Route Amendments with the Reinstatement of Bencoolen Street

Bus Services 64, 65, 131, 139, 147, 166 & 857 have had their original routes through Bencoolen Street reinstated from Sunday, 11 December 2016.

The sector of Bencoolen Street, between Middle Road and Bras Basah Road, had been closed since 16 October 2011 to facilitate Downtown Line Stage 3 construction works. Bencoolen MRT Station was built underneath the closed road sector. The general traffic flow was diverted through Middle Road, Selegie Road and Prinsep Street during the construction period. Reverse flow lanes were created along Selegie Road and Prinsep Street, where traffic previously flowed in one direction.

With the completion of construction works, the sector of Bencoolen Street will be re-opened and the original bus stops will be reinstated.

Bus Service 972 will skip a bus stop along Bencoolen Street as well.


Abolished bus stops

From 11 December 2016,  the following bus stops will be abolished:

  • Bus Stop 04189 Manulife Centre, Bras Basah Road
  • Bus Stop 07509 SMU, Bencoolen Street

Reinstated bus stops

The following bus stops will be reinstated:

  • Bus Stop 04029 After Prinsep Street, Bencoolen Street
  • Bus Stop 04019 Manulife Centre, Bencoolen Street

Route Amendment Posters


Bus Service Changes

Bus Services 64, 65 & 139
Towards Mei Ling Street / Harbourfront / Bukit Merah
Existing Route Bencoolen Street, Middle Road, Selegie Road, Prinsep Street, Bras Basah Road, Bencoolen Street, Orchard Road
New Route from 11 Dec 2016 Bencoolen Street, Orchard Road
Bus Stops Skipped from 11 Dec 2016 Bus Stops Served from 11 Dec 2016
  • Middle Road
    – Opp Prime Centre
  • Bencoolen Street
    – SMU
  • Bencoolen Street
    – Aft Prinsep Link

No change in routing towards Sims Place / Tampines / Toa Payoh.

Bus Services 131, 147, 166 & 857
Towards Bukit Merah / Clementi / Suntec City
Existing Route Bencoolen Street, Middle Road, Selegie Road, Prinsep Street, Bras Basah Road
New Route from 11 Dec 2016 Bencoolen Street, Bras Basah Road
Bus Stops Skipped from 11 Dec 2016 Bus Stops Served from 11 Dec 2016
  • Bencoolen Street
    – Opp Burlington Square
  • Middle Road
    – Opp Prime Centre
  • Bras Basah Road
    – Manulife Centre
  • Bencoolen Street
    – Fortune Centre
    – Manulife Centre

No change in routing towards St. Michael’s / Hougang Central / Ang Mo Kio / Yishun.

Bus Service 972
Looping Point from Bukit Panjang
No Change to Existing Route Bras Basah Road, Bencoolen Street, Orchard Road
Bus Stop Skipped from 11 Dec 2016
  • Bencoolen Street
    – SMU

External References:

One thought on “Route Amendments with the Reinstatement of Bencoolen Street

  • 8 December 2016 at 10:03 PM
    Permalink

    I’m puzzled as to why SBS Transit and SMRT publish their own separate press releases when they could have just published a joint press release.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Upcoming Events