SMRT Express Bus Service 982E

SMRT Express Service 982E is an AM/PM-Peak Express service between Choa Chu Kang and Marina Bay, passing through Teck Whye Avenue, AYE and Shenton Way. It is the eighth bus service introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

982E
44589 Opp Blk 489A Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
44559 Blk 483 Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
44629 Blk 457 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44509 Blk 442 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44499 Blk 429A CP Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44461 Blk 352 Choa Chu Kang Way
44451 Blk 224 BP2 Choa Chu Kang Way
44441 Blk 239 BP3 Choa Chu Kang Way
44119 Blk 204 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44299 Cck Polyclinic Teck Whye Ave
44289 Blk 6 Teck Whye Ave
44279 Blk 157 Teck Whye Ave
44139 Opp Blk 26 BP4 Choa Chu Kang Rd
44159 Bt Batok Fire Stn Bt Batok Rd
44169 Bef Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok Rd
03222 Hub Synergy Pt Anson Rd
03111 Aft Capital Twr Robinson Rd
03071 OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE Robinson Rd
03381 The Sail Marina Blvd
03391 Marina Bay Financial Ctr NS27CE2 Marina Blvd
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03217 Opp AXA Twr EW15 Shenton Way
44161 Aft Bt Batok West Ave 5 Bt Batok Rd
44151 Opp Bt Batok Fire Stn Bt Batok Rd
44131 Blk 26 BP4 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
44111 Opp Blk 203 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
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
44491 Bet Blks 416/417 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44501 Blk 426 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44621 Opp Concord Pr Sch Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44551 Opp Blk 486 Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
44581 Blk 489A Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
Technical Information
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[AM]: Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 (Blk 483) → Marina Boulevard (Marina Bay Financial Ctr)
[PM]
: Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn) → Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 (Blk 489A)
Passes Through Teck Whye Ave, AYE, Shenton Way
Route Length 26.3km (D1) | 26.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 75 mins (AM Peak) | 76 mins (PM Peak)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
MAN A95
Departure Times from CCK Ave 5
0730 – 0745 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Departure Times from Marina Blvd
1815 – 1830 (Weekdays | 2 trips)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 15 mins PM Peak: 15 mins

Introduced on Express service 982E provides residents of Choa Chu Kang with greater connectivity to Shenton Way and Marina Bay. By running parallel to existing rail lines, the service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied on the rail network to and from work in the Central areas. The route incorporates an express sector between Teck Whye Avenue and Anson Road via Bukit Batok Road, Jurong Town Hall Road, Ayer Rajah Expressway and Keppel Road.

This is the eighth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which provides more options for commuters using stretches of the existing rail lines that experience persistently high ridership, while ongoing rail enhancement measures are being implemented. As such, buses operating on this route are funded under the BSEP.

Operating during weekday peak hours only, Service 982E’s demand has remained moderate in the low to moderate range unlike other Shenton Way peak-hour express services by SMRT such as 850E, 951E and 971E, all of which have morning departures increased due to high demand on a daily basis. Buses on the route are usually fully seated with little to no standing passengers.

Apart from Express 982E, Premium 556, 557 and Premium 725 also offer direct services to Shenton Way, but charges higher fares. Alternatively, trunk Service 700 plies from Bukit Panjang to Bras Basah via Orchard Road, but the hassle of transferring buses and longer journey time may not appeal to many commuters.

Departure Timings:

  • From Opp Blk 489A, Choa Chu Kang Ave 5: 0730hrs, 0745hrs
  • From Marina Bay Stn, Central Blvd: 1815hrs, 1830hrs

LRT Stations Served:

MRT Stations Served:


Route Extension at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5

The extension for Service 982E to Keat Hong Close with 2 new pairs of bus stops was supposed to start from Monday, 16 Feb 2015 under LTA’s BSEP Scheme. However, on 10 Feb 2015, the extension was postponed along with the planned introduction on Services 301, 983 and amendment to Service 300.

The revised extension of Service 982E effective from 27 Apr 2015 covers an additional pair of bus stops along the extended Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 only, without the bus stops along Keat Hong Close as residential apartments in the area are still under construction.

Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares.

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