Bus Service 979M from Bukit Panjang and looping at Choa Chu Kang North 5 will be launched on 24 April 2016. View the 979M article at our new site, Land Transport Guru, here.
View the updated Bus Service 979 article at our new site here.
SMRT Bus Service 979 is a trunk service plying between Bukit Panjang and looping at Choa Chu Kang Crescent at Yew Tee, via Woodlands Road, KJE, Choa Chu Kang Street 52 and Yew Tee MRT. It is the fifty-third (53rd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
Service 979 commenced operations on 27 Dec 2015, as part of the DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements.
|Route||Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park ↺ Choa Chu Kang Crescent (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Bukit Panjang Rd, Woodlands Rd, KJE, Choa Chu Kang St 52, Yew Tee MRT|
|Current Operator||SMRT Buses|
|Current Depot||Kranji Bus Depot (KJDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– MAN NL323F
12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Alexander Dennis Enviro500
|Departure Times from Bt Panjang
||0545 – 2345 (Daily)|
|0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 12 mins
Service 979 is a residential trunk route serving within the housing estates of Yew Tee, connecting housing blocks along Choa Chu Kang Street 52 and Choa Chu Kang Crescent with connections to key transport nodes at Yew Tee MRT, as well as Bukit Panjang MRT / LRT. The route serves schools such as De La Salle School, and community amenities such as Bukit Panjang Plaza, Junction 10, Yew Tee Point, Limbang Shopping Centre and Yew Tee Community Building. It duplicates SMRT Feeder Service 302 between Choa Chu Kang Street 52 and its looping point.
This new service is the fifty-third (53rd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and is launched as part of the DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements in tandem with the opening of Downtown Line Stage 2. Additionally, this provides a vital link for Yew Tee residents to Bukit Panjang, the Downtown Line and thereafter to other towns and the City as previously residents must transit via Choa Chu Kang if they rely solely on Service 302.
No passenger boarding and alighting activities are allowed at Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. The first stop of the route is Petir Road (Bukit Panjang Station), while the last stop is at Bukit Panjang Road (Block 183).
When widening and modification works at the junction of Woodlands Road with Stagmont Ring is completed, Service 979 is likely to be amended to ply Stagmont Ring instead of KJE, thereby increasing coverage along Choa Chu Kang North 5.
First Day of Operations
Service 979 offered free rides on 27 December 2015. Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, Mr Alex Yam Ziming attended the official launch, riding the service from Yew Tee MRT Station to Bukit Panjang via Choa Chu Kang Crescent. Despite a full fleet of rigid MAN A22 buses, a bendy bus, SMB8032R, was dispatched for one special departure trip from Yew Tee MRT to carry the MP and his party.
Fares: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: See Above. Double-deck buses operate on this service during the peak hours.
|No.||Road||Bus Stop Name|
|1||Woodlands Road||Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk|
|2||Petir Road||Bukit Panjang Station|
|3||Jelebu Road||Opp Bukit Panjang Plaza|
|4||Woodlands Road||Ten Mile Junction Station|
|5||Aft Heavy Vehicle Park|
|6||Choa Chu Kang Drive||Opp Block 704|
|7||Choa Chu Kang North 5||Block 532|
|8||Choa Chu Kang Street 52||Block 551|
|10||Choa Chu Kang Drive||Yew Tee Station|
|11||Choa Chu Kang North 7||Block 619|
|12||Choa Chu Kang Crescent||Block 681|
|13||Opp Block 670|
|14||Opp Block 666|
|15||Opp Block 661|
|16||Choa Chu Kang North 7||Regent Green Condo|
|17||Choa Chu Kang Drive||Opp Yew Tee Station|
|18||Choa Chu Kang Street 52||Block 563|
|20||Choa Chu Kang North 5||Block 540|
|21||Choa Chu Kang Drive||Block 702|
|22||Woodlands Road||Aft Kranji Expressway Slip Road|
|23||Opp Heavy Vehcle Park|
|24||Opp Ten Mile Junction Station|
|25||Upper Bukit Timah Road||After Bukit Panjang Station|
|26||Bukit Panjang Road||Block 183|
|27||Woodlands Road||Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Pk|
- 2015 – Present: SMRT Buses Ltd
SMB3150R – Service 979
SMB3566A – Service 979
SMB3151M – Service 979
MP Photoshoot with SMB8032R
SMB8032R – Service 979
TIB1086D- Service 979
- 2015 (27 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Bukit Panjang and Yew Tee as part of the DTL2 Bukit Panjang Bus Service Enhancements
- 2015: Launched with present routing. No significant route changes since 2015.