Singapore Public Bus Timeline (1996 – 2005)

Since the independence of Singapore in 1965, the public bus system serving the country had undergone multiple significant changes and evolved to become what it is today. In this article, we will take a walk down the memory lane and go through the bus service changes that had occurred over the decade between 1996 and 2005.

This article covers changes to public bus services between 1 Jan 1996 and 31 Dec 2005 only. If you are looking for bus service changes before 1996 and after 2005, please see the subsequent articles in this series (2006 – 20152016 – 2025).


Overview

For the operating period between 1 Jan 1996 and 31 Dec 2005, the public bus system in Singapore continued in its developments with more changes to its public bus services in tandem with new developments around the country.

3 major bus rationalisation exercises took place during the operating period in conjunction with the opening of the Woodlands MRT Extension, Bukit Panjang LRT and North East Line in 1996, 1999 and 2003 respectively. More bus services were introduced or amended during the operating period to cater to new developments in existing residential estates and new residential estates such as Sembawang, Sengkang and Punggol.

The first generation of Express bus services were introduced between 1997 and 2000 to provide alternative and quicker travel options in a bid to encourage the use of public transport in Singapore in conjunction with the implementation of the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system. In 2005, Fast Forward bus services were introduced by SBS Transit as limited-stop route variants of existing trunk bus services, which aims to reduce travel time for commuters during the peak hours.

With the evolving nightlife in the city centre of Singapore, night bus services were introduced between 2000 and 2001, providing late night travellers direct connections between the city centre and residential estates during midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of major public holidays. As of 31 Dec 2005, SBS Transit operates 6 Nite Owl bus services, while SMRT Buses operates 7 NightRider bus services.

In addition, other types of non-basic bus services were introduced by SBS Transit between 2004 and 2005 to cater to niche segments of commuters. CityBuzz bus services aim at providing tourists with greater convenience to travel around different attractions in the city centre of Singapore. Chinatown Direct bus services were targeted at senior citizens who frequent the heritage district of Chinatown, providing them with a direct connection to Chinatown and popular residential estates. Parks bus services provide park-goers with convenient access to the most frequented major parks in Singapore. Last but not least, Stadium Direct bus services provide concert-goers and football fans with a direct bus ride home after major events in the Stadium vicinity.

New air-conditioned buses were purchased to replace the retiring non air-conditioned buses, allowing SBS to achieve a majority fleet of air-conditioned buses and TIBS to attain a fully air-conditioned bus fleet. The operation of more fully air-conditioned bus services is also made possible through the retrofitting of air-conditioning units on numerous existing single-deck buses.

To cater to the increasing passenger demands of public bus services, more high capacity buses were purchased during the operating period to provide more comfortable rides for commuters. Over 300 articulated buses are brought in by TIBS between 1996 and 2004 to cater to heavily utilised TIBS bus services, in contrast with the double-deck buses operated by SBS / SBS Transit.

The operating period also witnessed the formation of multi-modal public transport operators, which evolved from the standalone public bus operators at the beginning of the operating period. SBS became a rail operator upon clinching the operating license for the NEL, leading to its renaming to SBS Transit in 2001. TIBS was acquired as a subsidiary by existing rail operator SMRT in 2001 and subsequently merged with the organisation in 2004. A final round of operator transfers for bus services between SBS and TIBS was conducted between 1999 and 2000 as a result of SBS winning the NEL operating license.


Bus Service Index

The bus service index lists all public bus services operated between 1 Jan 1996 and 31 Dec 2005. Bus services without introduction dates were introduced before 1 Jan 1996.

