SMRT Bus Service 700 / 700A

SMRT Bus Service 700 is a trunk route between Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk and Shenton Way Terminal, passing through Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah and Fullerton. It incorporates an express sector between and Dairy Farm Road and Whitley Road via BKE and PIE. This service operates along with its route variant, Service 700A which loops at Suntec City, while skipping Shenton Way.

700
00481
BT PANJANG TEMP BUS PK
Woodlands Rd
44251
Blk 604
Bt Panjang Rd
44241
Opp Lompang Rd
Bt Panjang Rd
44231
Zhenghua Pr Sch
Bt Panjang Rd
44229
Bef Pending Stn
Pending Rd
44371
Blk 219
Petir Rd
44381
Blk 202
Petir Rd
44351
Aft Chestnut Ave
Petir Rd
44361
Bef Dairy Farm Rd
Petir Rd
40239
Aft Tanglin CC
Whitley Rd
40089
Opp Stevens Stn
Dunearn Rd
40079
Chinese Girls' Pr Sch
Dunearn Rd
40119
Bef Goldhill Ave
Dunearn Rd
40069
Anglo-Chinese Sch
Dunearn Rd
40059
Chancery Ct
Dunearn Rd
40049
Opp Newton Stn Exit C
Dunearn Rd
40189
Newton Stn Exit B
Scotts Rd
40179
Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Rd
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Palmer Rd
E0323
03223
Intl Plaza
Anson Rd
03151
Opp GB Bldg
Cecil St
03021
Prudential Twr
Cecil St
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Rd
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
40181
Newton Stn Exit A
Scotts Rd
40041
Newton Stn Exit C
Bt Timah Rd
40051
Balmoral Plaza
Bt Timah Rd
40111
City Twrs
Bt Timah Rd
40071
Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
Bt Timah Rd
40081
Stevens Stn
Bt Timah Rd
40231
Raffles Town Club
Whitley Rd
44369
Aft Dairy Farm Rd
Petir Rd
44359
Bef Chestnut Ave
Petir Rd
44389
Opp Blk 201
Petir Rd
44379
Opp Blk 219
Petir Rd
44221
Opp Pending Stn
Pending Rd
44239
Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
Bt Panjang Rd
44249
Blk 174
Bt Panjang Rd
44259
Blk 183
Bt Panjang Rd

Notes:

  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
  • No boarding and alighting at Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • Buses leaving Bukit Panjang after 2245hrs will terminate at Suntec City
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Technical Information
Service SMRT Bus Service 700
SMRT Bus Service 700A
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park  Shenton Way Bus Terminal Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah, Fullerton Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah, Suntec City
Route Length 21.7 km (D1) | 21.2 km (D2) 39.6 km
Travelling Time
85 mins 135 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN NL323F
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE

12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
0555 1825 (Weekdays)
0555 1300 (Saturdays)
1840 2245 (Weekdays)
1315 2245 (Saturdays)
0555 2245 (Sundays & Public Holidays)2246  2330 (Daily | Terminates at Suntec City)
Departure Times from Shenton Way
0630 1930 (Weekdays)
0630 1400 (Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1
Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 04 – 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: NA
0630 – 0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831 – 1659: 11 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins
Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 13 mins
0831 – 1659: 09 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 mins

 

Service 700 is an express link between Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk and the city areas of Bukit Timah, Orchard Road, Shenton Way (700) and Marina Centre (700A), incorporating an express sector between Dairy Farm Road and Whitley Road along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).

This route operates either as Service 700 or 700A depending on times of day. Service 700, which serves the Central Business District around Shenton Way and Fullerton, operates on Weekdays from mornings to evenings, and Saturdays from mornings to mid-day. On Weekday nights, Saturday afternoon & nights, and on Sundays/PHs, Service 700A will operate, looping at Suntec City and serving the Marina Centre area while skipping Fullerton and Shenton Way.

For Service 700A, buses leaving Bukit Panjang after 2245 hours daily will terminate at Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Convention Ctr). No boarding & alighting is allowed at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. No alighting is allowed at Shenton Way Bus Terminal.

Double-deck buses were regularly deployed on Service 700 and 700A since 15 September 2014.

Historical bits:

SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405G Hispano MkI (TIB895S) - Rapidbus Service 700. Retrieved from an old SMRT publication.
SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405G Hispano MkI (TIB895S) – Rapidbus Service 700. Retrieved from an old SMRT publication.

Originally introduced as Rapidbus 700 in 1998, the pioneering service only calls at a limited number of bus stops along high demand corridors. Buses on the route were fitted with special transponders which retain the green light at selected traffic junctions until the bus has cleared the junction. The transponder trial was later discontinued. Buses also displayed the Rapidbus logo on the Electronic Display Signs. Rapidbus was discontinued in 1999, with 700 being shortened to Bukit Panjang (From Woodlands) and converted to a regular trunk service, and at the same time, the 700A variant was introduced.

MRT Stations Served:

LRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:
  • Petir Road (Opp Blk 201) Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
    0540 – 0700 (Daily), until the first bus arrives from the City
    Operates as 700 (Weekdays & Sat), or as 700A (Sundays & PHs)

During AM Peak hours on Weekdays, several Service 700 departures from Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk terminated at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), one bus stop before the route’s terminating point at Shenton Way Terminal. This is to facilitate quicker Off Service trips back to Bukit Panjang. This arrangement lasted till 23 Jun 2017, when Service 700 was amended into the relocated Shenton Way Terminal which does not allow alighting activities, making Opp MAS Bldg the last stop for Service 700.

Route Variants:
  • Service 700A: Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
    Selected times of day

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See above.

Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1998 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

History:

  • 1998 (31 Aug): Introduced as Rapidbus 700 between Woodlands and Shenton Way Ter
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Shortened to Bukit Panjang Int, reverted to trunk route. 700A introduced to loop at Marina Center during off-peak hours.
  • 2006 (18 Jun): Merged with feeder service 921 to ply Petir Road and Dairy Farm Road
  • 2012 (01 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (15 Sep): Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-deck buses deployed
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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