Singapore Public Bus Timeline (2000s)

Welcome to the revamped Singapore Public Bus Timeline, which provides an overview of changes made to the public bus network in Singapore since the 2000s.

This article lists public bus changes that occurred between 1 Jan 2000 and 31 Dec 2009. For public bus changes after the abovementioned period, please click the attached links for the timelines in the 2010s or 2020s.


Year 2000:

Date Bus Service(s) Service Change(s)
9 Jan 859 Route amendment to Sembawang Dr and Admiralty Dr
10 Mar NR1 New unidirectional NightRider service from Marina Ctr Ter to Yishun Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
26 Mar 343 > 921 Service renumbering
920 New feeder service between Bt Panjang Int and Bangkit Rd (Loop)
26 May NR2 New unidirectional NightRider service from Marina Ctr Ter to Woodlands Ave 3 on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR3 New unidirectional NightRider service from Marina Ctr Ter to Choa Chu Kang Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR5 New unidirectional NightRider service from Scotts Rd to Boon Lay Ave on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR6 New unidirectional NightRider service from Marina Ctr Ter to Compassvale Dr on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR7 New unidirectional NightRider service from Marina Ctr Ter to Pasir Ris Dr 3 on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR8 New NightRider service between Bt Batok Int and Bedok Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
SS1 New NightRider service between Marina Ctr Ter and Aljunied Rd (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
SS2 New NightRider service between Marina Ctr Ter and East Coast Pk Svc Rd (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
1 Jun 711 New peak hour Jurong Island service between Jurong East Int and Ayer Merbau Rd (Loop)
712 New peak hour Jurong Island service between Jurong East Int and Sakra Rd (Loop)
713 New off peak Jurong Island service between Jurong East Int and Ayer Merbau Rd & Sakra Rd (Loop)
18 Jun 77, 189, 361, 365, 367 Handover of operations to TIBS
23 Jun Nite Owl 65 New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Orchard Rd to Tampines Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
Nite Owl 85 New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Orchard Rd to Sengkang Ter on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
Nite Owl 147 New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Bencoolen St to Clementi Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
Nite Owl 174 New unidirectional Nite Owl service from New Bridge Rd Ter to Boon Lay Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
1 Jul SN10 New unidirectional SMRT NightBus service from Tomlinson Rd to Pasir Ris Ctrl
SN20 New unidirectional SMRT NightBus service from Nth Canal Rd to Woodlands Ave 3
SN30 New unidirectional SMRT NightBus service from Tomlinson Rd to Boon Lay Way
23 Jul 371 Route amendment to loop at Anchorvale Lane
20 Aug 970 New service between Bt Panjang Int and Shenton Way Ter
3 Sep 61 Handover of operations to TIBS
501, 501X, 502 Route extension to Sengkang Ter
505, 508 Service withdrawal
506 Route extension to Changi Airport PTB1
Additional pair of bus stops outside and opposite Trellis Twrs along Jln Toa Payoh
518 New daily Express service between Pasir Ris Int and Temasek Ave (Loop)
4 Sep 511 New weekday & Saturday peak hour Express service between Upp Serangoon Rd and Penang Rd (AM Peak) / Outram Rd and Upp Serangoon Rd (PM Peak)
512 New weekday & Saturday peak hour Express service between Upp Serangoon Rd and Orchard Rd (AM Peak) / Moulmein Rd and Upp Serangoon Rd (PM Peak)
16 Oct 70X Route extension to loop at Temasek Ave
