SMRT Bus Service 991 is a trunk route operating from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and looping at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, serving new estates around Bukit Batok West Avenue 6.
The route commenced operations on Sunday, 8 July 2018. It is the seventh (7th) service to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM). In Q4 2018, the route will be extended to Choa Chu Kang and will incorporate the route of SMRT Service 308, which is set to be withdrawn.
||Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Batok West Ave 5 (Loop)
|Passes Through||Bt Batok West Ave 6, Bt Batok St 11, Bt Batok West Ave 3 & Ave 8|
|Route Length||6.7 km|
|Travelling Time||31 – 40 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Bulim Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses Ltd|
|Current Depot||Bulim Bus Depot|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
|Departure Times from Bt Batok||0530hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
0015hrs – 0100hrs (Daily | Service 991A) – Terminates at Bt Batok West Ave 3 (Princess E Pr Sch)
|0630-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
Bus Service 991 is a trunk service from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange to Bukit Batok West Ave 5, mainly serving new residential estates northwest of Bukit Batok with direct links to NS2 Bukit Batok MRT Station, as well as other amenities along the route. Commencing operations on Sunday, 8 July 2018, the route complements Service 941 and 944 in serving the new estates, and is also the seventh (7th) service to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).
Within Bukit Batok, Service 991 serves new Build-To-Order (BTO) flat estates such as:
- Sky Vista @ Bukit Batok
- West Quarry @ Bukit Batok
- West Plains @ Bukit Batok
- West Edge @ Bukit Batok
- West Rock @ Bukit Batok
- West Valley @ Bukit Batok
- West Ridges @ Bukit Batok
Schools and community amenities served include:
- Club CSC @ Bukit Batok
- Bukit Batok Polyclinic
- Bukit Batok Wet Market & Hawker Centre
- Bukit Batok Presbyterian Church
- St. Lukes Hospital
- Princess Elizabeth Primary School
- Millennia Institute
- Dulwich College
Between 0015hrs and 0100hrs daily, this route will operate as Service 991A and terminate at Bt Batok West Ave 3 (Princess E Pr Sch).
Service 991 presently follows an interim routing between within the Bukit Batok estate. In Q4 2018, the route will be extended to Choa Chu Kang via Bukit Gombak MRT, Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, Choa Chu Kang Avenues 3 and 1, and Keat Hong Link, after which it will mirror the route of Feeder Service 308 to Choa Chu Kang Interchange via Choa Chu Kang Drive.
The route amendment is expected to come in tandem with the opening of the new Choa Chu Kang Interchange as well as the completion of Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 between Bukit Batok West Avenue 2 and Avenue 9 (presently under construction). When extended, Feeder Service 308 will be withdrawn.
- Bukit Batok West Ave 3 (Opp Princess E Pr Sch) → Bukit Batok Int
Daily: 0530hrs, 0540hrs
Short Trip Service:
- Service 991A: Bukit Batok Int → Bukit Batok West Ave 3 (Princess E Pr Sch)
Daily: 0015hrs, 0030hrs, 0045hrs & 0100hrs
MRT Stations Served
- NS2 Bukit Batok
- 2018 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Bulim Bus Package.
- 2018 (08 Jul): Introduced between Bukit Batok and Bukit Batok West Ave 5. Wheelchair-accessible at launch.
- Q4 2018: Extended to Choa Chu Kang, replacing sectors of Service 308
- Refer to this article
- 2018: No significant route changes since 2018.
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