 1971.

This article covers major changes to public bus, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) services between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2020 only. If you are looking for public transport service changes before 2011, please see the subsequent or previous articles in this series (1971 – 19801981 – 19901991 – 2000 & 2001 – 2010).

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Overview

For the operating period between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2020, the public transport system saw the achievement of numerous significant milestones in terms of the transition in the way in which public buses and trains are being run by the public transport operators in Singapore.

The Bus Contracting Model (BCM), launched on 29 May 2016, saw the transition of the public bus industry in Singapore into a new style of public bus operations. Prior to the implementation of BCM, public buses were only run by two main public bus operators – SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation – who are responsible for the daily operation of bus services at stipulated service standards, procurement and maintenance of bus fleets and the planning of bus services in their respective areas of responsibility to cater to the needs of commuters.

Under the BCM, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) officially took over the role of the public bus operators as the central bus planner for the public bus network and also took over ownership of all bus operating assets such as bus fleets, depots, interchanges and terminals. Public bus operators will bid to operate existing bus services, which are bundled into packages and are paid an operating fee to run the bus services under the awarded packages for between five to seven years. This resulted in the entry of two new bus operators – Tower Transit Singapore and Go-Ahead Singapore – in the same year.

Between 13 September 2012 and 9 December 2017, the LTA also worked together with the incumbent bus operators to implement the S$1.1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which involves the introduction and amendment of 80 bus services, as well as the funding of 1000 additional buses for the new/amended bus services, as well as enhancements to existing bus services.

In rail developments, all five stages, as well as the extension branch of the Circle Line (CCL), were operational by 2012. In addition, the Downtown Line (DTL) also commenced operations in three stages between 2013 and 2017, enhancing connectivity between the north-western and eastern corridors and the city centre of Singapore. Lastly, the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) also saw its initial debut in 2019, with two stages currently operational as of the end of the decade. On the existing North South Line (NSL) and East West Line (EWL), six new MRT stations (Marina South Pier, Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road, Tuas Link and Canberra) were opened to cater to new developments and greater accessibility in the country. On the Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems, more LRT stations were also opened in the decade as more residential blocks were completed in the new residential estates.

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Year 2011:

Date Bus/MRT/LRT Service Changes
17 January Route amendment for Premium Bus Service 549 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
Introduction of Premium Bus Service 761 from Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 to Fullerton Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
30 January Route cutback for Bus Service 76 to loop at Marine Terrace
Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 315 to loop at Serangoon North Ave 5
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 410 to Sin Ming Rd, Shunfu Rd and Marymount Rd
13 February Route extension for Bus Service 103 to loop at West Camp Rd
Withdrawal of Bus Service 103M
Route amendment for Bus Service 853 to Yishun Central 2
14 March Introduction of Express Bus Service 971E from Bt Panjang Int to Cecil St as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
29 May Extension of operating hours for Bus Service 125 to Sundays and public holidays
Route amendment for Townlink Bus Service 265 to call at Ang Mo Kio Int in both directions
20 June Opening of North East Line (Woodleigh)
Opening of Punggol LRT (Damai)
26 June Temporary route diversion for Bus Services 61, 63, 65, 66, 135, 154 and 158 to Lor Bengkok
28 August Temporary route diversion for Bus Services 5, 15, 58, 59 and 87 to Jln Damai and Jln Tenaga
Temporary route diversion for Premium Bus Service 585 to Jln Damai
29 August Introduction of evening peak route for Express Bus Service 971E from Anson Rd to Bt Panjang Int
3 September Route amendment for Bus Services 81 and 82 to loop at Serangoon Central
Route cutback for Bus Service 82 to start from Punggol Temp Int
Introduction of Bus Service 84 between Punggol Temp Int and Punggol Rd (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Services 100, 101, 103, 105, 109, 158, 315 and 317 to air-conditioned Serangoon Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 105 to bypass Boundary Rd and Serangoon Ave 2
Route amendment for Bus Service 109 to Serangoon Ave 2 and Boundary Rd
4 September Route amendment for Bus Services 8, 90, 142, 151 and 154 to bypass Bendemeer Rd, Whampoa North and Serangoon Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 966 to ply Whampoa East
8 October Opening of Circle Line (Caldecott, Botanic Gardens, Farrer Road, Holland Village, Buona Vista, one-north, Kent Ridge, Haw Par Villa, Pasir Panjang, Labrador Park, Telok Blangah, HarbourFront)
16 October Temporary route diversion for Bus Services 64, 65, 131, 139, 147, 166, 857 and NR6 to Middle Rd, Selegie Rd and Prinsep St
23 October Route amendment for Intra-Town Bus Service 811 to Yishun Ave 3 and Yishun Ring Rd
24 October Introduction of Bus Service BPS1 from Segar Rd to Choa Chu Kang Int as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
19 November Route amendment for Bus Services 7, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 30, 30e, 32, 33, 35, 38, 40, 60, 66, 69, 87, 168, 196, 197, 222, 225, 228, 229, 401, 854 and 854E to Bedok Temp Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 18 to Bedok North Rd and Bedok North Ave 2
26 November Route amendment for Bus Services 7, 14, 96, 99, 147, 156, 165, 166, 173, 175, 196, 282, 284 and 285 to air-conditioned Clementi Int
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 284M
28 November Route amendment for Bus Service 402 to start from Shenton Way Ter and loop at Marina Coastal Dr
11 December Route extension for Bus Service 48 to Bedok North Depot
17 December Route amendment for Bus Services 51, 52, 66, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 160, 183, 197, 333, 334, 335 and 506 to Jurong East Temp Int

