SMRT Corporation Ltd.

NEW BUS SERVICE 972 FROM 17 NOVEMBER 2013 - Connecting Bukit Panjang to the City

Press Release   •   Nov 06, 2013 09:30 +08

6 November 2013 – A new bus service – Service 972 – will be launched from Sunday, 17 November 2013. The new service will provide better connectivity for commuters travelling between Bukit Panjang and the city. This is the 15th bus service launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

The new service will ply along Bukit Panjang Ring Road, Jelapang Road, Segar Road and Fajar Road before heading via Bukit Timah Expressway and Pan Island Expressway towards Whitley Road, Stevens Road, Orchard Road and Bencoolen Street. From Bencoolen Street, it will make its return journey to Bukit Panjang Town via Penang Road and Somerset Road.

The service will enhance connectivity for residents along these roads to key transport nodes such as Dhoby Ghaut, Somerset and Orchard MRT stations, where they can transfer to the other rail lines and bus services to reach their destinations.

Vice President for SMRT Buses Ltd, Tan Kian Heong said: “Bukit Panjang Town is undergoing rapid development where many HDBs are scheduled for completion in the coming years. Service 972 will cater to these developments and serve as an additional option for Bukit Panjang residents going to city areas.”

Bus Service 972 will operate daily (including public holidays) from 6am till 11.30pm.

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Passengers may contact SMRT Customer Relations Centre at 1800-336-8900 from 7am to 11pm on weekdays and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays (excluding public holidays) or visit www.smrt.com.sg for more information on Service 972.

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is the leading multi-modal public transport operator in Singapore. SMRT serves millions of passengers daily by offering a safe, reliable and comprehensive transport network that consists of an extensive MRT and light rail system which connects seamlessly with its island-wide bus and taxi operations. SMRT also markets and leases the commercial and media spaces within its transport network, and offers engineering consultancy and project management as well as operations and maintenance services, locally and internationally.