SMRT Express Bus Service 868E

SMRT Buses Express Service 868E is a Morning Peak express route from Bukit Gombak to Temasek Ave, passing through Bukit Batok, AYE and Robinson Road.

868E
Blk 347 → Promenade Stn
43581 Blk 347 Bt Batok West Ave 5
43641 Opp HomeTeamNS Bt Batok West Ave 7
43831 Blk 334 Bt Batok West Ave 7
43491 Blk 331 Bt Batok West Ave 4
43481 Blk 315 Bt Batok West Ave 2
43471 Blk 306 Bt Batok West Ave 2
43401 Bt Batok Polyclinic Bt Batok West Ave 3
43321 Opp Blk 144 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43371 Blk 109 Bt Batok West Ave 6
43699 Blk 298 Bt Batok Ave 1
28629 Blk 266 Jurong East Ctrl
28631 Opp Blk 288D Toh Guan Rd
28641 Blk 284 Toh Guan Rd
28229 German Ctr Jurong Town Hall Rd
03222 Hub Synergy Pt Anson Rd
03111 Aft Capital Twr Robinson Rd
03071 OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE Robinson Rd
03031 Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26 Robinson Rd
03011 Fullerton Sq EW14NS26 Fullerton Rd
02111 Esplanade Bridge Esplanade Dr
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Promenade Stn CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (Blk 347) → Temasek Avenue (Promenade Stn)
Passes Through Bukit Batok, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Robinson Rd
Route Length 23.2 km
Travelling Time 60 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 Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Bt Batok West Ave 5
0730hrs – 0745hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
15 mins

 

Service 868E provides passengers in Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok with alternative means of transport to the city and Marina Centre, via an express sector along the AYE. The journey time is comparable to taking a train, but Service 868E charges slightly more under the distance-based fare scheme. The route was introduced on 28 September 2010 as part of the Quarterly Review of Bus Services performed in September 2010, as Service 868. It was renumbered to Service 868E from 13 August 2018.

This service operates two trips during weekday mornings, departing Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 at 7:30am and 7:45am.

Service 868E received a fleet upgrade to double-decker bus from 11 Aug 2015 to cope with rising demand for this service.

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

Departure Timings
  • From Blk 347, Bt Batok West Ave 5: 0730hrs, 0745hrs
MRT Stations Served

 

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Operator History:

  • 2010 – 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:

  • 2010 (28 Sep): Introduced as a unidirectional peak hour service from Bukit Batok to the City. Operates two trips on weekday mornings. Charges Express fares under the Distance-Based Fare scheme.
  • 2015 (11 Aug): Start of Double-Decker Bus Deployments
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (09 Apr): Calls at 2 additional bus stops along Bukit Batok West Ave 7
  • 2018 (13 Aug): Renumbered to Express 868E from Express 868
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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2 thoughts on “SMRT Express Bus Service 868E

  • 25 July 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    Should become a trunk route as it must extend to its nearby interchange and become full day trunk route or in the future. Maybe not…

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  • 24 June 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    61 and 868 better to be under Bulim while 991 better to be under CCK.

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