(Defunct) On-Demand Public Bus (Night Bus – CBD to Bedok / Tampines)

On-Demand Public Bus (ODPB) services plying from the CBD area to Geylang, Bedok & Tampines are being offered between 4 January 2019 and 15 June 2019, during late night hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Eves of Public Holidays. Buses will operate with the service number NB-x, where x is a single-digit number between 1 and 6.

The trial for the CBD to Geylang / Bedok / Tampines area covers bus stops presently served by NightRider NR7 in the Geylang area, the City area, as well as the entire Bedok & Tampines town.

Commuters who prefer fixed route Night Bus Services can take Nite Owl 2N (to Bedok / Tampines) or Nite Owl 4N (to Marine Parade / Bedok / Simei / Pasir Ris).

Technical Information
Catchment Area Marina Centre, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, Rochor, Bugis, Geylang, Bedok & Tampines
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Current Depot
Woodlands Bus Depot (WLDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses
MAN A22
Operating Hours
2330hrs – 0200hrs (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays)
Frequency On-demand during Operating Hours
Fare $4.50 Flat fare equivalent to SMRT NightRider Services
Booking App BusNow (Android/iOS)

As part of the On-Demand Public Bus trial, Service NB-x serves the City and Marina Centre area to Geylang, Bedok, and Tampines during late night hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays (2330hrs to 0200hrs the following day). Buses dispatched follow a flexible route, depending on demand, as directed by the BusNow mobile application developed by Ministry of Movement (Swat).

Bus Stops served by the On-Demand Public Bus Service – Night Bus are also served by SMRT NightRider NR7 (except the Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris areas). As such, NightRider NR7 will be suspended from 4 January 2019 till 15 June 2019, throughout the ODPB trial period. Affected commuters who are heading to Pasir Ris may take SBS Transit Nite Owl 4N instead.


Booking a Ride

Commuters who wish to book a trip on the on-demand bus must first download the BusNow app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

During the booking, commuters are required to indicate:

  • Boarding Stop (within the trial area)
  • Alighting Stop (within the trial area)
  • Number of Passengers (1 to 5)
  • If any passengers are wheelchair-bound

With a successful booking, the Bus Registration Number, Unique Bus Service Number (NB-1, NB-2, NB-3, etc.) and Boarding Code will be relayed to the commuter via the app.

Upon boarding, commuters are required to flash their unique boarding number to the Bus Captain through the BusNow app. They will then need to pay their fare (via contactless card or cash) no differently from other bus services. Additional commuters not accounted for in the booking may be denied boarding by the Bus Captain.

Commuters may be banned from the On-Demand Public Bus trial if he/she cancels or does not show up for a confirmed booking, for up to 3 times within 24 hours. The duration of the ban is at the discretion of the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Commuters are not allowed to book trips from Bedok or Tampines to the CBD and from Tampines to Bedok. However, bookings for travel within the same zone is allowed, or from Bedok to Tampines.

Booking Rules
  • As the bus travels from CBD to Geylang, Bedok and then to Tampines, commuters cannot book rides in the other direction (i.e. Tampines to Bedok, or Geylang to CBD)
  • Intra-town trips (i.e. boarding and alighting within Bedok or Tampines estate) are allowed
  • The mobile application can occasionally fail to pair commuters with a bus and return an erroneous ‘overwhelming demand’ message. Commuters are advised to be persistent with the ‘rebooking’ function and look out for a narrow booking window which opens sometime before the scheduled departure of a night bus from Marina Centre Terminal.

Bus Stops Served

The following bus stops may be used as boarding or alighting points for the On-Demand Public Bus (Night Bus) service. Bear in mind that the bus travels from CBD to Geylang, Bedok and Tampines in order, and bookings in the reverse direction are not allowed.

City / CBD Area

Note that the diagram does not illustrate all roads for which are available for booking, such as North Boat Quay, Irwell Bank Rd/Kim Seng Rd, Middle Rd etc.

