SMRT Express Service 868

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SMRT Express Service 868 is a Morning Peak express route from Bukit Gombak to Marina Center, passing through Bukit Batok, AYE and Robinson Road.

Route Information
Route Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (Blk 347) → Temasek Avenue (opp Millenia Twr)
Passes Through Bukit Batok, AYE, Robinson Road
Route Length 23.3km
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)
Current Fleet Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Departure Times from T1 0730 – 0745 (Weekdays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 15 mins
0831-1659: –
1700-1930: –
After 1930: –

Route History

Service 868 provides passengers in Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok with alternative means of transport to the city and Marina Center, via an express sector along the AYE. The journey time is comparable to taking a train, but Service 868 charges slightly more under the distance-based fare scheme. The route was introduced on 28 September 2010 as part of the Quarterly Review of Bus Services performed in September 2010.

This service operates two trips during weekday mornings, departing Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 at 7:30am and 7:45am.

Service 868 received a fleet upgrade to double decker bus from 11 Aug 2015 to cope with rising demand for this service.

Fare: Charges regular distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: See Above

Route Information:

Unidirectional Route
  1. Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Blk 347)
  2. Bt Batok West Ave 4 (Blk 331)
  3. Bt Batok West Ave 2 (Blk 315)
  4. Bt Batok West Ave 2 (Blk 306)
  5. Bt Batok West Ave 3 (Bt Batok Polyclinic)
  6. Bt Batok West Ave 6 (opp Blk 144)
  7. Bt Batok West Ave 6 (Blk 109)
  8. Bt Batok Ave 1 (Blk 298)
  9. Jurong East Central (Blk 266)
  10. Toh Guan Rd (opp Blk 288D)
  11. Toh Guan Rd (Blk 284)
  12. Jurong Town Hall Rd (German Ctr)
    AYE (express)
    Keppel Rd (express)
  13. Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt)
  14. Robinson Rd (aft Capital Twr)
  15. Robinson Rd (opp The Ogilvy Ctr)
  16. Robinson Rd (opp AIA Twr)
  17. Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)
  18. Esplanade Dr (Esplanade Bridge)
  19. Temasek Blvd (Suntec Convention Ctr)
  20. Temasek Ave (opp Millenia Twr)

Operator History:

  • 2010 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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





  • 2010 (28 Sep): Introduced as a unidirectional peak hour service from Bukit Batok to the City. Operates two trips on weekday mornings. Charges Express fares under the Distance-Based Fare scheme.
  • 2015 (11 Aug): Start of Double-Decker Bus Deployments

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2010: No significant route changes since 2010.


External Links & References:

  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • SGWiki – Buses

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One thought on “SMRT Express Service 868

  1. Please extend the operating hours of bus no 868 to from 7.30 to 8.30am. It is good for elderly people who can get a seat on this bus, rather than taking the train which is always very crowded with long queue in the mornings & evenings.
    It would be even better if you cater for evenings from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.

    Thanks very much.

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