[Defunct] SMRT NightRider Bus NR5

SMRT NightRider NR5 was an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Jurong West Street 64, passing through City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Kim Seng, Tiong Bahru, Commonwealth, Clementi, Toh Tuck, Jurong East and Jurong West.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it was one of six NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses before its withdrawal in June 2022.

Service NR5 will be discontinued from 30 June 2022. The service had been suspended since 8 April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

NR5
Marina Centre Ter
→ Jurong West St 64
02099 Marina Centre Ter Raffles Blvd
02101 Aft Singapore Flyer Raffles Ave
02051 The Float @ Marina Bay Raffles Ave
02061 The Esplanade Raffles Ave
04167 City Hall Stn Exit B EW13NS25 Nth Bridge Rd
04249 Opp The Treasury Nth Bridge Rd
05029 Boat Quay Sth Bridge Rd
04222 Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5 Eu Tong Sen St
04211 Clarke Quay River Valley Rd
04331 Bef Fort Canning Stn DT20 River Valley Rd
13109 UE Sq/Bef Mohd Sultan Rd River Valley Rd
13099 Bef Kim Yam Rd River Valley Rd
08121 Somerset Stn NS23 Somerset Rd
09011 Opp Ngee Ann City Orchard Turn
09022 Orchard Stn Exit 13 NS22TE14 Orchard Blvd
13199 Aft Orchard Stn Exit 12 NS22TE14 Paterson Rd
13159 Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch Irwell Bank Rd
13139 The Trillium Kim Seng Rd
13119 Opp Great World City TE15 Kim Seng Rd
06129 Grand Copthorne Hotel TE16 Kim Seng Rd
06069 Aft Furama RiverFront Outram Rd
06051 Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd
10141 Blk 18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10151 Ctrl Green Condo Tiong Bahru Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10171 Opp Tiong Bahru Pk Tiong Bahru Rd
10181 Bef Ar-Rabitah Mosque Tiong Bahru Rd
10191 Blk 78 Tiong Bahru Rd
10201 Opp Redhill Stn EW18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10281 SIS Bldg Alexandra Rd
10291 Bef Dawson Rd Alexandra Rd
11131 Queens Condo C'wealth Ave
11141 Queenstown Stn Exit A/D EW19 C'wealth Ave
11151 Blk 42 C'wealth Ave
11161 C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20 C'wealth Ave
11171 Opp Blk 7B C'wealth Ave
11181 Opp Blk 43 C'wealth Ave
11191 The Star Vista EW21CC22 C'wealth Ave West
19011 Blk 19A CP C'wealth Ave West
19021 SP SMA C'wealth Ave West
19031 Dover Stn Exit A EW22 C'wealth Ave West
19041 Opp Sch Of Science & Tech C'wealth Ave West
17151 Blk 410 C'wealth Ave West
17161 Blk 455 C'wealth Ave West
17171 Clementi Stn Exit A EW23 C'wealth Ave West
17181 Opp Blk 317 C'wealth Ave West
20101 Nan Hua Pr Sch C'wealth Ave West
28011 Bef Toh Tuck Ave C'wealth Ave West
28021 Opp 8 @ TradeHub 21 Boon Lay Way
28031 Bef The Synergy Boon Lay Way
28041 The Synergy Boon Lay Way
28659 IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
28649 Blk 286A Toh Guan Rd
28639 Blk 288E Toh Guan Rd
28321 Blk 239 Jurong East Ave 1
28331 Blk 229 Jurong East Ave 1
28451 Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28461 Blk 347 Jurong East Ave 1
28491 Opp Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28501 Blk 490 Jurong West Ave 1
28511 Blk 463 Jurong West Ave 1
28521 Blk 457 Jurong West Ave 1
28401 Blk 502 Jurong West Ave 1
28531 Blk 536 Jurong West Ave 1
21249 Blk 213 Boon Lay Ave
21429 Blk 185 Boon Lay Ave
21391 River Valley High Sch Boon Lay Ave
21369 Opp Blk 695 Jln Boon Lay
22571 Opp Boon Lay Stn EW27 Boon Lay Way
22491 Blk 662D EW27 Jurong West St 64
22251 Blk 665A Jurong West St 62
22241 Opp Blk 622 Jurong West St 62
22231 Blk 639 Jurong West St 61
27421 Blk 701 Jurong West St 71
27411 Blk 844A CP Jurong West St 81
27401 Opp Blk 821 Jurong West St 81
27399 Bet Blks 859/860 Jurong West St 82
27389 Gek Poh Shop Ctr Jurong West St 75
27379 Blk 755 Jurong West St 75
22599 Blk 678D Jurong West St 64
22449 Blk 685B Jurong West St 64
Note:

  • No boarding at Marina Centre Bus Terminal

 

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Jurong West Street 64 (Blk 685B)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Kim Seng, Tiong Bahru, Commonwealth, Clementi, Toh Tuck, Jurong East, Jurong West
Route Length 33.7 km
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Former Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Former Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Former Fleet Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:30 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Marina Centre
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 NR5 was a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Tiong Bahru, Commonwealth, Clementi, Toh Tuck, Jurong East and Jurong West. 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.

A large portion of the route duplicates the East-West Line, from Tiong Bahru to Jurong East. 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.

