Night and leisure public bus services across Singapore will formally be withdrawn from 30 June 2022. These are:
- Chinatown Direct: CT8, CT18
- NightRider services: NR1, NR2, NR3, NR5, NR6, NR8
- Nite Owl services: 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
- Resorts World Sentosa services: 188R, 963R
- Weekend: Bus Service 926
These services, which primarily cater to recreational demand, have already been suspended since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Withdrawn Bus Services
The following bus services were withdrawn:
|Bus Service||Route||Suspended From||Status|
|Trunk Bus Services / Others
|926||Woodlands ↺ Mandai Lake Road||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|Express Bus Services|
||Choa Chu Kang ↔ Resorts World Sentosa||15 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|963R||Woodlands ↔ Resorts World Sentosa||15 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|Night Bus Services|
|1N||Marina Centre → Yishun Ring Road (Opp Khatib Stn Exit D)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|2N||Marina Centre → Tampines Avenue 3 (Blk 888)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|3N||Marina Centre → Choa Chu Kang North 5 (Blk 708)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|4N||Marina Centre → Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 210)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|5N||Marina Centre → Jurong West Street 92 (Blk 924)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|6N||Marina Centre → Punggol Field (Opp Blk 201A)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|NR1||Resorts World Sentosa → Yishun Ring Road (Opp Khatib Stn Exit D)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|NR2||Marina Centre → Sembawang Drive (Blk 317)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|NR3||South Bridge Road (Boat Quay) → Choa Chu Kang||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|NR5||Marina Centre → Jurong West Street 64 (Blk 685B)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|NR6||Resorts World Sentosa → Compassvale Drive (Blk 225A)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|NR8||Marina Centre → Bukit Batok West Ave 5 (Blk 531)||8 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|Chinatown Direct Bus Services
|CT8||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 ↔ Kampong Bahru||15 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
|CT18||Bedok North Avenue 3 ↔ Kampong Bahru||15 Apr 2020||Withdrawn|
Services suspended since April 2020
All affected bus services were first suspended in April 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore, alongside City Direct and Express bus services.
After the Circuit Breaker ended in June 2020, City Direct and Express bus services were reinstated (with the exception of Service 128), but eighteen bus services which cater to recreational demand continued to be suspended until further notice, comprising all NightRider, Nite Owl and City Direct services, and Bus Services 188e, 963e, 401 & 926.
On 16 June 2022, LTA and PTOs announced the formal withdrawal of these recreational bus routes. Only Bus Service 401 resumed service on 4 June 2022, serving East Coast Park.
Rationalisation of bus services
The recent withdrawal of recreational bus routes is part of LTA’s ongoing efforts to optimize (i.e. reduce) service levels offered by Singapore’s public bus network. These efforts include the reduction of operating frequency or operating hours of certain bus services, or the merger and withdrawal of certain bus services that suffer from low demand.
Plans for Services N1 and N2
In September 2020, Bus Services NR1 and NR2 were transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package. These were to be replaced by Bus Services N1 and N2, both of which were indicated in Tower Transit media releases leading up to the handover, but yet to be announced by the LTA.
The withdrawal of all night bus services in Singapore may indicate that plans for Bus Services N1 and N2 have been shelved, unless plans for a reorganised bus network are announced by LTA in the future.
Alternative Bus Routes
For daytime-operating services, LTA posters have advised commuters to rely on alternative modes of public transport.
No alternative public transport options will be offered for the withdrawal of NightRider services and Nite Owl services, which formerly operated up till 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. However, the regular extension of public transport operating hours on the eves of Public Holidays is set to continue.
Defunct Bus Stops
The withdrawal of Night will see the abolishing of bus stops that were formerly only served by Night services, such as those along South Canal Rd, Mohd Sultan Rd, Yishun St 61, Choa Chu Kang North 7, and Choa Chu Kang Cres.
|Bus Stop Code||Road Name||Description||Bus Service|
|67581||Anchorvale Link||Blk 319A||NR6|
|22571||Boon Lay Way||Opp Boon Lay Stn||NR5 (still used by EWL Bridging Bus)|
|45431||Choa Chu Kang Crescent||Blk 661||NR3|
|45429||Choa Chu Kang Crescent||Blk 666||NR3|
|45419||Choa Chu Kang Crescent||Blk 669||NR3|
|45409||Choa Chu Kang Crescent||Blk 675||NR3|
|45479||Choa Chu Kang Drive||Kranji Pr Sch||NR3|
|45381||Choa Chu Kang North 7||Blk 673A||NR3|
|45391||Choa Chu Kang North 7||Blk 657||NR3|
|45341||Choa Chu Kang Street 62||Blk 604A||NR3|
|45331||Choa Chu Kang Street 62||Blk 621||NR3|
|13211||Mohammad Sultan Road||Aft Unity St||NR3, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N|
|05009||North Canal Road||Opp OCBC Ctr||NR1, NR3|
|65219||Punggol Place||Aft Punggol Ctrl||6N|
|59371||Yishun Street 61||Chung Cheng High Sch||NR1, 1N|
|59361||Yishun Street 61||Blk 602||NR1, 1N|