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Cross-border S’pore & M’sia public bus and taxi services to resume on May 1 – Mothership.SG

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Cross-border bus and taxi services between Singapore and Malaysia will be allowed to resume from May 1, 2022, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on April 22.

Cross-border services to be restored include 160, 170 and 170X services operated by SBS Transit Ltd, 950 service operated by SMRT Buses Ltd and TS1, TS3, TS6 and TS8 services operated by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd.

The announcement follows the reopening of the land border between Singapore and Malaysia for fully vaccinated travelers in March.

Commuters can check timetables on the MyTransport.SG app

LTA said the hours of operation for services 160, 170, 170X and 950 will be the same as before Covid and will operate between 5:20 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.

He added that the frequency of these bus services will be similar.

The 160, 170 and 950 services will operate at intervals of up to 20 minutes during peak hours and at intervals of up to 25 minutes during off-peak hours.

The 170X service will operate at intervals of up to nine minutes during peak hours and up to 17 minutes during off-peak hours, LTA said.

LTA added that commuters can check the MyTransport.SG app or operator websites for bus operating hours and arrival times.

“Since early April 2022, bus operators have been recruiting, redeploying and training their drivers and conducting route familiarization after a two-year hiatus. These services have not operated since March 2020,” LTA said.

He also added that with the resumption of these public bus services, the existing vaccinated travel bus services operated by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd and Handal Indah Sdn Bhd will cease on May 1, 2022.

Board at the Queen Street taxi terminal to travel to Johor

LTA is also working with its Malaysian counterpart Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD) to resume cross-border taxi services.

Commuters who wish to use a taxi to get to Johor can do so by boarding a taxi at the Queen Street Taxi Terminal.

Alternatively, commuters can book a taxi from taxi companies with licensed cross-border taxi drivers.

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