Singapore Public Transport Timeline (1981 – 1990)

Since the independence of Singapore in 1965, the public transport 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 major public bus and rail service changes that had occurred over the past decades since the massive bus service reorganization exercise in Year 1971.

This article covers major changes to public bus and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) services between 1 January 1981 and 31 December 1990 only. If you are looking for public transport service changes before 1981 or after 1990, please see the subsequent or previous articles in this series (1971 – 19801991 – 20002001 – 2010 & 2011 – 2020).

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Overview

For the operating period between 1 January 1981 and 31 December 1990, the public transport system in Singapore received a major boost with the construction and launch of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), which allows commuters to get around the country quickly and efficiently.

The first phase of Singapore’s MRT system commenced revenue service on 7 November 1987 and was fully opened by 6 July 1990, consisting of 45 stations serving two MRT lines – North South Line (NSL) and East West Line (EWL). Since its opening, the MRT aided in reducing the travel time between the eastern, western and northern regions of Singapore, as well as connections from these regions to the Central Business District (CBD). In view of the opening of the MRT system, numerous bus services were also rationalized between 1988 and 1990 to reduce their duplication with the rail network.

In public bus developments, a second public bus operator – the Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) – was established in 1982 to foster greater competition in Singapore’s public bus industry. The new operator had since taken over bus services serving the areas of Woodlands and Sembawang, and is responsible for planning the bus services to serve Yishun New Town.

In addition, the decade also saw the implementation of one-man operation (OMO) for bus operations. Previously, a typical bus trip required the presence of a driver to drive the bus and a ticket inspector to manage the collection of fares on the bus. With the introduction of a one-man ticketing system (OTS), commuters are able to pay their fares by simply dropping their fare into the coin box, which will generate a ticket as their proof of payment. With the opening of the MRT in 1987, the stored value magnetic farecard was also introduced as an alternative means of payment for commuters on both public buses and the MRT system.

In 1984, SBS introduced its first air-conditioned bus service to provide greater comfort for public bus commuters. The scheme was thereafter extended to more bus services (including those under TIBS) and would soon become a standard feature for public buses purchased in the next decade.

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Year 1981:

Date Bus Service Changes
11 January Route cutback for Bus Service 112 to loop at Empress Pl
1 February Route amendment for Bus Service 143 to Jurong Depot
15 February Route amendment for Bus Services 16, 63 and 125 to Bt Merah Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 125 to bypass Telok Blangah Cres
Route amendment for Bus Service 184 to bypass Telok Blangah Way and Telok Blangah Cres
16 February Introduction of Bus Service 187 between Bt Merah Int and Empress Pl (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
22 February Introduction of Bus Service 17 between Changi Point Ter and Prince Edward Rd Ter as a weekday/Saturday bus service
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 210 to loop at Cranwell Rd and conversion to bi-directional bus service
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 213
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 226 between Bedok Int and Bedok Reservoir Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 391 between Changi Point Ter and Airport Cargo Rd (Loop)
2 March Introduction of Bus Service 102 between Jln Kayu Ter and New Bridge Rd Ter as a weekday/Saturday bus service
15 March Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 271 between Bt Merah Int and Telok Blangah Cres (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 272 to bypass Telok Blangah Cres
29 March Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 227 to loop at Bedok Industrial Park E
19 April Route amendment for Bus Service 143 to Pandan Gardens and Teban Gardens Rd
20 April Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 201 between Pasir Panjang Rd Ter and Jln Anak Bt (Loop)
3 May Introduction of Bus Service 394 between Bedok Int and Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
17 May Route amendment for Bus Service 145 to bypass Moulmein Green
19 May Conversion of Bus Service 187 to peak hour bus service
5 June Route amendment for Bus Services 71, 73 and 163 to the realigned Yio Chu Kang Rd
14 June Route amendment for Bus Service 62 to Redhill Cl, Redhill Rd and Lengkok Bahru
Route amendment for Bus Service 247 to bypass Fishery Port Rd and Jln Tepong towards Jurong Int
15 June Route amendment for Bus Services 1, 2, 9 and 17 to Loyang Ave and Loyang Way
Introduction of Bus Service 75 between Clementi Int and Anson Rd Ter as a weekday/Saturday peak hour semi-express bus service
Route extension for Bus Service 95 to Clementi Int
Route cutback for Bus Service 191 to loop at Nicoll Highway
28 June Introduction of Bus Service 390 between Queen St Ter and Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 392 between Somapah Int and Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 393 between Somapah Int and Airport Cargo Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 395 between Bedok Int and Airport Cargo Rd (Loop)
30 June Route amendment for Bus Services 90, 91, 92, 93 and 95 to loop at Airport Rd
5 July Route amendment for Bus Services 15, 16, 135 and 211 to Marine Parade Ter
Route amendment for Bus Services 25, 74, 77, 132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 162, 165, 166, 168, 169, 261, 262 and 266 to Ang Mo Kio Central 2 Ter
Route amendment for Bus Services 33, 145, 146, 200 and 201 to Kent Ridge Ter
Route cutback for Bus Service 91 to Geylang Fringe Car Park
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 264 between Ang Mo Kio Central 2 Ter and Ang Mo Kio St 44 (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 265 to start from Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 Ter and loop at Ang Mo Kio St 22
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 267 between Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 Ter and Ang Mo Kio St 22 (Loop)
12 July Introduction of Bus Service 26 between Bedok Int and Bendemeer Rd (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 261 to start from Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 1 Ter and loop at Ang Mo Kio St 22
10 August Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 264
11 August Withdrawal of Bus Service 19
23 August Route cutback for Bus Service 120 to loop at Beach Rd
20 September Route extension for Bus Service 75 to loop at Empress Pl
Route cutback for Bus Service 191 to loop at North Bridge Rd
19 October Introduction of Bus Service 204 between Admiralty Rd Ter and Sungei Kadut Dr (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
1 November Introduction of Bus Service 76 between Clementi Int and Jurong East Central (Loop)
2 November Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 216 to start from Kent Ridge Ter and loop at Holland Dr
Withdrawal of Bus Service 393
Route amendment for Bus Service 395 to call at Somapah Int in both directions
9 November Route amendment for Bus Service 138 to Robinson Rd and conversion to express bus service
11 November Withdrawal of Bus Service 46
15 November Withdrawal of Bus Services 21 and 63
Route extension for Bus Service 44 to Bt Merah Int
Route cutback for Bus Service 200 to loop at Jln Anak Bt
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 213 between Marine Parade Ter and Fidelio St (Loop)
29 November Route amendment for Bus Services 169, 178, 181, 204 and 208 to Woodlands Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 169 to Admiralty Rd
Cessation of Sunday/public holiday operations for Bus Service 1
Extension of operating hours for Bus Service 9 to Sundays and public holidays
Withdrawal of Bus Service CBD2
Route amendment for Bus Service 154 to bypass Old Clementi Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 205 between Clementi Int and Jln Anak Bt (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 252 between Jurong Int and Gul Circle (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 255 to loop at Gul Cres
Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 263 to Ang Mo Kio Depot

