SMRT Bus Service 980

SMRT Bus Service 980 is a trunk route between Sembawang Interchange and Lorong 1 Geylang Terminal, passing through Admiralty Drive, Sembawang Road, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Kampong Java, Little India, Middle Road and Beach Road.


Route

980
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58151
Bef Sembawang Stn
Canberra Rd
58111
Blk 351 CP
Canberra Rd
58421
Blk 353
Admiralty Dr
58311
Blk 354 CP
Sembawang Dr
58251
Sun Plaza
Sembawang Dr
58291
Blk 317
Sembawang Dr
58391
Blk 303
Sembawang Ave
58029
Aft Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58019
Aft Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57139
Aft Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
57129
Blk 114
Sembawang Rd
57119
Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57089
Blk 713
Sembawang Rd
57079
Khatib Camp
Sembawang Rd
57069
Opp Dieppe Barracks
Sembawang Rd
57059
Opp Sembawang Air Base
Sembawang Rd
57049
Opp Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
Sembawang Rd
57039
SPIRITUAL GRACE PRESBY CH
Sembawang Rd
57029
Aft The Springside
Sembawang Rd
57019
Springleaf Nature Pk
Upp Thomson Rd
56099
Aft Springleaf Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56089
Aft SLE
Upp Thomson Rd
56079
Aft Old Upp Thomson Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56069
Bef Tagore Dr
Upp Thomson Rd
56059
Bef Tagore Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56049
Meadows @ Peirce
Upp Thomson Rd
56039
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56029
Bef Sembawang Hill FC
Upp Thomson Rd
56019
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Upp Thomson Rd
53099
Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Upp Thomson Rd
53089
Faber Gdn
Upp Thomson Rd
53079
Flame Tree Pk
Upp Thomson Rd
53069
Aft Windsor Pk Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
53059
Opp Thomson Plaza
Upp Thomson Rd
53049
Bef Jln Todak
Upp Thomson Rd
53039
Thomson CC
Upp Thomson Rd
53029
Shunfu Est
Upp Thomson Rd
53019
OPP ST. THERESA'S HME
Upp Thomson Rd
51069
Mt Alvernia Hosp
Thomson Rd
51059
AFT TOA PAYOH RISE
Thomson Rd
51049
SLF Cplx
Thomson Rd
51039
Opp S'pore Polo Club
Thomson Rd
51029
Opp Old Police Academy
Thomson Rd
51019
Thomson Flyover
Thomson Rd
50059
Opp Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
50049
Opp Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50038
Novena Stn
Thomson Rd
50029
Opp United Sq
Thomson Rd
50019
Parish Of Christ Ch
Keng Lee Rd
40109
Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
Kg Java Rd
40019
Little India Stn
Bt Timah Rd
07539
Opp Rochor Stn
Sungei Rd
07518
OPP NAFA CAMPUS 3
Bencoolen St
07569
Aft Waterloo St
Middle Rd
01639
Bef Beach Rd
Middle Rd
01621
Opp Shaw Twrs
Beach Rd
01511
Opp The Gateway
Beach Rd
01521
Opp Plaza Parkroyal
Beach Rd
01411
Opp St. John HQ
Beach Rd
01421
Opp Golden Mile Cplx
Beach Rd
01341
Southbank
Crawford St
80011
AFT PADANG JERINGAU
Kallang Rd
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80009
Lor 1 Geylang Ter
Lor 1 Geylang
80029
Bef Kg Bugis
Kallang Rd
01339
Bef Crawford Bridge
Crawford St
01329
Blk 8
Nth Bridge Rd
01239
Sultan Plaza
Jln Sultan
01529
Plaza Parkroyal
Beach Rd
01519
The Gateway
Beach Rd
01631
Aft Beach Rd
Middle Rd
01112
Opp Bugis Junction
Victoria St
07551
Fu Lu Shou Cplx
Rochor Rd
07531
Rochor Stn
Rochor Canal Rd
40011
LITTLE INDIA STN EXIT A
Bt Timah Rd
40101
KK Women & Child Hosp
Kg Java Rd
50011
Opp Parish Of Christ Ch
Kg Java Rd
50021
United Sq
Thomson Rd
50031
Opp Novena Ch
Thomson Rd
50041
Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50051
Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Rd
51021
Old Police Academy
Thomson Rd
51031
S'pore Polo Club
Thomson Rd
51041
Opp SLF Cplx
Thomson Rd
51051
AFT ANDREW RD
Thomson Rd
51071
Macritchie Reservoir
Thomson Rd
53011
ST. THERESA'S HME
Upp Thomson Rd
53021
Opp Shunfu Est
Upp Thomson Rd
53041
Bef Thomson Ridge
Upp Thomson Rd
53051
Bef Thomson Plaza
Upp Thomson Rd
53061
Bef Windsor Pk Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
53071
Opp Flame Tree Pk
Upp Thomson Rd
53081
Opp Faber Gdn
Upp Thomson Rd
53091
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Upp Thomson Rd
56021
Opp S'wang Hill FC
Upp Thomson Rd
56031
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56041
Opp Meadows @ Peirce
Upp Thomson Rd
56051
Opp Tagore Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56061
Aft Tagore Dr
Upp Thomson Rd
56071
Bef Old Upp Thomson Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
56081
Bef SLE
Upp Thomson Rd
56091
Bef Springleaf Rd
Upp Thomson Rd
57011
Opp Springleaf Nature Pk
Upp Thomson Rd
57021
Forest Hills Condo
Sembawang Rd
57031
Nee Soon Driclad Ctr
Sembawang Rd
57041
Nee Soon HQ 22 SIB
Sembawang Rd
57051
Aft Sembawang Air Base
Sembawang Rd
57061
Dieppe Barracks
Sembawang Rd
57071
Opp Khatib Camp
Sembawang Rd
57081
Opp Blk 713
Sembawang Rd
57111
Opp Blk 101
Sembawang Rd
57121
Opp Blk 115B
Sembawang Rd
57131
Opp Jln Kemuning
Sembawang Rd
58011
Opp Sembawang Shop Ctr
Sembawang Rd
58021
Bef Canberra Rd
Sembawang Rd
58399
Opp Blk 303
Sembawang Ave
58299
Blk 328
Sembawang Dr
58259
Opp Sun Plaza
Sembawang Dr
58319
Blk 357C
Sembawang Dr
58429
Bet Blks 415/416
Admiralty Dr
58119
Blk 502A
Canberra Rd
58159
Aft Admiral Hill
Canberra Rd
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Sembawang Bus Interchange ↔ Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal
Passes Through Admiralty Dr, Sembawang Rd, Upper Thomson, Thomson, Kg Java, Little India, Middle Rd, Beach Rd
Route Length 25.4km (D1) | 24.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Alexander Dennis Enviro500
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
– MAN NL323F
Departure Times from Sembawang
0555hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from Lor 1 Geylang
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 11 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 13 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 15 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 14 – 15 mins
Route Information

