4 Bus Services Along Downtown Line To Be Rerouted From Dec 12, 2021

An SBS Transit double-decker bus. (File Photo: SGTrains)

An SBS Transit double-decker bus. (File Photo: SGTrains)

Four bus services that are running parallel to several sections of the Downtown Line (DTL) will be amended and rerouted from Dec 12, 2021.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a Facebook post on Monday (Nov 22) that with the opening of new train lines like the DTL, bus services have to be amended to “reduce duplication of routes.”

It added that the amendments “ensure prudent use of taxpayer’s monies, while benefiting as many commuters as possible.”

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4 Amended Bus Services Along Downtown Line

The four bus services amended and rerouted are services 22, 65 and 506 operated by SBS Transit and service 66 operated by Tower Transit.

For additional enquiries, commuters can contact the customer service hotline or through the feedback form of the respective bus operators.

  SBS Transit Tower Transit
Website https://www.sbstransit.com.sg/ https://towertransit.sg/
Hotline 1800-287-2727
Operating Hours: Daily from 7:30am to 8:00pm
1800-248-0950
Operating Hours: Daily from 7:30am to 1:00am

1. Bus Service 22 Route Amendment

Route Amendments for Bus Service 22. (Infographic: SBS Transit/LTA)

Route Amendments for Bus Service 22. (Infographic: SBS Transit/LTA)

Original Route Amended Route
Ang Mo Kio ↔ Tampines Ang Mo Kio ↔ Eunos

With the Downtown Line now offering additional travel options, Service 22 will be amended to operate between Ang Mo Kio and Eunos.

Commuters from Tampines Town and Bedok Reservoir Road can take Services 8 and [the amended] 65 to transfer to the amended Service 22 at Ubi.

Commuters can also travel by the MRT.

2. Bus Service 65 Route Amendment

Route Amendments for Bus Service 65. (Infographic: SBS Transit/LTA)

Route Amendments for Bus Service 65. (Infographic: SBS Transit/LTA)

Original Route Amended Route
Tampines ↔ HarbourFront via Tampines Avenue 1 & 5 Tampines ↔ HarbourFront via Tampines Avenue 4

With the amendment of Service 22 to operate between Ang Mo Kio and Eunos, Service 65 will be amended to serve Tampines Avenue 4, skipping two pairs of bus stops along Tampines Avenues 1 and 5.

Commuters at the skipped bus stops can take Services 21, 67 and 168 to connect to Service 65 along Bedok Reservoir Road.

3. Bus Service 66 Route Amendment

Route Amendments for Bus Service 66. (Infographic: Tower Transit/LTA)

Route Amendments for Bus Service 66. (Infographic: Tower Transit/LTA)

Original Route Amended Route
Jurong East ↔ Bedok Jurong East ↔ Jurong East (loop at Beauty World)

With the Downtown Line now offering additional travel options, Service 66 will be amended to run between Jurong East and Beauty World.

Hence, short-working Service 66C will be discontinued.

Commuters can take the MRT or bus services such as 65, 67, 170 and 228 to travel between Beauty World and Bedok.

4. Bus Service 506 Route Amendment

Route Amendments for Bus Service 506. (Infographic: SBS Transit/LTA)

Route Amendments for Bus Service 506. (Infographic: SBS Transit/LTA)

Original Route Amended Route
Jurong East ↔ Upper East Coast Jurong East ↔ Serangoon

With the Downtown Line now offering additional travel options, Service 506 will be amended to operate between Jurong East and Serangoon.

If you are travelling between Toa Payoh and Bedok Reservoir, you can take Services 5, 8 and 59.

Other key alternative bus services in the Bedok and Bedok Reservoir areas include Services 21, 25, 28, 45, 46, 67 and 228.

In addition, commuters can take the MRT for longer haul travel.


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Related Links
Downtown Line – SGTrains

External Links
Three bus services plying sectors along Downtown Line to be rerouted from Dec 12 – The Straits Times [Accessed 23 Nov 2021]
Route Amendment For Services 22, 65 And 506 – SBS Transit [Accessed 23 Nov 2021]
Route Amendment: Service 66 – Tower Transit [Accessed 23 Nov 2021]
“Did you notice changes to the bus routes 🚌 near you and wonder why those routes were amended? 🤔” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 23 Nov 2021]
“With the Downtown Line offering efficient travel options, Services 22, 65 and 506 will be amended from 12 Dec 2021 onwards.” – SBS Transit/Facebook [Accessed 23 Nov 2021]
“Dear passengers, with the Downtown Line (DTL) offering additional and faster travel options, bus services with sectors duplicating the DTL have seen a reduction in ridership.” – Tower Transit/Facebook [Accessed 23 Nov 2021]

Featured photo by SGTrains File, for illustrative purposes.
Infographics by SBS Transit/LTA and Tower Transit/LTA.

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