| SBS Transit’s new Service 160 made its first trip from Jurong East Interchange to Johor Bahru today.
It is the second direct link to Johor Bahru provided by SBS Transit. It plies from Jurong East Interchange via Bukit Batok, Chua Chu Kang, Kranji and Woodlands to Johor Bahru. The existing Service 170 operates from Queen Street.
Speaking at the launch ceremony of Service 160 today at Jurong East Interchange, Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC said, “The availability of this new service will further boost the activities in both Singapore and Malaysia as it provides an additional link for people to commute across the Causeway.”
To provide added convenience to commuters, transfers can be made between the two services at the Woodlands and Johor Bahru checkpoints. Commuters will enjoy a discount of 38¢ in addition to the existing transfer rebate of 25¢ if they transfer to either service at the checkpoints. Students will also be entitled to a discount of 35¢ on top of the existing transfer rebate of 10¢. This means that commuters need not pay additional fare for transfer.
Commuters living in the Jurong area welcomed the new service.
Mr CL Lee who lives in Jurong West said, “" Its good to have a direct service from Jurong East Interchange to Johor Bahru, as it will be more convenient for me to travel in future. The flexibility to transfer between Service 160 and 170 also helps to reduce the time of waiting at the checkpoints."
Others are delighted about the additional discount.
“I’m glad SBS Transit offers additional discount for transferring between the two services. It makes it easier for me to transfer as I don’t have to ponder about paying extra fare,” said Ms Emily Lim who lives in Bukit Batok.
Service 160 departs daily from Jurong East Interchange to Johor Bahru. It operates from 5.30am to 12 mid night (except for 5 September 2004 where it starts after the launch ceremony)