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SBS Transit Limited is a public transport
Public transport
Public transport is a shared passenger transportation service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, car pooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.Public transport modes include buses, trolleybuses, trams...

 operator in Singapore
Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the...

. Its major competitor in Singapore's duopoly
Duopoly
A true duopoly is a specific type of oligopoly where only two producers exist in one market. In reality, this definition is generally used where only two firms have dominant control over a market...

 transport system is SMRT Corporation
SMRT Corporation
SMRT Corporation is a public transport operator incorporated on March 6, 2000, as a result of an industry overhaul to form multi-modal public-transport operators in Singapore. It is the second-largest public-transport company in Singapore after ComfortDelGro...

, which also operates bus
Bus
A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are...

, rail
Rail transport
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on...

, taxi
Taxicab
A taxicab, also taxi or cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice...

 and other transport services.

The company (organisation) was formed as a separately listed subsidiary in November 1997 under the name of Singapore Bus Services Limited, although it can trace its history back to the formation of Singapore Bus Service
Singapore Bus Service
Singapore Bus Services was a public bus operator in Singapore formed in 1973 with the merger of three private bus companies, namely the Amalgamated Bus Company Limited, the Associated Bus Services Limited and the United Bus Limited...

 in 1973 with the merger of three bus companies. On 1 November 2001, the company's name was changed to SBS Transit Limited to reflect its status as a bus and rail operator.

Its parent company is ComfortDelGro Corporation
ComfortDelGro Corporation
ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited is the world's second-largest transport company with a fleet of 46,200 vehicles.Headquartered in Singapore, ComfortDelGro also has operations in China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Currently, overseas ventures account for 50% of...

, which was formerly known as DelGro Corporation Limited. The parent company has Singapore Bus Service
Singapore Bus Service
Singapore Bus Services was a public bus operator in Singapore formed in 1973 with the merger of three private bus companies, namely the Amalgamated Bus Company Limited, the Associated Bus Services Limited and the United Bus Limited...

 as its direct predecessor.

In 2003, SBS Transit started operating the North East MRT Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

 of the Mass Rapid Transit system
Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
The Mass Rapid Transit or MRT is a rapid transit system that forms the backbone of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state. The initial section of the MRT, between Yio Chu Kang Station and Toa Payoh Station, opened in 1987 establishing itself as the second-oldest metro...

 in addition to its existing bus operations. On 29 August 2011, SBS Transit was given the operation license for the Downtown MRT Line
Downtown MRT Line
The Downtown Line will be the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. When completed, the line will be about 42-km long with 34 stations and serve about half a million commuters daily, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore. Travelling from one end to the other...

, which would start in 2013.

History



Singapore Bus Service (SBS) was initially formed in 1973 with the merger of three private bus companies. The government-sanctioned merger was undertaken to improve service standards of the bus transport
Bus transport in Singapore
Bus transport in Singapore is the most comprehensive and affordable means of public transport for the masses, with over two million rides taken per day on average on the buses of the two main public transport providers SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation...

 system.

With the shift towards the creation of multi-modal transport companies, Singapore Bus Service Ltd changed its name to DelGro Corporation Limited
ComfortDelGro Corporation
ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited is the world's second-largest transport company with a fleet of 46,200 vehicles.Headquartered in Singapore, ComfortDelGro also has operations in China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Currently, overseas ventures account for 50% of...

 in November 1997. Bus operations were hived-off to a fully owned subsidiary called Singapore Bus Services Limited, which was separately listed on the Singapore Exchange.

In November 2001, Singapore Bus Services Limited was renamed as SBS Transit Limited when the company formally became a multi-modal transport operator with the impending opening of the Sengkang LRT Line
Sengkang LRT Line
The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 km light rail line which partly opened on 18 January 2003. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated and currently operated by SBS Transit. The line uses the Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

.

Operations


SBS Transit's primary business is providing public transport services in Singapore. Its more notable operations are the following.
  • Bus operations in Singapore
    Bus transport in Singapore
    Bus transport in Singapore is the most comprehensive and affordable means of public transport for the masses, with over two million rides taken per day on average on the buses of the two main public transport providers SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation...

    , comprising a fleet of about 3,000 bus
    Bus
    A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are...

    es, serving almost the entire island.
  • Rapid transit
    Rapid transit
    A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway, metro or metropolitan railway system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in underground tunnels or on...

     operations along the North East Line
    North East MRT Line
    The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

     of the MRT
    Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
    The Mass Rapid Transit or MRT is a rapid transit system that forms the backbone of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state. The initial section of the MRT, between Yio Chu Kang Station and Toa Payoh Station, opened in 1987 establishing itself as the second-oldest metro...

     network and its 16 stations.
  • Light rail
    Light rail
    Light rail or light rail transit is a form of urban rail public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail and metro systems, but higher capacity and higher speed than traditional street-running tram systems...

     operations and manages the 29 stations along the Sengkang
    Sengkang LRT Line
    The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 km light rail line which partly opened on 18 January 2003. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated and currently operated by SBS Transit. The line uses the Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

     and Punggol
    Punggol LRT Line
    The Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3km line with 15 stations. Similar to the Sengkang LRT Line, its rolling stock and line operator are the Crystal Movers and SBS Transit respectively....

     LRT lines.

Current bus fleet


SBS Transit currently operates 75% of the scheduled bus market share in Singapore with more than 265 bus services and has a total fleet of more than 3,000 buses. All but 95 buses are non air-conditioned. All the different bus models have a common lifespan of 17 years, except the Mercedes Benz O405 and Volvo B10M Mark III buses whose lifespan were extended to 19 years. The 100 non-air-conditioned buses will be retired in 2011. In the last 3 years, SBS Transit ordered 1,100 single-deck buses from Scania AB
Scania AB
Scania Aktiebolag , commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles - specifically heavy trucks and buses...

 and 350 double-deck buses from Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 as part of its fleet renewal programme. SBS Transit also placed an order for 300 Mercedes-Benz O530s and another 300 buses from Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 in 2010. SBS Transit also evaluates wheelchair-accessible chassis offers from Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 and Scania AB
Scania AB
Scania Aktiebolag , commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles - specifically heavy trucks and buses...

. The newest additions to the bus fleet is the both made in China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

 King Long
King Long
King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd or commonly known as King Long is a bus manufacturing company in Xiamen, Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It was founded in December 1988. Mainly focused on developing, manufacturing and selling large-and-medium-sized luxury buses and...

 Higer KLQ6129G Hydrogen
Hydrogen
Hydrogen is the chemical element with atomic number 1. It is represented by the symbol H. With an average atomic weight of , hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant chemical element, constituting roughly 75% of the Universe's chemical elemental mass. Stars in the main sequence are mainly...

 Fuel Cell
Fuel cell bus
A fuel cell bus is a bus that uses a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source for electrically driven wheels, sometimes augmented in a hybrid fashion with batteries or a supercapacitor....

 "GreenLite" bus, the Sunlong SLK6121UF14H Hybrid
Hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle. The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles , which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.-Power:...

 buses, as well as the Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B9TL
Volvo B9TL
The Volvo B9TL is a low-floor double-decker bus built by Volvo Buses since 2002. It superseded the older Volvo B10TL and the Volvo B7TL.-Chassis:...