List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • Bencoolen Street
    (04029) Bef Bencoolen Stn Exit A
    (07517) Ibis S’pore on Bencoolen
    (07518) Opp NAFA Campus 3
  • Bras Basah Road
    (02049) Raffles Hotel
    (08069) Bencoolen Stn Exit B
    (04179) Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A
  • Clemenceau Avenue
    (04311) Aft River Valley Rd
    (08011) Opp Haw Par Glass Twr
    (08019) Aft Haw Par Glass Twr
  • Eu Tong Sen Street
    (04222) Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
  • Havelock Road
    (06141) Holiday Inn Atrium
    (06149) Opp Holiday Inn Atrium
    (06151) Hotel Miramar
    (06159) Opp Hotel Miramar
  • Hill Street
    (04142) Armenian Ch
    (04143) Stamford Ct
    (04149) Grand Pk City Hall
    (04223) Old Hill St Police Stn
    (04229) High St Ctr
  • Hoot Kiam Road
    (13141) Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Irwell Bank Road
    (13159) Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Kim Seng Road
    (06129) Grand Copthorne Hotel
    (13119) Opp Great World City
    (13139) The Trillium
  • Middle Road
    (07561) Bef Waterloo St
    (07569) Aft Waterloo St
    (07571) Sunshine Plaza
  • Mohamed Sultan Road
    (13211) Aft Unity St
  • New Bridge Road
    (04239) Clarke Quay Stn
  • North Boat Quay
    (04251) Opp High St Ctr
  • North Bridge Road
    (04167) City Hall Stn Exit B
    (04168) Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
    (04249) Opp The Treasury
  • Ophir Road
    (07589) Opp Rochor Ctr
  • Orchard Road
    (09047) Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
    (09048) Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza
    (09037) Opp Mandarin Orchard
    (09038) Opp Somerset Stn
    (08137) Orchard Plaza
    (08138) Concorde Hotel S’pore
    (08057) Dhoby Ghaut Stn
    (08058) Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn
    (08041) YMCA
  • Orchard Turn
    (09011) Opp Ngee Ann City
    (09023) Opp Orchard Stn/ION
  • Paterson Road
    (13191) Bef Orchard Blvd
    (13199) Aft Orchard Blvd
  • Penang Road
    (08031) Dhoby Ghaut Stn
    (08111) Winsland Hse
  • Prinsep Street
    (08079) Sch of The Arts
  • Raffles Avenue
    (02101) Aft S’pore Flyer
    (02051) Seating Gallery
    (02061) The Esplanade
  • Raffles Boulevard
    (02089) Pan Pacific Hotel
  • River Valley Road
    (04211) Clarke Quay
    (04219) Opp Clarke Quay
    (04331) Bef Fort Canning Stn
    (04339) Fort Canning Stn Exit B
    (13071) Riva Lodge
    (13079) The Cosmopolitan
    (13081) St. Thomas Wk
    (13089) Opp St. Thomas Wk
    (13091) Aft Kim Yam Rd
    (13099) Bef Kim Yam Rd
    (13101) Opp Mohd Sultan Rd
    (13109) UE Sq
  • Rochor Canal Road
    (07531) Rochor Stn
  • Rochor Road
    (07551) Fu Lu Shou Cplx
  • Selegie Road
    (07011) Peace Ctr
    (07021) Selegie Ctr
  • Somerset Road
    (08121) Somerset Stn
  • South Bridge Road
    (05029) Boat Quay
  • Stamford Road
    (04111) Capitol Bldg
    (04121) SMU
  • Sungei Road
    (07539) Opp Rochor Stn
  • Victoria Street
    (01012) Hotel Grand Pacific
    (01013) St. Joseph’s Ch
    (01112) Opp Bugis Junction
    (01113) Bugis Stn Exit A
    (04151) Cath of the Good Shepherd
    (04159) Aft CHIJMES
  • Zion Road
    (06131) The Boys’ Brigade HQ
    (13121) Opp Great World City
Geylang Area

Includes Lavender, Kallang, Aljunied, Paya Lebar & Eunos.

List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • Victoria Street
    (01121) Stamford Pr Sch
    (01211) Opp Blk 461
  • Kallang Road
    (01311) Lavender Stn Exit B
    (80011) Aft Padang Jeringau
  • Sims Avenue
    (80031) Kallang Stn
    (80051) Aft Lor 1 Geylang
    (80071) Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
    (80091) Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    (81011) Aft Aljunied Stn
    (81031) Blk 134
    (81051) Sims Ville
    (82011) Aft Tg Katong Cplx
    (82032) Blk 416
    (82033) Blk 414
    (82061) Eunos Stn/Int
Bedok Area

