SMRT Feeder Bus Service 944

SMRT Feeder Service 944 is a Feeder service operating from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and looping at Bukit Batok Road, serving new estates along Bukit Batok West Avenue 6.

The route commenced operations on Sunday, 27 August 2017. It is the seventy-sixth (76th) service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

944
Bt Batok Int ↺ Bt Batok Rd (Loop)
43009
Bt Batok Int
Bt Batok Ctrl
43419
Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43401
Bt Batok Polyclinic
Bt Batok West Ave 3
40301
Blk 451A
Bt Batok West Ave 6
40351
Blk 461C
Bt Batok West Ave 6
40361
Blk 438A
Bt Batok West Ave 8
43789
BLK 436A
Bt Batok Rd
40311
Blk 439C
Bt Batok West Ave 6
40359
Opp Blk 461C
Bt Batok West Ave 6
40309
Opp Blk 451A
Bt Batok West Ave 6
43409
Opp Blk 127
Bt Batok West Ave 3
43411
Opp Blk 628
Bt Batok Ctrl
43009
Bt Batok Int
Bt Batok Ctrl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Batok Road (Loop)
Passes Through Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok West Ave 6
Route Length 4.9 km
Travelling Time 20 – 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Departure Times from Bukit Batok 0530hrs 0100hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 12 mins
0831 – 1659: 13 – 16 mins
1700 – 1900: 12 mins
After 1900: 15 – 16 mins
LTA / SMRT Press Release - Service 944 Poster
Service 944 Poster

Bus Service 944 is a feeder service from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange to Bukit Batok Road, mainly serving new residential estates northwest of Bukit Batok with direct links to NS2 Bukit Batok MRT Station,  as well as other amenities along the route. It is the fourth feeder bus service originating from Bukit Batok, alongside Services 941, 945 and 947, and commenced operations on Sunday, 27 August 2017.

In Bukit Batok, Service 944 serves new Build-To-Order (BTO) flat estates such as:

  • West Quarry @ Bukit Batok
  • West Plains @ Bukit Batok
  • West Edge @ Bukit Batok
  • West Rock @ Bukit Batok
  • West Terra @ Bukit Batok
  • West Valley @ Bukit Batok
  • West Ridges @ Bukit Batok

Amenities served include:

  • Club CSC @ Bukit Batok
  • Bukit Batok Polyclinic
Service 944 at a glance
Service 944 at a glance

While Bukit Batok Bus Interchange is under the tendered Bulim Bus Package contract with Tower Transit being the anchor operator, the decision was made by LTA to award the operation of Service 944 to SMRT Buses instead, under the Negotiated Contract (NC) model. This is likely due to economic reasons, as the per-mileage operating cost for Tower Transit is higher than that of SMRT Buses, calculated based on the winning bid amount for the Bulim Bus Package. The route may be re-tendered in 2021 under the Bulim Bus Package.

The route operates out of end-on berths A15 – A17 at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange. Service 941, which previously occupied these berths, was moved to sawtooth Berth B4.

Launch Day

Free rides were offered on Service 944 for all commuters.

MRT/LRT Stations Served:

Fare: Fares for Feeder Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares.

9 thoughts on “SMRT Feeder Bus Service 944

  • 24 April 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Should exchange for 974 and TTS take this 944

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  • 30 August 2017 at 8:22 PM
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    Hmmm, if need to merge 308 and 947, can always go by Brickland Rd and thru keat hong area support 983 !

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  • 20 August 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    Under Khaw regime,LTA is trying hard to give both SBST and SMRT more service even have to go to this extend..2021/22 can say bye2 to TTS/GAS

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    • 21 August 2017 at 5:53 PM
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      LTA has also tried hard to give Go-Ahead a new service – 381. You left that out.

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      • 29 August 2017 at 2:03 PM
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        That was previous and the fiasco start with Seletar

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  • 15 August 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    Ooh, Bukit Batok feeder services will have two operators. This is gonna be interesting.

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    • 15 August 2017 at 11:10 PM
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      Merge 947 with 308 (combined route under CCK) and let TT take over the responsibility for 944.

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      • 28 August 2017 at 12:56 AM
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        Hmmm.. That is an interesting idea but the main idea of feeders is to connect residential areas to nearby transport facilities, not connecting Interchange to Interchange (that’s the job for Trunks).

        But if you want to merge Choa Chu Kang (308) and 947 (Bukit Batok) just to let TTS Operate 944 won’t be that feasible as there already is 188/E/R and 985 to connect those two areas.

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