Tower Transit Bus Service 992 is a trunk service operating from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and loops at Plantation Crescent 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.
↺ Plantation Crescent (Loop)
|Route||Bukit Batok Bus Interchange ↺ Plantation Crescent (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok West Ave 6, Bt Batok West Ave 8, Bt Batok Rd|
|Route Length||7.0 km|
|Travelling Time||32 – 38 mins|
|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)
|Departure Times from Bukit Batok
|05:30 – 01:10|
|After 00:55 – 01:10 daily, buses operate as Service 992A, terminating at Plantation Cres (Blk 111)
||4 – 10 mins||15 – 16 mins||5 – 15 mins||6 – 17 mins|
|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.
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.
MRT Station Served:
- NS2 Bukit Batok
- Plantation Cres (Blk 111) → Bukit Batok Int
Daily: 05:20 & 05:32
- Bukit Batok Rd (Opp Blk 437A) → Bukit Batok Int
Short Trip Service:
- Service 992A: Bukit Batok Int → Plantation Cres (Blk 111)
Poster Gallery / Others
- 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.
- 2023 (24 Sep): Renumbered from Feeder Service 944 with the extension of its route to loop at Plantation Crescent
- 2023 (Dec): Planned to be extended along Tengah Blvd and Tengah Garden Ave