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Year 1982:

Date Bus Service Changes
11 January Route amendment for Blue Arrow Bus Service 306 to Bukit Timah Flyover
7 February Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 372 between Woodlands Int and Admiralty Rd (Loop)
28 February Withdrawal of Bus Service 402
4 April Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 321 between Hougang St 21 Ter and Lor Ah Soo (Loop)
25 April Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 229 between Bedok Int and Chai Chee St (Loop)
24 May Route amendment for Bus Services 30, 143 and 192 to West Coast Highway
11 June Route amendment for Bus Services 85, 148 and 162 to Bendemeer Rd and Geylang Bahru
13 June Route amendment for Bus Service 84 to Aljunied Way and Aljunied Rd
1 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 287 between Clementi Int and Clementi West St 2 (Loop)
16 August Introduction of Bus Service 96 between Clementi Int and Kent Ridge Cres (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
9 October Switching of green/white plates for Feeder Bus Service 225
Route amendment for Bus Services 2, 12, 90, 103, 106, 111, 112, 122, 144, 147, 148, 189, 212 and C to Buona Vista Ter
Route amendment for Bus Services 61 and 94 to Aljunied Rd, MacPherson Rd, Bendemeer Rd and Geylang Bahru
Withdrawal of Bus Service 175A
Route amendment for Bus Service 198 to Aljunied Rd and MacPherson Rd
Route amendment for Blue Arrow Bus Service 301 to bypass Meyer Rd
Route amendment for Blue Arrow Bus Service 303 to start from Paya Lebar Cres
Route extension for Blue Arrow Bus Service 305 to terminate at Ang Mo Kio St 13

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Year 1983:

