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SMRT Bus Service 990 is a trunk route from Bukit Batok Interchange looping at Jurong Gateway Road, serving Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, 6, Jurong East Central and Toh Guan Road. This is the 32nd service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), launched on Saturday, 15 November 2014.
|Route||Bukit Batok Interchange ↺ Jurong Gateway Road (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Bukit Batok East Ave 3, 6, Jurong East Ctrl, Toh Guan Rd|
|Route Length||8.7 km|
|Travelling Time||45 mins (Estimated)|
|GCM Route Package
||Bulim Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses|
|Current Depot||Bulim Bus Depot (BUDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
|Departure Times from T1||Daily: 0545hrs – 0000hrs|
|0630-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 14 mins
After 1930: 12 – 14 mins
Service 990 provides residents around Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, Avenue 6 and Toh Guan Road with greater connectivity to Bukit Batok MRT Station/Bus Interchange, Jurong Regional Centre, Jurong East MRT Station and Bus Interchange. The route was launched on Saturday, 15 November 2014.
The route serves the many amenities around Jurong Regional Centre (such as shopping malls), Bukit Batok Swimming Complex, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, and schools such as Keming Primary School and Bukit View Secondary School. This is the thirty-second bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
The service loops at Jurong Gateway Road, while not serving Jurong East Bus Interchange. As such, the route will call at a new bus stop, 28211 Opp Blk 135, close to the bus interchange. Additionally, the route will serve a pair of bus stops along Bukit Batok East Avenue 6 not currently served by existing bus routes (43141 Opp Blk 291A and 43149 Blk 291A). These are located near the new BTO development of SkyPeak @ Bukit Batok.
Fares: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Service 990 will offer free rides on 15th and 16th November 2014, the first two days of operation. This makes it the second BSEP bus service (after Service 49) to offer free rides at introduction, both of which serve within the Jurong GRC.
Fleet: Service 990′s fleet comprises of BSEP MAN NL323Fs. These buses were registered with the 30XX registration plates onwards and their purchase funded by the BSEP scheme.
Service 990’s launch was held in tandem with SMRT’s Community Engagement & Career Fair (known as Journey With Us@Bukit Batok Interchange). Free rides were offered to all commuters on the first two days of service (15 & 16 November 2014).
Mdm Halimah Yacob, the Guest of honour, was present at the launch ceremony.
|Loop Service (via Jurong Gateway Road)|
- 2014 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
- 2014 (15 Nov): Introduced as a loop service from Bukit Batok Int to Jurong Gateway Rd (Loop) under LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2015 (14 Mar): Calls at an additional bus stop along Jurong Gateway Rd – Opp The JTC Summit
- 2015 (22 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- Refer to this article
- 2014: No significant route changes since 2014.
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