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Year 2012:

Date Bus/MRT Service Changes
14 January Opening of Circle Line (Bayfront, Marina Bay)
11 March Route cutback for Feeder Bus Service 231 to loop at Lor 5 Toa Payoh and route conversion to one-directional bus service
Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 235 to loop at Toa Payoh Rise
12 March Introduction of Bus Service 63M between Eunos Int and Circuit Rd (Loop) as a peak hour and midnight bus service
26 May Withdrawal of Bus Service 133M
24 June Route amendment for Bus Service 400 to Marina Gardens Dr
21 October Route extension for Bus Service 119 to Punggol Temp Int
Route amendment for Intra-Town Bus Service 307 to Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 and Teck Whye Ave
Introduction of Bus Service 860 between Yishun Int and Yishun Ring Rd (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 966 to bypass Bendemeer Rd, Whampoa East and Serangoon Rd
9 November Temporary route diversion for Bus Services 52, 61, 66, 77, 157, 174, 970 and 985 to Bt Timah Link
18 November Introduction of Bus Service 116 between Hougang Central Int and Serangoon Central (Loop)
19 November Permanent route amendment for Bus Service 85 to Jln Kayu, Sengkang West Way and Sengkang East Way
16 December Introduction of Bus Service 50 between Bishan Int and Punggol Temp Int
Route amendment for Bus Services 75, 176, 184, 700, 700A, 920, 922, 970, 971E and 975 to Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park
Route amendment for Bus Service 177 to loop at Jelebu Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 180 to loop at Bt Panjang Rd
17 December Introduction of Express Bus Service 513 between Tampines Ave 5 and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service

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Year 2013:

Date Bus/MRT/LRT Service Changes
1 January Opening of Sengkang LRT (Cheng Lim)
18 February Introduction of Express Bus Service 850E between Yishun Ave 11 and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
1 March Withdrawal of Parks Bus Service 409
17 March Introduction of Bus Service 4 between Tampines Int and Changi North Way (Loop)
18 March Introduction of Express Bus Service 982E between Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
21 April Introduction of Bus Service 120 between New Bridge Rd Ter and Telok Blangah Heights (Loop)
Route extension of Bus Service 124 to HarbourFront Int
9 June Introduction of Bus Service 20 between Tampines Int and Changi Business Park Central 2 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 141 between Lor 1 Geylang Ter and Toa Payoh Int
17 June Introduction of Express Bus Service 951E between Woodlands St 82 and Anson Rd as a  weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
18 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 904 between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Cres (Loop)
26 August Route amendment for Bus Service 182M to call at Tuas Checkpoint towards Boon Lay Int
2 September Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 651 between Jurong West Ave 3 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
13 October Route amendment for Bus Services 50, 86 and 103 to Sengkang West Ave and Sengkang West Rd
Route amendment for Bus Services 163 and 163M to ply Sengkang West Rd
17 November Introduction of Bus Service 972 between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and Orchard Rd (Loop)
14 December Introduction of Bus Service 49 between Taman Jurong Ter and Jurong West St 42 (Loop)
22 December Opening of Downtown Line (Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown, Telok Ayer, Chinatown)
29 December Route amendment for Bus Service 2 to Upp Changi Link
Route amendment for Bus Services 30 and 30e to MCE
Route amendment for Bus Service 133 to Central Blvd and Shenton Way
Route amendment for Bus Services 400 and 402 to Marina Blvd/Central Blvd, Marina St, Central Blvd and Shenton Way
Route amendment for Express Bus Service 502 to loop at Central Blvd
Route extension for Express Bus Service 502A to Central Blvd
30 December Route amendment for Express Bus Service 513 to Sheares Ave for morning peak trips
Route amendment for Premium Bus Services 538, 539, 544, 545, 552, 553, 554, 566 and 585 to MCE