Date Bus Service Changes
2 January Route amendment for Bus Services 120, 122 and 126 to bypass Moulmein Green
Route amendment for Bus Services 130 and 141 to Balestier Rd, Lavender St and Serangoon Rd/Jln Besar
Route cutback for Bus Service 131 to loop at Rangoon Rd
20 February Introduction of Bus Service 23 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Tomlinson Rd (Loop)
Withdrawal of Bus Service 53
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 292 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Tampines St 22 (Loop)
27 February Introduction of Bus Service 79 between Jurong East Central Ter and North Bridge Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 333 between Jurong East Central Ter and Jurong East St 32 (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 335 between Jurong East Central Ter and Jurong West St 52 (Loop)
28 February Withdrawal of Bus Service 78
3 April Handover of operations for Bus Services 160 and 167 to Trans-Island Bus Service
10 April Route amendment for Bus Services 25, 74, 77, 130, 132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 159, 162, 165, 166, 168, 169, 261, 262, 265, 266, 267 and A to Ang Mo Kio Int
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 261 to loop at Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 1
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Services 263 and 267 to loop at Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 2
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 263 to bypass Ang Mo Kio St 61
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 265 to loop at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 269 between Ang Mo Kio Int and Ang Mo Kio St 61 (Loop)
8 May Handover of operations for Bus Services 161 and 164 to Trans-Island Bus Service
5 June Handover of operations for Bus Service 169 to Trans-Island Bus Service
25 June Route extension for Bus Service 9 to loop at Airport Cargo Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 24 between Ang Mo Kio Int and Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 57 between Buona Vista Ter and Changi Airport PTB as a weekday/Saturday peak hour bus service
Introduction of Bus Service 149 between Toa Payoh Town Ctr Ter and Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
Route extension for Bus Service 390 to loop at Tomlinson Rd
Withdrawal of Bus Services 391, 392, 394 and 395
10 July Handover of operations for Bus Services 178, 204 and 208 to Trans-Island Bus Service
7 August Handover of operations for Bus Services 180 and 182 to Trans-Island Bus Service
29 August Introduction of Bus Service 97 between Jurong East Central Ter and Connaught Dr (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday peak hour bus service
4 September Introduction of Bus Service 28 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and New Bridge Rd (Loop)
Handover of operations for Bus Service 181 to Trans-Island Bus Service
25 September Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 262 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
9 October Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 372 to loop at Marsiling Rd and handover of operations to Trans-Island Bus Service
30 October Route amendment for Bus Services 85, 86, 111 and 321 to Hougang Int
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 323 between Hougang Int and Hougang Ave 5 (Loop)
14 November Withdrawal of Bus Services 102 and 187
27 November Route amendment for Bus Service 3 to Kallang Rd, Crawford St and Victoria St/North Bridge Rd
Withdrawal of Bus Services 6 and 179
18 December Withdrawal of Bus Services 86 and 176
Route extension for Bus Service 97 to Hougang Int and conversion to full day bus service
Route extension for Bus Service 146 to Clementi Int
26 December Route amendment for Bus Services 73, 137, 139, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 157, 158, 159 and B to Toa Payoh Int
Route cutback for Bus Service 135 to loop at Circuit Rd
Route cutback for Bus Service 140 to loop at Orchard Rd and conversion to semi-express bus service
Route amendment for Bus Service 141 to loop at Cecil St and conversion to weekday/Saturday semi-express bus service
Route extension for Bus Service 147 to Potong Pasir Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 153 to Upp Serangoon Ter
Withdrawal of Bus Service 156 and Feeder Bus Service 230
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 231 between Toa Payoh Int and Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Loop) as a bi-directional bus service with green/white plates
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 232 between Toa Payoh Int and Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Loop) as a bi-directional bus service with green/white plates
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 235 between Toa Payoh Int and Lor 3 Toa Payoh (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 237 between Toa Payoh Int and Lor 7 Toa Payoh (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 238 between Toa Payoh Int and Lor 8 Toa Payoh (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 239 between Toa Payoh Int and Kim Keat Ave (Loop)
Service CBD 1 converted to full day service.
29 December Route extension for Bus Service 132 to Bt Merah Int
Route extension for Bus Service 7 to Clementi Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 8 to Bedok South Rd, Bedok South Ave 1 and ECP
Route amendment for Bus Service 16 to Stadium Walk after 1930 hours daily
Withdrawal of Bus Services 45, 144 and 191
Route amendment for Bus Service 101 to loop at New Bridge Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 166 to Labrador Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 175 to Tuas Rd Ter
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 227 to Bedok North Depot

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Year 1984:

Date Bus Service Changes
1 January Introduction of Bus Service 98 between Jurong East Central Ter and Jurong Int (Loop)
1 April Route amendment for Bus Service 125 to Moulmein Rd
8 April Withdrawal of Bus Service 17
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 263 to Ang Mo Kio St 63, Ang Mo Kio St 64 and Ang Mo Kio St 62
15 April Route amendment for Bus Service 171 to Orchard Rd/Orchard Blvd, Grange Rd, Somerset Rd, Penang Rd, Bras Basah Rd/Stamford Rd and Victoria St/North Bridge Rd
22 April Withdrawal of Bus Service 22
27 April Route extension for Bus Service 10 to Tampines Ave 5 Ter
27 May Introduction of Bus Service 254 between Jurong Int and Tuas Ave 1 (Loop)
3 June Route amendment for Bus Service 159 to CTE towards Ang Mo Kio Int
10 June Route cutback for Bus Service 40 to loop at Merpati Rd
Conversion of Bus Service 75 to full day trunk bus service
Conversion of Bus Service 112 to weekday/Saturday peak hour bus service
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 329 between Hougang Int and Defu Ave 1 (Loop)
1 July Withdrawal of Bus Service 79
Route extension for Bus Service 147 to Jurong East Central Ter and route amendment to Kg Bahru Rd and Jln Bt Merah
12 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 293 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Tampines St 81 (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 294 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Tampines St 21 (Loop)
19 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 275 between Bt Merah Int and Bt Purmei Ave (Loop)
25 August Introduction of Bus Service 18 between Bedok Int and Tampines Ave 2 (Loop)
2 September Withdrawal of Bus Service 12A
16 September Withdrawal of Bus Service 15
Route extension for Bus Service 196 to Marine Parade Ter
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 334 between Jurong East Central Ter and Jurong West St 42 (Loop)
30 September Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 800 between Yishun Ave 5 Ter and Yishun Ave 7 (Loop)
9 October Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 335 to Jurong West St 41
25 November Introduction of Bus Service 142 between Potong Pasir Ter and Toa Payoh Int (Loop)
2 December Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 315 between Serangoon Garden Ter and Serangoon Ave 5 (Loop)
30 December Route amendment for Bus Service 55 to Alexandra Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 50 to Jln Eunos Ter
Introduction of Bus Service 132A between Ang Mo Kio Int and Tomlinson Rd (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 139 to Orchard Rd and Penang Rd
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 215 to start from Labrador Ter and loop at Tg Berlayer
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 327 between Hougang Int and Hougang Ave 7 (Loop)

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Year 1985:

Date Bus Service Changes
6 January Route extension for Bus Service 7 to Jurong East Central Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 122 to Bt Batok Ter
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 361 between Bt Batok Ter and Bt Batok West Ave 8 (Loop)
13 January Route extension for Bus Services 84, 93, 100, 163, 167, 180 and CBD1 to World Trade Ctr Ter
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 321 to Hougang St 11 and Upp Paya Lebar Rd
27 January Route amendment for Bus Services 130, 131, 186, 193, 301, 303, 305 and 306 to Prince Edward Rd Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 130 to Robinson Rd
3 February Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 801 between Yishun Ave 5 Ter and Yishun St 22 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 850 between Yishun Central Ter and Bt Merah Int
10 February Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 366 between Bt Batok Ter and Bt Batok St 23 (Loop)
17 February Introduction of Bus Service 851 between Yishun Central Ter and Bt Merah Int
17 March Route amendment for Bus Services 157, 174, 175 and 178 to Bt Batok Rd, Bt Batok West Ave 3, Bt Batok Central and Bt Batok East Ave 3
31 March Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 285 between Clementi Int and Pandan Loop (Loop)
7 April Route extension for Bus Service 31 to Tampines Ave 5 Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 41 to Bedok Int
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 367 between Bt Batok Ter and Bt Batok West Ave 7 (Loop)
22 April Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 315 to the extended Serangoon Ave 5
28 April Route extension for Bus Service 92 to Clementi Int
Withdrawal of Bus Service 185
29 April Route amendment for Bus Service 60 to start from Prince Edward Rd Ter and loop at Circuit Rd and route amendment to Geylang East Central and Paya Lebar Rd
5 May Route amendment for Bus Services 142 and 147 to Potong Pasir Ave 2 and Potong Pasir Ave 3
19 May Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 900 between Woodlands Int and Woodlands St 13 (Loop)
26 May Route amendment for Bus Services 120, 122, 123, 124, 125 and 126 to Whampoa Rd Ter
9 June Introduction of Bus Service 29 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Airport Cargo Rd (Loop)
30 June Route amendment for Bus Services 7, 76, 97, 98, 147, 333, 334 and 335 to Jurong East Int
Introduction of Bus Service 79 between Jurong East Int and Empress Pl (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 99 between Jurong East Int and Boon Lay Pl (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 335 to bypass Jurong West St 41
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 336 between Jurong East Int and Jurong West St 41 (Loop)
7 July Route amendment for Bus Service 25 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Hougang Ave 2, Hougang Ave 3, Eunos Link and Jln Eunos
18 August Introduction of Bus Service 179 between Bt Batok Ter and New Bridge Rd Ter
25 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 322 between Hougang Int and Hougang Ave 2 (Loop)
29 August Conversion of Bus Service 7 to trunk bus service
8 September Route amendment for Bus Services 13, 20, 40, 158 and 401 to Bedok Int
Conversion of Feeder Bus Service 221 to bi-directional bus service with green/white plates
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 227 to Bedok North Ave 1 and Bedok North Rd
15 September Route amendment for Bus Services 33, 220 and 224 to Bedok Int
Introduction of alternate route for Bus Service 33 via Dunman Rd, Old Airport Rd and Mountbatten Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 41 to Bt Merah Int
Withdrawal of Bus Service 44 and Feeder Bus Services 221C, 222 and 223
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 219 between Bedok Int and Bedok South Ave 1 (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 224 to loop at Chai Chee Rd
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 228 to Bedok Reservoir Rd, Bedok North Ave 3 and Bedok North St 1 towards Bedok Int
13 October Route amendment for Bus Services 170 and 171 to relocated Queen St Ter
28 October Route extension for Bus Service 106 to Bt Batok Ter
3 November Route amendment for Bus Service 18 to loop at Tampines St 22
15 November Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 297 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Tampines St 42 (Loop)
24 November Withdrawal of Bus Service 112
Route extension for Bus Service 189 to Bt Batok Ter and Marina Ctr Ter
8 December Introduction of Bus Service 852 between Yishun Central Ter and Jurong Int
15 December Route amendment for Bus Service 9 to Loyang Ave
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 239
22 December Introduction of Bus Service 56 between Bishan East St 11 and Toa Payoh Int (Loop)
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 312 between Serangoon Ave 3 Ter and Upp Serangoon Rd (Loop)
29 December Introduction of Bus Service 54 between Hougang Int and Jln Eunos (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 262 to loop at Ang Mo Kio Ave 2

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Year 1986:

Date Bus Service Changes
12 January Conversion of Bus Service 3 to trunk bus service
1 February Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 382 between Eunos Ter and Ubi Ave 2 (Loop)
16 February Route extension for Bus Service 390 to Holland Rd Ter
16 March Route amendment for Bus Service 14 to Stadium Walk
Withdrawal of Bus Service 77
Route amendment for Bus Service 162 to Boundary Rd and Upp Serangoon Rd
23 March Route amendment for Bus Service 174 to Jln Bahar
24 March Route amendment for Bus Service 199 to Jln Bahar
6 April Withdrawal of Bus Services 204 and 208
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 365 between Bt Batok Ter and Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 925 between Woodlands Int and Sungei Kadut Ave (Loop) as a day service on weekdays and Saturdays
Introduction of Bus Service 925# between Woodlands Int and Kranji Way (Loop) as an alternate route on Sundays and public holidays
13 April Route amendment for Bus Services 14, 16 and 31 to Stadium Rd
14 April Withdrawal of Bus Service 132A
11 May Route amendment for Bus Service 81 to bypass Kuala Loyang Rd
1 June Route extension for Bus Service 5 to Zhenghua Ter
6 June Extension of operating hours for Bus Service 199 to Sundays and public holidays
10 August Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 367 to loop at Bt Batok Rd
31 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 802 between Yishun Ave 5 Ter and Yishun Ave 3 (Loop)
28 September Route amendment for Bus Service 104 to Keng Lee Rd, Kg Java Rd and Bt Timah Rd
9 November Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 219 to loop at Bedok South Rd
30 November Route amendment for Bus Service 8 to Raffles Blvd
Route amendment for Bus Services 75, 79 and 189 to relocated Marina Ctr Ter
28 December Route extension for Bus Service 56 to Bishan Ter
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 353 between Sin Ming Rd Ter and Bishan St 31 (Loop)
Withdrawal of Bus Service 80
Introduction of National Stadium Bus Service D between Lor 1 Geylang Ter and Stadium Rd (Loop) as a bus service operating during major events at the National Stadium only

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Year 1987:

Date Bus/MRT Service Changes
18 January Introduction of Bus Service 58 between Bishan Ter and Raffles Blvd (Loop)
Route extension for Bus Service 171 to Yishun Central Ter
Introduction of Bus Service 854 between Yishun Central Ter and Bedok Int
20 January Introduction of Bus Service 853 between Yishun Central Ter and Lor 1 Geylang Ter
26 January Route extension for Bus Service 3 to Jurong East Int
22 February Route amendment for Bus Services 174 and 199 to Nanyang Ave, Nanyang Cres and Nanyang Dr
22 March Route cutback for Bus Service 50 to Eunos Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 51 to Hougang Int
Withdrawal of Bus Service 54 and Feeder Bus Service 215
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 385 between Eunos Ter and Bedok Reservoir Rd (Loop)
12 April Route cutback for Bus Service 13 to Eunos Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 65 to Tampines Ave 5 Ter and World Trade Ctr Ter
Withdrawal of Blue Arrow Bus Service 303
19 April Withdrawal of Bus Service 57
Route extension for Bus Service 61 to Bt Batok Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 135 to Ang Mo Kio Int
26 April Route amendment for Bus Service 29 to Cranwell Rd, Netheravon Rd and Changi Village Rd
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Services 210 and 218
27 April Conversion of Bus Service 126 to weekday/Saturday peak hour bus service
3 May Route amendment for Bus Services 28 and 101 to New Bridge Rd Ter
6 June Route amendment for Bus Services 11, 28, 81, 83, 101, 134, 164, 173, 174, 179, 182 and 183 to relocated New Bridge Rd Ter
7 June Route amendment for Bus Service 131 to Owen Rd, Dorset Rd, Kg Java Rd, Bt Timah Rd and Sungei Rd
14 June Route amendment for Bus Service 122 to Victoria St, Kallang Rd and Lavender St
21 June Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 290 between Tampines Ave 5 Ter and Simei Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 853# between Yishun Central Ter and Marine Parade Ter as an alternate route on Sundays and public holidays
28 June Route amendment for Bus Services 60, 70, 82, 130, 131, 161, 172, 175, 186, 193, 301, 305 and 306 to Shenton Way Ter
5 July Withdrawal of Bus Service 188
26 July Route extension for Bus Service 133 to Marina Ctr Ter and route amendment to CTE and Braddell Rd
7 August Route amendment for Bus Service 184 to Jurong Town Hall Rd, West Coast Rd and West Coast Highway
17 August Conversion of alternate route for Bus Service 33 to peak hour bus service
23 August Route amendment for Bus Services 171, 800, 801, 802, 850, 851, 852, 853, 853# and 854 to Yishun Int
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 322 to Hougang St 61
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 328 between Hougang Int and Hougang Ave 8 (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Services 800 and 801 to loop at Yishun Ave 5
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 803 between Yishun Int and Yishun St 61 (Loop)
27 September First phase of route amendment for Bus Services 2, 3, 5, 11, 28, 32, 33, 41, 51, 61, 62, 81, 83, 84, 90, 101, 103, 124, 126, 134, 145, 147, 166, 167, 173, 174, 179, 181, 182, 197, 209, 851 and C to Eu Tong Sen St
Route amendment for Bus Services 12, 122 and 148 to South Bridge Rd, North Canal Rd and Eu Tong Sen St
Route amendment for Bus Services 61, 106, 122, 179, 189, 361, 365, 366 and 367 to Bt Batok Int
5 October Withdrawal of Bus Services 247A, 249A, 250A and 251A
11 October Route amendment for Bus Service 5 to Bt Panjang Ter
1 November Second phase of route amendment for Bus Services 2, 3, 5, 11, 28, 32, 33, 41, 51, 61, 62, 81, 83, 84, 90, 101, 103, 123, 124, 126, 134, 143, 145, 147, 151, 164, 166, 167, 173, 174, 179, 181, 182, 183, 194, 197, 209, 851 and C to Eu Tong Sen St
7 November Opening of North South Line (Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Braddell, Toa Payoh)
8 November Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 804 between Yishun Int and Yishun Ave 6 (Loop)
29 November Route amendment for Bus Services 10, 18, 23, 28, 29, 31, 65, 290, 292, 293, 294 and 297 to Tampines Int
12 December Opening of North South Line and East West Line (Novena, Newton, Orchard, Somerset, Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar, Outram Park)
13 December Introduction of Bus Service SS1 between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Yishun Ring Rd (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 142 to start from Toa Payoh Int and loop at Potong Pasir Ave 1

