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 will be extended to Tengah Bus Interchange from 21 July 2024.
Service 992 will serve 2 new bus stops (Blk 242 & Opp Blk 236A) along Tengah Gdn Walk from 28 July 2024.

992
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)
[From 21 Jul 2024]
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↔ Tengah Bus Interchange
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
Daily
05:30 – 01:10
[Till 20 Jul 2024]
After 00:55 – 01:10 daily, buses operate as Service 992A, terminating at Tengah Blvd (Blk 132B)

[From 21 Jul 2024]
Departure Times from Tengah

Daily
05:05 – 00:45
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.

July 2024 Extension & Future Bus Stops

With the completion of new roads and housing developments within Tengah New Town, Service 992 will be extended to Tengah Bus Interchange via Tengah Garden Walk and Tengah Drive in tandem with its opening on 21 July 2024. Short Trip Service 992A will also be withdrawn on the same day.

Service 992 will serve 2 new bus stops along Tengah Garden Walk from 28 July 2024 (a week after its extension to Tengah Int):

  • Bus Stop 40429 – Blk 242, Tengah Garden Walk
  • Bus Stop 40439 – Opp Blk 236A, Tengah Garden Walk

In addition, Service 992 will serve the following upcoming bus stops in the future:

  • Bus Stop 40451 – Blk 306B, Tengah Blvd
  • Bus Stop 40459 – Blk 321, Tengah Blvd
  • Bus Stop 40411 – Blk 221B, Tengah Garden Ave
  • Bus Stop 40419 – Blk 215, Tengah Garden Ave

MRT Station Served:
Special Departures:
  • [Till 20 Jul 2024] Plantation Cres (Blk 111) → Bukit Batok Int
    Daily: 05:20 & 05:32
  • Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Blk 437A) → Bukit Batok Int
    Daily: 05:20
    [From 21 Jul 2024]
    Daily: 05:15
Short Trip Service:

[Till 20 Jul 2024]

  • Service 992A: Bukit Batok Int → Tengah Blvd (Blk 132B)
    Daily: 01:10

Gallery
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
  • 2024 (21 Jul): Extended to Tengah Int via Tengah Garden Walk, Tengah Dr and Tengah Blvd, skipping part of Tengah Gdn Ave and Plantation Cres
  • 2024 (28 Jul): Serves 2 new bus stops outside Blk 242 & Opp Blk 236A along Tengah Gdn Walk

Past Routings


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31 thoughts on “Tower Transit Bus Service 992

  • 31 July 2023 at 9:15 AM
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    It’s likely going to ply 944’s route, extended (and thus replacing it). No other routings make sense as they would all duplicate some other service.

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  • 30 July 2023 at 11:23 AM
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    Maybe will extend to Tengah Blvd Int in future.Tengah Blvd will also be using 99x series and probably couple of feeders.Tengah Blvd might be awarded to TTS in exchange for service 96,282,284 & 285 to SBST.

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  • 27 July 2023 at 10:45 PM
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    Seems like they are starting the 99x series for buses from Bukit Batok bus interchange. I’m actually quite surprised that they did not call this service as feeder 942, since it is still within the scope of Bukit Batok town.

    Unless their plan is to extend service 992 to Tengah Boulevard bus interchange / Boon Lay bus interchange in the future, hence to keep as a trunk service on the interim for now.

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  • 25 July 2023 at 8:02 PM
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    I think service 992 will be under TTS. If it does get absorbed into 157 or 174, it only makes sense for it to be under the company for which its depot is right at Bulim.

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    • 9 August 2023 at 1:17 PM
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      Better if 992 can be merged into 852 actually. 852 can swap for 801 from Sembawang and become joint Bulim and Mandai control.

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  • 25 July 2023 at 6:16 AM
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    Should be under Tower Transit, In the future can extend to Tengah Int

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