SBS Transit Bus Service 147

SBS Transit Bus Service 147 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Int and Clementi Int, passing through Hougang Avenue 8, Yio Chu Kang Road, Serangoon MRT, Little India, Bras Basah, Chinatown, Bukit Merah and Commonwealth Avenue West.

Bus Service 147 will be affected by a removal of bus stop along Kampong Bahru Road from 26 Nov 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 147: Hougang Central ↔ Clementi
Direction 1
From Hougang Central
Direction 2
From Clementi
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – The Midtown
    – Blk 465A
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Opp Punggol Pk
    – Blk 434
    – Blk 532
    – Montfort Sch
    – Blk 502
    – Blk 608
    – Opp Xinmin Pr Sch
    – Blk 632
  • Hougang Ave 2
    – Opp Blk 634
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – 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
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 206
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413 NE12CC13
    – Blk 403
    – Aft Sunshine Lodge
    – Aft Bartley Rd
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit A NE11
    – Opp Woodleigh Pk
    – Opp Blk 101
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit B NE10
    – Sant Ritz
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9
    – Bef Lavender St
  • Jln Besar
    – Hoa Nam Bldg
    – Aft Allenby Rd
    – Opp Veerasamy Rd
    – Jln Besar Stn Exit A DT22
  • Bencoolen St
    – Fortune Ctr
    – Opp Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
  • Victoria St
    – Aft CHIJMES
  • Hill St
    – Grand Park City Hall
    – High St Ctr
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Clarke Quay Stn NE5
    – Hong Lim Pk NE5
    – Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit H EW16NE3
    – Opp New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Aft Blair Rd
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Blk 149
    – Blk 140
    – Blk 111
    – Blk 104
    – Opp Blk 120
    – Bt Merah Town Ctr
    – SPRING S’pore Bldg
    – Opp Blk 28
    – Opp Blk 2
  • Queensway
    – Aft Queenstown NPC HQ
    – Opp Queen’s Cl
    – Aft C’wealth Dr
    – Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
  • C’wealth Ave
    – C’wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20
    – Opp Blk 7B
    – Opp Blk 43 EW21CC22
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Buona Vista Stn EW21CC22
    – Blk 19A CP
    – SP SMA
    – Dover Stn EW22
    – Opp Sch Of Science & Tech
    – Blk 410
    – Opp Blk 329
    – Clementi Stn EW23
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
    – NTUC Fairprice
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Blk 365
    – Sch Of Science & Tech
    – Dover Stn EW22
    – Opp SP SMA
    – Opp Blk 19A CP
    – Blk 15
  • C’wealth Ave
    – Blk 43 EW21CC22
    – Blk 8
    – C’wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20
  • Queensway
    – Queenstown Polyclinic
    – Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
    – Blk 19
    – Blk 166
  • Jln Bt Merah
    – Opp OG Fty
    – Blk 1
    – Opp Pacific Tech Ctr
    – Opp SPRING S’pore Bldg
    – Opp Bt Merah Town Ctr
    – Blk 119
    – Blk 201
    – Opp Blk 140
    – Opp Blk 149
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Aft Jln Bt Merah
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – Aft Hosp Dr EW16NE3
    – Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3
    – Pearl’s Ctr EW16NE3
    – People’s Pk Ctr NE4DT19
    – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
  • Hill St
    – Old Hill St Police Stn
    – Stamford Ct
  • Stamford Rd
    – SMU CC2
  • Prinsep St
    – Sch of The Arts
  • Selegie Rd
    – Peace Ctr
    – Selegie Ctr
  • S’goon Rd
    – Tekka Ctr
    – Broadway Hotel
    – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp NE8
    – Sri Vadapathira K Tp
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – 18 Woodsville
    – Potong Pasir Stn Exit C NE10
    – Blk 103
    – Aft Woodleigh Pk
    – Woodleigh Stn Exit B NE11
    – Bef Braddell Rd
    – Aft Sommerville Rd
    – Aft Wolskel Rd
    – S’goon Stn Exit H NE12CC13
  • S’goon Ctrl
    – Blk 261
  • 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
  • Hougang Ave 2
    – Blk 634
  • Hougang Ave 8
    – Blk 639
    – Xinmin Pr Sch
    – Blk 679
    – Bef Blk 683
    – Opp Montfort Sch
    – Blk 535
    – Blk 436
    – Punggol Pk
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – Blk 355
    – Opp The Midtown
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Hougang Central Bus Interchange  Clementi Bus Interchange
Passes Through Hougang Ave 8, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Serangoon MRT, Potong Pasir, Little India, Bras Basah, Clarke Quay, Outram Park, Bukit Merah, Queensway, C’wealth Ave West
Route Length 27.9km (D1) | 27.3km (D2)
Travelling Time 115 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Hougang Bus Depot
 (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Dennis Trident
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Hougang Ctrl
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 13 mins
After 1900: 07 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 11 mins

Route History

Service 147 is an trunk route serving many residential areas along its route such as Clementi, Commonwealth, Bukit Merah, Serangoon and Hougang. Running from West to Northeast of Singapore, the route cuts through the City, also serving Chinatown, Bras Basah and Little India. It also duplicates the North East Line from Outram Park to Serangoon and Hougang.

This service was slated to be amended during the North-East Line Bus Rationalization of 2003 which intended to delete unnecessary sectors of various bus routes to avoid duplication with the new North-East MRT Line (NEL). However, it was later spared from rationalization along with Service 133. Currently, long segments of route which duplicate the NEL still receives generous passenger numbers.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Jalan Bukit Merah (Opp Blk 120) → Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0627hrs, 0542hrs, 0639hrs
  • Jalan Bukit Merah (Opp OG Fty)  Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0559hrs
    Saturdays: 0557hrs
  • Serangoon Road (Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp)  Hougang Central Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0601hrs, 0612hrs
    Saturdays: 0550hrs, 0600hrs, 0610hrs, 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0605hrs, 0620hrs, 0635hrs

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 147A: Hougang Ctrl Int → New Bridge Rd (opp Pearl’s Ctr)
    Weekdays AM Peak only

Service 147A helps to relieve morning peak demand between Hougang and Serangoon to Little India and Chinatown.

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


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 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 Clementi Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Lor 6 Toa Payoh and Commonwealth Ave/North Buona Vista Rd, operated by Associated Bus Services. On 02 Aug, amended to Toa Payoh Town Centre.
  • 1981: Amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983 (26 Dec): Amended to loop at Potong Pasir Ave 1
  • 1984 (01 Jul): Amended to Potong Pasir Ter
  • 1985 (05 May): Amended to Potong Pasir Ave 2 & 3 before terminating at Potong Pasir Ter
  • 1985 (30 Jun): Extended to Jurong East Int
  • 1992 (29 Mar): Merged with service 83 and extended to Upp Serangoon Ter. At the same time, amended to Serangoon Rd / Jln Besar instead of Bugis and Lavender
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Alternate trips terminated at Clementi MRT Station
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Shortened to Clementi interchange with the extension of service 105. Alternate trips withdrawn.
  • 1994 (17 Dec): Amended to Hougang Central Int
  • 1999: Amended to ply Prinsep Street
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2006 (30 Oct): Designated as a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB), the second WAB service in Singapore.
  • 2011 (16 Oct): With the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for the construction of the Downtown Line, this service was amended to serve Middle Rd & Bencoolen St
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Resume plying Bencoolen Street with the completion of Downtown Line works
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at B/S 10018 Aft Hosp Dr, Eu Tong Sen St instead of B/S 10039 Bef Hosp Dr, Kg Bahru Rd due to B/S Removal

Past Routings:

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