New bus services and enhancements to existing routes in November

Two new bus services will be introduced later this month under the ongoing Bus Service Enhancement Programme, while two existing bus routes will have longer operating hours and a supplementary service. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Two new bus services will be introduced later this month under the ongoing Bus Service Enhancement Programme, while two existing bus routes will have longer operating hours and a supplementary service. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two new bus services will be introduced later this month under the ongoing Bus Service Enhancement Programme.

Another two bus routes will be enhanced with longer operating hours and a supplementary service.

Service 990, a new service operated by SMRT, will link commuters to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange and Jurong East MRT station, and provide access to shopping malls in Jurong East and the upcoming Jurong General Hospital. It starts on Nov 15 and will run daily from 5.45am to midnight.

Another new service, 201, will link residents in the Teban/Pandan Gardens and West Coast area to Clementi MRT Station and Kent Ridge Bus Terminal. The SBS Transit service will start on Nov 23, and operate between 5.45am and 11.30pm.

Bus 17A, which plies between Bedok North Avenue 4 and Bedok Bus Interchange, and supplements service 17, will have longer operating hours from 5.55am to 11pm daily. This will take effect from Nov 16.

Another supplementary service, 43M, will also start on that day, to complement service 43, and connect commuters between Punggol Bus Interchange and Serangoon Central.

With the introduction of service 201, the route for service 189 will be amended to ply Clementi Avenue 1 before making a loop back to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange.

The stretch along West Coast Road connecting to Clementi MRT Station will continue to be served by service 175, and commuters should not be inconvenienced, said SBS Transit, SMRT and the Land Transport Authority in a joint statement on Monday.