SMRT NightRider Bus NR1

SMRT NightRider Bus Service NR1 is a late-night bus route running from Resorts World Sentosa to Yishun Ring Road, passing through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan and Ang Mo Kio.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of six NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.

Due to the Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures, NightRider NR1 will be suspended from 8 April 2020 to 4 May 2020.

 

NR1
Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road
14519
Resorts World Sentosa
Sentosa Gateway
14141
HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity
Telok Blangah Road
14129
HarbourFront Stn Exit A
Telok Blangah Road
14119
Opp VivoCity
Telok Blangah Road
14109
Keppel DP Blk 517
Keppel Road
14089
Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
Keppel Road
03511
Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E
Bayfront Avenue
03501
Marina Bay Sands Theatre
Bayfront Avenue
02051
The Float @ Marina Bay
Raffles Avenue
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Avenue
04167
City Hall Stn Exit B
North Bridge Road
04249
Opp The Treasury
North Bridge Road
05029
Boat Quay
South Bridge Road
05009
Opp OCBC Ctr
North Canal Road
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen Street
04211
Clarke Quay
River Valley Road
04331
Bef Fort Canning Stn
River Valley Road
13109
UE Sq/Bef Mohd Sultan Rd
River Valley Road
13099
Bef Kim Yam Rd
River Valley Road
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Road
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Road
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Road
40181
Newton Stn Exit A
Scotts Road
40121
Opp Newton Life Ch
Newton Road
50061
Opp Hotel Royal
Newton Road
50031
Opp Novena Ch
Thomson Road
50041
Novena Lodge
Thomson Road
50051
Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Road
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Road
52071
Trellis Twrs
Jalan Toa Payoh
52181
Opp Toa Payoh Stn
Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
52231
Opp Blk 177
Toa Payoh Central
52271
Jackson Sq
Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52051
Blk 147
Braddell Road
53251
Blk 125
Bishan Street 11
53221
Blk 115
Bishan Street 11
53239
Opp Bishan Stn
Bishan Road
53391
Opp Blk 203
Bishan Street 22
53381
Bishan Nth Shop Mall
Bishan Street 22
53371
Blk 257
Bishan Street 22
53161
Opp Blk 254
Marymount Road
54011
Blk 207
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54031
Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54041
Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54051
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55201
Aft Blk 648
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55171
Castle Green
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55241
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Avenue
55251
Countryside Est
Lentor Avenue
55261
Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Avenue
55281
Aft SLE
Lentor Avenue
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Avenue
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Avenue
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59421
Blk 624
Yishun Ring Road
59431
Blk 630
Yishun Ring Road
59371
Chung Cheng High Sch
Yishun Street 61
59361
Blk 602
Yishun Street 61
59341
Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
Yishun Central
59451
Bet Blks 349/350
Yishun Avenue 11
59411
Blk 356
Yishun Ring Road
59401
Blk 358
Yishun Ring Road
59391
Blk 342B
Yishun Ring Road
59381
Blk 314
Yishun Ring Road
59241
Blk 236
Yishun Ring Road
59231
Blk 227
Yishun Ring Road
59101
Yishun Pr Sch
Yishun Ring Road
59121
Blk 121
Yishun Ring Road
59131
Blk 137
Yishun Ring Road
59301
Blk 731
Yishun Ring Road
59311
Blk 760
Yishun Ring Road
59081
Blk 774
Yishun Ring Road
59321
Blk 794
Yishun Ring Road
59561
Opp Khatib Stn Exit D
Yishun Ring Road

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road (Opp Khatib Stn Exit D)
Passes Through Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio
Route Length 43.2 km
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
MAN A22
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Resorts World Sentosa
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2330hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1
25 mins

Route History

NightRider NR1 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Resorts World, HarbourFront, Bayfront, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio and Yishun. Operating only on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays (and special occasions if announced), the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

See also: NightRider & Nite Owl travel guide

Route Specifications

The long route follows mostly major trunk roads from the City area to the housing estates. It also has an short express sector along the AYE/MCE between Keppel Road and Bayfront.

During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures and downroute buses will be added to cater for late-night dwellers. From the City to Ang Mo Kio and Yishun, Nite Owl 1N offers faster journeys by plying the Central Expressway (CTE).

NightRider NR1 has a rich history as the first NightRider service introduced by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Introduced on 10th March 2000, it plied single-directional from Marina Centre to Yishun, and later converted to bi-directional loop operation. It offered daily service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN20, which were subsequently cancelled owing to low demand. The route was extended to HarbourFront in 2007, and subsequently to Resorts World Sentosa in 2010 to serve new integrated resorts. In 2014, the route was reverted back to a single-directional night service terminating in Yishun.

MRT / LRT Stations Served:

Departure Timings:

  • From Resorts World Sentosa: 2330hrs, 2355hrs, 0020hrs, 0045hrs, 0110hrs, 0135hrs, 0200hrs

Fares:

Flat Fare: $4.50 (Cash / Ez-link card)
NightRider commuters who pay by EZ-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within a stipulated time of 45mins. This is not applicable when transferring from an ordinary service to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2020 under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

History:

  • 2000 (10 Mar): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Yishun
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service as Yishun Interchange – Marina Centre (Loop)
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN20 to provide additional unidirectional weeknight services which terminated at Woodlands, via Sembawang and Marsiling. Uses BusPlus minibuses on weeknights. No change to Friday, Saturday & Eve of PHs routing.
  • 2004 (23 May): Weeknight services withdrawn due to low demand
  • 2007 (21 Sep): Extended to HarbourFront Interchange, amended to loop at Yishun via Yishun St 61 & Yishun Ring Rd
  • 2010 (29 Jan): Extended to Resorts World Sentosa
  • 2010 (07 May): Amended to ply Bayfront Ave, serving Marina Bay Sands
  • 2013 (29 Dec): City-bound trips amended to Anson Rd, Robinson Rd and Marina Blvd due to change in road alignment after the opening of MCE. with no change in bus stops
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Convert to unidirectional operations from Resorts World Sentosa to Yishun due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:30pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Skips removed bus stop 55271 – Aft Lentor Flyover along Lentor Ave
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 04 May): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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