 Wright Eclipse Gemini 2
Wright Eclipse Gemini
The Wright Eclipse Gemini is a type of double-decker bus body built for Volvo B7TL and later Volvo B9TL and Volvo B5L Hybrid for use in the United Kingdom....

 Double Decker buses and the Mercedes Benz Citaro (O530) buses.
Model Image Bodywork Year Introduced Units Introduced Registration Number(s) Notes/Comments
Dennis Dart
Dennis Dart
The Dennis Dart is a rear-engined midibus built by Dennis in the United Kingdom. More than 11,000 were built during 18 years of production....

Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec is a former bus bodywork builder based in West Midlands of the United Kingdom, which usually supplied body kits for assembly overseas....

1994 10 Registered as SBS8009A – SBS8018Z Midibus
Midibus
A midibus is a classification of single-decker minibuses which generally are larger than a traditional minibus but smaller than a full-size single decker and can be anywhere between and long...


9.4 metres long. They are SBS Transit's shortest buses (the 'title' once belonged to the Mercedes-Benz 811D
Mercedes-Benz T2
The Mercedes-Benz T2 is a transporter built by Daimler-Benz. The T2 is also known as the "Düsseldorf transporter", since it was built until 1996 in Düsseldorf. The third series, built from 1996 at Ludwigsfelde, is branded the Vario. Some units of the T2 are assembled by Daimler-Benz Espana S.A. in...

s and Nissan Civilian
Nissan Civilian
The Nissan Civilian is a minibus built by Nissan & UD. It is primarily available as city bus and tourist bus.In Japan, Asia-Pacific, Mid-East, Africa, South America, its principal competitors are Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa, Isuzu Journey and Toyota Coaster.-General information:Nissan Civilian is sold...

s).
SBS8016D is not on revenue anymore due to fault aircon.SBS8009A-SBS8015G,SBS8017B is deregistered.
Dennis
Dennis Specialist Vehicles
Dennis Specialist Vehicles is a major British coachbuilder and manufacturer of specialised commercial vehicles based in Guildford, England...

 Trident 3
Dennis Trident 3
Dennis Trident 3 is the first low floor double-decker bus chassis built by Dennis in the United Kingdom, with a large number purchased by bus companies in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and Canada.-Design:...

Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec is a former bus bodywork builder based in West Midlands of the United Kingdom, which usually supplied body kits for assembly overseas....

 DM5000
2001 20 Registered as SBS9671E-SBS9690A Euro II
SBS9672C, SBS9674Y, SBS9679J, SBS9680D and SBS9690A were fitted with newly CoolAir Electronic Display System (EDS).
These buses were the first to be fitted with EDS in Singapore.
King Long
King Long
King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd or commonly known as King Long is a bus manufacturing company in Xiamen, Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It was founded in December 1988. Mainly focused on developing, manufacturing and selling large-and-medium-sized luxury buses and...

 Higer KLQ6129G Hydrogen
Hydrogen
Hydrogen is the chemical element with atomic number 1. It is represented by the symbol H. With an average atomic weight of , hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant chemical element, constituting roughly 75% of the Universe's chemical elemental mass. Stars in the main sequence are mainly...

 Fuel Cell
Fuel cell bus
A fuel cell bus is a bus that uses a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source for electrically driven wheels, sometimes augmented in a hybrid fashion with batteries or a supercapacitor....

 "GreenLite"
Higer Integral Body 2010 1 Demonstrator is registered as RD6066L Hydrogen
Hydrogen
Hydrogen is the chemical element with atomic number 1. It is represented by the symbol H. With an average atomic weight of , hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant chemical element, constituting roughly 75% of the Universe's chemical elemental mass. Stars in the main sequence are mainly...

 Fuel cell bus
Fuel cell bus
A fuel cell bus is a bus that uses a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source for electrically driven wheels, sometimes augmented in a hybrid fashion with batteries or a supercapacitor....


Used during the Youth Olympic Games
Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event first held in Singapore from August 14 to August 26, 2010. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format. The age limitation of the athletes is between 14 to 18...

Leyland
Leyland Bus
Leyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group as a management buyout of the bus business...

 Olympian
Leyland Olympian
The Leyland Olympian was a double-decker bus built by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production before the demise of Leyland Bus.-Construction:...

 3-axle
Walter Alexander
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders was a Scottish bus coachbuilder and operater based in Falkirk.-History:Walter Alexander, notice a lack expasion by the Falkirk and District Tramways Company's especially in to Grangemouth which never hdd a tram line. In 1913 Alexander's Motor Service was created to...

 R-type
1993-1994 200 Registered as SBS9000S-SBS9199C Deregistering
SBS9168S is the last Leyland chassis ever produced in the world.
Commonly referred to as "LO3x"
They are commonly found in Ang Mo Kio Depot, Braddell Bus Park
Braddell Bus Park
Braddell Bus Park is a SBS Transit bus park on Braddell Road in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It is used to provide parking and refueling facilities for SBS Transit buses from bus services based in Toa Payoh and Eunos bus interchanges, and is a sub-depot of Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot...

 and Soon Lee Bus Park.
MAN 18.240 HOCL-NL (A69) Gemilang Coachworks Sdn Bhd 2008 1 Demonstrator is registered as SBS8031J Bus is laid-up till 2 Nov 2011.
Mercedes Benz Citaro (O530) EvoBus
EvoBus
EvoBus GmbH is a bus manufacturer, integrated into the Daimler AG Group. Setra is also a member of the EvoBus GmbH.-History:In 1995, Mercedes-Benz and Setra amalgamated under the umbrella of EvoBus...

 GmbH
2011-2012 300 Registered buses as of now are SBS6000L - SBS6135G. To be registered as 6000L-6299S. Deliveries Ongoing.
This marks the first time in the 21st century that SBST and SMRT have a common bus model in their fleets (SMRT has introduced 10 Citaros and will be introducing 40 more).
The first SBST Citaro, SBS6000L, started service on the 1st of June 2011 on Service 28.
The standard WAB sticker was removed from the front bumper and is replaced with a removable wheelchair accessible logo on the windscreen.
Scania
Scania AB
Scania Aktiebolag , commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles - specifically heavy trucks and buses...

 L94UB
Scania L94
The Scania L94 is a longitudinal inclined-engined bus built by Scania AB, which was a direct replacement of Scania L113. It is used widely in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia...

Volgren
Volgren
Volgren is an Australian bodywork company previously owned by Volvo and the Grenda Corporation but is now entirely owned by the latter. It was established in 1977, initially supplying bodywork for Volvo buses sold in Australia, and later supplying bus bodywork on all types of chassis for both local...

1999 1 Demonstrator is registered as SBS2888T Currently used as training bus from Bedok North Bus Depot
Bedok North Bus Depot
Bedok North Bus Depot is an SBS Transit East District Bus depot located in Bedok, Singapore. It serves as a bus park for SBS Transit bus services mainly from Bedok Bus Interchange, Tampines Bus Interchange, Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, Changi Village Bus Terminal, Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 and 3 Bus...