20 Oct NR1 Route amendment to start from Yishun Int and loop at Temasek Ave
NR2 Route amendment to loop at Woodlands Ave 4
NR3 Route amendment to start from Choa Chu Kang Int and loop at Nth Canal Rd
NR5 Route extension to start from St. Michael’s Ter and loop at Jurong West St 75
NR6 Route amendment to loop at Compassvale Rd
NR7 Route amendment to loop at Pasir Ris Dr 3
29 Oct 28 Route extension to Toa Payoh Temp Int
152 Service withdrawal
24 Nov 36M New Nite Owl service between Changi Airport PTB1 and Tomlinson Rd (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
Nite Owl 65 > 65M Service renumbering
Nite Owl 85 > 85M
Nite Owl 147 > 147M
Nite Owl 174 > 174M
143M New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Scotts Rd to Teban Gdns Ter on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
27 Nov 20 Service withdrawal
125 Route amendment to loop at Sims Dr
15 Dec SN10, SN20, SN30 Route amendment to Sth Bridge Rd
18 Dec SS1, SS2 Service withdrawal
22 Dec 372 New feeder service between Sengkang Ter and Anchorvale Rd (Loop)
24 Dec 106, 173 Handover of operations to TIBS
TBC 14A New Sunday/Public Holiday short trip service between Bedok Int and Orchard Lk (Aft Ngee Ann City)
TBC 24, 27, 34, 36, 53, 858 New bus stop opposite SATS Flight Kitchen along Airport Blvd
24, 27, 34, 53, 858 New bus stop near SATS Flight Kitchen along Airport Blvd
TBC 27, 72 New pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Dormitory along Tampines Ave 10
27 New pair of bus stops before and after Tampines Ind Ave 5 along Tampines Ave 10
TBC 27, 82, 86, 88, 89 Reinstatement of bus stop outside Blk 190C along Punggol Rd
TBC 36A New terminating short trip service between Changi Airport PTB1 and Tomlinson Rd (The Regent S’pore), operating after the last bus of Bus Service 36 daily
TBC 54, 174, 190 Additional bus stop opposite Blk 333 along Kreta Ayer Rd
TBC 66, 67, 170, 171, 700, 700A, 960 New bus stop before Goldhill Ave along Dunearn Rd
700, 700A Additional bus stop outside City Twrs along Bt Timah Rd
TBC 70, 75 Additional bus stop outside Clifford Ctr along Collyer Quay
TBC 70, 82, 130, 186, 400, 602, 700 New bus stop after Shenton Way along Palmer Rd
TBC 80A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Sengkang Ter and Aljunied Rd (Aljunied Stn)
TBC 100A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Serangoon Int and Aljunied Rd (Aljunied Stn)
TBC 105B New weekday peak hour short trip service between Jurong East Int and Commonwealth Ave West (Clementi Stn)
TBC 111, 132 New pair of bus stops outside and opposite British High Comm along Tanglin Rd
TBC 139 Additional bus stop outside Blk 4 along Delta Rd
TBC 147A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Upp Serangoon Rd (Hougang Plaza) and Serangoon Ctrl (Blk 206)
TBC 169 Additional bus stop opposite Blk 324 along Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
TBC 170 Additional bus stop opposite Blk 1A along Woodlands Ctr Rd (towards Larkin)
170, 178, 856, 903 Additional bus stop outside Woodlands CIQ along Woodlands Rd
TBC 171 Additional bus stop opposite Sembawang Air Base along Sembawang Rd
TBC 190A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Choa Chu Kang Int and Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
TBC 521 Additional pair of bus stops outside and opposite ITE Dover along AYE
TBC 603 Abolition of bus stop before Thomson Rd along Chancery Lane
TBC 806 Conversion to full day service on weekdays & Saturdays, serving all bus stops along Yishun Ctrl and Yishun Ave 11
TBC 858 New pair of bus stops outside and opposite 3M Bldg along Gambas Ave
TBC 858A New terminating short trip service between Woodlands Reg Int and Yishun Ave 2 (Northpoint Shop Ctr), operating after the last bus of Bus Service 858 daily

