(Defunct) SBS Turf Club Services

Introduction:

SBS introduced the Turf Club services from 25 September 1999, aimed at visitors to the newly opened Singapore Turf Club in Kranji. Operating during major horse racing events at Singapore Turf Club, these five bidirectional bus services will provide a direct link to/from the HDB heartlands of Tampines, Bedok, Hougang South, Yishun & Clementi.

Turf Club services continued to operate regularly after various horse racing events until their withdrawal on 19 March 2000.

Turf Club Services charged a flat fare of $3.00 for Adults, Children/Students/Senior Citizens, regardless of farecard or cash payment. E-stamps, transfer rebates and concessionary travel were not applicable on Turf Club Services.


Operational Details:

On the days of major horse racing events at the Singapore Turf Club, buses from each Turf Club route would pick up passengers from the Tampines, Bedok, Hougang South and Clementi Bus Interchanges, as well as the bus stop outside Khatib MRT station. These same buses would also pick up passengers simultaneously from the bus stop along Woodlands Road, outside Kranji MRT station, back to the heartlands, and departed once the bus is full. About two to three buses per service will be deployed, subject to their demand. Information posters would be placed at terminating interchanges and various en-route bus stops prior to various Turf Club events, informing commuters that the service would be available.

As passenger demand remained persistently low, all five Turf Club Services were formally withdrawn on 19 March 2000. However, their last day of operation was unknown.


Routes:

  • Service 781: Tampines Int ↔ W’lands Rd (Kranji Stn)
    via Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 2, Tampines Ave 7, Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1, Pasir Ris Dr 12
  • Service 782: Bedok Int ↔ W’lands Rd (Kranji Stn)
    via Bedok Sth Rd, Bedok Sth Ave 3, New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok Nth Rd, Tampines Ave 10
  • Service 786: Hougang Sth Int ↔ W’lands Rd (Kranji Stn)
    via Hougang Ave 1, Lor Ah Soo, Upp Paya Lebar Rd, Boundary Rd, Yio Chu Kang Lk, Yio Chu Kang Rd, S’goon Nth Ave 1, S’goon Nth Ave 4, Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Service 787: W’lands Rd (Kranji Stn) ↺ Yishun Ave 2
    via Yishun Ave 2, Yishun Ring Rd, Yishun Ave 5, Sembawang Rd
  • Service 788: Clementi Int ↔ W’lands Rd (Kranji Stn)
    via Clementi Ave 2, West Coast Rd, West Coast Highway, West Coast Rd, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Toh Guan Rd, Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall Rd

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