Service Current Route (as of 31 Dec 2005) Introduction Date Withdrawal Date
Trunk Services
2 Changi Village – New Bridge Rd
3 Tampines – Punggol 7 Apr 2002
5 Bt Panjang – Lor 1 Geylang 26 Dec 1999
6 Pasir Ris – Loyang Cres (Loop)
7 Bedok – Clementi
8 Tampines – Toa Payoh
9 Bedok – Airport Cargo Rd (Loop)
10 Tampines – Kent Ridge
11 Lor 1 Geylang – Stadium Wk (Loop)
12 Pasir Ris – New Bridge Rd
13 Yio Chu Kang – Upp East Coast
14 Bedok – Clementi
15 Pasir Ris – Marine Parade Rd (Loop)
16 Bt Merah – Siglap Rd (Loop)
16E Bt Merah – Changi Airport 1 Dec 1997
17 Pasir Ris – Bedok (Loop)
18 Tampines – Bedok (Loop)
19 Tampines – Airport Cargo Rd (Loop)
20 Sims Pl – St. Wilfred Rd (Loop) 27 Nov 2000
21 Pasir Ris – St. Michael’s
22 Ang Mo Kio – Tampines
23 Tampines – Rochor Canal Rd (Loop)
24 Ang Mo Kio – Changi Airport
25 Ang Mo Kio – Bedok
26 Bedok – Toa Payoh
27 Hougang Ctrl – Changi Airport
28 Tampines – Toa Payoh
29 Tampines – Changi Village (Loop)
30 Bedok – Boon Lay
31 Tampines – Toa Payoh
32 Bedok – Buona Vista
33 Bedok – Kent Ridge
34 Bedok – Changi Airport 15 Sep 2002
34 Punggol – Changi Airport 31 Jul 2005
35 Bedok – Tanah Merah Ferry Rd (Loop)
36 Changi Airport – Tomlinson Rd (Loop) 1 Dec 1997
37 Tampines – Changi Nth Cres (Loop) 1996
38 Tampines – Bedok 7 Apr 2002
39 Tampines – Yishun 17 Aug 2003
40 Bedok – Merpati Rd (Loop)
42 Jln Kembangan – Fidelio St (Loop) 5 Oct 1997
43 Punggol – Upp East Coast 23 Oct 2005
48 Upp East Coast – Buona Vista 3 Jul 2005
51 Hougang Ctrl – Jurong East
52 Bishan – Jurong East 23 Oct 2005
53 Bishan – Changi Airport
54 Bishan – New Bridge Rd
55 Bishan – Siglap Rd (Loop)
56 Bishan – Marina Ctr
57 Bishan – Bt Merah 31 Jul 2005
58 Bishan – Pasir Ris 31 Jul 2005
59 Ang Mo Kio – Jln Kayu (Loop) 21 Feb 1999
59 Bishan – Changi Village 23 Oct 2005
60 Eunos – Bedok (Loop) 17 Nov 2002
61 Bt Batok – Eunos
62 Punggol – Sims Ave (Loop)
63 Eunos – Jln Rumah Tinggi (Loop)
64 Sims Pl – Mei Ling St (Loop)
65 Tampines – HarbourFront
66 Bedok – Jurong East
67 Choa Chu Kang – Tampines
68 Tampines – Tampines St 92 (Loop) 16 Jun 2003
69 Tampines – Bedok (Loop)
70 Yio Chu Kang – Shenton Way
70X Yio Chu Kang – Temasek Ave (Loop)
72 Yio Chu Kang – Tampines 1996
73 Ang Mo Kio – Toa Payoh (Loop)
74 Hougang Ctrl – Buona Vista
75 Bt Panjang – Marina Ctr
76 Yio Chu Kang – Siglap Rd (Loop)
77 Bt Batok – Marina Ctr
78 Jurong East – Clementi Ave 3 (Loop)
79 Jurong East – Boon Lay (Loop)
80 Tampines – Hougang Ctrl 3 Sep 1996 1998
80 Sengkang – HarbourFront 12 Dec 1999
81 Tampines – Serangoon
82 Serangoon – Punggol Rd (Loop)
83 Punggol – Sengkang (Loop) 23 Dec 2001
84 Hougang Ctrl – World Trade Ctr 12 Dec 1999
84 Punggol – Punggol East (Loop) 15 Sep 2003 12 Mar 2005
85 Sengkang – HarbourFront 5 Dec 1999 27 Jul 2003
86 Sengkang – Ang Mo Kio 5 Dec 1999
87 Sengkang – Bedok 19 Sep 1999
88 Pasir Ris – Toa Payoh 28 Feb 1999
89 Hougang Ctrl – Airport Cargo Rd (Loop) 5 Dec 1999
90 Toa Payoh – Airport Rd (Loop)
91 Buona Vista – Ayer Rajah Cres (Loop)
92 Science Pk Dr – Mt Sinai Dr (Loop) 6 Oct 1997
93 HarbourFront – Eunos
94 Eunos – Airport Rd (Loop)
95 Buona Vista – Kent Ridge (Loop)
96 Clementi – Kent Ridge Cres (Loop)
97 Jurong East – Temasek Ave (Loop)
98 Jurong East – Jurong Pier Way (Loop)
99 Clementi – Jurong West St 91 (Loop)
100 Serangoon – Ghim Moh
101 Serangoon – Buangkok Lk (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
103 Serangoon – Piccadilly Rd (Loop)
103W Serangoon – West Camp Rd (Loop) 7 Dec 2003
105 Serangoon – Jurong East
106 Bt Batok – Marina Ctr
107 Hougang Ctrl – Shenton Way
107X Hougang Ctrl – Temasek Ave (Loop) 1997
111 Ghim Moh – Temasek Ave (Loop)
112 Hougang Ctrl – Hougang St 92 (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
113 Hougang Ctrl – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
115 Hougang St 21 – Hougang Ave 3 (Loop) 30 Oct 2004
119 Sengkang – Hougang St 21 (Loop) 14 Sep 2003
123 Bt Merah – Bt Purmei Ave (Loop)
124 St. Michael’s – Telok Blangah Dr (Loop)
125 St. Michael’s – Sims Dr (Loop)
130 Ang Mo Kio – Shenton Way
131 St. Michael’s – Bt Merah
132 Hougang Ctrl – Bt Merah