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Year 1988:

Date Bus/MRT Service Changes
4 January Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 901 between Woodlands Int and Woodlands St 81 (Loop)
17 January Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 290 to Simei St 4 and Simei Rd
24 January Introduction of Bus Service 22 between Ang Mo Kio Int and Tampines Int
Introduction of Bus Service 27 between Tampines Int and Changi Airport PTB (Loop)
Route cutback for Bus Service 73 to Yio Chu Kang Ter
Introduction of Bus Service 118 between Hougang Int and Tomlinson Rd (Loop)
Withdrawal of Bus Service 138, 140 and 141 and Blue Arrow Bus Service 305
Introduction of Bus Service 176 between Jurong East Int and Bt Panjang Ter (Loop)
Route cutback for Bus Service CBD1 to Marina Ctr Ter
28 February Introduction of Bus Services 181# between Woodlands Int and Crawford St Ter (via Marina Centre) as an alternate route on Sundays and public holidays
Introduction of Bus Service 850# between Yishun Int and Bt Merah Int (via Marina Centre) as an alternate route on Sundays and public holidays
8 March Route amendment for Bus Services 74, 75, 92, 95, 96, 146, 186, 209 and 285 to Clementi Ave 3
Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 282 to loop at Clementi West St 2
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 287
12 March Opening of East West Line (Tiong Bahru, Redhill, Queenstown, Commonwealth, Buona Vista, Clementi)
13 March Route amendment for Bus Services 72, 100, 101, 104, 106, 107, 217, 312 and 315 to Serangoon Int
Withdrawal of Bus Service 95
Route extension for Bus Service 99 to start from Clementi Int and loop at Jurong West St 91
Introduction of Bus Service 105 between Serangoon Int and Clementi Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 107 to Geylang Bahru/Jln Kolam Ayer, Kallang Bahru and Marina Centre and conversion to full day trunk bus service
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 312 to loop at Serangoon Ave 3
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 318 between Serangoon Int and Serangoon Garden Way (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service SS2 between Clementi Int and Jurong East St 32 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service SS3 between Clementi Int and Bt Batok West Ave 7 (Loop)
20 March Route amendment for Bus Services 3, 28, 33, 41, 62, 83, 90, 101, 124, 134, 147, 174, 179, 181, 181#, 182 and 851 to Upp Cross St and New Bridge Rd
Route amendment for Bus Services 143 and 194 to New Bridge Rd
10 April Route amendment for Bus Service 9 to Upp Changi Rd East, Simei Rd, Tampines Ave 2 and Tampines Ave 7
Route extension for Feeder Bus Service 323 to loop at Defu Ave 1
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 329
1 May Introduction of Bus Service 926 between Woodlands Int and Mandai Lake Rd (Loop) as a Sunday/public holiday bus service
29 May Route amendment for Bus Services 33 and 200 to Buona Vista Flyover
Introduction of Bus Service 191 between Ghim Moh Ter and Portsdown Rd (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 200 to Holland Ave
19 June Introduction of Bus Service 19 between Bedok Int and Pasir Ris Dr 6 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 78 between Jurong East Int and Clementi Ave 3 (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 292 to Tampines St 11
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 293 to Tampines St 84
1 July Introduction of National Stadium Bus Service NS1 between Woodlands Int and Stadium Rd (Loop) as a bus service operating during major events at the National Stadium only
10 July Introduction of Bus Service 59 between Bishan Ter and Jln Kayu Ter
Introduction of Bus Service 133A between Ang Mo Kio Int and Marina Ctr Ter
Introduction of Bus Service 187 between Bt Panjang Ter and Jurong Int
Introduction of Bus Service 188 between Jurong Int and Jurong West St 91 (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service 190 between Bt Panjang Ter and New Bridge Rd Ter
11 July Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 202 to start from Buona Vista Ter and loop at Jln Anak Bt and conversion to daily bus service
Route amendment for Bus Service 205 to Toh Tuck Rise, Lor Kismis and Toh Tuck Terrace
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 212 and Blue Arrow Bus Service 306
31 July Route extension for Bus Service 4 to St. Michael’s Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 75 to Choa Chu Kang Ter
Withdrawal of Bus Services 177 and 209
Introduction of Bus Service 185 between Choa Chu Kang Ter and Shenton Way Ter
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 344 between Bt Panjang Ter and Bt Panjang Ring Rd (Loop)
17 August Introduction of Bus Service 825 between Yishun Int and Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 as a weekday/Saturday peak hour bus service
21 August Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 295 between Tampines Int and Tampines Ave 8 (Loop)
22 August Introduction of Bus Service 57 between Bishan Ter and Sin Ming Dr (Loop)
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 353
25 August Route amendment for Bus Services 75 and 185 to Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
23 October Withdrawal of Bus Service 11
Route amendment for Bus Service 12 to Pasir Ris Ter and New Bridge Rd Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 32 to Buona Vista Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 81 to Tampines Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 154 to Commonwealth Ave West and Clementi Ave 6
24 October Withdrawal of alternate route for Bus Service 33
5 November Withdrawal of Bus Service 76
Opening of East West Line (Jurong East, Chinese Garden, Lakeside)
6 November Withdrawal of Bus Service SS2
Route cutback for Bus Service SS3 to Jurong East Int
20 November Route amendment for Bus Service 57 to Sin Ming Rd, Sin Ming Dr, Sin Ming Ave and Upp Thomson Rd towards Bishan Ter
18 December Route extension for Bus Service 51 to Jurong East Int
Withdrawal of Bus Services 55, 79, 183 and 192 and Feeder Bus Service 203
Route amendment for Bus Service 97 to AYE, Buona Vista Flyover, AYE and Alexandra Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 132 to Hougang Int
Route extension for Bus Service 179 to Choa Chu Kang Ter and route amendment to Scotts Rd, Orchard Rd/Orchard Blvd, Grange Rd, Somerset Rd and Penang Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 195 to start from South Canal Rd Ter and loop at Commonwealth Dr
Introduction of Bus Service 856 between Yishun Int and Woodlands Int
20 December Withdrawal of Bus Service SS1
Opening of North South Line (Khatib, Yishun)