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Year 2014:

Date Bus/MRT/LRT Service Changes
6 January Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 652 between Upp Thomson Rd and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
13 January Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 653 between Hume Ave and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
20 January Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 654 between Anchorvale St and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
19 January Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 371 between Sengkang Int and Rivervale Cres (Loop)
26 January Route reversion for Bus Services 52, 61, 66, 77, 157, 174, 970 and 985 to Jln Jurong Kechil
16 February Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 803 between Yishun Int and Yishun Ave 6 (Loop)
17 February Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 655 between West Coast Rd and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 656 between Canberra Rd and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
24 February Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 657 between Jurong West Ave 1 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
1 March Route amendment for Parks Bus Service 408 to bypass Telok Blangah Heights, Telok Blangah St 32 and Telok Blangah Dr
16 March Introduction of Bus Service 121 between New Bridge Rd Ter and Telok Blangah Cres (Loop)
14 April Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 912P between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands St 41 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
22 April Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 240P between Boon Lay Way and Jurong West St 64 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
29 April Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 222P between New Upp Changi Rd and Chai Chee St (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
30 April Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR1 to Yishun Ring Rd
Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR2 to Sembawang Dr
Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR3 to start from South Bridge Rd
Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR5 to Jurong West St 64
Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR6 to Compassvale Dr
Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR7 to Loyang Ave
Route cutback for NightRider Bus Service NR8 to Bt Batok West Ave 5
6 May Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 268P between Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 and Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
18 May Introduction of Bus Service 143M between Jurong East Temp Int and Pandan Gardens (Loop)
19 May Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 658 between Bedok Reservoir Rd and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
8 June Route extension of Bus Service 11 to loop at Rhu Cross
9 June Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 659 between Bedok South Rd and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
10 June Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 358P between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris Dr 4 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 359P between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris St 11 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
23 June Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 660 between Buangkok Green and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
24 June Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 291P between Tampines Int and Tampines St 33 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 293P between Tampines Int and Tampines St 45 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
29 June Opening of Punggol LRT (Nibong, Sumang, Soo Teck)
30 June Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 307P between Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 and Choa Chu Kang St 62 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
13 July Conversion of Bus Service 63M to full day bus service
4 August Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 566 to Commute Solutions
10 August Route amendment for Bus Service 853 to Yishun Central 1
11 August Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 532 to Commute Solutions
17 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 386 between Punggol Temp Int and Edgefield Plains (Loop)
Conversion of Short Working Trip 859A to a full day bus service between Sembawang Int and Admiralty Link (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 859B between Sembawang Int and Admiralty Link (Loop)
24 August Route extension for Bus Service 123 to HarbourFront Int
Route extension for Bus Service 123M to start from HarbourFront Int and loop at Tiong Bahru Rd as a full day bus service
25 August Introduction of Bus Service 131M between Bt Merah Int and Bt Purmei Ave (Loop) as a weekday peak hour bus service
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 275
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 558 to Commute Solutions
1 September Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 559 to Commute Solutions
14 September Introduction of Bus Service 139M between Toa Payoh Int and Jln Bahagia (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 324 between Hougang Central Int and Upp Serangoon Cres (Loop)
15 September Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 556 and 557 to Commute Solutions
28 September Route amendment for Bus Services 106 and 133 to Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd
Route amendment for Bus Services 400 and 402 to Cecil St and Marina Blvd
Route amendment for Premium Bus Services 538, 539, 544, 545, 552, 553, 554 and 585 to Maxwell Rd
1 November Route amendment for Bus Services 160, 170 and 950 to loop at Jln Tun Abdul Razak
9 November Route amendment for Bus Service 49 to Corporation Dr, Yung Ho Rd and Yuan Ching Rd
15 November Introduction of Bus Service 990 between Bt Batok Int and Jurong Gateway Rd (Loop)
16 November Conversion of Short Working Trip 17A to a full day bus service between Bedok North Depot and Bedok Temp Int (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 43M between Punggol Temp Int and Serangoon Central (Loop)
23 November Route cutback for Bus Service 189 to loop at Clementi Ave 1
Introduction of Bus Service 201 between Kent Ridge Ter and Teban Gardens Rd (Loop)
Opening of North South Line (Marina South Pier)
30 November Route amendment for Bus Services 7, 9, 14, 16, 17, 17A, 18, 25, 26, 30, 30e, 32, 33, 35, 38, 40, 60, 66, 69, 87, 168, 196, 197, 222, 225, 228, 229, 401, 854 and 854E to air-conditioned Bedok Int
14 December Introduction of Bus Service 41 between Jurong East Temp Int and Jln Anak Bt (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 140 between Lor 1 Geylang Ter and St. Wilfred Rd (Loop)
15 December Route extension for Bus Service 35 to loop at Alps Ave
Introduction of Bus Service 35M between Bedok Int and Tanah Merah Ferry Rd (Loop) as an off peak and Sunday/public holiday bus service
30 December Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 285P between Clementi Int and West Coast Rd (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays

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Year 2015:

Date Bus/MRT/LRT Service Changes
6 January Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 265P between Ang Mo Kio Int and Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
13 January Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 903P between Woodlands Reg Int and Marsiling Lane (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
20 January Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 811P between Yishun Int and Yishun Ave 1 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
Introduction of Peak Period Short Service 812P between Yishun Int and Yishun Ave 3 (Loop) as a peak hour bus service on weekdays
14 February Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 386 to loop at Punggol East
1 March Route amendment for Bus Services 160, 170 and 950 to loop at JB Sentral Ter
14 March Route amendment for Bus Services 39, 85, 171, 800, 803, 804, 806, 811, 812, 851, 852, 853, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 859 and 860 to Yishun Temp Int
Route amendment for Peak Period Short Services 811P and 812P to start from Yishun Central
Route amendment for Bus Services 855 and 857 to Yishun Central 1
15 March Introduction of Bus Service 122 between New Bridge Rd Ter and Commonwealth Dr (Loop)
19 April Route amendment for Bus Service 130 to St. Andrew’s Rd
25 April Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 300 to bypass Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 301 between Choa Chu Kang Int and Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 983 between Choa Chu Kang Int and Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 (Loop)
14 June Route extension for Bus Service 103 to Yishun Temp Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 972 to Senja Rd and Senja Link
27 June Opening of Sengkang LRT (Kupang)
13 July Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 548 to Aedge Holdings
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 550 to City Bus Services
16 August Introduction of Bus Service 53M between Hougang Ave 1 and Serangoon Central (Loop)
30 August Introduction of Bus Service 92M between Ghim Moh Ter and Mount Sinai Dr (Loop) as a Sunday/public holiday bus service
20 September Introduction of Bus Service 102 between Hougang Central Int and Jln Kayu (Loop)
21 September Introduction of evening peak route for Bus Service BPS1 from Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 to Segar Rd
22 September Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 661 between Pasir Ris Dr 3 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 662 between Choa Chu Kang North 7 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
28 September Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 663 between Yishun Ave 6 and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
Route cutback for Express Bus Service 850E to start from Yishun St 41 for morning peak trips and terminate at Yishun Ring Rd for evening peak trips
6 October Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 664 between Tampines St 41 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
12 October Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 665 between Marsiling Dr and Anson Rd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
Route amendment for Express Bus Service 951E to Woodlands Ave 5
21 November Route extension for Bus Service 99 to air-conditioned Joo Koon Int
Introduction of Bus Service 258 between Joo Koon Int and Boon Lay Int (Loop)
22 November Route extension for Bus Service 49 to Jurong East Temp Int
28 November Route cutback for Bus Services 182, 182M and 257 to Joo Koon Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 192 to Jurong West St 63 and Upp Jurong Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 193 to Pioneer Rd North, Lok Yang Way, Sixth Lok Yang Rd, International Rd, Benoi Rd and Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
Introduction of Bus Service 256 between Boon Lay Int and Joo Koon Int (Loop)
6 December Route amendment for Bus Service 191 to Media Circle
12 December Route amendment for Bus Service 3 to Pasir Ris Dr 8
Route extension for Bus Service 194 to loop at Pioneer Circus
Route cutback for Bus Service 251 to loop at Shipyard Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 253 between Joo Koon Int and Benoi Rd (Loop).
Route cutback for Bus Services 254 and 255 to Joo Koon Int
20 December Introduction of Bus Service 47 between Changi Business Park Ter and Amber Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 117 between Punggol Temp Int and Sembawang Int
Introduction of Bus Service 118 between Punggol Temp Int and Changi Business Park Ter
27 December Route amendment for Bus Service 173 to the upgraded Upp Bt Timah Rd
Route extension for Feeder Bus Services 920 and 922 to start from Petir Rd and terminate at Upp Bt Timah Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 979 between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and Choa Chu Kang Cres (Loop)
Route extension for Bus Service 983 to loop at Bt Panjang Rd
Opening of Downtown Line (Bukit Panjang, Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Botanic Gardens, Stevens, Newton, Little India, Rochor)

