SMRT Bus Service 976

SMRT Bus Service 976 is a trunk service operating between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang Interchange, supplementing the Bukit Panjang LRT and was launched on 10 November 2019.

976
44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop
44461 Blk 352 Choa Chu Kang Way
44451 Blk 224 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44441 Blk 239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44121 Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44131 Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44141 Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44251 Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604 DT1-BP6 Bt Panjang Rd
44641 Blk 602 BP13 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44791 West View Pr Sch Senja Rd
44801 Opp Blk 628 Senja Rd
44861 BLK 636A Senja Rd
44811 West Spring Sec Sch Senja Rd
44821 Blk 651 Senja Link
44729 Jelapang Stn BP12 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44839 West Spring Pri Sch Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44701 Blk 548B Segar Rd
44691 BLK 485 Segar Rd
44919 Opp Blk 451 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44929 Greenridge Sec Sch Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44329 Bangkit Stn BP9 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44229 Bef Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44219 Bet Blks 139/140 Petir Rd
44209 Opp Petir Stn BP7 Petir Rd
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
45009 Bukit Panjang Int DT1-BP6 Petir Rd
44201 Aft Petir Stn BP7 Petir Rd
44211 Blk 127 Petir Rd
44221 Opp Pending Stn BP8 Pending Rd
44321 Opp Bangkit Stn BP9 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44921 Opp Greenridge Sec Sch Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44911 BLK 450 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44699 BLK 457 Segar Rd
44709 Blk 547C Segar Rd
44831 BLK 519 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44721 Opp Jelapang Stn BP12 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44829 Opp Blk 650 Senja Link
44819 Opp West Spring Sec Sch Senja Rd
44869 Bef Blk 629A Cp Senja Rd
44809 Blk 628 Senja Rd
44799 Blk 610 Senja Rd
44649 Blk 541A CP BP13 Bt Panjang Ring Rd
44259 Blk 183 Bt Panjang Rd
44149 Opp Phoenix Stn BP5 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44139 Opp Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44129 Opp Blk 113 Choa Chu Kang Way
44449 Opp Blks 237/239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44459 Blk 277 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44469 Blk 414 Choa Chu Kang Way
44009 Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1 Choa Chu Kang Loop
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Choa Chu Kang Bus InterchangeBukit Panjang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Choa Chu Kang Way/Rd, Senja Rd, Segar Rd, Bt Panjang Ring Rd, Petir/Pending Rd
Route Length 8.6 km (D1) | 9.0 km (D2)
Travelling Time 37 – 50 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
MAN A22
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang
0530hrs – 0030hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Panjang
0550hrs – 0050hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0530–0030: 15 mins 0550–0050: 15 mins

 

Service 976 Launch Poster & Discontinuation of Bus Service BPS1

As part of the Bukit Panjang LRT Overhaul, Bus Service 976 would complement the Bukit Panjang LRT network, as LRT train services would only be offered in a counter-clockwise loop (Service B via Petir) during off-peak hours on Weekdays and the entire day during Weekends & Public Holidays starting from 1 December 2019.

According to the Land Transport Authority, full day Bus Service 976 is upgraded from the existing peak-hour Bus Parallel Service BPS1, which was introduced in 2011 as a measure to reduce peak hour crowding on the Bukit Panjang LRT network by providing an alternative travel route for residents at Segar, Jelapang and Senja to Choa Chu Kang. With the introduction of Bus Service 976, Service BPS1 will be withdrawn on the same day.

Rail Stations Served

Fare: Charges basic distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.


Gallery:

Operator History
  • 2019 – 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

Past Routing


See Also

24 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 976

  • 22 November 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    I call this bus service the unicorn bus, as because of its low frequency it’s rarely seen.

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  • 19 November 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    I rather take lrt or walk than wait for this super long frequency bus. As mentioned previously, this bus should just loop at Bt Panjang Int. The interchange legit lack parking lots already. Please make the frequency better.

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  • 12 November 2019 at 3:55 PM
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    You’ve made a mistake; bus 976 doesn’t merge with bus BPS1 and you have withdrawn it. So, reintroduce bus BPS1.

    Ps. The operating hours may be nonsense, but you have it reintroduce it!

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  • 10 November 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    If it is a lack of parking lots, this bus service can loop at Bt Panjang ITH instead. (just like bus service 180). Strongly agree with you, JKYY!

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  • 10 November 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    I would like to propose that Service 976 is enhanced to operate at 5-10 min frequencies all day with high-capacity buses and LTA can close the whole BPLRT system for faster repairs. Only problem why LTA cannot proceed with this is the lack of parking lots at Bukit Panjang Int.

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    • 20 July 2020 at 10:26 PM
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      15-minute frequency had been announced by LTA before making the present-day 15-minutes since 1 January 2020.

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