SMRT NightRider Bus NR3

SMRT NightRider NR3 is a unidirectional night bus route running from South Bridge Road to Choa Chu Kang, passing through Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard Road, Stevens, Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye and Yew Tee.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses, and the only one which does not serve the Marina Centre area.


Route:

NR3
Boat Quay → Choa Chu Kang Int
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
13211
Aft Unity St
Mohd Sultan 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
09213
Thong Teck Bldg
Scotts Rd
40191
Raffles Girls' Sch
Stevens Rd
40201
Chelsea Gdns Condo
Stevens Rd
40211
Opp Met YMCA
Stevens Rd
40221
Opp Stevens Stn
Stevens Rd
40231
Raffles Town Club
Whitley Rd
44269
Blk 223
Bt Panjang Rd
44239
Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
Bt Panjang Rd
44249
Blk 174
Bt Panjang Rd
44259
Blk 183
Bt Panjang Rd
44149
Opp Phoenix Stn
Choa Chu Kang Rd
44271
Bet Blks 13/14
Teck Whye Ave
44281
Blk 8
Teck Whye Ave
44291
Opp Cck Polyclinic
Teck Whye Ave
44111
Opp Blk 203
Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
44449
Opp Blks 237/239
Choa Chu Kang Way
N4401
Blk 297D
Choa Chu Kang Ave 2
N4411
Blk 296
Choa Chu Kang Ave 2
44689
Sunshine Pl
Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
44629
Blk 457
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44509
Blk 442
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44499
Blk 429A CP
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
45231
Blk 432
Choa Chu Kang Way
45241
Opp Blk 511A
Choa Chu Kang Way
45251
Opp Kranji Sec Sch
Choa Chu Kang Way
45311
Blk 547
Choa Chu Kang Nth 5
45261
Blk 551
Choa Chu Kang St 52
45271
Blk 560
Choa Chu Kang St 52
45341
Blk 604A
Choa Chu Kang St 62
45331
Blk 621
Choa Chu Kang St 62
45391
Blk 657
Choa Chu Kang Nth 7
N4541
Blk 661
Choa Chu Kang Cres
N4559
Blk 666
Choa Chu Kang Cres
N4569
N4579
N4591
45329
Opp Yew Tee Stn
Choa Chu Kang Dr
45479
Kranji Pr Sch
Choa Chu Kang Dr
45299
Blk 702
Choa Chu Kang Dr
44549
Opp Northvale Condo
Choa Chu Kang Dr
44531
Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn
Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int
Choa Chu Kang Loop

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay) → Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard Road, Stevens, Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye, Yew Tee
Route Length 30.7 km
Traveling Time 65 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 South Bridge Rd
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2330hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Direction 1
30 mins

Route History

NightRider NR3 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Clarke Quay, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye, Choa Chu Kang and Yew Tee. 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.

Route Specifications

The route has an long express sector between Whitley Road and Bukit Panjang Road, plying around 10km of expressway (along PIE and BKE). Other parts of the route follow major trunk roads.

NR3 is also only NightRider that does not serve Marina Centre. Passengers may transfer to NR3 from other NR services at Clarke Quay MRT (see Fares for more information). During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures will be added to cater for late-night dwellers.

Departure Timings:

  • From Boat Quay, South Bridge Rd: 2330hrs, 0000hrs, 0030hrs, 0100hrs, 0130hrs, 0200hrs

MRT / LRT Stations Served:

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 2023 under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.

History:

  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Choa Chu Kang
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service looping at North Canal
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Amended to serve CCK North 5, St 52 and Cres & Amended to serve CCK Ave 2 and Way, skipping a section of CCK Ave 1
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Boat Quay to Choa Chu Kang due to low ridership. Revised departure times from 11:30pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.
  • 2015 (Nov): Calls at BS13211 Aft Unity St instead of N1609 LP 11 along Muhd Sultan Rd
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:


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