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 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43419 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 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 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
Route Overview
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
Traveling Time 20 – 30 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
(Negotiated Contract)
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Buses park at: Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN A22
– Yutong E12
Operating Hours
Daily
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
05:30 – 01:00
Operating Frequency
6.30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 12 mins 13 – 16 mins 12 mins 15 – 16 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares capped at 3.2km for feeder services

 

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 will be operated by the awarded tenderer under the Bulim Bus Package in 2021.

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 Stations Served:

Gallery:

Gallery (Posters):


Operator History:
  • 27 August 2017 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
  • (~End May 2021) onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

Operations for this route would be transferred to Tower Transit in 2021 as part of the Bulim Bus Package.

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bulim Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2017 (27 Aug): Launched under the BSEP. Wheelchair accessible at launch.

Past Routing


External Links & References:

 

15 thoughts on “SMRT Feeder Bus Service 944

  • 15 February 2021 at 12:09 PM
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    This bus service and premium 744 are the only existing “_44″s in Singapore (there is no bus 44 and 144!).

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