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Year 2016:

Date Bus/LRT Service Changes
3 January Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 301 to loop at Keat Hong Cl
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 382 between Punggol Temp Int and Sumang Walk (Loop) as a bi-directional bus service with green/white plates
18 January Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 569 to Aedge Holdings
14 February Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 805 between Yishun Temp Int and Yishun Ave 1 (Loop)
22 February Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 542 to Aedge Holdings
29 February Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 543 to Aedge Holdings
Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 666 between Punggol Dr and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
Opening of Punggol LRT (Sam Kee)
6 March Route amendment for Bus Service 32 to Tanglin Rd and Kay Siang Rd
8 March Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 667 between Clementi Ave 4 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
12 March Route amendment for Bus Services 161, 168, 169, 178, 187, 856, 858, 900, 900A, 901, 902, 903, 903P, 904, 911, 912, 912P, 913, 925, 926, 950, 960, 961, 962, 963, 963E, 963R, 964, 965, 966 and 969 to Woodlands Temp Int
15 March Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 668 between Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
20 March Route cutback for Bus Service 76 to Eunos Int
Introduction of Bus Service 134 between Sims Pl Ter and Marine Terrace (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 150 between Eunos Int and Marine Terrace (Loop)
21 March Introduction of Bus Service 181M between Boon Lay Int and Jurong West St 23 (Loop) as a weekday peak hour bus service
22 March Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 669 between Bedok North Rd and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
29 March Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 670 between Yishun Ave 7 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
24 April Route reversion for Bus Services 5, 15, 58, 59, 87, 585 and 658 to Kaki Bt Ave 1
Route amendment for Bus Service 21 to Jln Tenteram
Route amendment for Bus Service 117 to West Camp Rd
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 386 to ply the northern end of Edgedale Plains
Introduction of Bus Service 979M between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and Choa Chu Kang North 5 (Loop)
1 May Route amendment for Bus Services 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 to Esplanade Dr
15 May Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 308 between Choa Chu Kang Int and Keat Hong Link (Loop)
29 May Handover of operations for Bus Services 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 941, 945, 947 and 990 to Tower Transit Singapore
12 June Route amendment for Bus Service 26 to Chai Chee St and Chai Chee Dr
Introduction of Bus Service 46 between Upp East Coast Ter and Tampines Int
Handover of operations for Bus Services 66, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 143 and 143M to Tower Transit Singapore
26 June Handover of operations for Bus Services 41, 49, 96, 98, 98M, 183, 282, 284, 285, 333, 334 and 335 to Tower Transit Singapore
1 July Handover of operations for Bus Service RWS8 to Tong Tar Transport Service
1 August Withdrawal of Parks Bus Service 408
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Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 533 and 536 to Aedge Holdings
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 564 to Commute Solutions
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Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 530 to EML Transport Service
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 531 and 588 to Commute Solutions
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 534 to City Bus Services
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 538 to Aedge Holdings
Withdrawal of Premium Bus Services 546 and 563
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 554 to Tan Bus Transport
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 565 to City Transit
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Service 599 to Xing Sheng Transport Services
1 September Withdrawal of Peak Period Short Services 222P, 240P, 268P, 291P, 293P, 307P and 912P
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 240M between Boon Lay Way and Jurong West St 64 (Loop) as a weekday peak hour bus service
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 912M between Woodlands Temp Int and Woodlands St 41 (Loop) as a weekday peak hour bus service
4 September Handover of operations for Bus Services 3, 34, 43, 43M, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 118, 119, 136, 382 and 386 to Go-Ahead Singapore
18 September Handover of operations for Bus Services 2, 6, 12, 15, 17, 17A, 36, 354, 358, 359, 403, 518 and 518A to Go-Ahead Singapore
Reversion of Bus Service 17A to short working trip
19 September Withdrawal of Peak Period Short Services 358P and 359P
26 September Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 539 and 560 to Commute Solutions
3 October Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 549 and 761 to Commute Solutions
Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 651 to Rui Feng Chartered
16 October Route reversion for Bus Services 61, 63, 63M, 65, 66, 135, 154 and 158 to Circuit Link
17 October Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 671 between Punggol Rd and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
23 October Introduction of Bus Service 883 between Sembawang Int and Yishun Central 2 (Loop)
7 November Introduction of City Direct Bus Service 672 between Hougang St 51 and Central Blvd as a weekday peak hour one-directional bus service
14 November Withdrawal of Premium Bus Service Service 561
28 November Withdrawal of Premium Bus Services 535 and 587
11 December Route reversion for Bus Services 64, 65, 131, 139, 147, 166 and 857 to Bencoolen St
18 December Route amendment for Bus Services 18 and 39 to Tampines Concourse Int
Introduction of Bus Service 127 between Tampines Int and Tampines Industrial Ave 5 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 129 between Tampines Concourse Int and St. Michael’s Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 969 to Tampines Ave 9 and Tampines Concourse
19 December Withdrawal of Premium Bus Service 598
29 December Opening of Punggol LRT (Punggol Point)
30 December Withdrawal of Peak Period Short Service 285P

