SBS Transit Bus Service 198

SBS Transit Bus Service 198 is a trunk route running between Boon Lay Int and Bukit Merah Int, passing through Jurong West/East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Commonwealth and Queensway.

SBST Volvo Olympian (SBS9494A) – Service 198

Route Information
Route Boon Lay Bus Interchange  Bukit Merah Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Jurong West/East Ave 1, Jurong Town Hall, AYE, Commonwealth, Queensway
Route Length 19.8km (D1) | 18.8km (D2)
Travelling Time 80mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo Olympian
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 04 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 05 – 14 mins
After 1930: 08 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 10 mins
After 1930: 11 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 198 is a residential inter-town route plying between Boon Lay, Jurong East, Commonwealth and Bukit Merah. It is a popular connection between Boon Lay Town Centre and Boon Lay Avenue / Jurong West Avenue 1, a route it partially shares with Service 157.

Serving many housing estates, demand for this route is moderate to high throughout the day.

Special Departures:

  • Jurong Town Hall Road (German Ctr)  Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0550hrs
  • Jurong East Avenue 1 (Parc Oasis)  Boon Lay Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs 
SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7391B) - Service 198A

SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7391B) – Service 198A

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 198A: Boon Lay Int → Jurong East Ave 1 (Opp Parc Oasis)
    Weekdays PM Peak only

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 198’s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TLs, with smaller numbers of Volvo Olympians and B10M MkIVs.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Boon Lay Int
  • Jln Boon Lay
  • Boon Lay Ave
  • Jurong West Ave 1
  • Jurong East Ave 1
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Buona Vista Flyover
  • North Buona Vista Rd
  • Commonwealth Ave
  • Queensway
  • Jln Bt Merah
  • Bt Merah Central
  • Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Central
  • Jln Bt Merah
  • Queensway
  • Commonwealth Ave
  • North Buona Vista Rd
  • Buona Vista Flyover
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong East Ave 1
  • Jurong West Ave 1
  • Boon Lay Ave
  • Jln Boon Lay
  • Boon Lay Int
Service 198 at a glance

Service 198 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Original route between Jalan Boon Lay and South Canal Road.
  • 1974 (03 Feb): Extended to Jalan Kolam Ayer and Old Jurong Rd
  • 1976: Extended to Sims Place
  • 1978 (01 Jun): Extended to Jurong Interchange
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Shortened to start from Jurong East Int
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Extended to Boon Lay and shortened to Bukit Merah, covering deleted sectors of Services 64 and 197.
  • 2006 (03 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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External Links & References:

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