133 Ang Mo Kio – Temasek Ave (Loop)
135 Ang Mo Kio – Siglap Rd (Loop)
136 Ang Mo Kio – Punggol
138 Ang Mo Kio – Mandai Lake Rd (Loop)
139 Toa Payoh – Bt Merah
142 Toa Payoh – Potong Pasir Ave 1 (Loop)
143 Toa Payoh – Jurong East
145 Toa Payoh – Buona Vista
147 Hougang Ctrl – Clementi
151 Hougang Ctrl – Kent Ridge
152 Bedok – Toa Payoh 29 Oct 2000
153 Bt Merah – Hougang Ctrl
154 Boon Lay – Eunos
155 Toa Payoh – Siglap Rd (Loop)
156 Sengkang – Clementi
157 Toa Payoh – Boon Lay
158 Serangoon – Rhu Cross (Loop)
159 Sengkang – Toa Payoh
160 Admiralty Rd West – Crawford St 27 Dec 1998
160 Jurong East – Kotaraya II 5 Sep 2004
161 Hougang Ctrl – Woodlands 2 Jun 2002
162 Yio Chu Kang – Shenton Way 26 Feb 2001
162X Yio Chu Kang – Temasek Ave (Loop) 25 Feb 2001
163 Sengkang – Toa Payoh
165 Hougang Ctrl – Clementi
166 Ang Mo Kio – Clementi
167 Sembawang – Bt Merah
168 Bedok – Woodlands 14 Apr 2001
169 Woodlands – Ang Mo Kio
170 Queen St – Larkin
170X Kranji Stn – Kotaraya II 10 Nov 2003
171 Yishun – Marina Ctr
172 Choa Chu Kang – Boon Lay
173 Bt Batok – Clementi (Loop)
174 Boon Lay – New Bridge Rd
175 Lim Chu Kang – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Loop) 27 Feb 2005
176 Bt Panjang – Bt Merah
177 Bt Panjang – Bt Batok
178 Woodlands – Boon Lay
179 Choa Chu Kang – Fajar Rd (Loop) 26 Dec 1999
179 Boon Lay – Nanyang Dr (Loop) 7 Jan 2001
180 Bt Panjang – Boon Lay 10 Mar 1996
181 Woodlands – Crawford St 27 Dec 1998
181# Woodlands – Crawford St 27 Dec 1998
181 Boon Lay – Jurong West Ave 3 (Loop) 9 Jan 2005
182 Woodlands – Shenton Way 10 Mar 1996
182 Boon Lay – Tuas Sth Ave 9 (Loop) 5 Jul 1998
182X Boon Lay – Tuas Sth Ave 9 (Loop) 5 Jul 1998
183 Tuas – Tuas Sth Ave 9 (Loop) 5 Jul 1998 26 May 2002
183 Jurong East – Science Pk Rd (Loop) 22 Aug 2004
184 Bt Panjang – Commonwealth Ave West (Loop)
185 Choa Chu Kang – Jln Anak Bt (Loop) 27 Jul 2003
186 Shenton Way – St. Michael’s
187 Woodlands – Boon Lay
188 Choa Chu Kang – HarbourFront 7 Mar 1999
189 Bt Batok – Kent Ridge (Loop)
189A Bt Batok – Harbour Dr (Loop) 15 Apr 2001 4 May 2003
190 Choa Chu Kang – New Bridge Rd
191 Buona Vista – Portsdown Rd (Loop)
192 Boon Lay – Tuas
193 Boon Lay – Tuas
194 Boon Lay – Jurong Bird Pk (Loop)
195 Marina Ctr – Commonwealth Ave (Loop)
196 Bedok – Clementi
197 Bedok – Jurong East
198 Boon Lay – Bt Merah
199 Boon Lay – Nanyang Ave (Loop)
200 Kent Ridge – Holland Dr (Loop)
405 Boon Lay – Choa Chu Kang Rd (Loop)
700 Bt Panjang – Shenton Way 31 Aug 1998
700A Bt Panjang – Temasek Ave (Loop) 26 Dec 1999
825 Yio Chu Kang – Lentor Loop (Loop)
851 Yishun – Bt Merah
852 Yishun – Bt Batok
853 Yishun – Lor 1 Geylang
853# Yishun – Upp East Coast
854 Yishun – Bedok
855 Yishun – HarbourFront
856 Yishun – Woodlands
857 Yishun – Admiralty Rd West 10 Mar 1996
857 Yishun – Temasek Ave (Loop) 14 Jan 2001
858 Woodlands – Changi Airport (Loop) 10 Mar 1996
859 Sembawang – Yishun 4 Apr 1999
860 Sengkang – Upp Serangoon Rd (Loop) 12 Jun 1998 13 Dec 1998
864 Sengkang – Marina Ctr 15 Nov 1998 12 Dec 1999
865 Sengkang – World Trade Ctr 13 Dec 1998 5 Dec 1999
866 Sengkang – Ang Mo Kio 21 Feb 1999 5 Dec 1999
882 Sembawang – Sembawang Rd (Loop) 20 Nov 2005
925 Woodlands – Choa Chu Kang
925# Woodlands – Neo Tiew Cres (Loop)
926 Woodlands – Mandai Lake Rd (Loop)
927 Choa Chu Kang – Mandai Lake Rd (Loop)
950 Woodlands – Shenton Way 10 Mar 1996
950 Woodlands – Kotaraya II 19 Sep 2004
951 Woodlands – Boon Lay 10 Mar 1996
952 Woodlands – Marina Ctr 10 Mar 1996
960 Woodlands – Marina Ctr 12 Jul 1996
961 Woodlands – Lor 1 Geylang 28 Dec 1998
961# Woodlands – Lor 1 Geylang 27 Dec 1998
962 Woodlands – Admiralty St (Loop) 24 Jun 2001
963 Woodlands – HarbourFront 29 Sep 2002
964 Woodlands – Woodlands Loop (Loop) 24 Nov 1997
965 Woodlands – Sengkang (Loop) 7 Jul 2002
966 Woodlands – Marine Parade Rd (Loop) 16 Nov 2003
969 Woodlands – Tampines 15 Apr 2001
970 Bt Panjang – Shenton Way 20 Aug 2000
975 Bt Panjang – Lim Chu Kang Rd (Loop) 27 Feb 2005
980 Sembawang – Lor 1 Geylang 27 Dec 1998
981 Sembawang – Senoko Rd 1999
985 Choa Chu Kang – Lor 1 Geylang 27 Jul 2003