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Year 2017:

Date Bus/MRT/LRT Service Changes
3 January Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 544, 552, 585 and 590 to Commute Solutions
Handover of operations for Premium Bus Services 545 and 553 to APT Travel
6 January Withdrawal of Peak Period Short Service 265P
7 January Withdrawal of Premium Bus Service 529 and Chinatown Direct Bus Service CT28
13 January Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 903M between Woodlands Temp Int and Marsiling Lane (Loop) as a weekday peak hour bus service
Withdrawal of Peak Period Short Service 903P
20 January Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 654 to BT&Tan Transport
Withdrawal of Peak Period Short Services 811P and 812P
22 January Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 382 to Sumang Lane and Sumang Cres
26 February Introduction of Bus Service 973 between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and Hume Ave (Loop)
1 March Withdrawal of Premium Bus Service 589
12 March Route amendment for Bus Services 100, 135 and 155 to Upp Serangoon Rd and diverted Upp Aljunied Rd
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 374 between Compassvale Int and Fernvale St (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 381 between Punggol Temp Int and Punggol East (Loop)
31 March Opening of Punggol LRT (Samudera)
3 April Withdrawal of Premium Bus Service 555
9 April Temporary route diversion for Bus Service 16 to Still Rd South and East Coast Rd
Route extension for Bus Services 25 and 55 to Upp East Coast Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 155 to Bedok Int
13 April Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 653 to SMRT Buses
17 April Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 655 to SBS Transit
Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 656 to SMRT Buses
24 April Route amendment for Bus Service 35 to Tanah Merah Coast Rd
Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 657 to SMRT Buses
18 June Route amendment for Bus Service 192 to Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61 and Pioneer Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 247 between Tuas Ter and Tuas Bay Link (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 248 between Tuas Ter and Tuas South Ave 14 (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 254 to Pioneer Rd
Withdrawal of Bus Service 256
Route amendment for Bus Service 258 to Benoi Rd, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim and Pioneer Rd North and route amendment to loop at Jurong West St 64
Opening of East West Line (Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road, Tuas Link)
25 June Route amendment for Bus Services 70, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 186, 400, 402, 700 and 970 to relocated Shenton Way Ter
9 July Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 329 between Hougang Central Int and Buangkok Cres (Loop)
30 July Route extension for Bus Service 123 to Beach Station Ter
27 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 944 between Bt Batok Int and Bt Batok Rd (Loop)
4 September Route amendment for Bus Services 176, 920, 922, 970, 972, 973, 975, 979 and 979M to air-conditioned Bt Panjang Int
Route cutback for Express Bus Service 971E to bypass Jelebu Rd
28 September Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 663 to Tower Transit Singapore
7 October Route amendment for Bus Services 192, 193, 247 and 248 to relocated Tuas Ter
12 October Handover of operations for City Direct Bus Service 665 to Tower Transit Singapore
15 October Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 807 between Yishun Temp Int and Yishun St 71 (Loop)
Route extension for Bus Service 860 to loop at Yio Chu Kang Int
21 October Route amendment for Bus Service 18 to Tampines Ave 7, Tampines St 34, Tampines St 33 and Tampines St 32
Route amendment for Bus Service 20 to Somapah Rd and Changi South Ave 1
Route amendment for Bus Service 118 to Changi South Ave 1 and Changi Business Park Ave 1
Introduction of Bus Service 137 between Sims Pl Ter and Upp East Coast Ter
Route amendment for Townlink Bus Service 293 to loop at Tampines Ave 7
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 298 between Tampines Concourse Int and Tampines St 86 (Loop)
Opening of Downtown Line (Fort Canning, Bencoolen, Jalan Besar, Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Mattar, MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Upper Changi, Expo)
22 October Route amendment for Bus Services 24, 34 and 36 to Changi Airport PTB4
Introduction of Bus Service 110 between Compassvale Int and Changi Airport PTB2 (Loop)
12 November Route reversion for Bus Service 16 to Marine Parade Rd and Joo Chiat Rd
9 December Introduction of Bus Service 71 between Yio Chu Kang Int and Bishan St 11 (Loop)
24 December Route amendment for Bus Services 46, 69, 72 and 291 to Tampines Central 8 and Tampines Concourse