 (BNDEP).
Scania K230UB  Gemilang Coachworks Sdn Bhd 2007 1,101 Demonstrator is registered as SBS8033D Euro IV
2007(Batch 1)
2008-2009 (Batch 2)
Batch 1 registered as SBS8034B - SBS8131D, SBS8138K & SBS8888D

Batch 2 SBS8132B - SBS8223Y; SBS8425G - SBS8483M (except "SBS8138K")
SBS8225S - SBS8423L; SBS8485H - SBS8561X (excluding registration numbers ends with 4)
Euro IV
Batch 2 K230UBs have an extra granny seat behind the bus driver.
Some training buses have an additional CCTV camera at the back above the back window like the Batch 2 Euro 5 KUBs.
2009(Batch 1)
2010 (Batch 2)
Batch 1 Registered as SBS8562T - SBS8873X (excluding registration numbers ends with 4) , SBS8875R - SBS8913P (excluding SBS8888D) , SBS8915J - SBS8923K , SBS8925E - SBS8943C , SBS8945Y - SBS8963U, SBS8965P - SBS8973R , SBS8975K - SBS8999S

Batch 2 SBS5001R - SBS5252H (excluding registration numbers containing 4)
Euro V
Batch 2 units have been delivered in January to June 2010 and replace the retiring Duple Metsec bodied Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is a division of its parent company, Daimler AG...

 O405
Mercedes-Benz O405
The Mercedes-Benz O 405 was a highly successful single-decker bus chassis built by Mercedes-Benz from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. It was the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz O305 chassis and was widely used in Europe, Australia and Singapore....

. The Batch 2 buses have an additional CCTV camera at the back above the back window.
Scania K310UD  2010 1 Demonstrator is registered as SBS7888K Euro V
Currently deployed as service 25 which serves from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Bus Interchange is located in Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Singapore. The interchange is presently within AMK Hub, a newly-built shopping centre which is in turn linked to the Ang Mo Kio MRT Station via a pedestrian underpass below Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8.The interchange is the third to be...

 and Bedok Bus Interchange
Bedok Bus Interchange
Bedok Bus Interchange is a bus station serving Bedok New Town in Singapore. The bus interchange was completed in the 1980s, and is centrally located, just north of the Bedok MRT Station. The interchange, with the allocated block number of 207A, is located near a food center and a community...

Sunlong SLK6121UF14H Hybrid
Hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle. The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles , which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.-Power:...

 
Sunlong Integral Body 2010 2 Demonstrators are registered as SBS8000Z and SBS8001X, numbers formerly used for the Civilians
Nissan Civilian
The Nissan Civilian is a minibus built by Nissan & UD. It is primarily available as city bus and tourist bus.In Japan, Asia-Pacific, Mid-East, Africa, South America, its principal competitors are Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa, Isuzu Journey and Toyota Coaster.-General information:Nissan Civilian is sold...

Euro V
Hybrid
Hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle. The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles , which combine an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors.-Power:...

 buses
Currently re-deployed to service 334 (Loop).
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B7RLE
Volvo B7RLE
Volvo B7RLE is a low-floor single-deck citybus launched initially in Australia in 2001, and then in the United Kingdom in 2003 to supplement the B7L single-decker, which was unsuccessful in both countries. It is similar to the B7L's predecessor, the B10BLE...

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Soon Chow 2007 1 Demonstrator is registered as SBS8030L Euro IV
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B9TL
Volvo B9TL
The Volvo B9TL is a low-floor double-decker bus built by Volvo Buses since 2002. It superseded the older Volvo B10TL and the Volvo B7TL.-Chassis:...

 
ComfortDelGro Engineering Corporation 2006 649 Registered as SBS7300P - SBS7499A Euro III
SBS7440T was destroyed in a fire on 7 March 2010 in Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot and was deregistered
SBS7392Z has been fitted with an LECIP EDS. Deployed as service 147 serves from Hougang Central Bus Interchange
Hougang Central Bus Interchange
The Hougang Central Bus Interchange is a bus interchange serving the town of Hougang. It is located directly above the Hougang MRT Station and is operated by SBS Transit.-Redevelopment:...

 to Clementi Bus Interchange
Clementi Bus Interchange
The Clementi Bus Interchange is an air-conditioned bus interchange in Clementi New Town, on the opposite of the Clementi MRT Station. It is located at the junction of Clementi Avenue 3 and Commonwealth Avenue West, situated within the Clementi Mall and integrated with the nearby Clementi MRT Station...

.
Commonly known as "CDGE".Upgrading every CDGE B9TLs with Lecip EDS
Wright Eclipse Gemini 2
Wright Eclipse Gemini
The Wright Eclipse Gemini is a type of double-decker bus body built for Volvo B7TL and later Volvo B9TL and Volvo B5L Hybrid for use in the United Kingdom....

2010-2012 Batch 1 Registered as SBS7500D - SBS7686B (excluding registration numbers containing 4).
Batch 2 Registered as SBS7700T - SBS7725Y. To be registered as SBS7700T - SBS7999Z (excluding "SBS7888K").
Batch 3 Registered as SBS3000G - SBS3004X.
Euro V
Deliveries Ongoing
Commonly known as "WEG2"
Volvo
Volvo
AB Volvo is a Swedish builder of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace components and financial services...

 B10BLE
Volvo B10BLE
The Volvo B10BLE is a low-entry city bus chassis which was popular in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Australia. It was launched around 1992 with the engine mounted on the rear overhang of the bus. It was the successor of the citybus version of Volvo B10B and is used as a base for single-deck...

Volgren
Volgren
Volgren is an Australian bodywork company previously owned by Volvo and the Grenda Corporation but is now entirely owned by the latter. It was established in 1977, initially supplying bodywork for Volvo buses sold in Australia, and later supplying bus bodywork on all types of chassis for both local...

1998 1 Demonstrator is registered as SBS1688K Diesel
Subsequent purchases of these buses were CNG powered.
SBS1688K is found in Hougang Bus Depot
Hougang Bus Depot
Hougang Bus Depot is an SBS Transit West District Bus depot located in Hougang, Singapore. It serves as a bus park for SBS Transit bus services mainly from Bedok Bus Interchange, Hougang Central Bus Interchange, Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Pasir Ris Interchange, Serangoon Bus Interchange and...

 (HGDEP) and serves SBS Transit Service 163
SBS Transit Service 163
SBS Service 163 is a trunk service in Singapore operated by SBS Transit. It plies between Sengkang Bus Interchange and Toa Payoh Bus Interchange...

 from Sengkang Bus Interchange
Sengkang Bus Interchange
Sengkang Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located on the ground storey of Compass Heights condominium in the town centre of Sengkang New Town. Located next to Sengkang MRT/LRT Station...

 to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange is located in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It is the first air-conditioned bus interchange in the country, which was completed in 2002 and officially opened by then Transport Minister, Yeo Cheow Tong, on 19 May 2002. The bus interchange has only services of SBS Transit and is...

2002, 2005 12 Registered as SBS2988M-SBS2999G. CNG
Commonly found in Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP) as services 105 (Serangoon Interchange
Serangoon Bus Interchange
Serangoon Bus Interchange is a bus station serving Serangoon New Town in Singapore, and is within walking distance from Serangoon MRT Station. Opened on 3 September 2011 and operated by SBS Transit, it is the smallest air-conditioned bus interchange in Singapore with 8 services and 17 bus bays...

/Jurong East Interchange
Jurong East Bus Interchange
Jurong East Bus Interchange is a bus interchange located in Jurong East, Singapore...

