SBS Transit Feeder 324 is a residential feeder route connecting Hougang Central Bus Interchange & MRT to Upper Serangoon Cres/View. It is the fifth feeder service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) after 386, and was launched on Sunday, 14 September 2014.
||Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↺ Upper Serangoon View (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Upper Serangoon Rd, Upp Serangoon Cres|
|Route Length||4.2 km|
|Travelling Time||17 – 23 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Hougang Central
||0545 – 0030 (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 08 mins
After 1900: 09 – 15 mins
Service 324 provides residents at Upper Serangoon Crescent and Upper Serangoon View with greater connectivity to Hougang MRT station and Hougang Central Bus Interchange, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. The new route also benefited 3 schools in the developing estate, namely Holy Innocents’ High, Serangoon Secondary School and CHIJ (Our Lady of the Nativity). This was the fifth feeder service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
The stretch of Upper Serangoon Crescent and Upper Serangoon View which Service 324 plies was not served by existing bus routes back then, and was surrounded by upcoming residential developments. Apart from existing housing developments around Upper Serangoon Road, the route serves new housing developments such as Parkland Residences (under the DBSS) and the Built-to-Order (BTO) Hougang Parkview and Hougang ParkEdge around Upper Serangoon Crescent.
Change in First Bus Timing at Bus Stop 62271 from 05 Jun 2017
When Bus Service 324 was launched in 2014, 2 special departures were scheduled from Bus Stop 62251 Bef Blk 471B Upp S’goon Cres at 0530hrs & 0540hrs on Weekdays and 0530hrs & 0540hrs on Saturdays. On 21 November 2015, new Bus Stop 62271 Opp Blk 475B, Upp S’goon Cres was added to Service 324’s route and Bus Stop 62251 was shifted down the road about 70m. However, the special departures in the morning continued to start from Bus Stop 62251, skipping Bus Stop 62271.
Only from 05 June 2017 that the morning special departures for Service 324 is made to start from Bus Stop 62271 at 0528hrs & 0540hrs on Weekdays and Saturdays. The scheduled arrival time of the special departure buses at Bus Stop 62251 is revised to 0529hrs & 0541hrs on Weekdays & Saturdays.
MRT Station Served:
- NE14 Hougang
- Upp S’goon Cres (Opp Blk 475B) → Hougang Central Int
Weekdays & Saturdays: 0528hrs, 0540hrs
- 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.
- 2014 (14 Sep): Introduced as a feeder service from Hougang Ctrl to Upper Serangoon Crescent under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2015 (30 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2015 (21 Nov): Calls at an additional bus stop along Upp Serangoon Cres (Bus Stop 62271 Opp Blk 475B)
- 2017 (05 Jun): Morning special departures brought forward from Bus Stop 62251 to Bus Stop 62271.