(Defunct) SMRT NightRider Bus NR7

SMRT NightRider NR7 was an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Loyang Avenue, passing through City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria St, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris. Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it was one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses.

As part of the On-Demand Public Bus trial, the route was temporarily suspended from 04 Jan 2019 till 15 June 2019 and was subsequently withdrawn on 16 June 2019.

NR7
Marina Ctr Ter → Opp Blk 275
02099
Marina Ctr Ter
Raffles Blvd
02101
Aft S’pore Flyer
Raffles Ave
02051
Seating Gallery
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
River Valley Rd
13099
Bef Kim Yam Rd
River Valley Rd
13089
Opp St. Thomas Wk
River Valley Rd
13079
The Cosmopolitan
River Valley Rd
13141
Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
Hoot Kiam Rd
13191
Bef Orchard Blvd
Paterson Rd
09047
Orchard Stn / Tang Plaza NS22
Orchard Rd
09048
Orchard Stn / Lucky Plaza NS22
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
Orchard Rd
09038
Opp Somerset Stn NS23
Orchard Rd
08137
Orchard Plaza
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S’pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
Orchard Rd
08058
Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
Orchard Rd
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
Bras Basah Rd
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
Bras Basah Rd
01012
Hotel Grand Pacific
Victoria St
01013
St. Joseph’s Ch
Victoria St
01112
Opp Bugis Junction EW12DT14
Victoria St
01113
Bugis Stn Exit A EW12DT14
Victoria St
01121
Stamford Pr Sch
Victoria St
01211
Opp Blk 461
Victoria St
01311
Lavender Stn Exit B EW11
Kallang Rd
80011
Aft Padang Jeringau
Kallang Rd
80031
Kallang Stn EW10
Sims Ave
80051
Aft Lor 1 Geylang
Sims Ave
80071
Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
Sims Ave
80091
Bef Lor 23 Geylang
Sims Ave
81011
Aft Aljunied Stn EW9
Sims Ave
81031
Blk 134
Sims Ave
81051
Sims Ville
Sims Ave
82011
Aft Tg Katong Cplx EW8CC9
Sims Ave
82032
Blk 416
Sims Ave
82033
Blk 414
Sims Ave
82061
Eunos Stn / Int EW7
Sims Ave
83101
Eunos Stn EW7
Jln Eunos
83111
Blk 17
Jln Eunos
72011
Blk 322
Jln Eunos
72021
Blk 646
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72061
Blk 122
Bedok Reservoir Rd
72071
Blk 133
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84499
Blk 140
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84489
Opp Bedok Ind Pk C
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84459
Bet Blks 705/706
Bedok Nth Rd
84539
Bedok Nth Stn Exit B DT29
Bedok Nth Rd
84361
Blk 547
Bedok Nth Rd
84311
Blk 521
Bedok Nth Rd
84321
Blk 516
Bedok Nth Rd
84341
Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
Bedok Nth Rd
84219
Bet Blks 139/140
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84199
Opp Blk 220 CP
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84051
Bedok Sports Cplx
New Upp Changi Rd
84061
The Tanamera Condo
New Upp Changi Rd
85091
Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
New Upp Changi Rd
85101
Aft Bedok Rd
Upp Changi Rd East
96011
Bef Simei Ave
Upp Changi Rd East
96021
Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3
Upp Changi Rd East
96031
Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6 CG1DT35
Upp Changi Rd East
95901
Bef Simei Rd
Upp Changi Rd East
96201
Simei Green Condo
Simei Rd
96191
Blk 224
Simei Rd
96261
Blk 233
Simei St 3
96161
Opp Simei Stn EW3
Simei St 3
96251
Bef Changi General Hosp
Simei St 3
96281
Opp Changi General Hosp
Simei Ave
76061
Blk 938
Tampines Ave 5
76131
UOB Tampines Ctr
Tampines Ave 4
76141
Tampines Stn / Int EW2DT32
Tampines Ave 4
76201
Blk 423
Tampines Ave 7
76211
Blk 449
Tampines Ave 7
76221
Tampines East Stn Exit A DT33
Tampines Ave 7
76231
Opp Blk 390
Tampines Ave 7
76241
Blk 497D
Tampines Ave 7
98011
Blk 149A
Loyang Ave
98091
Blk 156
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78051
Blk 197
Pasir Ris Dr 1
78061
Blk 104
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77051
Blk 115
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77041
Blk 541
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77031
Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl EW1
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77021
Opp Blk 571
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77011
Opp Blk 515
Pasir Ris Dr 1
77181
Blk 638
Elias Rd
77071
Blk 633
Elias Rd
77209
Opp Pasir Ris Elias CC
Pasir Ris Dr 3
77199
Opp Blk 500A
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78109
Downtown East
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78119
Opp Blk 479
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78129
Opp Blk 233
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78139
Opp Pasir Ris Pr Sch
Pasir Ris Dr 3
78149
Opp Greenview Sec Sch
Pasir Ris Dr 3
98109
Opp Loyang Pt
Pasir Ris Dr 3
98029
Opp Blk 275
Loyang Ave

Note:

  • No Boarding at Marina Centre Terminal

 

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Loyang Avenue (Opp Blk 275)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria St, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris
Route Length 41.1 km
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Woodlands Bus Package
Former Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Former Depot Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Former Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Marina Centre
Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
23:35 – 02:00
Operating Frequency
From Marina Centre
29 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 NR7 was a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris. 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

A large portion of the route duplicates major trunk roads along the East-West Line. Before its route shortening in 2014, it was 76.3km long, the longest bus route in Singapore by distance, with Service 858 taking second place (73.4km).