) and 243 (Boon Lay Interchange
Boon Lay Bus Interchange
The Boon Lay Bus Interchange is an air-conditioned bus interchange located in Pioneer, in the western part of Singapore. It is situated within the Jurong Point Shopping Mall and is integrated with the nearby Boon Lay MRT Station...

).
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B10M
Volvo B10M
The Volvo B10M is a popular mid-engined bus and coach chassis built by Volvo between 1978 and 2001. It was built as the successor of the B58 and was equipped with a 9.6-litre horizontally-mounted Volvo THD100/THD101/THD102/THD103/THD104/DH10A diesel engine mounted under the floor, near the middle...

Duple Metsec 1992-1993 300 Registered as SBS582M-SBS881A Mk 3
Deregistering
SBS876R and SBS877M have ZF gearboxes. Training bus registered as SBS 633A, SBS650A, SBS772G . Some training buses have an additional CCTV camera at the back above the back window.
1995-1997 115 Registered as SBS882Y-SBS996C Euro I
Mk 4
SBS901B and SBS972X were deregistered. Training bus registered as SBS907K, SBS944C,SBS934G SBS931P. Some training buses have an additional CCTV camera at the back above the back window.
1 Demonstrator is Registered as SBS997A Euro I
Mk 4
Superlong
Currently re-deployed to route 83 that serves from Punggol Bus Interchange
Punggol Bus Interchange
Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange is a temporary bus interchange in Punggol New Town, located adjacent to the Punggol MRT/LRT Station. It was built to allow for easy dismantling when the site is redeveloped as part of a major commercial development when Punggol New Town is more developed.The...

 to Sengkang Interchange (Loop).
Walter Alexander Strider
Alexander Strider
The Alexander Strider was a single-decker bus body produced in Scotland by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders between 1993 and 1997. The body was available on Dennis Lance, Volvo B10B, Volvo B10M, Scania N113 and Scania L113 chassis....

200 Registered as SBS1896B-SBS1999M, SBS2593T-SBS2688D Euro I
Mk 4
SBS1921L is deregistered
SBS1975G has refurbished red seats
SBS2652G is fitted with solar panels on top of the bus.
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec is a former bus bodywork builder based in West Midlands of the United Kingdom, which usually supplied body kits for assembly overseas....

 DM3500
1997-1999, 2000 150 Registered as SBS2689B - SBS2838M Euro II
Mk 4
SBS2754X is the first bus in Singapore to be fitted with outswing plug door
Plug door
A plug door is a door designed to seal itself by taking advantage of pressure difference on its two sides and is typically used on pressurised aircraft...

s
SBS2779A was once fitted with an EDS and a CCTV camera beside the left front lights.
SBS2696E, SBS2779A and SBS2812L was previously Nokia Ad-concept buses and had special interiors.
SBS2779A EDS was removed by BBDEP.
SBS2837R also had a special interior because it was the NTU
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University is one of the two largest public universities in Singapore with the biggest campus in Singapore and the world's largest engineering college. Its lush 200-hectare Yunnan Garden campus was the Youth Olympic Village of the world's first 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in...

 bus. The interior was changed again when it became the HP
Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA that provides products, technologies, softwares, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including...

 Ad-concept bus.
The DM3500s has now serve cross border services before the B10M Mark 3 deregistration.
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 Olympian
Volvo Olympian
The Volvo Olympian was a rear-engine double decker bus built by Volvo at Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. It was first built in 1992 and entered production in March 1993, replacing the Leyland Olympian....

Walter Alexander
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders was a Scottish bus coachbuilder and operater based in Falkirk.-History:Walter Alexander, notice a lack expasion by the Falkirk and District Tramways Company's especially in to Grangemouth which never hdd a tram line. In 1913 Alexander's Motor Service was created to...

 Royale
1996-1998 (Batch 2)
1999-2000 (Batch 3)
471 Batch 2 Registered as SBS9401T - SBS9600K
Batch 3 Registered as SBS9601H - SBS9670H
Euro II 
3-axle aircon
Batch 3 Volvo Olympians are being retrofitted with LECIP EDS
SBS9424C and SBS9619H were deregistered
All buses, with the exception of SBS9661J have TV Mobile installed in 2001 and was all removed in 2010.
Commonly known as "VO3X"
Walter Alexander
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders was a Scottish bus coachbuilder and operater based in Falkirk.-History:Walter Alexander, notice a lack expasion by the Falkirk and District Tramways Company's especially in to Grangemouth which never hdd a tram line. In 1913 Alexander's Motor Service was created to...

 Royale
1994-1995 Batch 1 Registered as SBS9200G - SBS9400X Euro I
3-axle (Air conditioned)
Some buses have their lifespan extended for another 2 years
SBS9400X is laid-up till 16 Aug 2011
SBS9245C and SBS9357M were deregistered
Commonly known as "VO3X"
100 Registered as SBS7198T-SBS7297R Some buses have their lifespan extended for another 2 years
SBS7208Z, SBS7209X and SBS7253S were deregistered.
SBS7227T was converted into Temasek JC Student Lounge.
SBS7297R was converted into "MILK Bus" and was re-registered as YM6115Z.
SBS7204J and SBS7251Y was sold to the UK.
2-axle and is SBS Transit's second shortest buses and SBS's last non air-conditioned buses
They are mostly based at Soon Lee Bus Park and Ayer Rajah Bus Park.
None of the buses have TV Mobile installed
Commonly known as "VO2x"
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 Super Olympian
(Volvo B10TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Super Olympian, also known as B10TL, is a low-floor double-decker bus which replaced the 3-axle version of Volvo Olympian ....

)
Volgren
Volgren
Volgren is an Australian bodywork company previously owned by Volvo and the Grenda Corporation but is now entirely owned by the latter. It was established in 1977, initially supplying bodywork for Volvo buses sold in Australia, and later supplying bus bodywork on all types of chassis for both local...

 CR222LD
2002, 2003 51 Registered as SBS9800A - SBS9849K Euro II
SBS9810X is assembled in Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

 and is fitted with an EDS, Transit Media Unit.
Commonly known as "VSO"
SBS9814K was driven by Kym Ng
Kym Ng
Kym Ng is a Singaporean actress with MediaCorp. She began with a singing career, but switched to hosting later and joined the then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in Year 1995. She is often on the Chinese language channels and is famous for her direct connection with the audience and her...

's character in Channel U
SPH MediaWorks Channel U
SPH MediaWorks Channel U as called name Channel U was defunct Chinese language television channel in Singapore which began broadcasts on 6 May 2001...

 drama serial She Drives Me Crazy (爱上女车长) and SBS9888Y, the demonstrator unit for this bus, was destroyed in a fire on 7 March 2010 and deregistered.
ComfortDelGro Engineering Corporation 2005 Demonstrator is registered as SBS9889U Euro II
Bodywork demonstrator for the ComfortDelGro Engineering Volvo B9TL
Volvo B9TL
The Volvo B9TL is a low-floor double-decker bus built by Volvo Buses since 2002. It superseded the older Volvo B10TL and the Volvo B7TL.-Chassis:...

s, fitted with Transit Media Electronic Display System.

