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IntroductionEdit

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

Phase 1Edit

Saturday, 21 June 2003
Extension of bus coverage to complement 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.
Service 53: Diverted to serve Serangoon Station via Serangoon Central, Upp Serangoon Rd.
Service 70: Diverted to serve Serangoon Station via Serangoon Central, Upp Serangoon Rd.
Service 72: Diverted to serve Hougang Station via Hougang Central.
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 2Edit

Sunday, 27 July 2003
Removal of routes which are outright duplicating with NEL

Service 81: Amended to operate between Tampines and Serangoon Ints (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Service 85: Withdrawn as a Sengkang - Harbourfront service.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 complains of a direct link.
Service 97: Amended to operate from Jurong East Int and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Service 106: Amended to operate from Bt Batok Int and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Service 111: Amended to operate from Ghim Moh Ter and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Express 501: Withdrawn as a Sengkang Int - Robinson Rd/Marina Centre peak hour service.
Express 502: Amended to operate from Boon Lay Int and loop at Suntec City/Marina Centre.
Express 511: Withdrawn as a Hougang Central Int - Outram Rd/Robinson Rd/Penang Rd peak hour service.
Express 512: Withdrawn as a Hougang Central Int - Moulmein Rd/Orchard Rd peak hour service.

Phase 3Edit

Sunday, 30 November 2003
Further 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 107X: Alternative of Service 107, extended to operate from Hougang Central Int and to loop at Marina Centre on Weekday evenings, Saturdays starting in the afternoon and on Sundays/Public Holidays.

Phase 4Edit

Sunday, 7 December 2003
Further enhancement and consolidation to bus services along the North-Eastern corridor

Service 62: Amended to operate from Punggol Int and loop at Geylang Lor 1 (via Tampines Road, Hougang Ave 3/2/10/6/8, Upp Serangoon Road, Sengkang East Drive, Punggol East & Punggol Field)
Service 62 previously existed as a service between Hougang South Int and New Bridge Rd (via Lor Ah Soo, Upp 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. Covering 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 to operate from Serangoon Int and loop at Seletar West Camp. Covering 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.

Services 133 & 147 were spared from the rationalisation after consideration.

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