SBS Transit Bus Service 160M is a supplementary bus service operating from Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange and looping at Bukit Batok Road, passing through Boon Lay Way, Bukit Batok West Avenues 8, 9, 6 & 5.
Bus Service 160M commenced service on Sunday, 26 July 2020.
|Route||Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Batok Road (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Boon Lay Way, Bukit Batok West Ave 6, Bukit Batok West Ave 8, Bukit Batok West Ave 9|
|Route Length||8.3 km|
|Travelling Time||50 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Bukit Merah Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
|Departure Times from Jurong East
|05:45 – 23:45|
|Loop Service||6:30am–8.30am||8.31am–4.59pm||5.00pm–7.00pm||After 7.00pm|
|Weekdays||15 mins||20 mins||15 – 20 mins||15 – 20 mins|
|Saturdays||20 mins||20 mins||20 mins||20 mins|
|Sundays / Public Holidays||20 mins||20 mins||20 mins||20 mins|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Bus Service 160M serves residential estates in Bukit Batok West, providing a direct connection to & from the Jurong East transport node, along with shopping malls and other amenities around Jurong Gateway Road. It is a supplementary route of Bus Service 160.
The route complements existing bus connections which have been introduced or amended to serve new BTO residential developments in Bukit Batok West, starting with Bus Service 944 in August 2017, followed by Service 941 and 991 in July 2018.
The new bus service was first announced by Member of Parliament (MP) Amy Khor on Facebook in April 2020 as “a direct bus service that will grant you [Hong Kah North residents] greater access to Jurong East Interchange from Bukit Batok West.”
During a political broadcast on 4 July 2020 during the lead-up to the 2020 Singapore General Election, Amy Khor announced that the new bus service will commence on 26 July 2020. That same day, letters (dated 29 June 2020) were sent to residents from Hong Kah North Citizens’ Consultative Committee which enclosed route details for Bus Service 160M [Link to scanned poster]. The route poster was released by SBS Transit on 13 July 2020.
A future new bus stop along Bukit Batok West Avenue 9, outside West Quarry @ Bukit Batok, will open in the near future.
Bearing the ‘M’ suffix, Bus Service 160M is classified as a supplementary route of Bus Service 160, which plies between Jurong East and JB Sentral via Bukit Batok Road, and does not enter the Bukit Batok West estate. Both 160 and 160M duplicate each other between Jurong East Int and Bukit Batok Road (Bef PIE / Aft PIE).
MRT Station Served:
- EW24NS1 Jurong East
- Bus Service 160: Jurong East Temp Int ↺ JB Sentral Bus Terminal (Loop)
- Bus Service 160A: Jurong East Temp Int → Bukit Batok Road (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch)
Weekdays (except Public Holidays)
I am very pleased to launch our new bus service 160M this Sunday 26th July morning. I want to thank LTA for working with my grassroots and myself to provide this new service that connects the HKN Bukit Batok West Extension area to the Jurong East Interchange. This will especially benefit residents staying in the West Extension area with improved connectivity. We had worked closely with LTA to ensure that service 160M serves as many residents in the area as possible without too much of a detour. This includes the building of a new bus stop which we will try to expedite as much as possible.I am happy that the residents I met on the bus who were taking it for the first time welcome the service as it provides them added convenience and connectivity to Jurong East. As the West extension area and Tengah Town develop, we will continue to look into enhancing transport connectivity for residents.
Posted by Amy Khor on Sunday, 26 July 2020
- 26 Jul 2020 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.
- 2020 (26 Jul): Introduced as a supplementary service from Jurong East to Bukit Batok Road (loop).
- Amy Khor Facebook Post [Accessed 5 July 2020]
- GE2020: In Hong Kah North broadcast, PAP’s Amy Khor cites experience; PSP’s Gigene Wong says people are ‘not happy’ – CNA [Accessed 5 July 2020]