989 Choa Chu Kang – Changi Airport (Loop) 5 Aug 2001 27 Jul 2003
City Shuttle Services
602 Shenton Way – Holland Dr (Loop) 28 Oct 2001
603 St. Michael’s – Upp Cross St (Loop) 30 Nov 2003
605 Sin Ming Rd – Bt Merah 5 Sep 2004
607 St. Michael’s – New Bridge Rd (Loop) 2 Aug 2003
608 Bedok – Bt Merah
Feeder Services
214E Jln Kayu – Piccadilly Rd (Loop) 27 Dec 1998
214W Jln Kayu – West Camp Rd (Loop) 27 Dec 1998
217 Serangoon – Berwick Dr (Loop) 9 Mar 1996
219 Bedok – Bedok Sth Rd (Loop) 1999
220 Bedok – Bedok Sth Ave 3 (Loop) 7 Apr 2002
221G Bedok – Bedok Nth Rd (Loop) 5 Apr 1997
221W Bedok – Bedok Nth Rd (Loop) 5 Apr 1997
225G Bedok – Bedok Nth St 3 (Loop)
225W Bedok – Bedok Nth St 3 (Loop)
226 Bedok – Bedok Reservoir Rd (Loop) 17 Nov 2002
227 Bedok – Bedok Nth Depot (Loop) 7 Apr 2002
228 Bedok – Bedok Reservoir Rd (Loop)
229 Bedok – Chai Chee St (Loop) 5 Apr 1997
229 Bedok – Bedok Sth Rd (Loop) 1999
231G Toa Payoh – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Loop)
231W Toa Payoh – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Loop)
232G Toa Payoh – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Loop) 19 May 2002
232 Toa Payoh – Toa Payoh East (Loop)
235 Toa Payoh – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Loop)
237 Toa Payoh – Lor 7 Toa Payoh (Loop) 19 May 2002
238 Toa Payoh – Lor 8 Toa Payoh (Loop)
240 Boon Lay – Jln Ahmad Ibrahim (Loop)
241 Jurong East – Teban Gdns Rd (Loop) 1999
242 Boon Lay – Jurong West St 91 (Loop)
243G Boon Lay – Jurong West Ave 5 (Loop)
243W Boon Lay – Jurong West Ave 5 (Loop) 1999
261 Ang Mo Kio – Ang Mo Kio Ind Pk 1 (Loop)
262 Ang Mo Kio – Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 (Loop)
263 Ang Mo Kio Depot – Ang Mo Kio Ind Pk 2 (Loop) 20 Apr 1997
266 Ang Mo Kio – Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Loop) 24 Mar 2002
267 Ang Mo Kio – Ang Mo Kio Ind Pk 2 (Loop) 24 Mar 2002
269 Ang Mo Kio – Ang Mo Kio St 61 (Loop)
272 Bt Merah – Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
273 Bt Merah – Henderson Rd (Loop)
274 Bt Merah – Depot Rd (Loop)
275 Bt Merah – Bt Purmei Ave (Loop)
282 Clementi – Clementi West St 2 (Loop)
284 Clementi – Clementi Ave 4 (Loop)
285 Clementi – Pandan Loop (Loop)
290 Tampines – Simei St 4 (Loop) 7 Apr 2002
292 Tampines – Tampines St 22 (Loop)
294 Tampines – Tampines St 23 (Loop) 7 Apr 2002
295 Tampines – Tampines Ave 8 (Loop) 6 Jul 1996
297 Tampines – Tampines St 45 (Loop) 6 Jul 1996
300 Choa Chu Kang – Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 (Loop)
300W Choa Chu Kang – Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 (Loop) 1997 13 Apr 1998
301 Choa Chu Kang – Teck Whye Lane (Loop) 1997
302 Choa Chu Kang – Choa Chu Kang Cres (Loop)
303 Choa Chu Kang – Choa Chu Kang St 62 (Loop) 1997
315 Serangoon – Serangoon Nth Ave 4 (Loop)
317 Serangoon – Berwick Dr (Loop) 9 Mar 1996
321 Hougang Sth – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
322 Hougang Sth – Hougang St 92 (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
323 Hougang Sth – Defu Ave 1 (Loop) 24 Feb 2002
325 Hougang Ctrl – Hougang St 91 (Loop)
326 Hougang Sth – Hougang Ave 6 (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
327 Hougang Sth – Hougang Ave 7 (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
328 Hougang Sth – Hougang St 51 (Loop) 15 Feb 2004
331 Jurong East – Teban Gdns Rd (Loop) 1999 12 May 2002
333 Jurong East – Jurong East St 32 (Loop)
334 Jurong East – Jurong West St 42 (Loop)
335 Jurong East – Jurong West Ave 1 (Loop)
343 Bt Panjang – Petir Rd (Loop) 26 Mar 2000
344 Bt Panjang – Bt Panjang Ring Rd (Loop) 26 Dec 1999
345 Bt Panjang – Saujana Rd (Loop) 15 Feb 1998 26 Dec 1999
350 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris Dr 10 (Loop) 2 Feb 1997
351 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris St 11 (Loop) 23 Feb 1997
352 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris St 21 (Loop) 19 Jan 1997
353 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris Dr 4 (Loop) 2 Feb 1997
354 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris Cl (Loop) 2 Feb 1997
