SMRT Bus Service 975

SMRT Bus Service 975 is a trunk route running from Bukit Panjang and looping at Lim Chu Kang Road End, passing through Teck Whye, Choa Chu Kang MRT, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, Old Choa Chu Kang Road and Lim Chu Kang Road. The bus route serves as the sole bus connection to Lim Chu Kang, with the majority of ridership originating from foreign workers’ dormitories and military installations in the Old Choa Chu Kang and Lim Chu Kang area.

975
Bukit Panjang Int ↺ Lim Chu Kang Rd (Loop)
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44271 Bet Blks 13/14 Teck Whye Ave
44281 Blk 8 Teck Whye Ave
44291 Opp Cck Polyclinic Teck Whye Ave
44391 Aft Blk 202 Choa Chu Kang Dr
44531 Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44461 Blk 352 Choa Chu Kang Way
44521 Blk 280 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44511 Blk 289 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44689 Sunshine Pl Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44079 Opp Blk 464 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
30089 Aft Hai Inn See Tp Brickland Rd
30099 Opp Chengtai Nursery Sg Tengah Rd
30059 Opp Track 14 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30049 Home Team Academy Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30039 Army Logistics Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30029 Keat Hong Camp Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30019 Opp Tengah Air Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31199 B25 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31179 Aft Jln Berseri Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31169 Teen Challenge Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31159 Bef Lim Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31061 Opp Lim Chu Kang Camp II Lim Chu Kang Rd
31071 Aft Chinese Cemy Path 11 Lim Chu Kang Rd
31081 Opp HQ 5th SIB Camp I Old Lim Chu Kang Rd
34101 Aft Old Lim Chu Kang Rd Lor Rusuk
32101 Aft Murai Farmway Lim Chu Kang Rd
32111 Aft LP 93 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32031 Opp Ama Keng Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
32041 Opp LP 160 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32051 Aft Track 11 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32061 Opp LP 173 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32071 Aft Track 13 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32081 Sg Gedong Camp Lim Chu Kang Rd
33011 B19 Lim Chu Kang Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
33021 Opp Neo Tiew Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
33031 Aft Jln Bahtera Lim Chu Kang Rd
33041 Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 3 Lim Chu Kang Rd
33051 Bef Lim Chu Kang Lane 3A Lim Chu Kang Rd
34011 Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34021 Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 5 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34031 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34041 B03 Lim Chu Kang Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
34051 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34009 Police Coast Guard Lim Chu Kang Rd
34059 Yishun Dairy Farm Lim Chu Kang Rd
34049 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 8 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34039 Bef Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34029 Bef Lim Chu Kang Lane 5 Lim Chu Kang Rd
34019 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 4 Lim Chu Kang Rd
33059 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 3A Lim Chu Kang Rd
33049 Aft Lim Chu Kang Lane 3 Lim Chu Kang Rd
33039 Opp Jln Bahtera Lim Chu Kang Rd
33029 Aft Neo Tiew Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
33019 B20 Lim Chu Kang Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
32089 Aft Sg Gedong Camp Lim Chu Kang Rd
32079 Opp Track 13 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32069 B26 Lim Chu Kang Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
32059 Opp Track 11 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32049 Aft LP 161 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32039 Aft Ama Keng Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
32119 Aft LP 96 Lim Chu Kang Rd
32109 Bef Lor Serambi Lim Chu Kang Rd
34109 Aft Lim Chu Kang Rd Lor Rusuk
31089 HQ 5th SIB Camp I Old Lim Chu Kang Rd
31079 Opp Chinese Cemy Path 11 Lim Chu Kang Rd
31069 Bef Old Choa Chu Kang Rd Lim Chu Kang Rd
31151 Aft Lim Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31161 Opp Teen Challenge Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31171 Opp Jln Berseri Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
31191 B26 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30011 Tengah Air Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30021 Opp Keat Hong Camp Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30031 Opp Army Logistics Base Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30041 Opp Home Team Academy Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30051 Aft Track 14 Old Choa Chu Kang Rd
30091 Chengtai Nursery Sg Tengah Rd
30081 Opp Hai Inn See Tp Brickland Rd
44071 Blk 464 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44519 Blk 402 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44529 Blk 410 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44469 Blk 414 Choa Chu Kang Way
44539 Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44399 Opp Blk 210 Choa Chu Kang Dr
44299 Cck Polyclinic Teck Whye Ave
44289 Blk 6 Teck Whye Ave
44279 Blk 157 Teck Whye Ave
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44251 Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604 DT1-BP6 Bt Panjang Rd
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
Technical Information
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Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange ↺ Lim Chu Kang Road (Loop)
Passes Through Teck Whye, Choa Chu Kang, Old Choa Chu Kang Rd, Old Lim Chu Kang Rd
Route Length 36.5 km
Travelling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Minority of buses park at: Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
– MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Bt Panjang
0545 – 2238 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600 – 2238 (Sundays/PHs)
2250 – 2335 (Daily | Terminates at Police Coast Guard, Lim Chu Kang Rd)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 11 mins
1700-1900: 06 – 09 mins
After 1900: 09 – 12 mins

Service 975 is both a residential and industrial route, serving housing estates around Teck Whye & Choa Chu Kang East, as well as many industries and military installations along Old Choa Chu Kang Road and Lim Chu Kang Road, with connections to transport nodes at Choa Chu Kang Town Centre and Bukit Panjang. The route compliments Service 190, between Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye Estate and Choa Chu Kang, as well as Service 172 between Choa Chu Kang and Old Choa Chu Kang Rd.

