Downtown Line Bus Rationalisation

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Introduction[edit]

In conjunction with the opening of the Downtown MRT Line, the existing bus service network along the Downtown Line was rationalised to reduce route duplication and to complement the MRT system within the period in December 2015 to August 2020.

Service changes[edit]

Phase Implementation date Service Service changes
1 27 December 2015 173 Amended to serve Beauty World Stn by skipping Jln Anak Bt.
979 Introduced between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk and Choa Chu Kang Cres (loop) under the LTA's BSEP, serving Bt Panjang Stn.
983 Extended to loop at Jelebu Rd from Choa Chu Kang Int under the LTA's BSEP, serving Bt Panjang Stn.
2 24 April 2016 979M Introduced as a temporary supplementary service between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk and Choa Chu Kang Nth 5 (loop) under the LTA's BSEP, serving Bukit Panjang Stn.
3 26 February 2017 973 Introduced between Bt Panjang Temp Bus Pk and Hillview Ave (loop), serving Bt Panjang Stn and Hillview Stn.
4 21 October 2017 18 Amended to serve Tampines East Stn via Tampines St 32, 33 and 34 in both directions.
20 Amended to serve Expo Stn via Changi Sth Ave 1 and Somapah Rd in both directions.
118 Amended to serve Expo Stn via Changi Sth Ave 1 in both directions.
137 Introduced between Sims Pl Ter and Upp East Coast Ter under the LTA's BSEP, serving MacPherson Stn, Ubi Stn and Bedok North Stn.
293 Amended to serve Tampines East Stn via Tampines Ave 7, 9, St 32 and 45 as its eastern looping point.
298 Introduced as a feeder service between Tampines Concourse Int and Tampines St 86 (loop) under the LTA's BSEP, serving Tampines Stn.
5 22 July 2018 979M Integrated with Service 979 and withdrawn.
6 30 August 2020 171 Cutback to loop at Upp Bt Timah Rd from Yishun Int.
700 Withdrawn.
700A
972M Introduced as a supplementary trunk service plying as an alternate route of service 972, plying Bt Timah Rd, Dunearn Rd and Newton Rd, serving Bt Panjang Stn, Stevens Stn and Newton Stn.
31 August 2020 971E Converted to regular trunk service and re-numbered Service 971.
971 Re-numbered from Service 971E and amended to ply Petir Rd and Dairy Farm Rd in both directions.