SBS Transit Bus Service 16

SBS Transit Bus Service 16 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Bukit Merah, passing through Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Orchard Road and Tiong Bahru.

Service 16 will be temporarily amended due to Thomson-East Coast Line development works for about 12 Months from 09 Apr 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 16: Bedok ↔ Bukit Merah
Direction 1
Towards Bukit Merah
Direction 2
Towards Bedok
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • Bedok Sth Rd
    – Panasonic
    – Fujitec S’pore Ltd
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Casafina
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Siglap Sth CC
    – Opp Goodwill Ct
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Springvale
  • Siglap Rd
    – Bef Sekolah Indonesia
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
  • Marine Terr
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec)
    – Blk 19
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 34
  • Still Rd Sth
    – Opp D’Ecosia
  • East Coast Rd
    – The Family Holy Ch
  • Joo Chiat Rd
    – Marshall Lane
  • Dunman Rd
    – Maranatha Hall
    – Tg Katong Sec Sch
    – Bef Old Airport Rd
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60 CC8
    – Blk 22 CC7
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp S.A. Deaf
  • Nicoll Highway
    – Natl Stadium
    – Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
    – Suntec City
  • Stamford Rd
    – Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
    – SMU
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Grange Rd
    – Natl Youth Council
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22
  • Paterson Rd
    – Aft Orchard Blvd
  • Irwell Bank Rd
    – Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Kim Seng Rd
    – The Trillium
    – Opp Great World City
    – Grand Copthorne Hotel
  • Outram Rd
    – Aft Furama RiverFront
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 18
    – Ctrl Green Condo
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
    – Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
  • Henderson Rd
    – Aft Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Blk 116
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Bt Merah Ctrl
    – Bt Merah Int
  • Henderson Rd
    – Opp Blk 116
    – Bef Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
    – Tiong Bahru Pk
    – Tiong Bahru Plaza EW17
    – Blk 1
  • Zion Rd
    – Blk 2B
    – Blk 94
    – The Boys’ Brigade HQ
    – Opp Great World City
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
    – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Paterson Rd
    – Bef Orchard Blvd
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22
    – Opp Somerset Stn 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 Suntec City
    – Opp Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
    – Opp Natl Stadium
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – S.A. Deaf
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Blk 39 CC7
    – Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8
  • Dunman Rd
    – Aft Old Airport Rd
    – Dunman View
    – Opp Maranatha Hall
  • Joo Chiat Rd
    – Aft Duku Rd
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp The Family Holy Ch
  • Still Rd Sth
    – D’Ecosia
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
  • Marine Cres
    – Blk 45
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
  • Siglap Rd
    – Opp Sekolah Indonesia
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Crescendo Bldg
    – Opp Chiang Ct
    – Opp Siglap Sth CC
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Opp Casafina/Temasek JC
  • Bedok Sth Rd
    – Aft Bedok Sth Ave 1
    – Opp Panasonic
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange  Bukit Merah Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Orchard, Tiong Bahru
Route Length 21.9 km (D1) | 21.5 km (D2)
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from Bedok
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

Route History

Spanning from Bedok to Bukit Merah, Service 16 connects the housing estates of Marine Parade, Old Airport, Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru, as well as private estates around Joo Chiat and Upper East Coast, with connections to the City areas of Bras Basah, Orchard Road and Havelock. The route is well utilized between housing estates and the City, while also benefiting the Joo Chiat area with bus connections by plying a unique stretch of Joo Chiat Road.

The route compliments Service 14 between the Mountbatten area and Orchard Road. Between Marine Parade and Orchard Road, the route compliments Service 36 by often being less crowded, although taking a longer route. Demand for the service is moderate to high throughout the day owing to unique sectors and City-estate connections.

From September 2010, the route was amended to skip the Stadium area due to the construction of the new Singapore Sports Hub. It remains to be seen if Service 16 will be amended back to serve the Stadium area, which is currently, only served by Service 11.

Bus Service 16 is affected by the temporary closure of Joo Chiat Rd from 9 Apr 2017 to April 2018 due to Thomson-East Coast Line works.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Upp East Coast Rd (Crescendo Bldg) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0630hrs

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

Fleet: See Above.


Gallery:

 

 


Operator History:

  • 1976 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

History:

  • 1976: Introduced between Marine Terrace and Telok Blangah Heights
  • 1980: Amended to Bt Merah Int
  • 1981: Amended to Marine Parade Ter
  • 1987: Amended to serve Kallang Park / National Stadium in both directions after 1845hrs
  • 1990/91: Amended to serve Zion Rd / Kim Seng Rd / Outram Rd instead of Lower Delta Rd and River Valley Rd
  • 1993: Extended to Changi Airport PTB1 and PTB2 following merger with Service 149
  • 1994: Introduction of Express Service 16E, which plies along ECP on certain sectors and operates during the peak hours
  • ???: Amended to serve Kallang Park / National Stadium all-day
  • 1998 (Sep): Shortened back to Marine Parade Terminal when Express service 16E was converted to full-day trunk service and renumbered Service 36
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Link with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2002 (Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Walk/Cres due to Circle Line construction works.
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Diverted via Kallang Road until 6th Dec 2004 due to Nicoll Highway Collapse
  • 2007 (19 Aug): Extended to Bedok Interchange via Upper East Coast Rd, Bedok South Ave 1, Bedok South Rd & Bedok North Ave 1
  • 2010 (29 Sep): Amended to Mountbatten Rd, skipping Stadium Blvd, Stadium Cres, Stadium Rd & Stadium Walk due to Singapore Sports Hub construction works.
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2017 (09 Apr): Amended to East Coast Rd / Still Rd South temporarily due to Thomson-East Coast Line construction works

Past Routings:


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