This bus service loops at the former Lim Chu Kang Bus Terminal, which was converted to an ordinary bus stop after the introduction of Service 975. Buses leaving Bt Panjang after 2249 hours will terminate at Lim Chu Kang Road End (Police Coast Guard), the former Lim Chu Kang Terminal.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since 1993, it was then known as Service 175. The route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1999 and renumbered to Service 975 in 2005. It has been operated by SMRT ever since.

Due to earlier height limitations along Lim Chu Kang Road, double-deck buses were not deployed along the full route before 10 March 2019. Single-deck rigid buses are deployed on Service 975 on a regular basis, with Double Decker buses from Service 972 perform special departures from Brickland Road (Opp Hai Inn See Tp) to Bukit Panjang during Weekdays AM Peak hours. Double Decker buses started plying the full Service 975 route from 10 March 2019, on Weekends & Public Holidays.

Short Trip Service 975B, introduced in April 2016 occasionally uses articulated buses. From 13 February 2017, Service 975B was upgraded to operate daily, running in the evenings on Weekdays and Saturdays in addition to Sundays and Public Holidays.

Service 975 was amended to Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub on 04 Sep 2017 as part of the Bus Service Enhancements for Bukit Panjang ITH Opening


Bus Service 975 also serves the following amenities along its route: (Click to Expand)
  • Schools:
    • Choa Chu Kang Secondary School
    • Teck Whye Primary School
    • Teck Whye Secondary School
    • Pioneer Junior College
  • Shopping Centres:
    • Hillion Mall
    • Lot One Shoppers’ Mall
    • Sunshine Place
  • Ama Keng Hostel
  • Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
  • Choa Chu Kang Cemetaries
  • Choa Chu Kang Community Centre
  • Choa Chu Kang Town Council Main Office
  • Econ Nursing Home (Sunnyville)
  • Stagmont Camp
  • Home Team Academy
  • Army Logistics Base
  • Keat Hong Camp
  • Tengah Air Base
  • Lim Chu Kang Camp I and II
  • Murai Camp
  • Murai Lodge I and II
  • SCAL Dormitory (Jalan Lekar)
  • Sungei Gedong Camp
  • Sungei Tengah Lodge
MRT / LRT Stations Served:
Short-Trip Services:

 

  • Service 975A: Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Brickland Road (Aft Hai Inn See Tp)
    Weekdays: 1711hrs – 2129hrs
    Saturdays: 1700hrs – 1948hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 1700hrs – 2010hrs
  • Service 975B: Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Lim Chu Kang Road (Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 3)
    Weekdays: 0618hrs – 0745hrs & 1740hrs – 2130hrs
    Saturdays: 1912hrs – 2005hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 1547hrs – 2315hrs

Short Trip Service 975A is now in its second generation after its introduction on 28 Jan 2020, with the former route which terminated at Lorong Rusuk withdrawn on 28 Oct 2018.

Short Trip Service 975B caters to heavy daily demand during weekday peak periods between Choa Chu Kang MRT and government installations along Old Choa Chu Kang Road, foreign workers returning to their dormitories at Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Murai Farmway and Ama Keng, as well as military personnel returning to their respective camps and airbases on Sunday/Public Holiday nights. The short trip service was enhanced on 28 October 2018 with the withdrawal of Short Trip Service 975A (1st Gen).

Special Departures:
  • Lim Chu Kang Road (Police Coast Guard) → Bt Panjang Int
    0530hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays) | 0545hrs (Sundays/PHs) | until the first bus arrives from Bt Panjang
  • Brickland Rd (Opp Hai Inn See Tp)  Bt Panjang Int
    Weekdays AM Peak

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.

3 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 975

  • 4 June 2020 at 8:10 PM
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    DD deployment during weekdays is only 2-3 buses during peak hours while for weekends is majority.

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  • 14 August 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    Each time i took bus No 975 it is very crowded during 7 to 8 pm it is full of worker from foreign country. can authority help to provide more buses of no 975 ? i saw 922 bus is far more frequency then 975 it is just next to bus 975 queue line

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  • 5 September 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    Can one of the Service 975 roads to prun trees to serve double deckers from ease crowding.

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