SMRT Express Bus Service 982E

SMRT Express Service 982E is a peak hour 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 Bef South View Stn 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 NS27TE20CE2 Marina Blvd
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27TE20CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg TE19 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 Opp South View Stn 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
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [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 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Choa Chu Kang Way, Teck Whye Ave, Robinson Rd / Shenton Way
Route Length Towards Marina Blvd: 26.3 km Towards Choa Chu Kang Ave 5: 26.5 km
Travelling Time 75 mins
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 Double Deck Bus
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MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:30 – 07:45
Departure Times from Central Blvd
Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:15 – 18:30
Operating Frequency
From Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
15 mins
From Central Blvd
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

 

Express 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 Bukit Batok Road and Anson Road / Shenton Way via 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.

Route Extension along 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 the BSEP. 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.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Departure Timings:

Weekdays, except Public Holidays

  • Morning Peak from Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 (Opp Blk 489A):
    07:30 & 07:45
  • Evening Peak from Central Boulevard (Marina Bay Stn):
    18:15 & 18:30

Gallery (Buses):
Poster Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 2013 – 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:
  • 2013 (18 Mar): Introduced between Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 (Blk 483) and Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) during morning peak hours and between Central Blvd (Aft Marina Stn Rd) and Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 (Opp Blk 486) during evening peak hours as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (01 Dec): Serves new bus stop outside Downtown Stn along Central Blvd
  • 2014 (17 Feb): Morning departures re-timed from 0740hrs and 0750hrs to 0730hrs and 0745hrs; Serves 3 additional pairs of bus stops outside and opposite Blk 26 along Choa Chu Kang Rd, outside and opposite Bt Batok Fire Stn and before and after Bt Batok West Ave 5 along Bt Batok Rd
  • 2014 (29 Sep): Marina South Area Route Amendments: Evening trips of 982E towards Choa Chu Kang begins from the relocated bus stop 03539 Marina Bay Station along Central Blvd
  • 2015 (02 Feb): Route extension to Keat Hong Close announced, effective 16 Feb 2015. Proposed extension subsequently postponed to April 2015
  • 2015 (27 Apr): Extended to serve an additional pair of bus stops outside and opposite Blk 489A along Choa Chu Kang Ave 5, without serving stops along Keat Hong Close
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings

Changes in Departure Times:
Effective Date Morning Peak Timings Evening Peak Timings
18 Mar 2013 07:40 & 07:50 18:15 & 18:30
17 Feb 2014 07:30 & 07:45 18:15 & 18:30

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