Former and decommissioned buses

Model Image Bodywork Year Introduced Units Introduced Notes/Comments
Guy Victory Soon Chow/BAco Body 1978–1980 500 Registered as SBS6590A - SBS6597G, SBS6603Y - SBS6616K, SBS6621U - SBS6638Y, SBS6658P - SBS6673U and SBS6681X - SBS6775J
Scrapped
Leyland
Leyland Bus
Leyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group as a management buyout of the bus business...

 Atlantean
Leyland Atlantean
The Leyland Atlantean is a model of double-decker bus built by Leyland in the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1986....

Walter Alexander
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders was a Scottish bus coachbuilder and operater based in Falkirk.-History:Walter Alexander, notice a lack expasion by the Falkirk and District Tramways Company's especially in to Grangemouth which never hdd a tram line. In 1913 Alexander's Motor Service was created to...

 R-type
1984–1986 200 Registered as SBS1637H - SBS1682B, SBS1690C - SBS1695P, SBS4962Z - SBS4999T, SBS5542X - SBS5552S, SBS5587S - SBS5624T, SBS6835U - SBS6906Z
Scrapped by 2001
Leyland Lynx
Leyland Lynx
The Leyland Lynx is a single-decker bus built by Leyland between 1984 and 1992. It was designed to replace the ageing Leyland National.Production vehicles began to enter service in 1986. From 1990 to 1992 the updated Lynx II version was produced...

Walter Alexander
Alexander PS type
The Alexander PS is a type of bus body built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders, and was produced between the late 1980s and 1990s on Dennis Lance, Mercedes-Benz O405, Scania and Volvo B10M chassis...

 PS-type
1989 1 Demonstrator registered as SBS3572Y
Used a Scania N113CRB front bumper after an accident in August 2001
Scrapped
Leyland
Leyland Bus
Leyland Bus was a British bus manufacturer. It emerged from the Rover Group as a management buyout of the bus business...

 Olympian
Leyland Olympian
The Leyland Olympian was a double-decker bus built by British Leyland/Leyland Bus in the United Kingdom from 1980 to 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production before the demise of Leyland Bus.-Construction:...

Walter Alexander
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders was a Scottish bus coachbuilder and operater based in Falkirk.-History:Walter Alexander, notice a lack expasion by the Falkirk and District Tramways Company's especially in to Grangemouth which never hdd a tram line. In 1913 Alexander's Motor Service was created to...

 R-type
1986–1988 200 Registered as SBS3550K - SBS3571A, SBS6907X - SBS6999E, SBS7113M - SBS7197X
2-axle Non-aircon
2 buses are bought by private companies and are preserved while the remaining buses were either sold to overseas or scrapped by 2003
Replaced by Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B10TL Super Olympian in 2003
1993-1994 200 Deregistering
3-axle aircon
Registered as SBS9000S-SBS9199C
SBS9168S is the last Leyland chassis ever produced in the world.
MAN 16.240 HOCL PSV Soon Chow 1990 1 Demonstrator registered as SBS81S
Scrapped.
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz buses
Mercedes-Benz has been making buses since 1895 in Mannheim in Germany. Since 1995, the brand of Mercedes-Benz buses and coaches is under the umbrella of EvoBus GmbH, belonging 100 % to the Daimler AG.-Heritage:...

 811D
Asia Coach 1993 5 Registered as SBS8004M - SBS8008C
Minibuses
7.6 meters long
Sold to private companies
Mercedes-Benz O305
Mercedes-Benz O305
Mercedes-Benz O305 is a rear-engined bus model built in West Germany between 1967 and 1987. The O305 was built as a successor of the O317 and was the Mercedes-Benz adaptation of the first so called "Standard-Linienbus" design, that was produced by many different German bus manufacturers. The...

Walter Alexander
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Walter Alexander Coachbuilders was a Scottish bus coachbuilder and operater based in Falkirk.-History:Walter Alexander, notice a lack expasion by the Falkirk and District Tramways Company's especially in to Grangemouth which never hdd a tram line. In 1913 Alexander's Motor Service was created to...

 R-type
1982 (Demonstrators)
1984–1986 (Production Batches)
202 Registered as SBS2477X, SBS2478T, SBS2481H - SBS2592X, SBS5541Z, SBS7027D - SBS7112R
SBS5541Z is a demonstrator and was scrapped in 1994
Production batches are scrapped between 1997 and 2001
Willowbrook Demonstrator registered as SBS5500S
Scrapped in 1994
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz buses
Mercedes-Benz has been making buses since 1895 in Mannheim in Germany. Since 1995, the brand of Mercedes-Benz buses and coaches is under the umbrella of EvoBus GmbH, belonging 100 % to the Daimler AG.-Heritage:...

 O405
Mercedes-Benz O405
The Mercedes-Benz O 405 was a highly successful single-decker bus chassis built by Mercedes-Benz from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. It was the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz O305 chassis and was widely used in Europe, Australia and Singapore....

Walter Alexander
Alexander PS type
The Alexander PS is a type of bus body built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders, and was produced between the late 1980s and 1990s on Dennis Lance, Mercedes-Benz O405, Scania and Volvo B10M chassis...

 PS-type
1990–1991 200 Registered as SBS82P-SBS281G
SBS210L is the last bus to have the original SBS livery before deregistration
Deregisterd by May 2010
Some were exported and rebodied to serve as urban buses in Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok is the capital and largest urban area city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep , meaning "city of angels." The full name of Bangkok is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom...

.
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec is a former bus bodywork builder based in West Midlands of the United Kingdom, which usually supplied body kits for assembly overseas....

1991-1992 500 Duple Metsec OAC
Registered as SBS282D-SBS581R
Scrapped by 3 June 2011
Some were exported and rebodied to serve as urban buses in Bangkok.
1990-1992 Duple Metsec CAC
Registered as SBS3723D-SBS3922X
Scrapped by 1 April 2011
Some were exported and rebodied to serve as urban buses in Bangkok.
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz buses
Mercedes-Benz has been making buses since 1895 in Mannheim in Germany. Since 1995, the brand of Mercedes-Benz buses and coaches is under the umbrella of EvoBus GmbH, belonging 100 % to the Daimler AG.-Heritage:...

 O405
Mercedes-Benz O405
The Mercedes-Benz O 405 was a highly successful single-decker bus chassis built by Mercedes-Benz from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. It was the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz O305 chassis and was widely used in Europe, Australia and Singapore....

G
Volgren
Volgren
Volgren is an Australian bodywork company previously owned by Volvo and the Grenda Corporation but is now entirely owned by the latter. It was established in 1977, initially supplying bodywork for Volvo buses sold in Australia, and later supplying bus bodywork on all types of chassis for both local...

 CR221L
1996 1 Demonstrator registered as SBS999U
SBS's second bendy bus
17.5 metres long
Sold to New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

 in 2006
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
The Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE is a modular, heavy-duty, twin-axle bus chassis produced by Mercedes-Benz/EvoBus Ibérica S.A. in Sámano, Spain. It was designed as a platform for low-entry city, suburban, and intercity buses weighing a maximum of 18,000 kg. It has much in common with the chassis...

Gemilang Coachworks Sdn Bhd 2009 1 Demonstrator
SBS Transit rejected the trial and the bus is sold to Chitson Transport and registered as PA9588S.
Nissan Diesel U21SCN
Nissan Diesel UA
The Nissan Diesel UA is a heavy-duty bus built by Nissan Diesel. The range was primarily available as city bus.- U/UA :*U/UA20/30 *U35 *K-U/UA31/36 *P-U/UA32 *P-U/UA33/50 - UA :...

