Tower Transit Bus Service 992

Tower Transit Bus Service 992 is a trunk service operating from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and loops at Tengah Boulevard in Tengah new town, serving the new housing estates of Plantation Acres and Plantation Grange. The route replaces the former Feeder Service 944, which was renumbered to Service 992 on 24 September 2023.

Service 992 was extended to serve Tengah Boulevard (Blk 132B) from 24 Dec 2023

Bt Batok Int
↺ Tengah Boulevard (Loop)
43009 Bt Batok Int B3 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43419 Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43401 Bt Batok Polyclinic Bt Batok West Ave 3
40301 Blk 451A Bt Batok West Ave 6
40351 Blk 461C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40361 Blk 438A Bt Batok West Ave 8
43789 Blk 436A Bt Batok Rd
40381 Blk 111 Plantation Crescent
40409 Blk 132B NEW Tengah Boulevard
43751 Opp Blk 443D Bt Batok Rd
43781 Opp Blk 437A Bt Batok Rd
40369 Blk 464A Bt Batok West Ave 8
40359 Opp Blk 461C Bt Batok West Ave 6
40309 Opp Blk 451A Bt Batok West Ave 6
43409 Opp Blk 127 Bt Batok West Ave 3
43411 Opp Blk 628 NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
43009 Bt Batok Int NS2 Bt Batok Ctrl
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Tengah Boulevard (Loop)
Passes Through Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok West Ave 6, Bt Batok West Ave 8, Bt Batok Rd, Plantation Cres
Route Length 8.4 km
Travelling Time 35 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd
(Tower Transit Singapore)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet Single-deck & Double-deck buses
Includes electric single deck buses (Yutong E12)
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bukit Batok
05:30 – 01:10
After 00:55 – 01:10 daily, buses operate as Service 992A, terminating at Tengah Blvd (Blk 132B)
Operating Frequency
  6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service
3 – 10 mins 15 – 16 mins 4 – 14 mins 5 – 16 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Bus Service 992 serves new housing estates in Bukit Batok West and Tengah with direct links to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange & MRT Station, as well as other amenities such as Le Quest Shopping Mall and Bukit Batok Polyclinic along its route.

Introduced on Sunday, 24 September 2023, the route extends the former Feeder Service 944 which looped at Bukit Batok West Ave 6. Bus Service 992 loops at Plantation Crescent, serving the newly-opened housing estates of Plantation Acres and Plantation Grange in Tengah.

Initial Announcement

Plans for the introduction of Bus Service 992 first emerged in July 2023, as mentioned within LTA Travel Guides outlining transportation options for residents of HDB Plantation Acres and HDB Plantation Grange. A minor revision was later published in lieu of the delayed opening of Plantation Crescent to September 2023 (initially August).

As a designated Transit Priority Corridor, Tengah Link will be designated solely for buses from 27 December 2023 (as per signage along Tengah Link). In the interim period from 27 August 2023, other motorists can also use Tengah Link via the left-in-left-out entrance and exit to Bukit Batok Road.

Interim Shuttle Service for Tengah Residents

With HDB Plantation Acres opened for residential occupation on 29 August 2023, an interim “Tengah Shuttle Bus” service was provided by the Housing & Development Board between 29 August–30 September 2023, prior to Bus Service 992’s launch. The route connected Plantation Acres with amenities in the nearby Bukit Batok West housing estates.

Residents of Plantation Acres began collecting their keys to their new houses on 29 August 2023. In the interim period prior to Bus Service 992’s launch, an interim “Tengah Shuttle Bus” service was provided by the Housing & Development Board. The route connected Plantation Acres with Blk 440 Bukit Batok West Ave 8 (for amenities such as an eating house & supermarket) and Bukit Batok MRT Station.

Additional Stop Served from Launch (Bus Stop 43781)

The LTA initially planned for Bus Service 992 to skip Bus Stop 43781 – Opp Blk 437A along Bukit Batok Road at launch, with the original bus service poster indicating it as a ‘future bus stop’. However, this was later revised to have Bus Service 992 serve this bus stop at Service 992’s time of launch, with updated posters issued to reflect the change.

According to a Facebook Post on 13 September 2023 by local Member of Parliament Dr. Amy Khor, Service 992 was intended to skip the bus stop until after the completion of a new Pedestrian Overhead Bridge in 2024, as construction of the overhead bridge necessitated relocating the bus stop further down the road and making it unsafe for Service 992 to make a right turn to Bukit Batok West Avenue 5. However, following feedback from affected residents, the bus stop relocation works would be minimised to allow Service 992 to serve Bus Stop 43781 at the time of launch.

