Looking Back – 2014 Timeline for Buses

A recap of major events that happened in 2014. sorted by month.

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2014 Summary Timeline

January:

  • 06 Jan: Bus Service Reliability Framework announced
    City Direct 652 Launched
    Last SMRT MAN A22 (Batch 2) registered
  • 13 Jan: City Direct 653 Launched
  • 19 Jan: SBS Transit Service 371 launched
  • 20 Jan: City Direct 654 Launched
  • 22 Jan: SBS Transit Volvo B9TL (Gemilang Coachworks) registered as SBS7777Y

February:

March:

  • 02 Mar: SMRT Services 803, 927, 961, 972 declared Wheelchair Accessible
  • 10 Mar: 3rd AM Trip for City Direct 656 added
  • 16 Mar: SBS Transit Service 121 Launched
  • 17 Mar: 3rd AM Trip for City Direct 652 added
  • 23 Mar: SBS Transit Services 26, 35, 49, 65, 161 declared Wheelchair Accessible
  • 31 Mar: 3rd AM Trip for City Direct 653 added

April:

  • 05 Apr: Extension of operating hours for SMRT Bus Service 964
  • 06 Apr: Public Transport Fare Adjustment 2014
  • 14 Apr: Peak Period Short Service 912P Launched
  • 22 Apr: Peak Period Short Service 240P Launched
  • 29 Apr: Peak Period Short Service 222P Launched
  • 30 Apr: SMRT Nightrider amendments (conversion to unidirectional operation and shortening of operating hours)

May:

  • 06 May: Peak Period Short Service 268P Launched
  • 12 May: SMRT Shortworking Trip 975A launched
  • 18 May: SBS Transit Service 143M Launched
  • 19 May: City Direct 658 Launched
  • 21 May: Government Contracting Model announced
  • 25 May: SBS Transit Shortworking trip 21A launched
  • 26 May: SBS Transit Shortworking trip 109A launched

June:

  • 08 Jun: SBS Transit Service 11 extended to Tanjong Rhu
  • 09 Jun: City Direct 659 Launched
  • 10 Jun: Peak Period Short Service 358P & 359P Launched
  • 19 Jun: First Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 for SMRT registered (SMB5002Y)
  • 23 Jun: City Direct 660 Launched
  • 24 Jun: Peak Period Short Service 291P & 293P Launched
  • 29 Jun: SBS Transit Services 83, 121, 155, 371 declared Wheelchair Accessible
  • 30 Jun: Peak Period Short Service 307P Launched

July:

  • 01 Jul: First Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 (BSEP) for SMRT registered
  • 08 Jul: First SMRT MAN A22 (Batch 3) registered
  • 13 Jul: Extension of operating hours for SBS Transit Service 63M
    SMRT Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 begins revenue service on Service 972
  • 14 Jul: 4th AM Trip for City Direct 652 Added
    3rd AM Trip for City Direct 654 Added
    4th AM Trip for City Direct 656 Added
  • 15 Jul: Retirement of SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Mk 1) production batch begins

August:

  • 03 Aug: Fare revision for SBS Transit & SMRT Non-Basic Services
  • 04 Aug: 4th AM Trip for City Direct 653 Added
    SBS Transit Premium 566 transferred to Commute Solutions
  • 10 Aug: Route amendment for SMRT Service 853 to ply Yishun Central 1
  • 11 Aug: Retirement of SBS Transit Volvo B10M Mark IV (DM 3500) starts
    SBS Transit Premium 532 transferred to Commute Solutions
  • 15 Aug: Retirement of lifespan extended SBS Transit Volvo B10M Mark IV (DM) starts
  • 17 Aug: SBS Transit Service 386 Launched
    SMRT Service 859A extension of operating hours
    SMRT Service 859B Launched
  • 18 Aug: SMRT Shortworking trip 882A launched
  • 24 Aug: Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road Bus Interchange) Bus Stop launched with Services 3, 27, 34, 88, 89 and 89e
    SBS Transit Service 143M to call at additional bus stop along West Coast Rd
    SBS Transit Service 123 extended to Harbourfront
    SBS Transit Service 123M amended to Harbourfront – Tiong Bahru Rd (Loop)
  • 25 Aug: SBS Transit Service 131M Launched
    SBS Transit Premium 558 transferred to Commute Solutions
    SBS Transit Service 275 withdrawn.

September:

  • 01 Sep: 3rd AM Trip for City Direct 660 Added
    SBS Transit Premium 559 transferred to Commute Solutions
  • 12 Sep – 13 Sep: SMRT Bus Carnival @ E2I
  • 14 Sep: SBS Transit Service 139M launched
    SBS Transit Service 324 launched
  • 15 Sep: SBS Transit Premium 556 & 557 transferred to Commute Solutions
    SMRT Shortworking trip 302A launched
  • 28 Sep: Marina South Route Amendments to Service 106, 133, 400, 402, 502/A,
  • 29 Sep: SBS Transit Services 11, 42, 74, 92, 386 declared Wheelchair Accessible

October:

  • 01 Oct: SMRT MAN A95 (SMB5888H) registered
  • 03 Oct: GCM Route package 1 for Bulim Bus Services tender up for bidding
  • 05 Oct: SBS Transit Bus Services 39, 109 & 168, as well as SMRT Buses Services 858 & 969 start to call at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Stop

November:

  • 01 Nov: Closure of Kotaraya II Terminal
  • 09 Nov: SBS Transit Service 49 to call at 3 additional bus stops
  • 14 Nov – 15 Nov: SMRT Bus Carnival: Journey With Us @ Bukit Batok Int
  • 15 Nov: SMRT Bus Service 990 launched
  • 16 Nov: SBS Transit Service 17A launched under BSEP, SBS Transit Service 43M launched
  • 21 Nov: Retirement of SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405 (Hispano CAC) starts
  • 23 Nov: SBS Transit Service 201 launched, SMRT Bus Service 189 amended to loop at Clementi Ave 1
  • 30 Nov: Bedok Integrated Transport Hub Opens, Bedok Temporary Interchange closes

December:

  • 02 Dec: Full retirement of SMRT Scania L113CRL
  • 03 Dec: SBS Transit Services 9, 17A, 43M, 91, 103, 115, CT8, CT18 declared Wheelchair Accessible
  • 14 Dec: SBS Transit Services 41 & 140 Launched
  • 15 Dec: SBS Transit Service 35 extended to ALPS Ave
    SBS Transit Service 35M to ply old Service 35 route to Tanah Merah Ferry Ter

2014 as a whole
– Registration of SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaro O530 (Batch 2) continues
– Registration of SBS Transit Mercedes-Benz Citaro O530 (BSEP Batch 2) continues
– Registration of SBS Transit Volvo B9TL (Wright Eclipse Gemini 2) (Batch 2) continues
– Registration of SBS Transit Volvo B9TL (Wright Eclipse Gemini 2) (BSEP Batch 2) continues
– Retirement of SBS Transit Volvo B10M Mark IV (Strider) continues
– Retirement of SBS Transit Volvo Olympian 3-Axles (Batch 1) continues
– Retirement of SBS Transit Volvo Olympian 3-Axles (Batch 2) continues
– Retirement of lifespan extended SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405 (Hispano OAC) continues

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