SMRT Bus Service 700A

SMRT Bus Service 700A is a trunk route between Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk and Suntec City, passing through Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard. It incorporates an express sector between and Dairy Farm Road and Whitley Road via BKE and PIE.

700A
BT PANJANG TEMP BUS PK ↺ Temasek Ave (Loop)
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
SCGS PR
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
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
Temasek Ave
02171
Opp The Ritz-Carlton
Temasek Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
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
00481
BT PANJANG TEMP BUS PK
Woodlands Rd

Notes:

  • No boarding and alighting at Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk
  • Buses leaving Bukit Panjang after 2245hrs will terminate at Suntec City
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park ↺ Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Petir, Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bras Basah, Suntec City
Route Length 39.6 km
Travelling Time
135 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
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
1840 2245 (Weekdays)
1315 2245 (Saturdays)
0555 2245 (Sundays & Public Holidays)
2246  2330 (Daily | Terminates at Suntec City)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831 – 1659: 11 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

Service 700A is an express link between Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk and the city areas of Bukit Timah, Orchard Road 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).

Buses leaving Bukit Panjang after 2245 hours daily will terminate at Temasek Boulevard (Suntec Convention Ctr).

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)

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

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:

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