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.

Express 868 will be renumbered to Express 868E from 13 Aug 2018.


Route
868
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
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
02151
Suntec Convention Ctr
Temasek Blvd
02161
Promenade Stn
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:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo B9TL
MAN A95
Departure Times from Bt Batok West Ave 5
0730hrs – 0745hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
15 mins

Route History

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

Past Routings:


External Links & References:

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One thought on “SMRT Express Bus Service 868E

  • 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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