1974 Bus Rationalisation

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This article is extracted from the Singapore Bus Routes 1974.

Introduction

With the amalgamation of the 3 bus companies viz. Amalgamated Bus Company (ABC), Associated Bus Services (ABS) and the United Bus Company (UBC) into one, it is necessary to rationalise and adjust the bus routes and services. These changes are to be implemented on Sunday 3 February, 1974.

For the convenience of bus commuters, a summary of the changes made are indicated below:-

(a) Services Withdrawn

The following existing Services will cease to operate:-
Nos. 2A, 4, 52, 60/60A, 80A, 93A, 101A, 121, 138, 141A, 149A, 153A, 159, 162, 166, 177, 192, 197, 199, 207.

(b) Integrated Services

Integration of Services New Service No. Integrated Route
No. 95 with 153A 95 To operate from Paya Lebar Airport to Ulu Pandan Road / Clementi Road via Toa Payoh, Scotts Road, Orchard Road
No. 141 with 141A 141 To follow former 141 route.
No. 149 with 149A 149 To follow former 149 route, except routeings in Toa Payoh details of which are as follows:-

From Toa Payoh Town Centre via Lorong 6, Lorong 4, Toa Payoh Central, Lorong 2, Lorong 1A, Lorong 1, Lorong 2, Lorong 3, Lorong 4, Lorong 5, Lorong 4, Lorong 1, Access Road, Braddell Road, Thomson Road, Kampong Java Road, Bukit Timah Road, Rochor Canal Road, Bencoolen Street, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Connaught Drive, Fullerton Road, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way and Prince Edward Road.

Return via Shenton Way, Parsi Road, Anson Road, Robinson Road, Market Street, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Road, High Street, St. Andrew's Road, Coleman Street, Armenian Street, Stamford Road, Waterloo Street, Middle Road, Selegie Road, Mackenzie Road, Kampong Java Road, Thomson Road, Braddell Road, Flyover, Access Road, Toa Payoh – Lorong 6, Lorong 4, Lorong 5, Lorong 4, Lorong 3, Lorong 2, Lorong 1, Lorong 1A, Lorong 2, to terminus at Toa Payoh Town Centre.

No. 201 with 207 201 To follow former 201 route with extension to Toh Tuck Road end.

(c) New Services

Service Nos. Routes
178 Corporation Drive (Jurong Industrial Estate) to Upper Bukit Timah Road (near Bukit Panjang Circus) via Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Jalan Bahru Selatan, Jalan Bahru Utara and Jurong Road.
179 Lim Chu Kang (end) to Upper Bukit Timah Road (near Ewart Circus) via Chua Chu Kang (end), Chua Chu Kang Road, Upper Bukit Timah Road.
183 Benoi Road (Jurong Industrial Estate) to South Canal Road via Pioneer Road, Tanjong Kling Road, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Bird Park Circus, Jalan Boon Lay, International Road, Quality Road, Jalan Tukang, Corporation Road, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Ayer Rajah Road, Alexandra Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Seng Poh Road, Outram Road, New Bridge Road.

(d) Change of Service Numbers

Former Service No. New Service No.
1A 3
13A 14
30/30A 30
31/31A 31
41A 44
50A 53
73/73A 73
81A 85
100/100A 100
102A 105
103A 106
120/120A 120
140A 136
154A 209
155A 135
160A 167
163A 168
180/180A 180
191A 190
192A 192
193A 189

(e) Modified Services

Service Nos. Modifications
5 Resiting of Terminus from Upper Changi Road to Kg Chai Chee.
11 Resiting of terminus from Bedok Road to Upper Changi Road 8¼ ms (near Anglican High School).
12 Resiting of terminus from Bedok Road to Upper Changi Road 8¼ ms (near Anglican High School).
13 Resiting of terminus from Bedok Road to Upper Changi Road 8¼ ms (near Anglican High School).
22 To by-pass Opera Estate.
30 To by-pass Stamford Road, Waterloo Street and Bras Basah Road.
31 Routeings changed to following:–

Via New Upper Changi Road, Changi Road, Telok Kurau Road, Joo Chiat Place, Joo Chiat Road, Dunman Road, Old Airport Road, Mountbatten Road, Geylang Road, Kallang Road, Crawford Street, Beach Road, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Stamford Road, Orchard Road, Penang Road, Clemenceau Avenue, Pulo Saigon Road, Chin Swee Road, Outram Road, Cantonment Road, Neil Road and New Bridge Road.

Return via New Bridge Road, Outram Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Seng Poh Road, Outram Road, Chin Swee Road, Pulo Saigon Road, Clemenceau Avenue, River Valley Road, Tank Road, Clemenceau Avenue, Link Road, Buyong Road, Orchard Road, Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah Road, Beach Road, Crawford Street, North Bridge Road, Sumbawa Road, Kallang Road, Geylang Road, Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road, Dunman Road, Joo Chiat Road, Joo Chiat Place, Telok Kurau Road, Changi Road, and New Upper Changi Road to Kampong Chai Chee.

