SBS Transit Bus Service 198

SBS Transit Bus Service 198 is a trunk route running between Boon Lay and Bukit Merah, passing through Jurong West/East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Commonwealth and Queensway.

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22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
21361 Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
21399 Opp River Valley High Sch Boon Lay Ave
21421 Blk 176 Boon Lay Ave
21241 Opp Blk 213 Boon Lay Ave
28539 Blk 538 Jurong West Ave 1
28409 Blk 454 Jurong West Ave 1
28529 Blk 441 Jurong West Ave 1
28519 Blk 425 Jurong West Ave 1
28509 Blk 422 Jurong West Ave 1
28499 Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28469 Blk 316 Jurong East Ave 1
28459 Opp Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28289 Blk 228 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28279 Blk 114 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28269 Blk 118 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28259 Opp S'pore Science Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28249 Jurong East Lib Jurong Town Hall Rd
28239 Opp Jurong Town Hall Jurong Town Hall Rd
28229 German Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
20059 Opp Cycle & Carriage AYE
20039 Opp The Infiniti AYE
20029 OPP NEWEST AYE
20019 Blk 431 AYE
17149 Blk 426 AYE
17139 Aft Clementi Swim Cplx AYE
17129 Aft NUS High Sch AYE
16099 SIT Dover AYE
18079 Opp NUH Buona Vista Flyover
18121 Opp Ayer Rajah Ind Est Buona Vista Flyover
18141 Aft Anglo-Chinese JC Nth Buona Vista Rd
11361 Buona Vista Stn Exit C EW21CC22 Nth Buona Vista Rd
11189 Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11179 Blk 8 C'wealth Ave
11169 Commonwealth Stn Exit B/C EW20 C'wealth Ave
11059 Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11049 Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch Queensway
11039 Blk 19 Queensway
11029 Blk 166 Queensway
11019 Pk Hotel Alexandra Jln Bt Merah
10139 Blk 1 Jln Bt Merah
10119 Opp Pacific Tech Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10651 Blk 161 Bt Merah Ctrl
10009 Bt Merah Int Bt Merah Ctrl
10009 Bt Merah Int Bt Merah Ctrl
10659 Blk 1003 Bt Merah Ctrl
10101 OPP BT MERAH SEC SCH Jln Bt Merah
10111 Opp Blk 28 Jln Bt Merah
10131 Opp Blk 2 Jln Bt Merah
11021 Aft Queenstown NPC HQ Queensway
11031 Opp Queen's Cl Queensway
11041 Aft C'wealth Dr Queensway
11051 Opp Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11161 Commonwealth Stn Exit A/D EW20 C'wealth Ave
11171 Opp Blk 7B C'wealth Ave
11181 Opp Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11369 Buona Vista Stn Exit D EW21CC22 Nth Buona Vista Rd
18149 Essec Business Sch Nth Buona Vista Rd
18129 Ayer Rajah Ind Est Buona Vista Flyover
16091 Opp SIT Dover AYE
17121 Blk 610 AYE
17131 Clementi Flyover AYE
17141 Clementi Stadium AYE
20011 Blk 506 AYE
20021 NEWEST AYE
20031 The Infiniti AYE
20051 Cycle & Carriage AYE
20271 Opp German Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28221 Opp Intl Business Pk Jurong Town Hall Rd
28231 Jurong Town Hall Jurong Town Hall Rd
28241 Opp Jurong East Lib Jurong Town Hall Rd
28251 S'pore Science Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28261 Aft S'pore Science Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
28271 Opp Blk 114 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28281 Opp Blk 227 Jurong Town Hall Rd
28451 Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28461 Blk 347 Jurong East Ave 1
28491 Opp Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28501 Blk 490 Jurong West Ave 1
28511 Blk 463 Jurong West Ave 1
28521 Blk 457 Jurong West Ave 1
28401 Blk 502 Jurong West Ave 1
28531 Blk 536 Jurong West Ave 1
21249 Blk 213 Boon Lay Ave
21429 Blk 185 Boon Lay Ave
21391 River Valley High Sch Boon Lay Ave
21369 Opp Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
22009 Boon Lay Int EW27 Jurong West Ctrl 3
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Boon Lay Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange   
Passes Through Jurong West/East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Commonwealth, Queensway
Route Length 19.8 km (D1) | 20.8 km (D2)
Traveling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Depot (SLBP)
Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95 (Euro 6)
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Boon Lay
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 09 mins
After 1900: 08 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 12 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins

Service 198 is a residential inter-town route plying between Boon Lay, Jurong East, Commonwealth and Bukit Merah. It is a popular connection between Boon Lay Town Centre and Boon Lay Avenue / Jurong West Avenue 1, a route it partially shares with Service 157.

Serving many housing estates, demand for this route is moderate to high throughout the day.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jurong Town Hall Road (German Ctr)  Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0550hrs
  • Jurong East Avenue 1 (Parc Oasis)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs 
Short Trip Service
  • Service 198A: Boon Lay Int → Jurong East Ave 1 (Opp Parc Oasis)
    Weekdays: 1718hrs, 1735hrs, 1745hrs, 1754hrs, 1803hrs, 1818hrs, 1834hrs, 1848hrs, 1904hrs, 1912hrs, 1923hrs, 1935hrs, 1947hrs, 1959hrs & 2018hrs
    Saturdays: 1645hrs, 1715hrs, 1735hrs, 1756hrs, 1816hrs, 1837hrs & 1858hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 1836hrs, 1924hrs, 1948hrs, 2012hrs & 2058hrs

Gallery

Operator History
  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 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
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between New Market Rd Ter and Jln Boon Lay Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1971 (06 Jun): Amended to South Canal Rd Ter
  • 1972 (11 Jun): Amended to ply the extended Upp Cross St with the partial conversion of Havelock Rd to one-way road, skipping New Bridge Rd
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Extended to Jln Kolam Ayer Ter under 1974 Bus Rationalisation
  • 1974 (01 Oct): Calls at a new bus stop outside Nan Hwa Girls’ High Sch along Bencoolen St &
    Calls at a merged bus stop outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp along Serangoon Rd
  • 1976 (13 Dec): Extended to Sims Place Terminal
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Extended to Jurong Interchange
  • 1982: Amended to ply Aljunied Rd and MacPherson Rd, skipping Jln Kolam Ayer
  • 1988 (29 May): Skips the bus stop outside NUH along AYE
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Shortened to Jurong East Int under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 3
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Extended to Boon Lay and shortened to Bukit Merah, covering deleted sectors of Services 64 and 197.
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Amended to Boon Lay Temp Int
  • 2006 (03 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2009 (27 Dec): Amended to Boon Lay Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract); Extension of Operating Hours for Short Trip Service 198A to operate daily.

Past Routings:

4 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 198

  • 22 October 2019 at 10:53 PM
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    i lost my umbrella on the second floor of one of 198 bus, i dono if i can find it , the colour is purple and looks very nice. 🙁

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  • 2 September 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    Can SBST please look into increasing the frequency of morning services towards Boon Lay? The buses are never quite punctual and it causes trouble since school starts at 730am! Moreover there are crazy drivers tryna slow down in midway so please improve on that thanks

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  • 19 July 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    Bus came early when I was going to my class. Was on time.

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    • 19 July 2018 at 2:27 PM
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      The bus was very punctual when it came to the bus stop( Blk 695). It was fully air conditioned, comfortable, and cold. The driver was not speeding, driving at the right speed and in control. I want to frequently take that service.
      From Gavin

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