Service 980 is an inter-town trunk route linking housing estates around Sembawang and Yishun, and the suburban areas of Upper Thomson and Thomson, providing connections to the City areas of Novena, Rochor Canal, Middle Road and Beach Road. Along with Service 167, it serves nearly the full stretch of Sembawang Road / Upper Thomson Road / Thomson Road, connecting to the city, and complements Service 166 between Upper Thomson and Rochor Canal.

Demand for this route remains moderate to low throughout the day owing to the presence of duplicate routes and low-density developments along much of its route. As such, the route plays a largely supplementary role and operates at low frequencies throughout the day.

Formerly a Singapore Bus Service (SBS) route since the 1970s (then known as Service 160), the route was transferred to Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1983, renumbered Service 980 in 1998 and has been operated by SMRT ever since.

MRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2000: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History:

  • 1970 (11 Apr): Original route as Service 160, plying Admiralty Rd West (Canberra Gate) – Crawford St. Handed to TIBS in 1983 (03 Apr)
  • 1998 (27 Dec): Renumbered Service 980, and plying Admiralty Rd West – Geylang Lorong 1 Ter after closure of Crawford St Ter
  • 2005 (20 Nov): Amended to Sembawang interchange via Sembawang Vista, Sembawang Drive and Sembawang Avenue.
  • 2006 (03 Dec): Extended to ply along Admiralty Drive and Canberra Road
  • 2012 (15 Nov): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2018 (22 Apr): Start of Double-Decker Bus Deployments

Past Routings:


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One thought on “SMRT Bus Service 980

  • 9 April 2018 at 11:12 PM
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    This morning my mom ride on 980..a young driver drove off when my mom have not even sat herself fully at the 2nd bus seat..She hit herself against the pole before she sat down..I hope you guys train your driver to judge on the age of old folks, make sure they sat down and not get themselve hurt..Old folks can not afford to fall..my mom is already 75 yrs old age.

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