41 To by-pass Telok Kurau.
43 From Kallang Park to Prince Edward Road. To be operated during peak hours on weekdays, including Saturdays. The service will not operate during Sundays and public holidays.
45 Routeings changed to following:–

Via New Upper Changi Road, Changi Road, Telok Kurau Road, Joo Chiat Place, Joo Chiat Road, Dunman Road, Old Airport Road, Mountbatten Road, Fort Road and Tanjong Rhu Road to Rhu Cross.

Return via Tanjong Rhu Road, Fort Road, Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road, Dunman Road, Joo Chiat Road, Joo Chiat Place, Telok Kurau Road, Changi Road, and New Upper Changi Road to Kampong Chai Chee Terminus.

50 To be deviated from Geylang and Changi Road to ply along Sims Avenue and Paya Lebar Road.
53 To replace existing Service No. 50A with extension to Jalan Bukit Merah (near Rumah Bomba Circus).
73 To serve from Yio Chu Kang (near Sembawang Circus) to Toa Payoh.
84 To extend from South Bridge Road/Upper Cross Street to Tanjong Pagar/Anson Road.
85 To replace existing Service No. 81A and to bypass Jalan Besar, Bencoolen Street and Bras Basah Road.
90 To by-pass Paya Lebar Road
91 Routeings changed to following:–

Via Airport Road, Paya Lebar Road, Guillemard Road, Tanjong Katong Road, Dunman Road, Old Airport Road, Mountbatten Road, Geylang Road, Kallang Road, Crawford Street, Beach Road, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Connaught Drive, Fullerton Road, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way and Prince Edward Road.

Return via Shenton Way, Parsi Road, Anson Road, Robinson Road, Market Street, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Road, High Street, St. Andrew's Road, Stamford Road, Beach Road, Crawford Street, North Bridge Road, Sumbawa Road, Kallang Road, Geylang Road, Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road, Dunman Road, Tanjong Katong Road, Guillemard Road, Paya Lebar Road, and Airport Road.

92 Resiting of terminus from Jalan Bukit Merah (near Lower Delta Road) to Jalan Bukit Merah (near Rumah Bomba Circus).
102 This service to be supplemented by limited stop service during peak hours.
103 To by-pass Serangoon Garden Estate. Resiting of terminus from Serangoon Garden Estate to Jalan Kayu End.
120 To by-pass Stamford Road, Waterloo Street and Bras Basah Road.
125 Resiting of terminus from Havelock Road to Jalan Bukit Merah (near Lower Delta Road), by-passing Alexandra Road.
130 Resiting of terminus from Balestier Road to Sin Ming Road.
151 Routeings changed to following:–

From Toa Payoh Town Centre via Lorong 6, Lorong 4, Toa Payoh Central, Lorong 2, Flyover, Jalan Toa Payoh, Flyover, Whitley Road, Stevens Road, Scotts Road, Paterson Road, Paterson Hill, Irwell Bank Road, Kim Seng Road, Outram Road and Outram Park.

Return via Outram Park, Outram Road, Cantonment Road, Neil Road, New Bridge Road, Outram Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Seng Poh Road, Outram Road, Kim Seng Road, Zion Road, Hoot Kiam Road, Paterson Hill, Paterson Road, Scotts Road, Stevens Road, Whitley Road, Flyover, Jalan Toa Payoh, Access Road, Lorong 6, Lorong 4, Toa Payoh Central and Lorong 2, to Toa Payoh Town Centre.

155 Resiting of terminus from Bedok Road to Kg Chai Chee.
158 To by-pass Opera Estate.
160 To deviate from Upper Thomson Road/Sembawang Hills Circus into Old Upper Thomson Road.
165 Routeings changed to following:–

Via Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Road, Lornie Road, Adam Road, Farrer Road, Holland Road, loop around Holland Village Island, Holland Road, Ulu Pandan Road, Clementi Road, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Corporation Circus, Jurong Port Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Port, back along Jurong Port Road, Jalan Buroh, Jurong Pier Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Town Pier, back along Jurong Pier Road, Jalan Boon Lay to Old Jurong Road.

Return via Old Jurong Road, Jurong Road, Jalan Boon Lay, Bird Park Circus, Jurong Pier Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Town Pier, back along Jurong Pier Road, Jalan Buroh, Jurong Port Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Port, back along Jurong Port Road, Corporation Circus, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Clementi Road, Ulu Pandan Road, Holland Road, Farrer Road, Adam Road, Lornie Road, Thomson Road and Upper Thomson Road.

172 To by-pass Chua Chu Kang end.
176 Routeings changed to following:–

Via Corporation Drive, Block 61, along Corporation Drive, Yung Ho Road, Corporation Road, Corporation Circus, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Ayer Rajah Road, Alexandra Road, Telok Blangah Road, Keppel Road, Anson Road, Robinson Road, Market Street, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Fullerton Road, High Street, St. Andrew's Road, Stamford Road, Victoria Street, Sumbawa Road, North Bridge Road, Jalan Sultan, Beach Road and Crawford Street.

