While SBS Transit has taken the MRT operation under its purview since 2003, this article will dwell on its ultra efficient local bus service.
The bus company has a vision of providing world-class transport service that is safe, comfortable, reliable and affordable. I think it has achieved its vision judging from the condition of the buses it operates and the timeliness.
SBS Transit operates on 192 routes throughout Singapore and is equipped with a whopping 2,400+ buses, 16 interchanges & terminals and 3,000+ bus stops. With such statistic, getting around Singapore is a breeze, at least for Singaporeans who form the bulk of the transit users. With the recent integration with the MRT system, public transportation status in Singapore is elevated to be the envy of the world.
SBS Transit services are broken up into a number of smaller, localised service.
- SBS Basic Services
Run-of-the-mill localised routes that cater for most Singaporeans
- SBS Jurong Industrial Services
Servicing the highly industrialised Jurong district.
- SBS Short Trips
Supplementary trips catered for special events around Singapore such as the Chinese New Year festivals
- Nite Owl
Subscribing to the adage "Don't Drink And Drive", SBS Transit runs early morning bus services from downtown to major housing areas on weekend nights.
- SBS Express Service
Mostly services from housing areas into downtown Singapore with minimal stops
- SBS Fast Forward
Covering heavy usage of the morning and evening rush hours to major office districts in Singapore
Tourist sightseeing bus service that loops on 3 different routes that cover major attractions
- Chinatown Direct
Bus service originating from Chinatown's People's Park Complex to Ang Mo Kio, Bedok and Clementi
- SBS Park Routes
Leisure routes that transport passengers to various city parks such as Labdrador Park and Mount Faber
A great way to travel around Singapore. Leave your car behind if you are driving.