NightRider NR7 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation. It offered daily unidirectional service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN10 and NightRider NR8 (operating Marina Centre to Pasir Ris), with the existing Friday/Saturdays/Eves of PHs route amended to incorporate NightRider NR8’s routing. Weekday night services were cancelled in 2004 owing to low demand. Finally, the route was converted to unidirectional operation terminating at Pasir Ris in 2014.

On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) Trial

To facilitate the Night ODPB Bus Trial from 04 January 2019 till 15 June 2019, NR7 was suspended, with its last day of operation on 31 December 2018. Commuters going to Geylang / Bedok / Tampines may book an On-Demand Public Bus (On-Demand Public Bus – Night Bus – CBD to Bedok / Tampines) through the BusNow app. (Google Play Store / Apple App Store)

Commuters heading to Pasir Ris should take SBS Transit Nite Owl 4N during the ODPB trial period. Alternatively, commuters who preferred regularly scheduled buses to Bedok or Tampines could take SBS Transit Nite Owl 2N or 4N.

ODPB Trial Hours – Night Bus (CBD to Bedok / Tampines)

  • Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays from 4 Jan 2019 – 15 Jun 2019
    2330hrs – 0200hrs
Service Withdrawal

With the End of the On-Demand Public Bus trial, NightRider NR7 was withdrawn on 16 June 2019. The last operating day for Service NR7 was on 31 December 2018, stretching to the early morning hours of 1 January 2019.


MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings
  • From Marina Centre Terminal (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays):
    23:35, 00:04, 00:33, 01:02, 01:31 & 02:00

Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 26 May 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – 31 December 2018: SMRT Buses Ltd
Route History
  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced between Marina Ctr Ter and Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Loyang Pt) as an one-directional night service on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Amended to loop at Pasir Ris Dr 3
  • 2001 (03 Aug): Amended to ply Siglap Rd, Upp East Coast Rd, Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4 and Tampines Ave 7
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN10 and NightRider NR8 to ply Victoria Street, Sims Avenue/Geylang Road, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North and Tanah Merah, removing previous sectors along ECP, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast. Also amended to ply Simei Rd and Simei St 3 replacing the full stretch of Simei Ave. At the same time, unidirectional weeknight departures from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris were operated to cover the withdrawn SN10. Services on Fridays/Saturdays/eves of PHs remained bidirectional.
  • 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.
  • 2010 (30 Apr): Serves new pair of bus stops (84191 / 84199) along Bedok North Ave 3.
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris due to low ridership, terminating at Loyang Ave. Revised departure times from 11:35pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.
  • 2017 (02 Jun): Serves an additional bus stop (77181) along Elias Rd.
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Serves new bus stop (84539) along Bedok Nth Rd.
  • 2017 (17 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Serves new bus stop (95901) along Upper Changi Rd East.
  • 2019 (04 Jan): Temporary suspended to facilitate the Night On-Demand Public Bus trial.
  • 2019 (16 Jun): Withdrawn.
Past Routings
Year Route
2000 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, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Victoria St, Ophir Rd, ECP, Still Rd South, Marine Parade Rd, Bedok South Ave 1, ECP, Xilin Ave, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 2, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Elias Rd, Pasir Ris Dr 3, Loyang Ave, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 2, Tampines Ave 5, Simei Ave, Xilin Ave, ECP, Bedok South Ave 1, Marine Parade Rd, Still Rd South, ECP, Rochor Rd, Victoria St, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank 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.
2001 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, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Victoria St, Ophir Rd, ECP, Still Rd South, Marine Parade Rd, Siglap Rd, Upp East Coast Rd, Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Elias Rd, Pasir Ris Dr 3, Loyang Ave, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Simei Ave, Upp Changi Rd East, Bedok Rd, Upp East Coast Rd, Siglap Rd, Marine Parade Rd, Still Rd South, ECP, Rochor Rd, Victoria St, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank 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.
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, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Victoria St, Kallang Rd, Sims Ave, Jln Eunos, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 3, New Upp Changi Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd, Simei St 3, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Elias Rd, Pasir Ris Dr 3, Loyang Ave, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Simei Ave, Simei St 3, Simei Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok North Ave 3, Bedok North Rd, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, Changi Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank 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, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Victoria St, Kallang Rd, Sims Ave, Jln Eunos, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 3, New Upp Changi Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd, Simei St 3, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Elias Rd, Pasir Ris Dr 3, Loyang Ave, Tampines Ave 7, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Simei Ave, Simei St 3, Simei Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok North Ave 3, Bedok North Rd, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Jln Eunos, Changi Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Link, Orchard Turn, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank 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, Hoot Kiam Rd, Paterson Hill, Paterson Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Victoria St, Kallang Rd, Sims Ave, Jln Eunos, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Rd, Bedok North Ave 3, New Upp Changi Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd, Simei St 3, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Elias Rd, Pasir Ris Dr 3 and Loyang Ave.

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One thought on “(Defunct) SMRT NightRider Bus NR7

  • 2 December 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    If ODPB buses don’t exist, bus NR7 won’t be withdrawn

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