355 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris St 71 (Loop) 23 Feb 1997
356 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Loop) 19 Jan 1997
361 Bt Batok – Bt Batok West Ave 8 (Loop) 4 May 2003
365 Bt Batok – Bt Batok St 34 (Loop) 4 May 2003
367 Bt Batok – Bt Batok Rd (Loop) 4 May 2003
371 Sengkang – Sengkang West Ave (Loop) 1999 12 Mar 2005
372 Woodlands – Marsiling Rd (Loop) 4 Feb 1996
372 Sengkang – Anchorvale Rd (Loop) 22 Dec 2000
378 Jln Kayu – Piccadilly Rd (Loop) 1 Aug 2001 7 Dec 2003
379 Jln Kayu – West Camp Rd (Loop) 1 Aug 2001 7 Dec 2003
382 Eunos – Ubi Rd 3 (Loop) 24 Nov 2002
385 Eunos – Bedok Reservoir Rd (Loop) 17 Nov 2002
410G Bishan – Upp Thomson Rd (Loop)
410W Bishan – Upp Thomson Rd (Loop)
800 Yishun – Sembawang Rd (Loop)
801 Yishun – Yishun Ave 5 (Loop) 7 Jul 1996
802 Yishun – Yishun Ave 3 (Loop) 3 Nov 1996
803 Yishun – Yishun St 61 (Loop) 3 Nov 1996
804 Yishun – Yishun Ave 11 (Loop)
804A Yishun – Yishun Ring Rd (Loop) 27 Dec 1998
805 Yishun – Yishun Ave 1 (Loop) 7 Jul 1996
806 Yishun – Yishun Ave 6 (Loop) 28 Dec 1998
820 Jln Kayu – Piccadilly Rd (Loop) 27 Dec 1998 1 Aug 2001
821 Jln Kayu – West Camp Rd (Loop) 27 Dec 1998 1 Aug 2001
900 Woodlands – Woodlands Checkpt Ter (Loop) 14 Jul 1996
900 Woodlands – Woodlands Dr 14 (Loop) 1 Nov 1998
901 Woodlands – Woodlands St 82 (Loop) 14 Jul 1996
901 Woodlands – Woodlands Ave 6 (Loop) 12 Dec 1999
902 Woodlands – Woodlands Checkpt Ter (Loop) 8 Dec 1996
903 Woodlands – Woodlands Ctr Rd (Loop) 4 Feb 1996
904 Woodlands – Woodlands Checkpt Ter (Loop) 4 Feb 1996 8 Dec 1996
905 Woodlands – Woodlands Dr 50 (Loop) 18 Aug 1996 8 Dec 1996
906 Woodlands – Woodlands Circle (Loop) 18 Aug 1996 8 Dec 1996
920 Bt Panjang – Bangkit Rd (Loop) 26 Mar 2000
921 Bt Panjang – Petir Rd (Loop) 26 Mar 2000
941 Bt Batok – Bt Batok West Ave 8 (Loop) 4 May 2003
945 Bt Batok – Bt Batok St 34 (Loop) 4 May 2003
947 Bt Batok – Bt Batok Rd (Loop) 4 May 2003
SBS/SBST Jurong Industrial Services
246 Boon Lay – Boon Lay Dr (Loop)
249 Boon Lay – Jln Samulun (Loop)
250 Boon Lay – Sixth Lok Yang Rd (Loop) 11 Feb 2001
251 Boon Lay – Benoi Rd (Loop)
252 Boon Lay – Joo Koon Rd (Loop)
253 Boon Lay – Benoi Rd (Loop) 11 Feb 2001
254 Boon Lay – Tuas Ave 11 (Loop)
255 Boon Lay – Gul Cres (Loop)
257 Boon Lay – Pioneer Sector 2 (Loop)
TIBS Temporary Shuttle Service (1990 – 1996)
SS7 Woodlands – Choa Chu Kang 10 Mar 1996
SBS MRT Shuttle Services (1989 – 1997)
M1 Science Pk Dr – Mt Sinai Dr (Loop) 5 Oct 1997
M2 Jln Kembangan – Fidelio St (Loop) 5 Oct 1997
M4 Eunos – Marine Parade Rd (Loop) 5 Oct 1997
SBS/SBST Townlink Services (from 1996)
222 Bedok – Chai Chee Dr (Loop) 5 Apr 1997
265 Ang Mo Kio Depot – Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (Loop)
268 Ang Mo Kio Depot – Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Loop) 20 Apr 1997
291 Tampines – Tampines St 81/St 33 (Loop)
293 Tampines – Tampines St 71/St 45 (Loop)
357 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris St 71/St 21 (Loop) 19 Jan 1997 7 Apr 2002
358 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris Dr 10/Dr 4 (Loop) 2 Feb 1997
359 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris St 71/St 11 (Loop) 23 Feb 1997
TIBS/SMRT Intra-Town Services (from 1996)
307 Choa Chu Kang – Choa Chu Kang St 62/Teck Whye Ave (Loop) 1997
811 Yishun – Yishun Ave 5/Ave 1 (Loop) 7 Jul 1996
812 Yishun – Yishun Ave 4/Ave 3 (Loop) 3 Nov 1996
911 Woodlands – Woodlands Ave 2/Ctr Rd (Loop) 14 Jul 1996
912 Woodlands – Woodlands Ave 7/Ctr Rd (Loop) 8 Dec 1996
913 Woodlands – Woodlands Circle/Ctr Rd (Loop) 8 Dec 1996
Express Services (from 1997)
501 Sengkang – Penang Rd (Loop) 5 May 1997 27 Jul 2003
501X Sengkang – Temasek Ave (Loop) 22 Dec 1997 27 Jul 2003
502 Pioneer Rd Nth – Temasek Ave (Loop) 5 May 1997
502A Pioneer Rd Nth – Temasek Ave (Loop) 27 Dec 2005
502B Jurong West Ave 1 – Temasek Ave (Loop) 27 Dec 2005
503 Tampines – Anson Rd 5 May 1997 6 Sep 1999
505 Pasir Ris – Jln Bt Merah (Loop) 6 Sep 1999 3 Sep 2000
506 Jurong East – Bedok 28 Aug 1999
507 Boon Lay – Anson Rd 28 Aug 1999 22 Aug 2004
508 Sengkang – Anson Rd 28 Aug 1999 3 Sep 2000
