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 seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.


Route:

NR1
Resorts World Sentosa → Blk 798
14519
Resorts World Sentosa
Sentosa Gateway
14141
VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14129
Harbourfront Stn Exit A
Telok Blangah Rd
14119
Opp VivoCity
Telok Blangah Rd
14109
Keppel DP Blk 517
Keppel Rd
14089
Opp Tg Pagar DP Blk F5
Keppel Rd
03511
Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E
Bayfront Ave
03501
Marina Bay Sands Theatre
Bayfront Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
Raffles Ave
02061
The Esplanade
Raffles Ave
04167
City Hall Stn Exit B
Nth Bridge Rd
04249
Opp The Treasury
Nth Bridge Rd
05029
Boat Quay
Sth Bridge Rd
05009
Opp OCBC Ctr
Nth Canal Rd
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
04211
Clarke Quay
River Valley Rd
04331
BEF FORT CANNING STN
River Valley Rd
13109
UE Sq
River Valley Rd
13099
BEF KIM YAM RD
River Valley Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Rd
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
40181
Newton Stn Exit A
Scotts Rd
40121
Opp Newton Life Ch
Newton Rd
50061
Opp Hotel Royal
Newton Rd
50031
Opp Novena Ch
Thomson Rd
50041
Novena Lodge
Thomson Rd
50051
Thomson Med Ctr
Thomson Rd
51011
Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
Thomson Rd
52071
Trellis Twrs
Jln Toa Payoh
52181
Opp Toa Payoh Stn
Lor 2 Toa Payoh
52231
Opp Blk 177
Toa Payoh Ctrl
52271
Jackson Sq
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52051
BLK 147
Braddell Rd
53251
BLK 125
Bishan St 11
53221
BLK 115
Bishan St 11
53239
OPP BISHAN STN
Bishan Rd
53391
Opp Blk 203
Bishan St 22
53381
Bishan Nth Shop Mall
Bishan St 22
53371
Blk 257
Bishan St 22
53161
Opp Blk 254
Marymount Rd
54011
Blk 207
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54031
Opp Al-Muttaqin Mque
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54041
Opp Courts Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54051
Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55201
Opp Anderson JC
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55181
Police Drv Circuit
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55171
CASTLE GREEN
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55241
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Lentor Ave
55251
Countryside Est
Lentor Ave
55261
Bullion Pk Condo
Lentor Ave
55271
Aft Lentor Flyover
Lentor Ave
55281
Aft SLE
Lentor Ave
59011
Bef Sg Seletar Bridge
Lentor Ave
59021
Bef Yishun Ave 1
Lentor Ave
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Ave 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Ave 2
59421
Blk 624
Yishun Ring Rd
59431
Blk 630
Yishun Ring Rd
59371
Chung Cheng High Sch
Yishun St 61
59361
Blk 602
Yishun St 61
59341
Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
Yishun Ctrl
59451
Bet Blks 349/350
Yishun Ave 11
59411
Blk 356
Yishun Ring Rd
59401
Blk 358
Yishun Ring Rd
59391
Blk 342B
Yishun Ring Rd
59381
Blk 314
Yishun Ring Rd
59241
Blk 236
Yishun Ring Rd
59231
Blk 227
Yishun Ring Rd
59101
Yishun Pr Sch
Yishun Ring Rd
59121
Blk 121
Yishun Ring Rd
59131
Blk 137
Yishun Ring Rd
59301
Blk 731
Yishun Ring Rd
59311
Blk 760
Yishun Ring Rd
59081
Blk 774
Yishun Ring Rd
59321
Blk 794
Yishun Ring Rd
59561
Blk 798
Yishun Ring Rd

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road (Blk 798)
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 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)

Past Routings:

External Links & References:

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