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.

198
22009
Boon Lay Int
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
Nth Buona Vista Rd
11189
Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11179
Blk 8
C'wealth Ave
11169
C'Wealth Stn Exit B/C
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
C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D
C'wealth Ave
11171
Opp Blk 7B
C'wealth Ave
11181
Opp Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11369
Buona Vista Stn Exit D
Nth Buona Vista Rd
18149
Opp Anglo-Chinese JC
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
Parc Oasis
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
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:
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: 04 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 05 – 12 mins
After 1900: 08 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 04 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 10 mins
After 1900: 11 – 15 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. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

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 – 2023hrs | 10 – 24 min frequency

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 2018 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

Past Routings:

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External Links & References:

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 198

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

    Reply
    • 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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