SMRT Bus Service 979

 

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Operator History:

  • 2015 – 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:

  • 2015 (27 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Bukit Panjang and Yew Tee as part of the DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements. Wheelchair-accessible at launch.
  • 2016 (24 Apr): Temporary Supplementary Bus Service 979M launched, from Bt Panjang Temp Bus Park and looping at Choa Chu Kang North 5. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Amended to Bukit Panjang ITH.
  • 2018 (22 Jul): Amended to ply Stagmont Ring & Choa Chu Kang Link instead of KJE. Route variant 979M withdrawn.
  • 2020 (13 Apr): Last bus timing from Bukit Panjang Int extended from 2345hrs to 000hrs on weekdays, except public holidays.

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7 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 979

  • 14 December 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    Should the return journey of 979 go back via Choa Chu Kang North 6 road instead of current route. This will save some time for the passengers and is also help the residents of those who stay in this area who now nothing after 979M was taken out of service.

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    • 15 October 2020 at 7:04 PM
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      979M was never intend to stop at Choa Chu Kang North 6, only stops along Choa Chu Kang North 5.

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  • 19 October 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    Why bus 979 move so deliberately slow.

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  • 11 June 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    Sooner or later LTA will funded more double decker buses for this service

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    • 15 October 2020 at 7:02 PM
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      Now 979 is full DD

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  • 18 May 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    Hmm hi.. This service why do not putting more double deck buses ?
    I know that u guys have two or one double deck for only peak hrs..
    But sometime there is also quite many of the passenger boarding this bus during non peak.. Why cant it replace some of ur single deck to double deck ?

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    • 15 October 2020 at 7:03 PM
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      As of 2020, now 979 already have Full fleet of DD. There are no chances SD are operating nowadays.

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