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Year 1989:

Date Bus/MRT Service Changes
5 March Introduction of Bus Service 76 between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Marine Parade Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 159 to Lor Chuan towards Ang Mo Kio Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 176 to Bt Batok West Ave 6 and Bt Batok West Ave 3
Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 211
12 March Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 902 between Woodlands Int and Woodlands St 32 (Loop)
19 March Introduction of Bus Service 950 between Marsiling Ter and Shenton Way Ter
26 April Introduction of Bus Service 177 between MINDEF Car Park and Hillview Rd (Loop)
30 April Route amendment for Bus Services 56, 57, 58 and 59 to Bishan Int
28 May Withdrawal of Bus Service 151 and Feeder Bus Service 318
Route cutback for Bus Service 163 to Marina Ctr Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 185 to Commonwealth Ave
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 315 to Boundary Rd, Lor Chuan and Serangoon Garden Way
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 335 to Jurong East Central and Boon Lay Way
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 336 to Jurong East Central, Jurong Town Hall Rd, Jurong East Ave 1 and Jurong West Ave 1
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 343 between Bt Panjang Ter and Petir Rd (Loop)
11 June Withdrawal of Bus Services 94, 168 and CBD1
Route amendment for Bus Service 107 to bypass Marina Centre
Route cutback for Bus Service 390 to loop at Tomlinson Rd and route amendment to Temasek Blvd, Raffles Blvd, Raffles Ave and Bras Basah Rd/Stamford Rd
30 July Route amendment for Bus Service 81 to Loyang Ave, Pasir Ris Dr 1 and Elias Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 400 between Shenton Way Ter and Marina Mall (Loop)
27 August Route extension for Bus Service 26 to Toa Payoh Int
Route extension for Bus Service 145 to Buona Vista Ter
Withdrawal of Bus Services 146, 148 and 186
Route amendment for Bus Service 157 to Jurong East Ave 1, Jurong West Ave 1 and Corporation Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 166 to Clementi Int
3 September Route amendment for Bus Service 401 to loop at Fort Rd
11 September Introduction of Bus Service M1 between North Buona Vista Rd and Mount Sinai Dr (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
1 October Withdrawal of Bus Service 164
Introduction of Bus Service 855 between Yishun Int and World Trade Ctr Ter
22 October Route amendment for Bus Service 199 to Yung Ho Rd, Yuan Ching Rd and Boon Lay Way
Route amendment for Bus Service 403 to loop at Pasir Ris Dr 1 and conversion to daily bus service
Withdrawal of Bus Service 406
4 November Opening of North South Line (Marina Bay)
Opening of East West Line (Bugis, Lavender, Kallang, Aljunied, Paya Lebar, Eunos, Kembangan, Bedok, Tanah Merah)
5 November Withdrawal of Bus Services 1, 20, 90, 91 and 133
Route amendment for Bus Service 7 to Mountbatten Rd, Sims Ave/Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Crawford St and Victoria St/North Bridge Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 13 to Yio Chu Kang Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 14 to Changi Village Ter
Route extension for Bus Service 62 to Hougang Int
Introduction of Bus Service 94 between Eunos Ter and Airport Rd (Loop)
Route extension for Bus Service 100 to Ghim Moh Ter and route amendment to Beach Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 111 to Ghim Moh Ter
Renumbering of Bus Service 133A to Bus Service 133
Route cutback for Bus Service 155 to Marine Parade Ter
Introduction of Bus Service M2 between Jln Kembangan and Fidelio St (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service SS4 between Tampines Int and New Upp Changi Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service SS5 between Tampines Int and New Upp Changi Rd (Loop)
Introduction of Bus Service SS6 between Simei Rd and New Upp Changi Rd (Loop)
6 November Withdrawal of Bus Service 8 and Blue Arrow Bus Service 301
Route cutback for Bus Service 175 to start from Bt Batok Int and loop at Tuas Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 192 between Tuas Ter and Boon Lay Way (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday peak hour bus service
Introduction of Bus Service M3 between Bedok Gardens and Lucky Gardens (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
Introduction of Bus Service M4 between Eunos Ter and Marine Parade Rd (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
10 December Route amendment for Bus Services 12 and 19 to Pasir Ris Int
Route amendment for Bus Services 13, 50, 94, 382, 385 and M4 to Eunos Int
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 350 between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris Dr 4 (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 403 to loop at Pasir Ris Central
16 December Withdrawal of Bus Services SS4, SS5 and SS6
Opening of East West Line (Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris)
17 December Introduction of Bus Service 66 between Tampines Int and Jurong East Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 188 to Jurong West St 72 and Jurong West Ave 5
Withdrawal of Bus Service 120
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 805 between Yishun Int and Yishun St 81 (Loop)