Return via Crawford Street, North Bridge Road, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Connaught Drive, Fullerton Road, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way, Palmer Road, Mistri Road, Parsi Road, Anson Road, Keppel Road, Telok Blangah Road, Alexandra Road, Ayer Rajah Road, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Corporation Circus, Corporation Road, Yung Ho Road and Corporation Drive to Block 61.

180 Resiting of terminii from Ewart Circus and Prince Edward Road to Bukit Panjang Circus and Tanjong Pagar Road respectively.
181 Routeings changed to following:–

Via Upper Bukit Timah Road, Dunearn Road, Adam Road, Farrer Road, Queensway, Queen's Circus, Queensway, Jalan Bukit Merah, Kampong Bahru Road, New Bridge Road, Hill Street, Victoria Street, Bras Basah Road, Beach Road, and Crawford Street.

Return via Crawford Street, North Bridge Road, Jalan Sultan, Beach Road, Bras Basah Road, Nicoll Highway, Stamford Road, North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Neil Road, Kampong Bahru Road, Jalan Bukit Merah, Queensway, Queen's Circus, Queensway, Farrer Road, Bukit Timah Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road.

182 Routeings changed to following:–

Via Upper Bukit Timah Road, Dunearn Road, making a 'U' turn in front of Dunearn Road Outpatient Dispensary, Bukit Timah Road, Stevens Road, Scotts Road, Orchard Road, Clemenceau Avenue, Pulo Saigon Road, Canal Road, New Bridge Road, North Canal Road, South Canal Road, Boat Quay, Market Street, Cecil Street, Boon Tat Street, Shenton Way and loop back along Parsi Road, Anson Road, Robinson Road, Cross Street, Upper Cross Street, Havelock Road, Pulo Saigon Road, Clemenceau Avenue, River Valley Road, Tank Road, Clemenceau Avenue, Penang Road, Somerset Road, Grange Road, Orchard Boulevard, Paterson Road, Scotts Road, Stevens Road, Bukit Timah Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road.

189 To replace existing service No. 193A with changes of routeings to following:–

Via Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth Drive, Queensway, Farrer Circus, Queensway, Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandra Road, Lower Delta Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Seng Poh Road, Outram Road, Cantonment Road, Keppel Road, Anson Road, Robinson Road, Cross Street, Upper Cross Street, New Bridge Road, North Canal Road and South Canal Road.

Return via South Canal Road, Boat Quay, Market Street, Cecil Street, Boon Tat Street, Shenton Way, Palmer Road, Mistri Road, Parsi Road, Anson Road, Keppel Road, Cantonment Road, Outram Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Lower Delta Road, Alexandra Road, Commonwealth Avenue, Queen's Circus, Queensway, Commonwealth Drive, Commonwealth Avenue, Queen's Circus, and Commonwealth Avenue.

193 To terminate at Tanjong Pagar.
196 Resiting of terminus from Jalan Bukit Merah (near Lower Delta Road) to Prince Edward Road.
198 Resiting of terminus from South Canal Road to Jalan Kolam Ayer, with changes of routeings to following:-

Via Jalan Kolam Ayer, Bendemeer Road, Jalan Besar, Bencoolen Street, Orchard Road, Penang Road, Clemenceau Avenue, Pulo Saigon Road, Havelock Road, Ganges Avenue, un-named Road, Havelock Road, Delta Circus, Alexandra Road, Commonwealth Avenue, North Buona Vista Road, Ayer Rajah Road, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Corporation Circus, Jurong Port Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Port, back along Jurong Port Road, Jalan Buroh, Jurong Pier Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Town Pier, back along Jurong Pier Road, Bird Park Circus and Jalan Boon Lay to Old Jurong Road.

Return via Old Jurong Road, Jurong Road, Jalan Boon Lay, Bird Park Circus, Jurong Pier Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Town Pier, back along Jurong Pier Road, Jalan Buroh, Jurong Port Road, 'U' turn at Jurong Port, back along Jurong Port Road, Corporation Circus, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Upper Ayer Rajah Road, Ayer Rajah Road, North Buona Vista Road, Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandra Road, Delta Circus, Havelock Road, Indus Road, Ganges Avenue, Havelock Road, Pulo Saigon Road, Clemenceau Avenue, River Valley Road, Tank Road, Clemenceau Avenue, Link Road, Buyong Road, Orchard Road, Dhoby Ghaut, Selegie Road, Serangoon Road and Jalan Kolam Ayer.

200 Resiting of terminus from South Buona Vista Road/Pasir Panjang Road to Pasir Panjang Road/Clementi Road.
208 Resiting of terminus from Kranji Road to Upper Bukit Timah (near Bukit Panjang Circus).