511 Hougang Ctrl – Outram Rd 4 Sep 2000 27 Jul 2003
512 Hougang Ctrl – Moulmein Rd 4 Sep 2000 27 Jul 2003
518 Pasir Ris – Temasek Ave (Loop) 3 Sep 2000
518A Pasir Ris – Temasek Ave (Loop) 27 Dec 2005
518B Tampines Ave 7 – Temasek Ave (Loop) 27 Dec 2005
520 Yishun – New Bridge Rd 5 May 1997 24 Aug 2003
521 Bt Panjang – World Trade Ctr 6 Sep 1999 29 Sep 2002
TIBS/SMRT NightRider Services (from 2000)
NR1 Yishun – Temasek Ave (Loop) 10 Mar 2000
NR1# Marina Ctr – Woodlands Rd 1 Jul 2003 23 May 2004
NR2 Marina Ctr – Sembawang Dr (Loop) 26 May 2000
NR3 Choa Chu Kang – Nth Canal Rd (Loop) 26 May 2000
NR5 Marina Ctr – Jurong West St 75 (Loop) 26 May 2000
NR5# Marina Ctr – Jurong West St 75 1 Jul 2003 23 May 2004
NR6 Marina Ctr – Anchorvale Lk (Loop) 26 May 2000
NR7 Marina Ctr – Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Loop) 26 May 2000
NR7# Marina Ctr – Pasir Ris Dr 3 1 Jul 2003 23 May 2004
NR8 Marina Ctr – Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Loop) 26 May 2000
NR9 Marina Ctr – Admiralty Dr (Loop) 9 Mar 2001 3 Aug 2001
NR10 Bt Panjang – Marina Mall (Loop) 3 Aug 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR11 Clementi – Sth Bridge Rd (Loop) 9 Mar 2001 3 Aug 2001
NR12 Bedok – Upp Cross St (Loop) 9 Mar 2001 3 Aug 2001
NR13 Lor 1 Geylang – Changi Airport 9 Mar 2001 3 Aug 2001
NR15 Tampines – Changi Village 11 May 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR16 Yishun – Choa Chu Kang 3 Aug 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR17 Choa Chu Kang – Nanyang Lk (Loop) 11 May 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR18 Yishun – Bedok 3 Aug 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR19 Yishun – Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Loop) 3 Aug 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR20 Yishun – Jurong Town Hall Rd (Loop) 3 Aug 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR21 Bedok – Toa Payoh Ctrl (Loop) 11 May 2001 3 Dec 2001
NR22 Boon Lay – Sengkang 3 Aug 2001 3 Dec 2001
SS1 Marina Ctr – Aljunied Rd (Loop) 26 May 2000 18 Dec 2000
SS2 Marina Ctr – East Coast Pk Svc Rd (Loop) 26 May 2000 18 Dec 2000
SBS/SBST Jurong Island Services (2000 – 2003)
711 Jurong East – Seraya Ave/Ayer Merbau Rd (Loop) 1 Jun 2000 30 Jun 2003
712 Jurong East – Sakra Rd (Loop) 1 Jun 2000 30 Jun 2003
713 Jurong East – Ayer Merbau Rd/Sakra Rd (Loop) 1 Jun 2000 30 Jun 2003
SBS/SBST Nite Owl Services (from 2000)
16M Tg Pagar Rd – Bedok Nth Ave 1 7 Dec 2001
36M Changi Airport – Tomlinson Rd (Loop) 24 Nov 2000 7 Dec 2001
65M Tg Pagar Rd – Tampines Ave 4 23 Jun 2000
85M Orchard Rd – Sengkang 23 Jun 2000 7 Dec 2001
89M Tg Pagar Rd – Pasir Ris Dr 3 7 Dec 2001
143M Scotts Rd – Teban Gdns 24 Nov 2000 7 Dec 2001
147M Bencoolen St – Clementi 23 Jun 2000 7 Dec 2001
162M Marina Ctr – Yishun Ring Rd 7 Dec 2001
174M Marina Ctr – Jurong West St 92 23 Jun 2000
181M Marina Ctr – Choa Chu Kang Way 7 Dec 2001
SMRT NightBus Services (2000 – 2003)
SN10 Tomlinson Rd – Pasir Ris Ctrl 1 Jul 2000 1 Jul 2003
SN20 Victoria St – Woodlands Ave 3 1 Jul 2000 1 Jul 2003
SN30 Tomlinson Rd – Boon Lay Way 1 Jul 2000 1 Jul 2003
SBST CityBuzz Services (from 2004)
C1 Marina Ctr – Havelock Rd (Loop) 13 Dec 2004
C2 Marina Ctr – Kreta Ayer Rd (Loop) 13 Dec 2004
C3 Marina Ctr – Kitchener Rd (Loop) 13 Dec 2004
SBST Fast Forward Services (from 2005)
10e Bedok Rd – Anson Rd 19 Sep 2005
14e Bedok Nth Ave 3 – Orchard Rd 12 Dec 2005
30e Bedok – Pasir Panjang Rd 19 Sep 2005
89e Hougang Ctrl – Airport Cargo Rd 19 Sep 2005
97e Jurong East – Collyer Quay 3 Jan 2005
174e Boon Lay – Nth Bridge Rd 28 Mar 2005
196e Marine Parade Rd – Anson Rd 12 Dec 2005
SBST Chinatown Direct Services (from 2005)
CT8 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 – New Bridge Rd 21 Jan 2005
CT18 Bedok Nth Ave 3 – New Bridge Rd 21 Jan 2005
CT28 New Bridge Rd – Clementi Ave 4 (Loop) 21 Jan 2005
SBST Parks Services (from 2005)
400 Shenton Way – Marina Mall (Loop)
401 Bedok – Fort Rd (Loop)
403 Pasir Ris – Pasir Ris Rd (Loop)
408 HarbourFront – Port Rd (Loop) 12 Mar 2005
409 HarbourFront – Mt Faber Rd (Loop) 14 Nov 2005