Year 2001:

Date Bus Service(s) Service Change(s)
1 Jan 136 Route amendment to loop at Upp Serangoon Rd
7 Jan 179 New service between Boon Lay Int and Nanyang Dr (Loop)
199 Route amendment to loop at Nanyang Ave
14 Jan 857 New service between Yishun Int and Temasek Ave (Loop)
11 Feb 167 Route amendment to Canberra Lk and Canberra Rd
183 Route extension to loop at Tuas Sth Ave 9
192 Route amendment to Pioneer Rd Nth, Lok Yang Way, Sixth Lok Yang Rd, International Rd, Benoi Rd and Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
249 3 additional pairs of bus stops outside and opposite Chartered Ind, outside and opposite Beecham Pte Ltd and outside and opposite Premier Milk Pte Ltd along Jln Boon Lay
250, 253 Service withdrawal
251 Route extension to loop at Benoi Rd
252 Route amendment to Enterprise Rd, Kwong Min Rd and Fan Yoong Rd (towards Joo Koon Rd) / Soon Lee Rd, Wan Lee Rd and Enterprise Rd (towards Boon Lay)
254 Route amendment to Boon Lay Way, Pioneer Rd Nth and Pioneer Rd
255 Route amendment to Jurong West St 63, Pioneer Rd Nth, Pioneer Rd and Benoi Sector
257 Route amendment to Jurong West St 62, Jurong West St 61, Jurong West St 63, Pioneer Rd Nth, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim and Benoi Rd
18 Feb 21, 56, 131, 166, 851, 980 New staggered bus stop outside Novena Stn along Thomson Rd
159 Route extension to Sengkang Ter
25 Feb 162 New day service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Shenton Way (Loop) on weekdays and Saturdays
162X New off peak service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Temasek Ave (Loop)
182 Route cutback to Boon Lay Int
9 Mar NR9 New NightRider service between Marina Ctr Ter and Admiralty Dr (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR11 New NightRider service between Clementi Int and Sth Bridge Rd (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR12 New NightRider service between Bedok Int and Upp Cross St (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR13 New NightRider service between Changi Airport PTB1 and Lor 1 Geylang Ter on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
14 Apr 168 New service between Bedok Int and Woodlands Reg Int
15 Apr 10, 70, 196 Route amendment to Esplanade Dr
189 Route cutback to loop at Kent Ridge Ter
189A New alternate route between Bt Batok Int and Harbour Dr (Loop)
969 New service between Woodlands Reg Int and Tampines Int
28 Apr 27, 80, 80A, 85, 86, 87, 159, 371, 372, 501, 501X, 502, 85M Route amendment to Sengkang Temp Int
11 May NR15 New NightRider service between Tampines Int and Changi Village Ter on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR17 New NightRider service between Choa Chu Kang Int and Nanyang Lk (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR21 New NightRider service between Bedok Int and Toa Payoh Ctrl (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
20 May 74, 89, 97, 111, 147, 147A, 153, 165, 325, 511, 512 Route reinstatement to Hougang Ctrl Int
371 Route amendment to Sengkang East Ave
24 Jun 912 New bus stop outside Blk 680 along Woodlands Ave 6
962 New service between Woodlands Reg Int and Sembawang Dr (Loop)
15 Jul 70, 70X, 103 Route amendment to Yio Chu Kang Lk and Boundary Rd
22 Jul 168, 858 Route amendment to Jln Kayu
23 Jul 95 Route extension to loop at Kent Ridge Ter
29 Jul 156 Route extension to Sengkang Temp Int
1 Aug 820 > 378 Service renumbering
821 > 379
3 Aug NR2 Route extension to loop at Sembawang Cres
NR7 Route amendment to Siglap Rd, Upp East Coast Rd, Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Ave, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4 and Tampines Ave 7
NR9, NR11, NR12, NR13 Service withdrawal
NR10 New NightRider service between Bt Panjang Int and Marina Mall (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR16 New NightRider service between Yishun Int and Choa Chu Kang Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR18 New NightRider service between Yishun Int and Bedok Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR19 New NightRider service between Yishun Int and Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR20 New NightRider service between Yishun Int and Jurong Town Hall Rd (Loop) on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
