A&S Transit Night Bus Services

From Friday, 27 January 2023, late-night commuters in Singapore have more transportation options as two new private bus services begin operating one-way routes from the city to the heartlands.

The two Night Bus Services, operated by local private bus company A&S Transit, were announced on their Facebook page on 18 January 2023:

The Night Bus Services by A&S Transit were created to fill a void left by the discontinuation of the NightRider and Nite Owl bus routes, which were operated by public transport operators SMRT Buses and SBS Transit before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, only taxis & private-hire cars were available to commuters who dwell in the city area past regular public transport operating hours.


Operating Details

A&S Transit operates the Night Bus Services on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays. These unidirectional services will start in the City before heading to the heartlands, with five trips departing Shenton Way at 11:30 pm, 12:15 am, 1:00 am, 1:45 am, and 2:30 am. More bus trips may be scheduled on the eves of public holidays.

A&S Transit will charge a flat fare of $4.50 regardless of the distance travelled, similar to that of NightRider services prior to their COVID-19 suspension. Payment can be tendered via EZ-Link card only (no NETS Flashpay). Passengers who pay by cash will be charged $5.00, and will need to provide the exact amount to the bus driver.

Both NS-1 and NS-2 services will each be served by MAN A22 diesel buses that the company acquired from SMRT in 2021. Each bus has a seating capacity of 43 passengers, with no standing passengers allowed.


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16 thoughts on “A&S Transit Night Bus Services

  • 13 January 2023 at 5:49 PM
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    Are these routes sanctioned by LTA itself? Or is A&S just using the template format?

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    • 28 January 2023 at 9:51 PM
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      A&S Transit are the ones to do it themselves. If LTA reintroduces Night Bus Services, they would most likely discontinue it unless if the demand is somehow high for them.

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  • 12 January 2023 at 10:28 PM
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    Will they deploy PD169L on these both services?

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  • 12 January 2023 at 10:26 PM
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    When will there be Night Rider Services connecting the eastern part of Singapore like Bedok, Pasir Ris & Tampines?

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  • 12 January 2023 at 6:51 PM
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    I suspect, these are the first of the relaunched midnight bus routes, that will be operated by private operators.

    Personally, I feel that this is the right thing to do (to let the private operators operate the night bus services), as it would free up the public resources for regular bus services. At the same time, private operation means can charge higher fares, which would be more justifiable to the demand and supply.

    Therefore, I would expect the fares to be around 50% or 25% of a taxi ride during midnight, from the city to the town area. Which, would also be around $10-20, even at 25% to 50%.

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    • 13 January 2023 at 9:07 AM
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      wtf so expensive do $3 flat fare man

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  • 12 January 2023 at 2:35 PM
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    Calling it “NS-” makes it easily confused with the North South Line station codes though. Could have used a better acronym. Even using “N-” or the “6xx” series would be better.

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    • 13 January 2023 at 9:06 AM
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      6xx is used by city direct

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    • 26 January 2023 at 3:02 PM
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      NS is Night Service mah. So just get use to it lorhx.

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