SMRT NightRider NR7

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SMRT NightRider NR7 is an overnight bus route running from Marina Centre Terminal to Loyang Avenue, passing through City Hall, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria St, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris.

Operating on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays, it is one of seven NightRider bus routes operated by SMRT Buses, and the longest by distance.
^ SMRT MAN NL323F (SMB1511X) – Service NR7

Route Information
Route Marina Centre Bus Terminal → Loyang Avenue (Opp Blk 275)
Passes Through City Hall, Clarke Quay, River Valley, Orchard, Victoria St, Geylang, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines, Pasir Ris
Route Length 41.2km
Travelling Time 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SMRT Buses
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O405G

Any rigid/bendy bus
Shifts 6 departures from Marina Centre
Departure Times from T1 Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays
2335hrs – 0200hrs (the following day)
Frequency Unidirectional Service
0630-0830: —
0831-1659: —
1700-1930: —
After 1930: 29 mins

Route History

NightRider NR7 is a late-night service connecting the city areas of Marina Centre, City Hall, River Valley and Orchard with the residential estates of Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Tanah Merah, Simei, Tampines and Pasir Ris. Operating only on Fridays, Saturdays & Eves of Public Holidays (and special occasions if announced), the route shuttles late-night dwellers from the City to the residential estates outside the City.

Operating at a frequency of 29 minutes, six trips are operated from Marina Centre, departing at 2335hrs, 0004hrs, 0033hrs, 0102hrs, 0131hrs and 0200hrs.

Route Specifications

A large portion of the route duplicates major trunk roads along the East-West Line. Before its route shortening in 2014, it was 76.3km long, the longest bus route in Singapore by distance, with Service 858 taking second place (73.4km). It is also the longest NightRider service by runtime, with a total journey time of almost 3 hours. Now, it is just 41.2km long.

NightRider NR7 was introduced on 26th May 2000 by Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS). Originally a single-directional service from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris, it was later converted to bi-directional loop operation. It offered daily unidirectional service in 2003 after merger with SMRT NightBus SN10 and NightRider NR8 (operating Marina Centre to Pasir Ris), with the existing Friday/Saturdays/Eves of PHs route amended to incorporate NightRider NR8’s routing. Weekday night services were cancelled in 2004 owing to low demand. Finally, the route was converted to unidirectional operation terminating at Pasir Ris in 2014.

During festive periods such as Christmas Eve or New Years’ Eve, more departures and downroute buses will be added to cater for late-night dwellers.


Flat Fare: $4.50 (Cash / Ez-link card)
NightRider commuters who pay by ez-link card will enjoy a free transfer to another NightRider service within a stipulated time of 45mins. This is not applicable when transferring from an ordinary service to a NightRider service. Concessionary travel is not applicable.


This service uses any random buses from Ang Mo Kio Depot, most commonly Mercedes-Benz O405G and MAN NL323F buses. Currently, rigid buses from Service 171 have scheduled crossovers to this service. During festive periods, high-capacity bendy buses will be deployed.

Route Information:

