New bus service for Hougang and Serangoon
Route is latest addition under Bus Service Enhancement Programme
Published on Nov 7, 2012 6:00 AM
A new bus service will be rolled out on Nov 18 to serve residents living in the Hougang and Serangoon estates.
It is the third new route to be launched this year under the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) $1.1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme, aimed at improving service levels. Operated by SBS Transit, service 116 will ply a loop between Hougang Central and Serangoon Central.
The new route will provide access to amenities such as Hougang and Serangoon MRT stations, Hougang Polyclinic, Hougang 1 and nex shopping mall. It will operate daily from 5.45am to 11.30pm at a frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours, and 12 minutes to 16 minutes during off-peak periods.
SBS Transit will operate the service with a fleet of six buses. It will ply Hougang Avenue 4, Hougang Avenue 9, Serangoon North Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Yio Chu Kang Road.
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Wheelchair access on six more bus routes
SIX more SMRT bus services will be accessible to wheelchairs from Nov 15.
These are services 167, 859, 860, 966, 980 and 985, said the public transport operator yesterday.
The buses will connect passengers to MRT and LRT stations, including Bras Basah, City Hall and Orchard stations, as well as Pending station along the Bukit Panjang LRT.
Services 167, 966, 980 and 985 will also stop at medical facilities such as Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National Dental Centre.
These six services bring the total number of wheelchair-accessible bus services run by SMRT to 27.
In all, it has 349 buses that have wheelchair access, making up 30.9 per cent of its fleet. Each bus can take in at least one wheelchair.