SBS Transit Bus Service 121

SBS Transit Bus Service 121 is a residential trunk route travelling between Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal and Telok Blangah Rise, passing through Ganges Avenue, Tiong Bahru MRT, Kim Tian Road and Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise.

SBS Transit Bus Service 121 commenced operations on 16 March 2014 as the 25th bus service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Bus Service 121 will be amended to Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal from 10 March 2018.


Route
Bus Service 121: Kampong Bahru – Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
From Kampong Bahru Ter Looping at Telok Blangah Rise
  • Spooner Rd
    – Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Opp Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
  • Outram Rd
    – Opp Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 55
  • Zion Rd
    – Blk 2B
    – Blk 94
  • Ganges Ave
    – Ganges Ctr
    – Blk 51 CP
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 48
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
  • Kim Tian Rd
    – Blk 126 CP
  • Jln Bukit Merah
    – Blk 111
    – Blk 104
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Opp Cendex Ctr
    – Opp St. Theresa’s Convent
  • Telok Blangah Way
    – Blk 27
  • Telok Blangah Cres
    – Blk 10
    – Blk 11
  • Telok Blangah Way
    – Blk 25
  • Telok Blangah Rise
    – Blk 28
    – Blk 36 Mkt/FC
    – Blk 41
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 40
    – St. Theresa’s Convent
    – Cendex Ctr
  • Jln Bukit Merah
    – Blk 201
  • Kim Tian Rd
    – Blk 121
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Ctrl Green Condo
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Opp Blk 48
  • Ganges Ave
    – Blk 79
    – Opp Harvest Mans
  • Havelock Rd (Express)
  • Outram Rd
    – Aft Furama RiverFront
    – Bef Outram Flyover
    – Outram Pk Stn EW16NE3
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Bef Neil Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Kampong Bahru Ter
  • Spooner Rd
    – Kampong Bahru Ter

 

Technical Information
Route  Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal ↺ Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
Passes Through Ganges Ave, Tiong Bahru MRT, Kim Tian Rd, Telok Blangah Way / Crescent
Route Length 15.3 km
Travelling Time 65 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
0555hrs  2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 10 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 13 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 10 – 12 mins

 

Route History

Service 121 provides residents of Telok Blangah, Kim Tian and Havelock with greater connectivity to Tiong Bahru and Outram Park MRT Stations, along with other amenities in the vicinity. It is the twenty-fifth (25th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and the second new BSEP service originating from New Bridge Road after Service 120.

The inter-town service improves on existing bus connections between the estates at Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise, Kim Tian and Ganges Avenue, and providing the much-needed bus connection between the estates and Tiong Bahru MRT Station. The service also calls at a new pair of bus stops along Kim Tian Road, which had no bus services plying the stretch in recent times.

For the Telok Blangah Estates, Service 121 closely duplicates the existing Feeder Service 272, which did not connect to any MRT station. Residents will enjoy better connectivity to Tiong Bahru MRT with the new service, which is also expected to relieve demand on Service 195.

SBS Transit’s press release sums up the new service:

“SBS Transit Bus Service 121 is a new trunk service that will operate from Sunday, 16 March 2014. Service 121 will directly connect commuters from Ganges Avenue, Kim Tian Road and Telok Blangah Crescent/Rise to Tiong Bahru and Outram Park MRT stations.
Operating daily from 6.00am to 11.30pm from New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, SBS Transit Bus Service 121 will ply Outram Road, Zion Road, Ganges Avenue, Lower Delta Road, Tiong Bahru Road, Kim Tian Road, Jalan Bukit Merah, Lower Delta Road and Telok Blangah Way, before looping back via Telok Blangah Crescent and Telok Blangah Rise. As Zion Road is one-way, the service will ply Outram Road in the return direction.
Besides enhancing connectivity to key transport nodes such as Tiong Bahru and Outram Park MRT stations, the new bus service will also provide residents with convenient access to amenities like Singapore General Hospital, Outram Polyclinic, SAFRA Mount Faber, Tiong Bahru Plaza, markets and food centres along Jalan Bukit Merah and Telok Blangah Crescent, as well as schools such as Radin Mas Primary School and CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent.
SBS Transit Bus Service 121 is the 25th new bus service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).”

In March 2018, Service 121 was amended to serve Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal following the closure of New Bridge Road Bus Terminal.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Telok Blangah Way (Blk 27)  Kampong Bahru Ter
    Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs – 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs – 0620hrs

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


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History:

Operator History:

  • 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2018 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

Past Routings:


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