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Year 2018:

Date Bus Service Changes
28 January Introduction of Express Bus Service 12e between Pasir Ris Int and New Bridge Rd Ter
Introduction of Fast Forward Bus Service 147e between Clementi Int and New Bridge Rd
25 February Route amendment for Bus Service 180 to loop at Bt Panjang Int
10 March Route amendment for Bus Services 2, 12, 12e54, 120, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 190, CT8 and CT18 to Kg Bahru Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 61 to Commonwealth Ave
18 March Handover of operations for Bus Services 800, 804, 805, 807, 811 and 860 to SBS Transit
25 March Route amendment for Bus Services 160 and 178 to Woodlands Ave 3 and Woodlands Centre Rd
Handover of operations for Bus Services 803, 806, 812, 850E, 851 and 852 to SBS Transit
1 April Introduction of Bus Service 68 between Pasir Ris Int and Tampines Int (Loop)
8 April Introduction of Bus Service 974 between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and Joo Koon Int
Route amendment for Bus Services 67, 172, 188, 188E, 188R, 190, 300, 301, 302, 307, 308, 925, 927, 983, 985, BPS1 and NR3 to Choa Chu Kang Temp Int
Route amendment for Bus Services 41, 49, 51, 52, 66, 78, 79, 97, 97e, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 143M, 160, 183, 197, 333, 334, 335 and 506 to relocated Jurong East Temp Int
Route extension for Bus Services 75, 184, 700, 700A and 974 to Gali Batu Ter

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Year 2019:

Date Bus/MRT Service Changes
Route amendment for Bus Services 39, 85, 103, 171, 800, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 811, 812, 851, 852, 853, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 859 and 860 to air-conditioned Yishun Int
Route reversion for Bus Services 161, 168, 169, 178, 187, 856, 858, 900, 900A, 901, 902, 903, 903M, 904, 911, 912, 912M, 913, 925, 926, 950, 960, 961, 962, 963, 963E, 963R, 964, 965, 966 and 969 to Woodlands Reg Int
Opening of North South Line (Canberra)
Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (Woodlands North, Woodlands, Woodlands South)

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Year 2020:

Date MRT Service Changes
Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson, Caldecott)

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