NightRider NR5 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Scotts Road to Jurong West St 75, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation starting from St. Michael’s Ter. It offered daily unidirectional service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN30 (operating Marina Centre to Jurong West St 75), with no change to its Friday, Saturday & Eves of PH bidirectional routing. Weekday night services were cancelled in 2004 owing to low demand, and the weekend route was amended to operating between Marina Centre and Jurong West St 75. Finally, the route was converted to unidirectional operation terminating at Jurong West in 2014.

The service was suspended from 8 April 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation in Singapore. It continued to remain suspended until its discontinuation on 30 June 2022. The last day of operations was on 4 April 2020.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Marina Centre Terminal (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays):
    23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 01:30 & 02:00

Gallery

 

Poster Gallery

 


Operator History
  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 29 Jun 2022: SMRT Buses Ltd
History
  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Scotts Road to Boon Lay Ave
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service from St. Michael’s Ter and looping at Jurong West St 75
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN30 to provide additional unidirectional weeknight departures from Marina Centre to Jurong West St 75. Services on Fridays/Saturdays/eves of PHs remained bidirectional, but were amended to start from Marina Centre, removing the Whampoa/Balestier sector. During the weeknight services, Bus-Plus buses were used instead of the normal SMRT buses.
  • 2004 (23 May): Weeknight services withdrawn due to low demand
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Link with the partial closure of Somerset Rd; Skips abolished bus stop outside Clifford Ctr along Collyer Quay
  • 2005 (30 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 94 along Zion Rd
  • 2014 (27 Apr): Serves new bus stop outside Queens Condo along Commonwealth Ave
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Jurong West 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)
  • 2018 (13 July): Calls at an additional bus stop along Jurong West Street 64 (Blk 678D)
  • 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Suspended until further notice
  • 2021 (24 Feb): Amended to the relocated Marina Ctr Ter
  • 2022 (30 Jun): Service discontinued; last day of operations on 4 April 2020
Past Routing:
Year Direction 1
2000 St. Michael’s Ter, Whampoa Rd, Whampoa Dr, Jln Bahagia, Kim Keat Rd, Balestier Rd, Thomson Rd, Newton Rd, Scotts Rd, Orchard Rd, Killiney Rd, River Valley Rd, Hill St, High St, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Tg Pagar Rd, Hoe Chiang Rd, Cantonment Rd, Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Lower Delta Rd, AYE, Buona Vista Flyover, AYE, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Jurong East St 11, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1, Corporation Rd, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 64, Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 71, Jurong West St 81, Jurong West St 82, Jurong West St 75, Jurong West St 64, Boon Lay Way, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Ave, Corporation Rd, Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East St 11, Jurong Town Hall Rd, AYE, Buona Vista Flyover, AYE, Lower Delta Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Outram Rd, Cantonment Rd, Keppel Rd, Tg Pagar Rd, Neil Rd, Kreta Ayer Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, Hill St, High St, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, North Canal Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, River Valley Rd, Killiney Rd, Somerset Rd, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Scotts Rd, Newton Rd, Thomson Rd, Balestier Rd, Whampoa Dr, Jln Bahagia, Kim Keat Rd, Whampoa Rd and St. Michael’s Ter.
2003 Marina Ctr Ter, Raffles Blvd, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, North Canal Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, River Valley Rd, Killiney Rd, Somerset Rd, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank Rd, Kim Seng Rd, Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Alexandra Rd, Commonwealth Ave, Commonwealth Ave West, Boon Lay Way, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1, Corporation Rd, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 64, Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 71, Jurong West St 81, Jurong West St 82, Jurong West St 75, Jurong West St 64, Boon Lay Way, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Ave, Corporation Rd, Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Boon Lay Way, Commonwealth Ave West, Commonwealth Ave, Alexandra Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Zion Rd, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Killiney Rd, River Valley Rd, Hill St, High St, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Cecil St, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Nicoll Highway, Raffles Blvd and Marina Ctr Ter.
2005 Marina Ctr Ter, Raffles Blvd, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, North Canal Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, River Valley Rd, Killiney Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Link, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank Rd, Kim Seng Rd, Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Alexandra Rd, Commonwealth Ave, Commonwealth Ave West, Boon Lay Way, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1, Corporation Rd, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 64, Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 71, Jurong West St 81, Jurong West St 82, Jurong West St 75, Jurong West St 64, Boon Lay Way, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Ave, Corporation Rd, Jurong West Ave 1, Jurong East Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Boon Lay Way, Commonwealth Ave West, Commonwealth Ave, Alexandra Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Zion Rd, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Killiney Rd, River Valley Rd, Hill St, High St, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Pickering St, Church St, Cecil St, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Rd, Esplanade Dr, Nicoll Highway, Raffles Blvd and Marina Ctr Ter.
2014 Marina Ctr Ter, Raffles Blvd, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, North Canal Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, River Valley Rd, Killiney Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Link, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank Rd, Kim Seng Rd, Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Alexandra Rd, Commonwealth Ave, Commonwealth Ave West, Boon Lay Way, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1, Corporation Rd, Boon Lay Ave, Jln Boon Lay, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 64, Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 71, Jurong West St 81, Jurong West St 82, Jurong West St 75 and Jurong West St 64.

 


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