SBS Transit Bus Service 121

SBS Transit Bus Service 121 is a residential trunk route travelling between New Bridge Road 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).

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Telok Blangah Rise)
  • New Bridge Road Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Outram Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Zion Rd
  • Ganges Ave
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • Kim Tian Rd
  • Jln Bukit Merah
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • Telok Blangah Way
  • Telok Blangah Cres
  • Telok Blangah Way
  • Telok Blangah Rise
  • Telok Blangah Rise
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • Jln Bukit Merah
  • Kim Tian Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • Ganges Ave
  • Havelock Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • New Bridge Rd
  • New Bridge Road Ter
Technical Information
Route New Bridge Road Bus Terminal ↺ Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)
Passes Through Ganges Ave, Tiong Bahru MRT, Kim Tian Rd, Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise
Route Length 13.4km
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from New Bridge Rd
0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency
Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 14 mins
After 1930: 10 – 13 mins
LTA-SBST Joint News Release
LTA-SBST Joint News Release

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).”

Special Departures:

  • Telok Blangah Way (Blk 27)  New Bridge Road Ter
    Weekdays & Sat: 0545hrs – 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs – 0620hrs

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Service 121 at a glance
Service 121 at a glance

 

History:

Operator History:

  • 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

Past Routings:


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SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SMB6438H) - Service 121
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Service 121 @ Kim Tian Road
BSEP Promotional Hanger for Service 121
BSEP Promotional Hanger for Service 121

 

 

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