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Year 1990:

Date Bus/MRT Service Changes
1 January Withdrawal of National Stadium Bus Services A, B, C and D
15 January Introduction of Bus Service 95 between Buona Vista Ter and Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Loop) as a weekday/Saturday bus service
21 January Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 351 between Pasir Ris Int and Pasir Ris St 12 (Loop)
4 February Route amendment for Bus Service 158 to Serangoon Int
1 March Introduction of Bus Service 8 between Pasir Ris Int and Toa Payoh Int
10 March Route extension for Bus Service 4 to Pasir Ris Int
Withdrawal of Bus Services 19 and SS3 and Feeder Bus Service 242
Route amendment for Bus Service 173 to start from Bt Batok Int and loop at Jln Anak Bt
Route extension for Bus Service 177 to start from Bt Batok Int and loop at Bt Panjang Ter
Route amendment for Bus Service 205 to Toh Tuck Ave
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 297 to Tampines St 45
Opening of East West Line (Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Choa Chu Kang)
11 March Introduction of Bus Service SS7 between Woodlands Int and Choa Chu Kang Ter
8 April Route amendment for Bus Services 75, 179, 185 and SS7 to Choa Chu Kang Int
14 April Introduction of Bus Service 11 between Lor 1 Geylang Ter and Stadium Blvd (Loop)
15 April Withdrawal of Feeder Bus Service 213
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 301 between Choa Chu Kang Int and Teck Whye Lane (Loop)
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 361 to Bt Batok Ave 1 towards Bt Batok Int
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 366 to ply the eastern branch of Bt Batok Central
16 April Withdrawal of Bus Service 126 and Feeder Bus Service 216
18 May Route amendment for Bus Service 403 to start from Pasir Ris Int and loop at Pasir Ris Rd
3 June Route amendment for Bus Services 174 and 199 to Nanyang Circle and Student Walk
10 June Route amendment for Bus Services 32 and 122 to North Boat Quay
Route extension for Bus Service 74 to Upp Serangoon Ter and route amendment to Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 and Marymount Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 195 to New Bridge Rd
Introduction of Bus Service 951 between Marsiling Ter and Jurong Int
1 July Route cutback for Bus Service 10 to Clementi Int
Route amendment for Bus Services 30, 154, 157, 165, 178, 187, 192, 196, 197, 198, 199, 206, 240, 242, 244, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 852 and 951 to Boon Lay Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 30 to Teban Gardens Rd towards Boon Lay Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 78 to Pandan Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 98 to loop at Jln Ahmad Ibrahim and route amendment to Jurong West St 51 and Boon Lay Way
Route extension for Bus Service 154 to Eunos Int
Route amendment for Bus Service 176 to start from Bt Panjang Ter and route extension to Bt Merah Int
Withdrawal of Bus Services 184, 245 and 450
Route amendment for Bus Service 188 to Jurong Bus Park
Route amendment for Bus Service 192 to loop at Tuas Rd and conversion to full day bus service
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 240 to loop at Jln Ahmad Ibrahim
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 241 to Jurong East Int
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 244 to loop at Corporation Dr
Route amendment for Bus Service 246 to loop at Third Chin Bee Rd
Route amendment for Bus Service 247 to Jurong Port Rd, Jln Tepong and Fishery Port Rd towards Boon Lay Int
2 July Extension of operating hours for Bus Service 96 to Sundays and public holidays
6 July Opening of East West Line (Boon Lay)
7 July Route cutback for Bus Service 165 to Clementi Int
Route cutback for Bus Service 175 to loop at Jurong West St 91
Route amendment for Bus Service 192 to Jln Ahmad Ibrahim, Tuas West Rd and Pioneer Rd
2 September Route amendment for Bus Service 13 to Bishan St 22 and Marymount Rd
Route extension for Bus Service 56 to Marina Ctr Ter
Withdrawal of Bus Services 58, 101, 150 and 207
Route amendment for Bus Service 83 to Hougang Ave 8, Hougang Ave 2, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Yio Chu Kang Link and Serangoon Central
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 350 to Pasir Ris Cl
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 351 to Pasir Ris Central and Pasir Ris Dr 1
13 October Route amendment for Bus Services 24, 27, 149 and 390 to call at Changi Airport PTB2
16 December Route amendment for Bus Service 75 to Choa Chu Kang Way and Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
Withdrawal of Bus Services 118 and 179
Route extension for Bus Service 190 to Choa Chu Kang Int
Route amendment for Feeder Bus Service 297 to Tampines St 41
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 300 between Choa Chu Kang Int and Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 390 to call at Changi Airport PTB1 and Changi Airport PTB2 towards Changi Airport
Introduction of Feeder Bus Service 242 between Boon Lay Way and Jurong West St 91 (Loop)
Route amendment for Bus Service 825 to start from Yio Chu Kang Ter and Springleaf Rd and conversion to full day bus service

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