Extension of Service 992 to Tengah Blvd

Also outlined in the earlier Travel Guides was a future extension of Bus Service 992. In December 2023 (tentative), Bus Service 992 will be extended to serve the Plantation Grange housing estate via newly-opened roads and serve a new bus stop along Tengah Boulevard (bus stop 40409).

These plans were elaborated upon in a Facebook Post by local Member of Parliament Dr. Amy Khor on 1 November 2023, with a non-stop express sector along Tengah Garden Avenue for Service 992 in the December 2023 extension.

This was later announced to take effect from 24 December 2023. Service 992 will also be further extended with the completion of new roads and housing developments within Tengah New Town.

MRT Station Served:
Special Departures:
  • Plantation Cres (Blk 111) → Bukit Batok Int
    Daily: 05:20 & 05:32
  • Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Blk 437A) → Bukit Batok Int
    Daily: 05:20
Short Trip Service:
  • Service 992A: Bukit Batok Int → Tengah Blvd (Blk 132B)
    Daily: 01:10

Poster Gallery / Others

Operator History:
  • 24 Sep 2023 – Present: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bulim Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2023 (24 Sep): Renumbered from Feeder Service 944 with the extension of its route to loop at Plantation Crescent
  • 2023 (24 Dec): Extended to loop at Tengah Blvd via Tengah Garden Ave

Past Routings


31 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 992

  • 6 September 2023 at 1:13 PM

    Not a good idea to absorb into 944. Now residents of Tengah must take the bus one long U in Bukit Batok and waste extra travelling time instead of going direct? Same issue with 102 amendment in Sengkang West, too few bus services doing too many things.

    • 26 September 2023 at 6:57 AM

      992 is necessary because it serves a new estate

  • 5 September 2023 at 10:36 PM

    By the way, the Tengah Plantation station of the Jurong Region Line is quite short leh. Like suggesting that at least that stretch of road got height limit, and can only accommodate single decker buses.

    • 6 September 2023 at 2:22 PM

      That will be incredibly short sighted if true! All road infra created nowadays should default allow DD

    • 6 September 2023 at 5:20 PM

      The Tower Transit (bus operator of 992) press release indicated a little bit of 992’s future route amendment in their drawing.

      With the Jurong Region Line in the picture, and if only single decker buses can run underneath Tengah Plantation MRT station, 992 could potentially be extended to Jurong West Avenue 3 and absorb 181 in the future, via the new roads in Tengah that are planned to open in the future.

  • 5 August 2023 at 12:03 PM

    I wish that 992 come more frequently as tengah estate seem like will have many people staying. Also hope to have buses going to gombak mrt station.

    • 15 August 2023 at 4:12 PM

      I suppose when Bricklands Station is up and running, it will link up service 992 there for residents of Tengah.

  • 31 July 2023 at 2:11 PM

    They can use the remaining sbs plate storage buses for this service. And i hope its under tower transit.

    • 31 July 2023 at 4:28 PM

      SBS a few of them for A&S if they get the night service contract including new service.Eventually will convert to PC/PD plate.

    • 15 August 2023 at 4:16 PM

      My gut feelings is that since 990 & 991 are both under SMRT, 992 has high chance being under the same arm 🤔

      • 19 August 2023 at 8:17 AM

        990 is under tower transit. 992 might also be under tower transit

    • 31 July 2023 at 5:55 PM

      I rather they merge 172 and 992 and extend the bus service via Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 to Bukit Batok Road to Tengah. Have the service start at Boon Lay instead.

    • 1 August 2023 at 10:11 PM

      I beg to differ…. it does not make sense for 992 and 181 to merge…

      What is the intention of this? To make a long trunk service that connects Boon Lay with Bukit Batok, while passing through Tengah town?

      I do not think LTA will do this when they can route 174 through Tengah town instead of PIE

      • 10 September 2023 at 10:39 AM

        181 will be safe, but 944 is the one that will be merged with 992.

      • 18 October 2023 at 7:37 PM

        Please don’t disturb 174 🙁

        I already have enough problems with this bus, having to travel from bt batok to cityhall for work. Only improvements for 174 pls ! Don’t make things worse !


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