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 14 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.

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 Pasir Ris area). As such, NightRider NR7 will be suspended from 4 January 2019 till 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 trial area)
  • Alighting Stop (within 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).


Bus Stops Served

The following bus stops may be used as a boarding or alighting point for the On-Demand Public Bus (Night Bus) service.

City / CBD Area
LTA On Demand Public Bus - Service Area for Night Bus (CBD)
LTA On Demand Public Bus – Service Area for Night Bus (CBD)
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • 08069 – Bras Basah Road – Bencoolen Stn Exit B
  • 04179 – Bras Basah Road – Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A
  • 04222 – Eu Tong Sen Street – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
  • 06151 – Havelock Road – Hotel Miramar
  • 06141 – Havelock Road – Holiday Inn Atrium
  • 13141 – Hoot Kiam Road – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • 01311 – Kallang Road – Lavender Stn Exit B
  • 80011 – Kallang Road – Aft Padang Jeringau
  • 13211 – Mohamed Sultan Road – Aft Unity St
  • 04167 – North Bridge Road – City Hall Stn Exit B
  • 04168 – North Bridge Road – Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
  • 04249 – North Bridge Road – Opp The Treasury
  • 07589 – Ophir Road – Opp Rochor Ctr
  • 09047 – Orchard Road – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
  • 09048 – Orchard Road – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza
  • 09037 – Orchard Road – Opp Mandarin Orchard
  • 09038 – Orchard Road – Opp Somerset Stn
  • 08137 – Orchard Road – Orchard Plaza
  • 08138 – Orchard Road – Concorde Hotel S’pore
  • 08057 – Orchard Road – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • 08058 – Orchard Road – Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • 08041 – Orchard Road – YMCA
  • 09011 – Orchard Turn – Opp Ngee Ann City
  • 09023 – Orchard Turn – Opp Orchard Stn/ION
  • 13191 – Paterson Road – Bef Orchard Blvd
  • 08031 – Penang Road – Dhoby Ghaut Stn
  • 08111 – Penang Road – Winsland Hse
  • 08079 – Prinsep Street – Sch of The Arts
  • 02101 – Raffles Avenue – Aft S’pore Flyer
  • 02051 – Raffles Avenue – Seating Gallery
  • 02061 – Raffles Avenue – The Esplanade
  • 04211 – River Valley Road – Clarke Quay
  • 04331 – River Valley Road – Bef Fort Canning Stn
  • 13109 – River Valley Road – UE Sq
  • 13099 – River Valley Road – Bef Kim Yam Rd
  • 13089 – River Valley Road – Opp St. Thomas Wk
  • 13079 – River Valley Road – The Cosmopolitan
  • 07011 – Selegie Road – Peace Ctr
  • 07021 – Selegie Road – Selegie Ctr
  • 08121 – Somerset Road – Somerset Stn
  • 05029 – South Bridge Road – Boat Quay
  • 04111 – Stamford Road – Capitol Bldg
  • 04121 – Stamford Road – SMU
  • 07539 – Sungei Road – Opp Rochor Stn
  • 01012 – Victoria Street – Hotel Grand Pacific
  • 01013 – Victoria Street – St. Joseph’s Ch
  • 01112 – Victoria Street – Opp Bugis Junction
  • 01113 – Victoria Street – Bugis Stn Exit A
  • 01121 – Victoria Street – Stamford Pr Sch
  • 01211 – Victoria Street – Opp Blk 461
  • 06131 – Zion Road – The Boy’s Brigade HQ
  • 13121 – Zion Road – Opp Great World City
Geylang Area
List of Bus Stops (Click to expand)
  • 80031 – Sims Avenue – Kallang Stn
  • 80051 – Sims Avenue – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
  • 80071 – Sims Avenue – Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
  • 80091 – Sims Avenue – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
  • 81011 – Sims Avenue – Aft Aljunied Stn
  • 81031 – Sims Avenue – Blk 134
  • 81051 – Sims Avenue – Sims Ville
  • 82011 – Sims Avenue – Aft Tg Katong Cplx
  • 82032 – Sims Avenue – Blk 416
  • 82033 – Sims Avenue – Blk 414
  • 82061 – Sims Avenue – Eunos Stn/Int
  • 83101 – Jalan Eunos – Eunos Stn
  • 83111 – Jalan Eunos – Blk 17
Bedok Area

Any Bus Stop within the defined boundary below:

LTA On Demand Public Bus - Service Area for Night Bus (Bedok)
LTA On Demand Public Bus – Service Area for Night Bus (Bedok)
Tampines Area

Any Bus Stop within the defined boundary below

LTA On Demand Public Bus - Service Area for Night Bus (Tampines)
LTA On Demand Public Bus – Service Area for Night Bus (Tampines)

Fare

During the ODPB Trial, a promotional flat fare similar to that of SMRT NightRider Service applies for all passengers.

  • Cash / Card: $4.50

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

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


References:

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