Fuji Heavy Industries
Fuji Heavy Industries
, or FHI, is a Japanese transportation conglomerate most known for being the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles. It traces its roots to the Nakajima Aircraft Company, a leading supplier of airplanes to the Japanese government during World War II...

1985 1 Demonstrator registered as SBS2452S
Scrapped.
Nissan Diesel Nissan Diesel U31SCN
Nissan Diesel UA
The Nissan Diesel UA is a heavy-duty bus built by Nissan Diesel. The range was primarily available as city bus.- U/UA :*U/UA20/30 *U35 *K-U/UA31/36 *P-U/UA32 *P-U/UA33/50 - UA :...

Fuji Heavy Industries
Fuji Heavy Industries
, or FHI, is a Japanese transportation conglomerate most known for being the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles. It traces its roots to the Nakajima Aircraft Company, a leading supplier of airplanes to the Japanese government during World War II...

1986 20 Registered as SBS10Y - SBS29U
Scrapped.
Renault
Renault
Renault S.A. is a French automaker producing cars, vans, and in the past, autorail vehicles, trucks, tractors, vans and also buses/coaches. Its alliance with Nissan makes it the world's third largest automaker...

 PR100.2
Ansair 1988 1 Demonstrator registered as SBS30P
Scrapped.
Scania
Scania AB
Scania Aktiebolag , commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles - specifically heavy trucks and buses...

 L113CRL
PSV Soon Chow 1995 12 Previously deployed on Airbus Services and are SH-plated buses
PA-plated and painted in SBS Leisure livery
3 buses were sold in 2005 to Westpoint, a private company while the remaining buses were scrapped
Scania
Scania AB
Scania Aktiebolag , commonly referred to as Scania AB or just Scania, is a major Swedish automotive industry manufacturer of commercial vehicles - specifically heavy trucks and buses...

 N113CRB
Walter Alexander PS
Alexander PS type
The Alexander PS is a type of bus body built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders, and was produced between the late 1980s and 1990s on Dennis Lance, Mercedes-Benz O405, Scania and Volvo B10M chassis...

1989–1990 200 Registered as SBS31L - SBS80U; SBS3573U - SBS3722G
Scrapped by May 2009
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B10M
Volvo B10M
The Volvo B10M is a popular mid-engined bus and coach chassis built by Volvo between 1978 and 2001. It was built as the successor of the B58 and was equipped with a 9.6-litre horizontally-mounted Volvo THD100/THD101/THD102/THD103/THD104/DH10A diesel engine mounted under the floor, near the middle...

 
Van Hool
Van Hool
Van Hool NV is a Belgian coachbuilder and manufacturer of buses, coaches, trolleybuses, and trailers.The company was founded in 1947 by Bernard van Hool in Koningshooikt, nearby Lier, Belgium. In the early years, the company introduced serial production and exported their products all over Europe...

1986 1 Mk 1
Demonstrator registered as SBS9C
Sold to New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

 in late 1990s
Walter Alexander PS
Alexander PS type
The Alexander PS is a type of bus body built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders, and was produced between the late 1980s and 1990s on Dennis Lance, Mercedes-Benz O405, Scania and Volvo B10M chassis...

1988–1989 200 Mk 2
Registered as SBS1696L - SBS1895D
Scrapped by 2008
A few were sold.
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec is a former bus bodywork builder based in West Midlands of the United Kingdom, which usually supplied body kits for assembly overseas....

1992-1993 300 Euro I
Mk 3
Deregistering
Registered as SBS582M-SBS881A
SBS876R and SBS877M have ZF gearboxes.
PSV Soon Chow 1994 10 Mk 4
Previously on Sentosa
Sentosa
Sentosa, which translates to peace and tranquility in Malay , is a popular island resort in Singapore, visited by some five million people a year...

-registered buses and SH-plated buses
Registered as SBS8019X-SBS8028U
Scrapped by 25 May 2011
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 B10MA
Volvo B10M
The Volvo B10M is a popular mid-engined bus and coach chassis built by Volvo between 1978 and 2001. It was built as the successor of the B58 and was equipped with a 9.6-litre horizontally-mounted Volvo THD100/THD101/THD102/THD103/THD104/DH10A diesel engine mounted under the floor, near the middle...

Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec
Duple Metsec is a former bus bodywork builder based in West Midlands of the United Kingdom, which usually supplied body kits for assembly overseas....

1996 1 Demonstrator registered as SBS998Y
SBS's first bendy bus
Asia longest bus (19 metres long)
Sold to New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

 in 2006
Volvo
Volvo Buses
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg....

 Super Olympian
(Volvo B10TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Super Olympian, also known as B10TL, is a low-floor double-decker bus which replaced the 3-axle version of Volvo Olympian ....

)
Volgren
Volgren
Volgren is an Australian bodywork company previously owned by Volvo and the Grenda Corporation but is now entirely owned by the latter. It was established in 1977, initially supplying bodywork for Volvo buses sold in Australia, and later supplying bus bodywork on all types of chassis for both local...

 CR222LD
1999 1 Euro 2
Demonstrator registered as SBS9888Y
SBS9888Y had its EDS removed in 1 December 2005.
First bus to have TVMobile.
SBS9888Y on service 25 was destroyed in a fire on 7 March 2010 in Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot.

Bus routes


SBS Transit operates many different types of bus routes and bus services, taking up the majority of the pie of Singapore's duopoly bus system in almost all areas of Singapore, with the notable exception of the North and Northwest areas, where bus services are mainly run by its competitor, SMRT Corporation
SMRT Corporation
SMRT Corporation is a public transport operator incorporated on March 6, 2000, as a result of an industry overhaul to form multi-modal public-transport operators in Singapore. It is the second-largest public-transport company in Singapore after ComfortDelGro...

.
  • Trunk: Routes that ply between towns. These are the basic forms of SBS Transit bus services. Fares are distance-related and differential up to 8 fare bands.
  • Short working Trips (SWT): Routes that operate short haul trips between origin-destination pairs with high demand, such as the area near an MRT station. It operated a subset of the parent route and there can be more than one SWT per trunk route.
  • Feeder: Services that operate within a neighbourhood, connecting outlying areas to the town centre or bus interchange. (Loops around from an interchange, around one or more neighbourhoods or towns and then terminates at the starting interchange). As a name suggest, it is to feed the commuters to the trunk services or MRT services at the terminal/interchange. A flat fare, equivalent to the first fare band is charged per entry.
  • TownLink: Routes that consist of combined feeder services to provide links and improve connectivity between neighborhoods within the same town. (Similar to a feeder service except that, other than when stopping a 'session', the service will not terminate at the interchange but will re-run its route immediately after letting passengers alight, in essence, a true loop)
  • Express: Routes that stop at several nominated and sparsely located stops and generally run on expressways for faster travel between several towns. This is a basic-plus service charging higher fares.
  • Fast Forward: A modification of basic trunk routes, Fast Forwards are an innovation of SBS Transit, which provides faster travel between places where there is higher demand, by calling at fewer stops and skipping low demand areas. This is also a basic-plus services charging higher fares.
  • Premium: A single trip from the designated neighborhoods during the morning peak hours on weekdays to Shenton Way
    Shenton Way
    Shenton Way is a major trunk road in Singapore's central business district, most known for the commercial skyscrapers flanking both sides of the road. The Road is a one way street which starts at the junction of Cross Street, Central Boulevard and Raffles Quay and ends at Keppel Road...

