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In conjunction with the introduction of North-East MRT Line, the existing bus service network in the North-East corridor will be changed to reduce duplication and complement the MRT systems.

Phase One, Saturday, 21 June 2003: Extension of bus coverage to complement the NEL

Service 21: Diverted to serve Farrer Park Station via Jln Besar, Kitchener Rd and Serangoon Rd in the direction towards St. Michael's Ter.
Service 22: Diverted to serve Serangoon Station via Serangoon Central, Upp Serangoon Rd in both directions.
Service 53: Diverted to serve Serangoon Station via Serangoon Central, Upp Serangoon Rd in both directions.
Service 70: Diverted to serve Serangoon Station via Serangoon Central, Upp Serangoon Rd in both directions.
Service 72: Diverted to serve Hougang Station via Hougang Central in both directions.
Service 125: Diverted to serve Farrer Park Station via Jln Besar, Kitchener Rd, Serangoon Rd in the return direction towards St. Michael's Ter.
Service 130: Diverted to serve Boon Keng Station via Serangoon Rd, Boon Keng Rd, Bendemeer Rd towards Shenton Way Ter.
Service 139: Diverted to serve Boon Keng Station via Serangoon Rd, Boon Keng Rd, Bendemeer Rd towards Bukit Merah Int.

Phase Two, Sunday, 27 July 2003: Elimination of routes which are outright duplicating the NEL

Service 81: Amended to operate between Tampines and Serangoon Int via Tampines Rd, Hougang Ave 3, Upp Serangoon Rd
Service 85: Withdrawn as a Sengkang - Harbourfront service. Partial route between Sengkang - Hougang Street 21 is covered by new service 119 a few months later due to complain without direct link.
Service 97: Amended to operate from Jurong East Int and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Service 106: Amended to operate between Bukit Batok Int and Marina Centre Ter via Suntec City.
Service 111: Amended to operate from Ghim Moh Ter and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Service 501: Withdrawn as a Sengkang Int - Robinson Rd/Marina Centre service.
Service 502: Amended to operate from Boon Lay Int and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Service 511: Withdrawn as a Hougang Central Int - Outram Rd/Robinson Rd/Penang Rd service.
Service 512: Withdrawn as a Hougang Central Int - Moulmein Rd/Orchard Rd service.

Phase Three, Sunday, 30 November 2003: Enhancement to bus services along the North-Eastern corridor

Service 107: Extended to operate from Hougang Central Int to Shenton Way Ter on Weekday mornings/afternoons and on Saturday mornings.
Service 107# (now Service 107M) : Alternative of Service 107, extended to operate from Hougang Central Int to loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre on Weekday evenings, Saturdays afternoons/evenings and on Sundays/Public Holidays.

Phase Four, Sunday, 7 December 2003: Further enhancement and consolidation to bus services along the North-Eastern corridor, in tandem with developments there.

Service 62: Amended to operate from Punggol Int and loop at Geylang Lor 1 (via Hougang Ave 1, Tampines Road, Hougang Ave 3/2/10/6/8, Upper Serangoon Road, Sengkang East Drive, Punggol East & Punggol Field).
Service 62 previously existed as a service between Hougang South Interchange and New Bridge Rd via Lor Ah Soo, Paya Lebar Rd and Victoria St.
Service 82: Amended to operate from Serangoon Int and loop at Punggol Road End (former Punggol Terminal) via Punggol Field/Place/Central to serve Punggol Station.
Service 82 previously existed as a service between Punggol Rd (End) and Shenton Way via Hougang Ave 10, Upp Serangoon Rd, Lavender St and Beach Rd.
Service 103: Amended to operate from Serangoon Int and loop at Picadilly Rd. Replaces Service 378.
Service 103 previously existed as a service between Jalan Kayu and New Bridge Rd via Yio Chu Kang Rd/Link, Upp Serangoon Rd and Bendemeer Rd/Jln Besar.
Service 103W: Supplement of Service 103. Operates from Serangoon Int and loop at Seletar West Camp. Replaces Service 379.
Service 378: Withdrawn as a Jalan Kayu Ter - Picadilly Rd service. Route fully covered by amended Service 103.
Service 379: Withdrawn as a Jalan Kayu Ter - Seletar West Camp service. Route fully covered by new Service 103W.


Service 133 & 147 were spared from the rationalization after public uproar.

Reference Edit

21 June 2003 Press Release

27 July 2003 Press Release

30 Nov 2003 Press Release

7 Dec 2003 Press Release

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