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 six NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses, and the only one which does not serve the Marina Centre area.

NightRider Services will remain suspended until further notice, starting from 8 April 2020.


NR3
Boat Quay → Choa Chu Kang Int
05029
Boat Quay
South Bridge Road
05009
Opp OCBC Ctr
North Canal Road
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
Eu Tong Sen Street
04211
Clarke Quay
River Valley Road
04331
Bef Fort Canning Stn DT20
River Valley Road
13109
UE Sq/Bef Mohd Sultan Rd
River Valley Road
13211
Aft Unity St
Mohammad Sultan Road
08121
Somerset Stn NS23
Somerset Road
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Road
09213
Thong Teck Bldg
Scotts Road
40191
Aft Draycott Pk
Stevens Road
40201
Chelsea Gdns Condo
Stevens Road
40211
Opp Met YMCA
Stevens Road
40221
Opp Stevens Stn DT10
Stevens Road
40231
Raffles Town Club
Whitley Road
44269
Blk 223
Bukit Panjang Road
44239
Opp Zhenghua Pr Sch
Bukit Panjang Road
44249
Blk 174
Bukit Panjang Road
44259
Blk 183
Bukit Panjang Road
44149
Opp Phoenix Stn BP5
Choa Chu Kang Road
44271
Bet Blks 13/14
Teck Whye Avenue
44281
Blk 8
Teck Whye Avenue
44291
Opp CCK Polyclinic
Teck Whye Avenue
44111
Opp Blk 203
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1
44449
Opp Blks 237/239 BP3
Choa Chu Kang Way
44571
Blk 297D
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2
44561
Opp Blk 295
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2
44689
Sunshine Pl
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3
44629
Blk 457
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
44509
Blk 442
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
44499
Blk 429A CP
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 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 North 5
45261
Blk 551
Choa Chu Kang Street 52
45271
Blk 560
Choa Chu Kang Street 52
45341
Blk 604A
Choa Chu Kang Street 62
45331
Blk 621
Choa Chu Kang Street 62
45391
Blk 657
Choa Chu Kang North 7
45431
Blk 661
Choa Chu Kang Crescent
45429
Blk 666
Choa Chu Kang Crescent
45419
Blk 669
Choa Chu Kang Crescent
45409
Blk 675
Choa Chu Kang Crescent
45381
Blk 673A
Choa Chu Kang North 7
45329
Opp Yew Tee Stn NS5
Choa Chu Kang Drive
45479
Kranji Pr Sch
Choa Chu Kang Drive
45299
Blk 702
Choa Chu Kang Drive
44549
Opp Northvale Condo
Choa Chu Kang Drive
44531
Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn NS4BP1
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4
44009
Choa Chu Kang Int NS4BP1
Choa Chu Kang Loop

 

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay)Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard Turn, Stevens, Bukit Panjang, Teck Whye, Yew Tee
Route Length 30.7 km
Traveling Time 74 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
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Boat Quay
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:30 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Boat Quay
30 mins
Fare Information
Fare Flat Fare – $4.50.
Transfer benefits from distance fares & monthly concession passes are not applicable.
Note Free Transfer to another NightRider Service
Passengers who tap their cards on the Exit reader when alighting from the first NightRider Service enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider Service within 45 minutes.

 

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, the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

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).

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Boat Quay (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays):
    23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 01:30 & 02:00

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): Amended to start from Choa Chu Kang Int, amended to ply Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Choa Chu Kang Dr, Choa Chu Kang North 7 and Choa Chu Kang Way and shortened to loop at North Canal Rd
  • 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
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Serves relocated bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Turn
  • 2007 (15 Jul): Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Northvale Condo along Choa Chu Kang Dr
  • 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 bus stop (13211) Aft Unity St instead of (N1609) LP 11 along Mohd Sultan Rd
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (16 Dec): Amended to new Choa Chu Kang Int
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice

Past Routings


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