(Defunct) SMRT Bus Parallel Service BPS1

SMRT Bus Parallel Service BPS1 was an unidirectional weekday peak hour trunk service from Segar Road to Choa Chu Kang Interchange, via Jelapang, Senja and KJE in the morning and vice versa in the evening from Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, supplementing the Bukit Panjang LRT during peak hours.

Bus Service BPS1 was withdrawn with the introduction of SMRT Bus Service 976 from 10 November 2019.
The last day of service was on 8 November 2019.


BPS1
44699
Blk 457
Segar Road
44721
Opp Jelapang Stn
Bukit Panjang Ring Road
44659
Blk 537A CP
Bukit Panjang Ring Road
44791
West View Pr Sch
Senja Road
44531
Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop
44539
Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
44799
Blk 610
Senja Road
44651
Blk 617
Bukit Panjang Ring Road
44691
Blk 485
Segar Road


Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[AM] Segar Road (Blk 457) → Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
[PM]
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Segar Road (Blk 485)
Passes Through Jelapang, Senja, KJE
Route Length 5.4 km (D1) | 4.9 km (D2)
Travelling Time 25 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 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Departure Times from Segar Rd
0630hrs – 0830hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Departure Times from CCK Ave 4
1800hrs – 1940hrs (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
20 mins 20 mins

Service BPS1 was a unidirectional LRT supplementary bus service that offered commuters an additional travel option from Bukit Panjang to Choa Chu Kang Interchange during morning peak hours on weekdays, and vice versa during evening peak hours. During PM Peak, the service starts from Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall, outside Choa Chu Kang Int instead of from Choa Chu Kang Int.

BPS1 was introduced in October 2011 as a means to reduce peak hour crowding on the Bukit Panjang LRT network, by providing an alternative travel route for residents at Segar, Jelapang and Senja to Choa Chu Kang MRT/Interchange. The evening peak routing was introduced from September 2015.

BPS1 was officially withdrawn starting from 10 November 2019, with the introduction of SMRT Bus Service 976 on the same day. The last day of service was on Friday, 8 November 2019.

Departure Timings:

  • AM Peak from Segar Rd: 0630, 0650, 0710, 0730, 0750, 0810, 0830
  • PM Peak from Choa Chu Kang Ave 4: 1800, 1820, 1840, 1900, 1920, 1940

MRT/LRT Stations Served:

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 25 Oct 2011 – 8 Nov 2019: SMRT Buses Ltd

History:

  • 2011 (25 Oct): Introduced from Segar Road to Choa Chu Kang Interchange as a unidirectional AM peak hour route
  • 2015 (21 Sep): Enhanced to operate during Weekdays PM Peak, in reverse direction from Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall) to Segar Rd.
  • 2017 (17 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (16 Dec): Calls at relocated Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange.
  • 2019 (8 Nov): Last day of service
  • 2019 (10 Nov): Withdrawn with the introduction of SMRT Bus Service 976

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2 thoughts on “(Defunct) SMRT Bus Parallel Service BPS1

  • 14 August 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    Make bus BPS1 a loop service, convert to full day feeder bus and renumber to bus 305(or 308).

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