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.

Bus Service 980 is affected by Temporary Merging of Bus Stops 51031 & 51041 along Thomson Road from 8 November 2020.

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58009 Sembawang Int NS11 Sembawang Vista
58151 Bef Sembawang Stn NS11 Canberra Rd
58111 Blk 351 CP Canberra Rd
58421 Blk 353 Admiralty Dr
58311 Blk 354 CP Sembawang Dr
58251 Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Dr
58291 Blk 317 Sembawang Dr
58391 Blk 303 Sembawang Ave
58029 The Nautical 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 Hills 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 NS20 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 NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
07539 Opp Rochor Stn DT13 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 EW10 Lor 1 Geylang
80009 Lor 1 Geylang Ter EW10 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 DT13 Rochor Canal Rd
40011 LITTLE INDIA STN EXIT A NE7DT12 Bt Timah Rd
40101 Kk Women & Children Hosp Kg Java Rd
50011 Opp Parish Of Christ Ch Kg Java Rd
50021 United Sq/Bef Novena Stn NS20 Thomson Rd
50031 Opp Novena Ch NS20 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
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
56011 Bef Adana at Thomson Upp Thomson Rd
56021 Opp Sembawang Hills 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 Opp The Nautical 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 NS11 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
MAN A95
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
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

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.


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
  • (~September 2021) onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

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

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 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
  • 2019 (22 Dec): Calls at a new bus stop along Upper Thomson Road
  • 2020 (08 Nov): Bus Stop 51041 temporarily merged with Bus Stop 51031 along Thomson Road to facilitate construction of North-South Corridor

Past Routings:

4 thoughts on “SMRT Bus Service 980

  • 1 July 2020 at 3:13 AM
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    Majority park @ Yishun Temporary Interchange while the balance park @ Ang Mo Kio Depot.

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  • 31 May 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    Today took SG1805B on 980 today , look like possible man A22 euro 6 in the future

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  • 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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