NR22 New NightRider service between Boon Lay Int and Sengkang Temp Int on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
5 Aug 989 New service between Choa Chu Kang Int and Changi Airport PTB1
16 Sep 13, 16, 55, 76, 135, 155, 853# Route amendment to loop at Siglap Rd
196 Route extension to Bedok Int
30 Sep 273 Route extension along Telok Blangah Hts
18 Oct 14, 74, 105, 106, 147, 166, 147M, SN30, NR8 Reinstatement of bus stop outside Dover Stn along Commonwealth Ave West
14, 74, 105, 106, 147, 166, NR8 Reinstatement of bus stop outside Dover Stn along Commonwealth Ave West
28 Oct 602 Service withdrawal
31 Oct 300 Route amendment to Choa Chu Kang Ave 5
307 Route extension to loop at Teck Whye Ave and conversion to Intra-Town service
3 Dec NR10, NR15, NR16, NR17, NR18, NR19, NR20, NR21, NR22 Service withdrawal
7 Dec 16M New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Tg Pagar Rd to Bedok Nth Ave 1 on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
36M, 85M, 143M, 147M Service withdrawal
65M Route extension to start from Tg Pagar Rd and terminate at Tampines Ave 4
89M New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Tg Pagar Rd to Pasir Ris Dr 3 on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
162M New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Marina Ctr Ter to Yishun Ring Rd on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
174M Route extension to start from Marina Ctr Ter and terminate at Jurong West St 92
181M New unidirectional Nite Owl service from Marina Ctr Ter to Choa Chu Kang Way on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays
9 Dec 13, 853# Route extension to Upp East Coast Ter
16 Dec 162 Route amendment to Shenton Way Ter
162, 162X Serves all bus stops along Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Bishan Rd, Upp Thomson Rd and Thomson Rd
23 Dec 83 New service between Sengkang Temp Int and Punggol Field (Loop)
157 Route amendment to Corporation Rd, Jurong West Ave 2 and Jln Boon Lay
TBC 8, 15, 23, 518 New pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tropica Condo along Tampines Ave 1
TBC 9A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Bedok Int and Loyang Ave (Blk 149A)
TBC 12, 220, 229 New bus stop outside Lion Home for Elders along Bedok Sth Rd
12, 229 New bus stop opposite Lion Home for Elders along Bedok Sth Rd
TBC 18, 28, 66, 67, 69, 168, 228, 506 New bus stops outside Blk 761A and opposite Blk 761 along Bedok Nth Ave 3
TBC 30, 143, 143M Route amendment to realigned Teban Gdns Rd, West Coast Rd and Penjuru Rd
78, 79 Route amendment to realigned Teban Gdns Rd and West Coast Rd
331 Route amendment to realigned Teban Gdns Rd
TBC 62A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Hougang Sth Int and Geylang Rd (Opp Mohd Salleh Mque)
TBC 78, 79 Additional bus stop outside Blk 131 along Jurong East St 13
TBC 90A New weekday/Saturday peak hour short trip service between Toa Payoh Temp Int and Airport Rd (Bef RSAF Roundabout)
TBC 92A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Science Pk Dr (Blk 85) and Ghim Moh Rd (Blk 13)
TBC 94A New weekday/Saturday peak hour short trip service between Eunos Int and Airport Rd (Bef RSAF Roundabout)
TBC 96A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Clementi Int and Kent Ridge Cres (NUS Raffles Hall)
TBC 130A New short trip service between Ang Mo Kio Int and Sin Ming Rd (Blk 25), operating on the 27th day of every lunar month
TBC 169A New weekday peak hour short trip service between Woodlands Reg Int and Yishun Ave 2 (Northpoint Shop Ctr)
TBC 172, 175, 300, NR3 New bus stop outside Sunshine Pl along Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
TBC 711, 713 2 new pairs of bus stops outside and opposite Continental Pte Ltd and outside and opposite Rotary Engrg along Jurong Island Highway
711 Additional bus stop after Ayer Merbau Rd along Jurong Island Highway
712 Additional pair of bus stops before and after Seraya Ave along Jurong Island Highway
712, 713 3 new bus stops outside and opposite 230kV Sub Stn along Jurong Island Highway and outside Oasis @ Sakra along Sakra Rd
TBC 911 Route amendment to Woodlands St 81, Woodlands St 82, Woodlands Ave 4, Woodlands St 83 and Woodlands Ave 7 (towards Woodlands)
TBC 964 New pair of bus stops after and opposite Woodlands Mart along Woodlands Ave 6

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