SBS Transit Bus Service 128

SBS Transit Bus Service 128 is a peak-hour, limited stop express trunk route between Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (in Yio Chu Kang) and Shenton Way Terminal, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, and Shenton Way. A large portion of the route duplicates the North-South MRT Line.

Bus Service 128 will be amended to serve the relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal from 26 Jun 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 128:
Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot → Shenton Way | Shenton Way → Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
Direction 1
Towards Shenton Way
Direction 2
Towards Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
  • Ang Mo Kio St 63
    – Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 (Express)
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn NS16
    – Blk 422
    – Blk 420
    – Opp Christ The King Ch
  • Bishan Rd
    – Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Braddell Rd (Express)
  • Thomson Rd (Express)
  • Newton Rd (Express)
  • Scotts Rd
    – Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
    – Env Bldg
    – Far East Plaza
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
    – Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Rendezvous Hotel S’pore DT21
    – NTUC Income Ctr CC2
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25 CC3
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
  • Collyer Quay
    – OUE Bayfront EW14NS26
  • Raffles Quay
    – One Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp MAS Bldg EW15
    – Shenton Way Ter
  • Shenton Way
    – Shenton Way Ter
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • Anson Rd
    – Hub Synergy Pt
  • Robinson Rd
    – Aft Capital Twr EW15
    – Raffles Pl Stn Exit F EW14NS26
  • Fullerton Rd
    – Fullerton Sq EW14NS26
  • Esplanade Dr
    – Esplanade Bridge CC3
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU CC2
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Orchard Turn
    – Opp Ngee Ann City
    – Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
  • Scotts Rd
    – Royal Plaza On Scotts
    – Opp Env Bldg
    – Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
  • Newton Rd (Express)
  • Thomson Rd (Express)
  • Braddell Rd (Express)
  • Bishan Rd
    – Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Blk 332
    – Blk 354
    – Blk 346
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 (Express)
  • Ang Mo Kio St 63
    – Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot

Note:

  • No alighting and boarding at Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[AM Peak]: Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot → Shenton Way Bus Terminal
[PM Peak]: Shenton Way Bus TerminalAng Mo Kio Bus Depot
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Robinson Rd
Route Length 18.4 km (D1) | 19.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 76 mins (AM Peak) | 89 mins (PM Peak)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang Stn
0720 – 0735 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Shenton Way
1820 – 1835 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
15 mins 15 mins

 

Service 128 is a supplementary peak hour route and MRT parallel service for commuters who seek alternative travel routes during peak hours. The route links Ang Mo Kio and Bishan with Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut and Shenton Way, operating two City-bound trips in the morning and two return trips in the evenings. This service does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Because boarding and alighting is not allowed within Ang Mo Kio Depot, the first and last stop of the route is at Yio Chu Kang Station / Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn respectively along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.

This service is unique in being a basic bus service that only operates only during weekday peak hours and serves the CBD. Most other peak-hour routes in the CBD are non-basic, such as Express, Fast-Forward and Premium services. On the eves of selected public holidays (such as Christmas eve and New Years’ eve), operating hours for return trips are brought forward to 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

No boarding and alighting is allowed at Ang Mo Kio Depot. Alighting is not allowed at Shenton Way Terminal.

The number of trips for Bus Service 128 during Morning and Evening peak were reduced from 4 to 2 from 27 June 2016 due to low ridership of the bus service.

MRT Stations Served:

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

Fleet: Service 128′s fleet comprises of Scania K230UB buses.


 

Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 2008 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

History:

  • 2008 (07 Jul): Introduced as a 6-month trial service. Peak hour service plying from Ang Mo Kio Depot to Shenton Way during morning peak hours and Shenton Way to Ang Mo Kio Depot during evening peak hours.
  • 2009 (02 Feb): Amended to skip Lor 1, 2 and 6 Toa Payoh and skip bus stops along Braddell Road, Thomson Road and Newton Road, thus skipping Novena, Toa Payoh and Braddell MRT Stations.
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (29 Jul): Revision of operating hours, frequency reduced from 12mins to 10mins.
  • 2016 (27 Jun): Revision of operating hours, number of trips reduced from 4 to 2.
  • 2017 (26 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Past Routings:

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