North East Line Bus Rationalisation

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Introduction[edit]

In conjunction with the opening of the North East MRT Line, the existing bus service network in the North-East Corridor was rationalised to reduce route duplication and to complement the MRT system within the period between June and December 2003.

Service changes[edit]

Phase Implementation date Service Service changes
1 21 June 2003 21 Amended to serve Farrer Pk Stn via Jln Besar, Kitchener Rd and Serangoon Rd in the direction towards St Michael's Ter.
125
22 Amended to serve Serangoon Stn via Serangoon Ctrl and Upp Serangoon Rd in both directions.
53
70
72 Amended to serve Hougang Stn via Hougang Ctrl in both directions.
130 Amended to serve Boon Keng Stn via Serangoon Rd, Boon Keng Rd and Bendemeer Rd in the direction towards the city.
139
2 27 July 2003 81 Shortened to terminate at Serangoon Int from Tampines Int and amended to ply Hougang Ave 3, skipping a part of Tampines Rd.
85 Discontinued.
97 Shortened to loop at Temasek Ave from Jurong East Int and amended to ply Esplanade Dr, skipping Fullerton Rd and St Andrew's Rd.
106 Shortened to terminate at Marina Ctr Ter from Bt Batok Int.
111 Shortened to loop at Temasek Ave from Ghim Moh Ter.
501/501# Discontinued.
502 Shortened to loop at Temasek Ave from Boon Lay Int.
511 Discontinued.
512
3 30 November 2003 107 Extended to start from Hougang Ctrl Int and amended to terminate at Shenton Way Ter, replacing deleted sectors of Service 97.
107# Extended to start from Hougang Ctrl Int.
7 December 2003 62 Extended to start from Punggol Temp Int and shortened to loop at Sims Ave.
82 Shortened to start from Serangoon Int and loop at Punggol Rd. Amended to serve Punggol Stn via Punggol Field, Punggol Pl and Punggol Ctrl.
103 Shortened to start from Serangoon Int and extended to loop at Piccadilly, merging with Feeder Service 378.
103W Introduced between Serangoon Int and West Camp Rd (loop), merging with Feeder Service 379.
378 Merged with Service 103 and discontinued.
379 Discontinued with the introduction of Service 103W.