Includes Kaki Bukit & Chai Chee

List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • Bedok North Avenue 1
    (84301) Opp Kg Chai Chee CC
    (84309) Kg Chai Chee CC
    (84371) Blk 546
    (84379) Opp Blk 546
  • Bedok North Avenue 2
    (84331) Opp Blk 416
    (84339) Blk 416
    (84421) Blk 510
    (84429) Blk 515
  • Bedok North Avenue 3
    (84191) Blk 220 CP
    (84199) Opp Blk 220 CP
    (84201) Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A
    (84209) Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B
    (84211) Blk 403
    (84219) Bet Blks 139/140
    (84521) Blk 506
    (84529) Blk 109
  • Bedok North Road
    (84221) Blk 109
    (84229) Blk 111
    (84231) Blk 85
    (84239) Opp Blk 85
    (84241) Blk 81
    (84249) Blk 124
    (84281) Blk 180
    (84289) Opp Blk 180
    (84311) Blk 521
    (84319) Blk 428
    (84321) Blk 516
    (84329) Blk 414
    (84341) Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
    (84349) Fengshan Pr Sch
    (84361) Blk 547
    (84369) Blk 45
    (84451) Bedok Nth Stn Exit A
    (84459) Bet Blks 705/706
    (84539) Bedok Nth Stn Exit B
  • Bedok North Street 1
    (84351) Bedok Ctrl PO
    (84359) Opp Bedok Ctrl PO
  • Bedok North Street 3
    (84381) Blk 544
    (84391) Blk 534
    (84401) Opp Blk 550
    (84409) Blk 550
    (84411) Blk 526
    (84419) Blk 512
    (84449) Blk 509
  • Bedok Reservoir Road
    (72021) Blk 646
    (72029) Opp Blk 646
    (72061) Blk 122
    (72069) Blk 121
    (72071) Blk 133
    (72079) Blk 609
    (84461) Opp Blk 701
    (84469) Blk 703
    (84471) Blk 745
    (84479) Blk 713
    (84481) Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
    (84489) Opp Bedok Ind Pk C
    (84491) Blk 629
    (84499) Blk 140
    (84501) Christ Ch
    (84511) Blk 608
    (84601) Opp Waterfront Key
    (84609) Waterfront Key
    (84611) Opp Waterfront Isle
    (84619) Waterfront Isle
    (84621) Opp Blk 716
    (84629) Blk 716
    (84631) Opp Waterfront Waves
    (84639) Aft Waterfront Waves
  • Chai Chee Drive
    (84571) Opp Blk 55
    (84579) Aft Chai Chee St
    (84581) Opp Bedok Sth NPC
    (84589) Bef New Upp Changi Rd
  • Chai Chee Road
    (84641) Blk 24
    (84649) Opp Blk 24
  • Chai Chee Street
    (84541) Blk 42
    (84549) Opp Blk 42
    (84551) Blk 51
    (84559) Opp Blks 50/51
    (84561) Blk 53
    (84569) Opp Blk 53
  • Eunos Link
    (71091) Blk 637
    (71099) Blk 311
  • Jalan Eunos
    (72011) Blk 322
    (72019) Eunos Mansions
    (83101) Eunos Stn
    (83109) Opp Eunos Stn
    (83111) Blk 17
    (83119) Opp Blk 16
  • Kaki Bukit Avenue 1
    (72031) Bef Kaki Bt Stn Exit B
    (72039) Kaki Bt Stn Exit A
    (72041) Blk 660A CP
    (72049) Opp Blk 660A CP
    (72051) Kaki Bt Ind Est
    (72059) Opp Kaki Bt Ind Est
    (84701) Blk 151
    (84709) Opp Blk 150
  • New Upper Changi Road
    (84011) Chai Chee Ind Pk
    (84019) Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
    (84021) Blk 32
    (84029) Opp Blk 32
    (84031) Bedok Stn Exit B
    (84039) Bedok Stn Exit A
    (84041) Blk 221A
    (84049) Blk 27
    (84051) Bedok Sports Cplx
    (84059) Blk 65
Tampines Area
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • Tampines Avenue 1
    (75051) Tampines West Stn Exit B
    (75059) Bef Tampines West Stn
    (75221) Opp Temasek Poly East G
    (75229) Temasek Poly East G
    (75231) Opp Temasek Poly
    (75239) Temasek Poly
    (75241) Opp Temasek Poly West G
    (75249) Temasek Poly West G
    (75251) Opp Tropica Condo
    (75259) Tropica Condo
  • Tampines Avenue 2
    (76031) Tampines East Stn Exit B
    (76039) Tampines East Stn Exit C
    (76071) Blk 141
    (76079) Blk 101
    (76081) Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    (76089) The Holy Trinity Ch
    (76091) Blk 206
    (76099) Blk 285
    (76101) Tampines East CC
    (76109) Blk 302
  • Tampines Avenue 3
    (75071) Opp Blk 819
    (75079) Blk 819
    (75081) Blk 831
    (75089) Blk 827
    (75101) Blk 880
    (75109) Blk 888
  • Tampines Avenue 4
    (76111) Blk 945
    (76119) Opp Blk 945