Year 1996:

Date Bus Service(s) Service Change(s)
1 Jan 170 Route amendment to Larkin Ter
4 Feb

169, 178, 181, 181#, 182, 856, 900, 901, 902, 925, 925#, 926, 950, 951, 952, SS7

Route amendment to Woodlands Reg Int
372 > 903 Route amendment to start from Woodlands Reg Int and loop at Woodlands Ctr Rd
900 Route amendment to loop at Woodlands Checkpoint Ter
902 Route amendment to loop at Woodlands St 41
904 New feeder service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Checkpoint Ter (Loop)
10 Feb 160 Route amendment to Middle Rd (towards Crawford St) / Jln Sultan, Beach Rd, Middle Rd, Victoria St, Rochor Rd and Rochor Canal Rd (towards Admiralty Rd West)
9 Mar 217 > 317 Route amendment to Upp Serangoon Rd and Boundary Rd
10 Mar 169 Route amendment to Admiralty Rd West, Admiralty Rd East, Sembawang Rd, Yishun Ave 2 and Yishun Ave 3
182, 857, 950, 952, SS7 Service withdrawal
187 Route extension to Woodlands Reg Int
852 Route cutback to Bt Batok Int
856 Route amendment to Canberra Rd
858 New service between Yishun Int and Woodlands Reg Int
925 Route extension to Choa Chu Kang Int
927 Route extension to start from Choa Chu Kang Int and loop at Mandai Lake Rd
951 > 180 Route cutback to Bt Panjang Ter
24 Mar 902 Route extension to loop at Woodlands Checkpoint Ter
23 Jun 136 Route amendment to loop at Hougang Ave 6
6 Jul 291 Route extension to loop at Tampines Ave 8 and conversion to Townlink service
293 Route extension to loop at Tampines St 45 and conversion to Townlink service
295, 297 Service withdrawal
7 Jul 801, 805 Service withdrawal
811 New Intra-Town service between Yishun Int and Yishun Ave 5 & Ave 1 (Loop)
12 Jul 960 New service between Woodlands Reg Int and Marina Ctr Ter
14 Jul 900, 901 Service withdrawal
911 New Intra-Town service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands St 82 & Checkpoint Ter (Loop)
28 Jul 243 Route amendment to Jurong West St 64
18 Aug 905 New feeder service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Dr 50 (Loop)
906 New feeder service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Circle (Loop)
3 Sep 53, 81 Route amendment to Pasir Ris Dr 12 and Pasir Ris Dr 1
80 New service between Tampines Int and Hougang Ctrl Int
3 Nov 802, 803 Service withdrawal
812 New Intra-Town service between Yishun Int and Yishun Ave 4 & Ave 3 (Loop)
12 Nov CSS 5 Route amendment to Sin Ming Dr and Sin Ming Ave
8 Dec 902, 904, 905, 906 Service withdrawal
912 New Intra-Town service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Dr 50 & Checkpoint Ter (Loop)
913 New Intra-Town service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Circle & Checkpoint Ter (Loop)
TBC

2, 13, 51, 62, 63, 67, 84, 100

Additional bus stop outside Kallang Stn along Sims Ave
TBC 30, 154, 178 Abolition of bus stops outside and opposite MOE Water Works along Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
TBC 33 Abolition of bus stop before Joo Chiat Lane along Joo Chiat Rd
TBC 35 2 new pairs of bus stops along Xilin Ave
TBC 37 New daily peak hour service between Tampines Int and Changi North Cres (Loop)
TBC 72 New weekday peak hour service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Loop)
TBC 77 Route extension to Bt Batok Int
TBC 95 Conversion to daily service
TBC 138, 265, 267 New bus stop outside Jubilee along Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
TBC 157, 174, 198 New bus stop outside Blk 220 along Boon Lay Ave
TBC 189 Route amendment to PIE and Clementi Ave 6
TBC 303 New pair of bus stops outside and opposite Yew Mei Green Condo along Choa Chu Kang Nth 6

Year 1997:

Date Bus Service(s) Service Change(s)
19 Jan 352, 356 Service withdrawal
357 New Townlink service between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris St 71 & St 21 (Loop)
2 Feb 350, 353 Service withdrawal
354 New feeder service between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris Cl (Loop)
358 New Townlink service between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris Dr 10 & Dr 4 (Loop)
23 Feb 351, 355 Service withdrawal
359 New Townlink service between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris St 71 & St 11 (Loop)
5 Apr 221G, 221W, 229 Service withdrawal
222 New Townlink service between Bedok Int and Chai Chee Dr (Loop)
405 Route amendment to Lim Chu Kang Rd
20 Apr 263 > 268 Conversion to Townlink service
5 May 501 New weekday & Saturday peak hour Express service between Hougang Ctrl Int and Penang Rd (AM Peak) / Outram Rd and Hougang Ctrl Int (PM Peak)
502 New daily Express service between Hougang Ctrl Int and Boon Lay Int
503 New weekday & Saturday peak hour Express service between Tampines Int and Temasek Ave (AM Peak) / Anson Rd and Tampines Int (PM Peak)
520 New weekday & Saturday peak hour Express service between Yishun Int and Outram Rd (AM Peak) /  New Bridge Rd Ter and Yishun Int (PM Peak)
22 Jul 133 Route amendment to loop at Temasek Ave and route amendment to Kallang Rd and Victoria St (towards Temasek Ave)
21 Sep 401 Route extension to Lor 1 Geylang Ter and route amendment to New Upp Changi Rd, Siglap Rd, Siglap Lk (towards Lor 1 Geylang) and Marine Parade Rd, Siglap Rd, New Upp Changi Rd (towards Bedok)
5 Oct 15 Route extension to loop at Marine Parade Rd
M2 > 42 Service renumbering
M4 Service withdrawal
6 Oct M1 > 92 Service renumbering
2 Nov 858 Route extension to Changi Airport PTB1 and route amendment to Yishun Ave 5
3 Nov CSS 2 > 602 Service renumbering
CSS 3 > 603
CSS 5 > 605
CSS 7 > 607
CSS 8 > 608
24 Nov 964 New weekday & Saturday peak hour service between Woodlands Reg Int and Woodlands Loop (Loop)
1 Dec 16E > 36 Service renumbering
7 Dec 2, 12, 54, 62, 81, 190 Temporary route amendment to Upp Pickering St, Sth Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Kreta Ayer Rd
5, 143, 147 Temporary route amendment to Upp Pickering St, Sth Bridge Rd and Neil Rd
33, 520 Temporary route amendment to Upp Pickering St, Sth Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd
63, 124, 181, 181#, 851 Temporary route amendment to Sth Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Cantonment Rd
174 Temporary route amendment to Sth Bridge Rd, Neil Rd and Kreta Ayer Rd
8 Dec 5, 853, 853# Route amendment to Lor 1 Geylang
14 Dec 291 Route amendment to loop at Tampines St 81
293 Route extension to loop at Tampines St 71
15 Dec 825 Route cutback to loop at Lentor Loop and route amendment to Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Yio Chu Kang Rd and Lentor Dr
22 Dec 501 Route amendment to loop at Penang Rd and conversion to day service
501X New alternate route between Hougang Ctrl Int and Temasek Ave (Loop) during off peak hours
29 Dec 139 Route amendment to Jln Rajah, Whampoa Rd, Jln Bahagia and Kim Keat Rd (towards Bt Merah) / Whampoa Dr, Jln Bahagia, Jln Rajah and Ah Hood Rd (towards Toa Payoh)
TBC 2 Abolition of bus stop opposite Bena Pk along Upp Changi Rd Nth
TBC 10, 23, 27, 31, 65, 67 Additional bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
TBC 32 New bus stop outside The Buddhist Union along Sims Ave East
TBC 33, 51 Change in calling bus stop to outside Bugis Stn along Victoria St
TBC 35 New bus stop outside Global Logistics Ctr along Xilin Ave
TBC 53 Additional bus stop near LP 116 along Tampines Rd
TBC 66, 67, 170, 960 New pair of bus stops outside and opposite KK Women & Children’s Hosp along Bt Timah Rd
TBC 105 New pair of bus stops outside Blk 286A and outside Blk 284 along Toh Guan Rd
TBC 107 Conversion to day service
107X New alternate route between Serangoon Int and Temasek Ave (Loop) during off peak hours
TBC 138, 926, 927 New bus stop before Mandai Rd along Mandai Lake Rd
TBC 175, 185, 925, 927 New bus stop outside Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mall along Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
300G Converted feeder service between Choa Chu Kang Int and Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 (Loop), via Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
300W Converted feeder service between Choa Chu Kang Int and Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 (Loop), via Choa Chu Kang Way
301, 303 Service withdrawal
307 New Townlink service between Choa Chu Kang Int and Choa Chu Kang St 62 & Teck Whye Lane (Loop)
TBC 193 New bus stop along Tuas West Rd and 2 new bus stops along Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
TBC 254 Abolition of bus stops outside and opposite SKF Pte Ltd along Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
TBC 315 New bus stop outside Blk 112 along Serangoon Nth Ave 1
TBC 322 Route extension to loop at Hougang St 92
TBC 912 Route extension to loop at Woodlands Ave 7

See Page 2 for Years 1998 – 1999, Page 3 for Years 2000 – 2001, Page 4 for Years 2002 – 2003, Page 5 for Years 2004 – 2005

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