     and Raffles Place
    Raffles Place
    Raffles Place is a geographical location in Singapore, south of the mouth of the Singapore River. Located in the Downtown Core and the Central Area, it features some of the tallest buildings and landmarks of the country.-History:...

     via expressway. They were introduced following the liberalization in regulations for public operators providing such services. Fees are flat rated ($3.10 or $3.40 for ez-link card users depending on the distance travelled) and standing is prohibited on Premium Services.
  • Nite Owl: These are after-hour services on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays. There are only a handful of bus routes for this service and fees are $1.45 (ez-link) or $1.50 (cash) for intra-town commutes and $3.80 (ez-link) or $4 (cash) between CBD and HDB towns served.
  • Chinatown Direct: Introduced in 2005, these are routes that run from suburban towns to Chinatown
    Chinatown, Singapore
    Singapore's Chinatown is an ethnic neighbourhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. Chinatown is located within the larger district of Outram....

     via expressway. Such routes are very popular in the period before the Lunar New Year
    Chinese New Year
    Chinese New Year – often called Chinese Lunar New Year although it actually is lunisolar – is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is an all East and South-East-Asia celebration...

    . A fare of $1.75 (ez-link) or $1.80 (cash) is charged per boarding ($0.95-$1.00 for child/concession card holders).
  • Parks: Services that run from major parks to the nearest bus interchange/terminal.
  • Stadium Direct: Services that run from the Singapore Indoor Stadium
    Singapore Indoor Stadium
    Singapore Indoor Stadium is an indoor sports arena, located in Kallang, Singapore.It was completed in 1989 and was officially opened by the, then, prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, on 31 December 1989. The building was built at a cost of S$ 90 million...

     to major towns after major concerts or events being held there. The Stadium Direct services will be no longer be offered from 1 September 2010.

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)


SBS Transit is the operator of the North East Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

 since 2003 and Downtown Line
Downtown MRT Line
The Downtown Line will be the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. When completed, the line will be about 42-km long with 34 stations and serve about half a million commuters daily, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore. Travelling from one end to the other...

 on 2013.

The North East Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

 is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore, and also the world's first fully underground and automated rapid transit line. The line is 20km long with 16 stations. The operating license was given to SBS Transit in order to foster competition with SMRT Corporation
SMRT Corporation
SMRT Corporation is a public transport operator incorporated on March 6, 2000, as a result of an industry overhaul to form multi-modal public-transport operators in Singapore. It is the second-largest public-transport company in Singapore after ComfortDelGro...

 and to create multi-modal public transport companies, each specializing in their own district. The tender spans from 2003 to 2033.

As the name implies, the North East Line connects central Singapore to the north-eastern part of the island. Currently, transfers to the North South Line
North South MRT Line
The North South Line was the 1st Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is currently 44 km long with 25 stations, and is operated by SMRT Corporation...

 are provided at Dhoby Ghaut Station
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station ' is a Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore, located at the eastern end of Orchard Road. Originally it was only a station on the North South Line but after the opening of the North East Line on 20 June 2003, it became the interchange station for these two lines...

, East West Line
East West MRT Line
The East West Line was the 2nd Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is currently 49.2 km long with 35 stations , making it the longest MRT line in Singapore. It takes about 63 minutes to travel from one end to the other...

 at Outram Park Station
Outram Park MRT Station
Outram Park MRT Station ' is an interchange station of the North East Line and the East West Line in Singapore. It is located in the Central Area, Singapore's central business district. Before Tiong Bahru MRT Station was refurbished in 2006, it was the last MRT Station that had Chinese characters...

 and Circle Line
Circle MRT Line
The Circle Line is Singapore's fourth Mass Rapid Transit line, operated by SMRT Corporation. This underground line is currently long with 28 stations and is fully automatically operated...

 at Serangoon Station
Serangoon MRT Station
Serangoon MRT Station ' is an underground interchange station on the North East Line and the Circle Line in Singapore. The station is located in the Serangoon Central area, at the intersection of Upper Serangoon Road and Serangoon Central...

 , Dhoby Ghaut Station
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station ' is a Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore, located at the eastern end of Orchard Road. Originally it was only a station on the North South Line but after the opening of the North East Line on 20 June 2003, it became the interchange station for these two lines...

 & HarbourFront Station
HarbourFront MRT Station
HarbourFront MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange of the North East Line and the Circle Line in Singapore. It is located in the south of Singapore next to the HarbourFront Centre, previously known as the Singapore World Trade Centre. It serves as a terminal station of the...

 . The rolling stock used is Alstom Metropolis.

The Downtown Line
Downtown MRT Line
The Downtown Line will be the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. When completed, the line will be about 42-km long with 34 stations and serve about half a million commuters daily, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore. Travelling from one end to the other...

 is the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. With 34 stations, the 42km-long line would be the world's longest fully underground and automated rapid transit line when completed in 2017. This is the first rail line put up for competitive tender under the new rail financing framework that LTA adopted to benefit commuters through the expansion of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) network while enabling the government to keep pace with growing ridership demand. The tender will span from 2017 to 2032.

Meanwhile, for the Downtown line, it connects residents staying in the North-western and Central-eastern to the new downtown. Transfers to this line from the North East Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

 is available at Chinatown
Chinatown MRT Station
Chinatown MRT Station ' is a Mass Rapid Transit station on the North East Line and upcoming Downtown Line in Singapore. On the North East Line, it lies between the Outram Park and Clarke Quay MRT stations and between Telok Ayer and River Valley on the Downtown Line. It is directly below and serves...

 and Little India
Little India MRT Station
Little India MRT Station ' is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North East Line in Singapore and as the name implies, serves the ethnic neighbourhood of Little India...

 stations, the North South Line
North South MRT Line
The North South Line was the 1st Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is currently 44 km long with 25 stations, and is operated by SMRT Corporation...

 at Newton Station
Newton MRT Station
Newton MRT Station ' is a station on the North South Line in on the Mass Rapid Transit in Singapore. It is located along Scotts Road and is an underground station. It is the shallowest underground MRT Station on the North South and East West MRT Lines at just about 12m underground. Its livery is...

 and Bukit Panjang Station(Bukit Panjang LRT), the East West Line
East West MRT Line
The East West Line was the 2nd Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is currently 49.2 km long with 35 stations , making it the longest MRT line in Singapore. It takes about 63 minutes to travel from one end to the other...

 at Bugis
Bugis MRT Station
Bugis MRT Station is located on the East West Line of Singapore MRT. It is located next to Bugis Junction, which has a direct link to the mall. It has almost the same design as the neighbouring Lavender MRT Station, save for the different colours of lights used...

 and Tampines
Tampines MRT Station
Tampines MRT Station ' is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station that is part of the East West MRT Line in Singapore and serves the town of Tampines. Tampines MRT Station was one of the first few stations on both the North South Line and East West Line to be installed with barrier free...

 stations, the Circle Line
Circle MRT Line
The Circle Line is Singapore's fourth Mass Rapid Transit line, operated by SMRT Corporation. This underground line is currently long with 28 stations and is fully automatically operated...

 at MacPherson
MacPherson MRT Station
MacPherson MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line and the future Downtown MRT Line, expected to be opened by 2018, in Singapore. It is located along Paya Lebar Road, near the Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre. There are 3 exit and entry points to this station...