    (76121) Opp St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    (76129) St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    (76131) UOB Tampines Ctr
    (76139) Opp Century Sq
    (76141) Tampines Stn/Int
    (76149) Opp Tampines Stn/Int
    (76281) Junyuan Pr Sch
    (76289) Blk 801
  • Tampines Avenue 5
    (75121) Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
    (75129) Darul Ghufran Mque
    (75131) Bet Blks 701/702
    (75139) Blk 863
    (75141) Blk 730
    (75149) Blk 867A
    (75171) UWCSEA
    (75179) Blk 871C
    (76051) Our Tampines Hub
    (76059) Opp Our Tampines Hub
    (76061) Blk 938
    (76069) Blk 147
  • Tampines Avenue 6
    (75261) Bet Blks 710/713
    (75269) Opp Blks 710/713
    (75471) Blk 602B
    (75479) Blk 619A
    (75481) Blk 609D
    (75489) Opp Blk 609D
  • Tampines Avenue 7
    (76191) Blk 401
    (76199) Blk 503
    (76201) Blk 423
    (76209) Blk 233
    (76211) Blk 449
    (76219) Blk 230E
    (76221) Tampines East Stn Exit A
    (76229) Opp Tampines East Stn
    (76231) Opp Blk 390
    (76239) Blk 390
    (76241) Blk 497D
    (76249) Blk 370
  • Tampines Avenue 8
    (75031) Opp Springfield Sec Sch
    (75039) Springfield Sec Sch
    (75151) Opp Blk 871A
    (75159) Blk 874
  • Tampines Avenue 9
    (75271) Blk 721
    (75279) Opp Blk 721
    (75281) Blk 742A
    (75289) Opp Blks 741/742
    (76311) Blk 460
    (76319) Opp Blk 454
    (76341) Blk 464
    (76349) Dunman Sec Sch
    (76351) Blk 484
    (76359) Blk 493B
    (76361) Blk 430
    (76369) Blk 496F
    (76541) Citylife@Tampines
    (76549) Opp Citylife@Tampines
  • Tampines Avenue 10
    (75291) Aft Tampines Ave 9
    (75299) Bef Tampines Ave 9
    (75371) Aft Tampines Ave 5
    (75379) Bef Tampines Ave 5
    (75401) Aft Tampines Ave 1
    (75409) The Santorini
    (75411) Bef Tampines Fire Stn
    (75419) Aft Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Avenue 11
    (75461) Reebonz Bldg
    (75469) Opp Reebonz Bldg
  • Tampines Central 1
    (76551) Tampines Stn Exit D
    (76559) Aft Tampines Stn Exit E
  • Tampines Concourse
    (76511) The Tampines Trilliant
    (76519) Bet Blks 524B/523D
    (76521) Opp Blk 519A
    (76529) Blk 519A
  • Tampines Street 11
    (76329) Blk 125
    (76339) Opp Tampines Changkat CC
  • Tampines Street 21
    (76151) Blk 237
    (76159) Opp Blk 237
    (76161) Opp Blk 248
    (76169) Blk 248
    (76171) Blk 266
    (76179) Opp Blk 266
    (76401) Blk 230B
    (76409) Blk 259
  • Tampines Street 22
    (76291) Angsana Pr Sch
    (76301) Blk 283
  • Tampines Street 23
    (76181) Blk 216
    (76189) Opp Blk 216
  • Tampines Street 32
    (76411) Ngee Ann Sec Sch
    (76419) Blk 307A
    (76421) Opp Blk 331
    (76429) Blk 331
  • Tampines Street 33
    (76431) Blk 333
    (76439) Blk 351
    (76441) Opp Blk 345
    (76449) Blk 343
    (76451) Blk 324
    (76459) Blk 323
  • Tampines Street 34
    (76461) Eden Condo
    (76469) East Spring Sec Sch
  • Tampines Street 41
    (76391) Blk 418
    (76399) Blk 417
  • Tampines Street 42
    (76371) Blk 459
    (76471) Blk 444
  • Tampines Street 45
    (76251) Blk 487B
    (76259) Opp Blk 487B
    (76261) Blk 489B
    (76269) Opp Blk 489A
    (76271) Dunman Sec Sch
    (76279) Blk 491C
  • Tampines Street 71
    (75329) Poi Ching Pr Sch
    (75339) Blk 734
  • Tampines Street 81
    (75099) Blk 897
    (75219) Blk 889
  • Tampines Street 82
    (76041) Blk 842C
    (76049) Opp Blk 842C
  • Tampines Street 83
    (75161) Blk 855
    (75169) Opp Blk 853
    (75201) Blk 835
    (75209) Blk 882A
  • Tampines Street 84
    (75111) Blk 874A
  • Tampines Street 86
    (75021) Blk 879B

Fare

During the ODPB Trial, a flat fare similar to that of SMRT NightRider Service applies for all passengers. Transfer benefits from Distance Fares and monthly Concession Pass are not applicable.

  • Cash / Card: $4.50

Operator History:
  • 04 January 2019 – 15 June 2019: SMRT Buses Ltd

This bus service is part of the On-Demand Public Bus Service trial.

Gallery:

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References:

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