SBS Transit Bus Service 103

SBS Transit Bus Service 103 is a trunk route operating between Serangoon Int and Yishun Temp Int, passing through Yio Chu Kang Road, Jalan Kayu, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Yishun Ave 11 and Yishun Ctrl.


Route
Bus Service 103: Serangoon ↔ Yishun
Direction 1
Towards Yishun
Direction 2
Towards Serangoon
  • Serangoon Ave 2
    – Serangoon Int 
    NE12CC13
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Serangoon Stn Exit H NE12CC13
    – Opp Blk 1
  • Boundary Rd
    – Blk 209
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – Opp S’goon Sports Cplx
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef St. Helier’s Ave
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 138
    – Opp Gracehaven S Army
    – Opp Blk 953
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Ch of St. Vincent de Paul
    – Bef Jln Selaseh
    – Seletar Hills Est
    – Aft Jln Redop
  • Sengkang West Rd
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Sengkang West Ave
    – Bef Jln Kayu
  • Jln Kayu
    – Opp Blk 448A
    – Jln Kayu Shophouse
    – Bef TPE
    – Bef Seletar Camp G
  • Piccadilly
    – Sing-China Bdlg
  • Seletar Aerospace Dr
    – Aft Baker St
    – Bef Seletar A’space Rise
    – Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Bef West Camp Rd
  • West Camp Rd
    – Aft Seletar A’space Lane
    – Opp Youth Flying Club
    – Opp Seletar Airport
    – Bef Shell Aviation
    Seletar West Link (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 1
    – Bef Yishun Ave 8
    Yishun Ave 6 (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Opp Blk 419
    – Opp Huamin Pr Sch
  • Yishun Central
    – Bef SAFRA Yishun
    – Opp Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Blk 763
    – Bef Yishun Stn NS13
  • Yishun Central
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Central
    – Yishun Temp Int NS13
  • Yishun Ave 2
    – Opp Yishun Stn NS13
    – Opp Blk 757
  • Yishun Central
    – Khoo Teck Puat Hosp
    – Opp SAFRA Yishun
  • Yishun Ave 11
    – Blk 348B
    – Bet Blks 349/350
    – Blk 419
    Yishun Ave 6 (Express)
  • Yishun Ave 1
    – Aft Yishun Ave 8
    Seletar West Link (Express)
  • West Camp Rd
    – Aft Shell Aviation
    – Seletar Airport
    – Youth Flying Club
    – Bef Seletar A’space Lane
  • Seletar Aerospace Dr
    – Aft West Camp Rd
    – Opp Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
    – Aft Seletar A’space Rise
    – Bef Baker St
  • Piccadilly
    – Opp Sing-China Bdlg
  • Jln Kayu
    – Aft Seletar Camp G
    – Aft TPE
    – Opp Jln Tari Lilin
    – Aft Abundant Grace Ch
    – Blk 448A
  • Sengkang West Ave
    – Aft Jln Kayu
  • Sengkang West Rd
    – Bef Fernvale Lane
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp The Greenwich
    – Opp Seletar Hills Est
    – Aft Jln Selaseh
    – Bef Gerald Dr
    – Blk 988B
    – Blk 953
    – Gracehaven S Army
    – Opp Blk 139
    – Toho Green
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Aft S’goon Gdn Way
    – Bef Tai Seng Chr Ch
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – S’goon Sports Cplx
  • Boundary Rd
    – S’goon Stadium
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Paya Lebar Camp
    – S’goon Stn Exit D/Blk 416 NE12CC13
  • Serangoon Ave 2
    – Serangoon Int 
    NE12CC13

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Serangoon Bus InterchangeYishun Temporary Bus Interchange
Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Road, Jalan Kayu, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Yishun Ave 1
Route Length 17.7 km (D1) | 18.1 km (D2)
Travelling Time ~60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from Serangoon
0600hrs – 0015hrs (Weekdays)
0600hrs – 0000hrs (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Yishun
0600hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 10 mins
After 1900: 14 – 16 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 mins
After 1900: 14 – 16 mins

 

Route History

Service 103 serves both residential developments along Yio Chu Kang Road/Jln Kayu and various industries within Seletar Aerospace Park along its route. The route connects to Serangoon Town Centre, as well as the Jalan Kayu roundabout, where passengers can transfer to other bus routes plying the TPE/SLE corridor.

Along with Bus Service 117, Bus Service 103 serves Seletar Airport and its aviation-based industries located in the vicinity, collectively known as Seletar Aerospace Park. The area also houses a small group of colonial bungalows which this route also serves.

Service amendment poster, click for larger image
Service amendment poster, click for larger image

In Jun 2015, Service 103 was extended to Yishun Temp Int under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). This is the 41st bus service enhancement under the BSEP, as well as the 7th route extension. The extended route provides a new direct link between Yishun and Seletar Aerospace Park in which there was no connection between before the extension.

The amended route enhances connectivity between Yishun Central, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, SAFRA Yishun Country Club, Huamin Primary School and residential estates around Yishun. The new connection between Jalan Kayu and Yishun provides an alternative for commuters previously relying on Services 39 and 858 between these two points.

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Jalan Kayu (Bef Seletar Camp G)  Yishun Temp Int
    0600 (Daily)
  • Jalan Kayu (Aft Seletar Camp G)  Serangoon Int
    0530 (Weekdays, Sat), 0550 (Sun)

Gallery

 


Operator History
  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 1995: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 1995 – 1999: Trans-Island Bus Services Ltd
  • 1999 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package.

 

History
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Serangoon Gardens Estate and Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd, operated by Associated Bus Services
  • 1974: Extended to Jln Kayu
  • 1980s: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1992: Shortened to New Bridge Rd Ter, with the amendments of Services 5 and 32.
  • 1995 (17 Dec): Handed to Trans-Island Bus Services (TIBS), with no route change
  • 1999 (26 Dec): Handed back to Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 2001 (15 Jan): Amended to ply Yio Chu Kang Road and Boundary Rd instead of Yio Chu Kang Link due to junction upgrading works at Boundary Road/Upp Serangoon Road
  • 2003 (07 Dec): Shortened to Serangoon interchange and merged with Services 378 and 379, under Phase 3 of NEL Rationalisation. Route changed to Serangoon Int to Picadilly (Loop). Service 103W was introduced on the same day to replace former Service 379 from Jln Kayu to Seletar West Camp (Loop) and later renamed 103M.
  • 2007 (01 Jul): Bus Stop 68071 (before East Camp Gate) is relocated & Bus Stop 68079 (after East Camp Gate) is abolished along Piccadilly Road.
  • 2008 (28 Jan): Service 103W was renumbered to Service 103M, no change in route.
  • 2011 (13 Feb): Service 103 & 103M was merged to form Service 103. It calls at 14 new bus stops along West Camp Rd & Seletar Aerospace Dr. At the same time, the bus stop at Picadilly was abolished and the permanent removal of the partial section of West Camp Rd.
  • 2011 (03 Sep): Amended to Upp Serangoon Rd instead of Serangoon Central with the opening of the new Serangoon Bus Int
  • 2013 (13 Oct): Route amendment due to permanent closure of a section of Jalan Kayu
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (14 Jun): Extended to Yishun Temp Int under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), adopting a bidirectional routing.
  • 2016 (20 Jan): Start of double-decker bus deployments
Past Routings:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 103

  • 3 June 2016 at 7:23 PM
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    103 is no longer the only service in Seletar Aerospace Park with the amendment of 117.

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