SBS Transit Bus Service 160M

BS 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 serves new bus stop 40331 – Blk 460D along Bukit Batok West Ave 9 from 22 Nov 2020.
Service 160M serves the relocated Jurong East Bus Interchange from 6 December 2020.

160M
Jurong East Temp Int ↺ Bt Batok Rd (Loop)
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
28441 Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28071 Blk 105 Boon Lay Way
28081 Blk 112 Boon Lay Way
28281 Opp Blk 227 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28291 Blk 303 Jurong Town Hall Rd
43459 Aft PIE Bt Batok Rd
40321 Dulwich College Bt Batok West Ave 8
40331 Blk 460D Bt Batok West Ave 9
40351 Blk 461C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40361 Blk 438A Bt Batok West Ave 8
43789 Blk 436A Bt Batok Rd
40311 Blk 439C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40359 Opp Blk 461C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40339 Blk 448B Bt Batok West Ave 9
40329 Millennia Institute Bt Batok West Ave 8
43453 BEF PIE Bt Batok Rd
28299 Blk 253 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28289 Blk 228 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28089 Bef Yuhua CC Boon Lay Way
28079 Blk 210 Boon Lay Way
28449 Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch Jurong East Ctrl
28009 Jurong East Temp Int EW24NS1 Jurong Gateway Rd
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px 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
Operator Information
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
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Jurong East
Daily
05:45 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
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 Information
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.

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:
Route Variants:
  • Bus Service 160: Jurong East Temp Int ↺ JB Sentral Bus Terminal (Loop)
    Daily
  • Bus Service 160A: Jurong East Temp Int → Bukit Batok Road (Opp Dunearn Sec Sch)
    Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

Gallery:
Poster Gallery

Launch Video

Launch of New Bus Service 160M

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


Operator History
  • 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.

History
  • 2020 (26 Jul): Introduced as a supplementary service from Jurong East to Bukit Batok Road (loop)
  • 2020 (22 Nov): Serves new bus stop (40331) along Bukit Batok West Ave 9
  • 2020 (06 Dec): Amended to relocated Jurong East Int
Past Routings

References

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8 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 160M

  • 26 July 2020 at 9:37 PM
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    I feel like they could have made it a standalone route, and plied JE Ave 1 instead of Boon Lay Way to supplement 98 – oh well.

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    • 28 July 2020 at 11:15 AM
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      The number would be “928”, or “337” (running from Jurong East to Bukit Batok West).

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  • 17 July 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    Think the duty mixed with service 160..Maybe 160M standalone duties is just 4 buses so MAN A22 can be deployed.

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  • 5 July 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    Wish they had used a different numbering for 160M such as 44, 164, 992 etc instead of overusing the ‘M’ suffix for new services. Good route anyway, hopefully 160M can utilize a few DDs.

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    • 6 July 2020 at 9:01 AM
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      Dude,If LTA decide to use those numbers then the service would be under Bulim package that is Tower Transit

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      • 6 July 2020 at 5:24 PM
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        It can be added to Bulim package but operated by SBST under negotiated contract like SMRT 944/991. Buses can still park at UPDEP under nego contract. Makes more sense than subsuming 160M under Bukit Merah package imo. But given that the 2nd term winner for Bulim contract is going to be announced in a few months, LTA probably felt that it’s no use incorporating it in Bulim when the operator will likely switch in only a few months, that was probably why it was given to BM as a supplementary route instead.

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  • 5 July 2020 at 2:19 PM
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    Quite unnecessary,Should have been 66M much better.

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