, Bayfront
Bayfront MRT Station
Bayfront MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line Stage 1 in Singapore that is under construction, formerly known as the Downtown Extension. Operated by SBS Transit and SMRT. It will connect the Marina Bay Sands Casino at Marina Bay to the Circle MRT Line and...

, Promenade
Promenade MRT Station
Promenade MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore, located along Temasek Avenue, near the Millennia Walk shopping mall. It is the fourth station along the counter-clockwise-bound Circle Line track. The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1...

 and Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens MRT Station
Botanic Gardens MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line and also the future Downtown Line in Singapore. It is operated by SMRT Corporation on the Circle Line and by SBS Transit on the Downtown Line...

 stations. The rolling stock used is Bombardier MOVIA.

Fleet details

Class Image Type Top speed Trains Cars Routes operated Built
mph km/h
C751A
Alstom Metropolis C751A
The Alstom Metropolis C751A are the first generation of communication-based train control rolling stock that has been in use in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit lines since 2003...

 
electric multiple units 60 100 25
150
North East Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

2000 - 2003
C951
Bombardier MOVIA C951
The Bombardier MOVIA C951 is a type of train built by Bombardier Transportation for use on the Downtown Line, Singapore, which is presently being built....

 
electric multiple units 80 90 73
219
Downtown Line
Downtown MRT Line
The Downtown Line will be the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. When completed, the line will be about 42-km long with 34 stations and serve about half a million commuters daily, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore. Travelling from one end to the other...

2012 - 2016
C751C  electric multiple units 60 100
12

72
North East Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

Currently tendered

Light Rail Transit (LRT)


In addition to the North East Line
North East MRT Line
The North East MRT Line is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore and the world's second longest fully underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end...

 and Downtown Line, SBS Transit is also operates two LRT systems, Sengkang
Sengkang LRT Line
The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 km light rail line which partly opened on 18 January 2003. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated and currently operated by SBS Transit. The line uses the Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

 and Punggol
Punggol LRT Line
The Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3km line with 15 stations. Similar to the Sengkang LRT Line, its rolling stock and line operator are the Crystal Movers and SBS Transit respectively....

. Both lines connect the estate to one of two NEL Stations and is total of 29 stations including Sengkang
Sengkang MRT/LRT Station
The Sengkang MRT/LRT Station ' is an interchange station in Singapore that serves Sengkang New Town. It is part of the North East Line of the Mass Rapid Transit and the Sengkang LRT Line of the Light Rail Transit....

 and Punggol
Punggol MRT/LRT Station
Punggol MRT/LRT Station ' is a MRT and LRT interchange station of the North East Line and the Punggol LRT Line in Singapore.The artwork in this station is Water, Landscape and Future by Goh Beng Kwan.-History:...

 interchange stations.

Key operating statistics


Monthly Ridership for Bus and Rail
Month 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Bus Rail Bus Rail Bus Rail Bus Rail Bus Rail Bus Rail Bus Rail
January 64,324,473 6,004,948 64,885,728 6,834,446 62,247,969 7,683,908 67,380,546 8,857,847 73,235,547 10,482,340 69,833,080 11,376,659 72,199,589 12,378,114
February 62,548,766 5,295,081 56,837,060 6,057,296 59,854,200 6,822,060 59,429,412 8,255,520 65,270,126 9,638,353 65,783,396 10,073,000 63,068,208 11,265,212
March 66,351,036 5,746,222 64,890,223 6,732,828 65,965,396 7,590,381 68,315,754 9,157,896 69,948,803 10,286,389 69,451,005 11,084,732 72,137,465 12,729,158
April 63,487,500 5,435,070 62,479,980 6,426,390 62,070,030 7,224,930 64,984,800 8,541,180 70,427,160 10,036,560 68,923,860 10,608,300 71,284,980 12,285,630
May 64,064,538 5,826,574 62,302,994 6,740,609 65,193,992 7,645,809 68,075,039 9,165,708 71,036,035 10,496,414 70,184,899 10,986,555 72,763,758 12,731,359
June 58,792,110 5,786,490 59,278,140 6,729,450 60,320,040 7,486,080 63,261,870 9,135,180 66,607,710 10,403,520 64,626,930 11,301,060 67,716,960 12,407,070
July 66,508,609 6,105,977 64,967,196 7,107,649 66,616,613 7,900,846 69,919,973 9,518,922 74,758,329 11,221,008 72,516,285 11,511,819 76,803,244 13,935,151
August 65,082,175 6,010,931 65,473,116 7,075,905 67,592,493 7,991,924 70,018,739 9,570,413 73,311,156 11,135,107 71,006,802 11,615,111
September 62,920,620 5,908,380 62,254,350 6,956,040 63,886,170 7,847,130 66,016,800 9,226,680 70,400,310 10,886,250 68,542,950 11,364,840
October 63,445,158 6,039,513 63,613,023 7,232,610 64,805,469 8,775,790 69,212,119 9,854,032 71,997,252 11,430,258 71,927,657 11,936,550
November 58,936,800 6,008,850 59,570,430 7,016,160 63,188,790 8,779,170 64,996,140 9,630,330 67,726,470 10,830,150 67,368,480 11,356,920
December 60,215,888 6,575,844 60,499,569 7,653,001 61,434,405 9,420,497 64,456,068 10,454,285 66,448,221 11,614,181 67,325,707 12,384,903
Year Total 756,677,673 70,743,880 747,051,809 82,562,384 763,175,567 95,168,525 796,067,260 111,367,993 841,167,119 128,486,341 827,967,548 135,600,449


Notes
  • Rail ridership includes North East Line (NEL), Sengkang LRT
    Sengkang LRT Line
    The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 km light rail line which partly opened on 18 January 2003. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated and currently operated by SBS Transit. The line uses the Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

     and Punggol LRT
    Punggol LRT Line
    The Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3km line with 15 stations. Similar to the Sengkang LRT Line, its rolling stock and line operator are the Crystal Movers and SBS Transit respectively....

     rides.
  • The Sengkang LRT
    Sengkang LRT Line
    The Sengkang LRT Line is a 10.7 km light rail line which partly opened on 18 January 2003. It is the second LRT system in Singapore and is fully automated and currently operated by SBS Transit. The line uses the Crystal Mover rolling stock supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

     and NEL commenced revenue service on 18 January 2003 and 20 June 2003 respectively. The Punggol LRT
    Punggol LRT Line
    The Punggol LRT Line is the third line of the LRT system in Singapore. Its first phase comprises a 10.3km line with 15 stations. Similar to the Sengkang LRT Line, its rolling stock and line operator are the Crystal Movers and SBS Transit respectively....

     began service on 29 January 2005.
  • Monthly rail ridership exceeded 10 million for the first time in December 2007.

See also

  • TVMobile - an outdoor digital television previously installed in SBS Transit buses. (currently discontinued on 1 January 2010)

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