Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), SMRT & Tower Transit - Enhanced Bus Accessibility for Bukit Batok

News Releases 21 Jun 2018 bus services

    To cater to new housing developments in Bukit Batok West, a new bus service – Service 991 – will begin operations on Sunday, 8 July 2018, while existing feeder Service 941 will be concurrently amended.

2.  Service 991 will be implemented on an interim route plying between Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (loop) via Bukit Batok Central, Bukit Batok West Avenue 3, Bukit Batok West Avenue 6, Bukit Batok Street 11 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. The new service will link housing developments in Bukit Batok West to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange / MRT Station, as well as to schools such as Princess Elizabeth Primary and Millennia Institute, and amenities such as West Mall and the market and hawker centre at Bukit Batok Street 11.

3.  With Service 991 now serving Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 and Bukit Batok Street 11, Service 941 will be amended to skip these sectors and ply in both directions along Bukit Batok Avenue 1 and Bukit Batok West Avenue 8. It will also loop around Bukit Batok West Avenues 6 and 9, improving connectivity between the new housing developments in Bukit Batok West and existing Bukit Batok developments.

4.  Service 991 will be further extended to Choa Chu Kang by Q4 this year. It will incorporate the route of existing Service 308, which will cease operations after Service 991 has been fully implemented. Besides improving local connectivity, the final route of Service 991 will enhance inter-town connectivity, and provide commuters in Bukit Batok with a direct connection to Bukit Gombak and Choa Chu Kang MRT Stations. Details of the final route of Service 991 will be announced closer to implementation.

5.  Service 991 will operate daily from 5:30am to 12am. In addition, short-working Service 991A from Bukit Batok Bus Interchange to Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 will operate daily between 12.15am and 1am. The attached annexes provide more details on the route and bus stops which the new Service 991 and amended Service 941 will be calling at.


Annex A: Service 991
Annex B: Service 941


About LTA

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport, which spearheads land transport developments in Singapore.  As the agency responsible for planning, designing, building and maintaining Singapore’s land transport infrastructure and systems, we aim to bring about a greener and more inclusive public transport system, complemented by convenient options to walk and cycle from their homes or to their destinations. We leverage technology to strengthen our rail and bus infrastructure and provide exciting options for future land transport. For more information, please visit the website at www.lta.gov.sg.


About SMRT Corporation Ltd

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a premier multi-modal transport services provider. Our core businesses are in rail operations, maintenance and engineering as well as in bus, taxi and automotive services. Complementing these are our integrated businesses in media and marketing, as well as properties and retail management.

We are committed to Service and Business Excellence as we strive towards our vision of “Moving People, Enhancing Lives


About Tower Transit

Tower Transit is a young and innovative transport operator with fresh ideas and an expertise in bus franchising. We work with governments to bring clean, reliable, efficient and personable bus services to the world’s top cities. Established in the UK in 2013, Tower Transit operates some of the busiest bus routes in central London and is a leading operator of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell buses.

In 2015, competing with some of the world’s biggest bus operators, Tower Transit was awarded the Singapore government’s first competitively-tendered bus operations contract. Tower Transit Singapore runs 29 routes and employs about 900 staff.

The Tower Transit Group was named ‘International Business of the Year’ at the 2017 British Expertise International Awards, while Tower Transit Singapore won ‘Best Workplace Culture & Engagement’ at the HRM Awards 2017 and the Customer Engagement category at the Annual Business Awards of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. For more information, visit www.towertransit.sg.

 

 

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