Unidirectional Service

  1. Raffles Blvd (Marina Ctr Ter)
  2. Raffles Ave (Bef Temasek Ave)
  3. Raffles Ave (Seating Gallery)
  4. Raffles Ave (The Esplanade)
    Paterson Rd
  5. North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cathedral)
  6. North Bridge Rd (Opp The Treasury)
  7. South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay)
    North Canal Rd
  8. Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Stn)
  9. River Valley Rd (Clarke Quay)
  10. River Valley Rd (Liang Ct)
  11. River Valley Rd (UE Sq)
  12. River Valley Rd (Bef AA Ctr)
  13. River Valley Rd (The Morningside)
  14. River Valley Rd (Aft ERC Inst)
  15. Hoot Kiam Rd (Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch)
  16. Paterson Rd (Paterson Lodge)
  17. Orchard Rd (Tang Plaza)
  18. Orchard Rd (Lucky Plaza)
  19. Orchard Rd (Opp Mandarin Orchard)
  20. Orchard Rd (Midpoint Orchard)
  21. Orchard Rd (Orchard Plaza)
  22. Orchard Rd (Concorde Hotel S’pore)
  23. Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
  24. Orchard Rd (MacDonald Hse)
  25. Bras Basah Rd (Rendezvous Hotel S’pore)
  26. Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr)
  27. Victoria St (Hotel Grand Pacific)
  28. Victoria St (St. Joseph’s Ch)
  29. Victoria St (Opp Bugis Junction)
  30. Victoria St (Bugis Stn)
  31. Victoria St (Stamford Pr Sch)
  32. Victoria St (Opp Blk 461)
  33. Kallang Rd (Lavender Stn)
  34. Kallang Rd (Opp Sri Manmatha K Tp)
  35. Sims Ave (Kallang Stn)
  36. Sims Ave (Aft Lor 1 Geylang)
  37. Sims Ave (Yi Xiu Fty Bldg)
  38. Sims Ave (Bef Lor 23 Geylang)
  39. Sims Ave (Aljunied Stn)
  40. Sims Ave (Blk 134)
  41. Sims Ave (Sims Ville)
  42. Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx)
  43. Sims Ave (Blk 416)
  44. Sims Ave (Blk 414)
  45. Sims Ave (Eunos Stn)
  46. Jln Eunos (Eunos Stn)
  47. Jln Eunos (Blk 17)
  48. Jln Eunos (Blk 322)
  49. Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 646)
  1. Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 122)
  2. Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 133)
  3. Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 140)
  4. Bedok Reservoir Rd (Aft Kaki Bt Ctr)
  5. Bedok North Rd (Bet Blks 705/706)
  6. Bedok North Rd (Blk 547)
  7. Bedok North Rd (Blk 521)
  8. Bedok North Rd (Blk 516)
  9. Bedok North Rd (Opp Fengshan Pr Sch)
  10. Bedok North Ave 3 (Bet Blks 139/140)
  11. Bedok North Ave 3 (Opp Blk 220 CP)
  12. New Upp Changi Rd (Bedok Sports Cplx)
  13. New Upp Changi Rd (The Tanamera Condo)
  14. New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn)
  15. Upp Changi Rd East (Aft Bedok Rd)
  16. Upp Changi Rd East (Bef Simei Ave)
  17. Upp Changi Rd East (Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3)
  18. Upp Changi Rd East (Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6)
  19. Simei Rd (Simei Green Condo)
  20. Simei Rd (Blk 224)
  21. Simei St 3 (Blk 233)
  22. Simei St 3 (Opp Simei Stn)
  23. Simei St 3 (Bef Changi General Hosp)
  24. Simei Ave (Opp Changi General Hosp)
  25. Tampines Ave 5 (Blk 938)
  26. Tampines Ave 4 (UOB Tampines Ctr)
  27. Tampines Ave 4 (Tampines Stn/Int)
  28. Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 423)
  29. Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 449)
  30. Tampines Ave 7 (Opp Blk 230)
  31. Tampines Ave 7 (Tampines JC)
  32. Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 497D)
  33. Loyang Ave (Blk 149A)
  34. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 156)
  35. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 197)
  36. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 104)
  37. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 115)
  38. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 541)
  39. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl)
  40. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Opp Blk 571)
  41. Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Opp Blk 515)
  42. Elias Rd (Blk 633)
  43. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Blk 601)
  44. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Blk 500A)
  45. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Downtown East)
  46. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Blk 479)
  47. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Blk 233)
  48. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Pasir Ris Pr Sch)
  49. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Greenview Sec Sch)
  50. Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Opp Loyang Pt)
  51. Loyang Ave (Opp Blk 275)

Operator History:

  • 2000 – 2004: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 2004 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd

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



SMB74Y – NightRider NR7 TIB1148J – NightRider NR7



  • 2000 (26 May): Introduced as a unidirectional night service from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris
  • 2000 (18 Dec): Converted into bidirectional service looping at Pasir Ris
  • 2001: Amended to Upper East Coast Rd and Bedok Rd (skipping ECP and Xilin Ave), and Tampines Ave 5, 4 and 7 (skipping Ave 2)
  • 2003 (01 Jul): Merged with Night Service SN10 and NightRider NR8 to ply Victoria Street, Sims Avenue/Geylang Road, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North and Tanah Merah, removing previous sectors along ECP, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast. Also amended to ply Simei Rd and Simei St 3 replacing the full stretch of Simei Ave. At the same time, unidirectional weeknight departures from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris were operated to cover the withdrawn SN10. Services on Fridays/Saturdays/eves of PHs remained bidirectional.
  • 2004 (23 May): Weeknight services withdrawn due to low demand
  • 2014 (30 Apr): Converted to unidirectional operation from Marina Centre to Pasir Ris due to low ridership, terminating at Loyang Ave. Revised departure times from 11:35pm and 2:00am, and City-bound return services will cease to operate.

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2014: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2014.


External Links & References:

  • TransitLink E-Guide

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