SBS Transit Bus Service 26

SBS Transit Bus Service 26 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Toa Payoh, passing through Chai Chee Drive, Changi Road, Geylang Road, Kallang Bahru and Jalan Toa Payoh.


Route:

Bus Service 26: Bedok ↔ Toa Payoh
Direction 1
Towards Toa Payoh
Direction 2
Towards Bedok
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • Chai Chee St
    – Opp Blk 42
    – Opp Blks 50/51
    – Opp Blk 53
  • Chai Chee Dr
    – Aft Chai Chee St
    -Bef New Upp Changi Rd
  • Changi Rd
    – Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
    – Bef Siglap Plain
    – Mjd Kassim EW6
    – Bef Lor 110 Changi
    – Aft Kg Eunos
    – Aft Lor 106 Changi
    – Joo Chiat Cplx
  • Geylang Rd
    – Blk 14 Mkt/FC
    – City Plaza
    – Opp Lor 39 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 34 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 28 Geylang
    – Bef Lor 18 Geylang
    – Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
    – Aft Sims Way
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C EW10
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Opp Kallang Pl
  • Kallang Bahru
    – Chubb S’pore
    – Bef Geylang Bahru Stn DT24
  • Geylang Bahru
    – Blk 68 DT24
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – Blk 54
  • Whampoa East (Express)
  • Serangoon Rd
    – St. Michael’s Pl
    – Aft Moonstone Lane
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp St. Andrew’s Village
    – Opp Blk 195
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Stadium
    – Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
    – Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stadium
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Aft Blk 195
    – St. Andrew’s Village
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
  • Geylang Bahru
    – Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn DT24
  • Kallang Bahru
    – Opp Blk 66
    – Blk 16
  • Boon Keng Rd
    – Bef Kallang Pl
  • Lor 1 Geylang
    – Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C EW10
  • Sims Ave
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
    – Yi Xiu Fty Bldg
    – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    – Aft Aljunied Stn EW9
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
    – Aft Tg Katong Cplx EW8CC9
    – Blk 414
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Sims Ave East
    – Casa Sarina
    – Opp Hong San Si Tp
    – Kembangan Stn EW6
    – Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
  • Chai Chee Dr
    – Opp Bedok Sth NPC
    – Opp Blk 55
  • Chai Chee St
    – Blk 53
    – Blk 51
    – Blk 42
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Chai Chee St, Geylang Rd, Sims Ave, Kallang Bahru, Jln Toa Payoh
Route Length 14.8 km (D1) | 13.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bedok
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700 – 1900: 08 – 12 mins
After 1900: 11 – 13 mins
0630 – 0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 09 – 13 mins
1700 – 1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 12 – 15 mins

Bus Service 26 is a inter-town route between Toa Payoh and Bedok, passing through Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Kallang, Geylang, Paya Lebar and Eunos. The route duplicates the East-West Line between Kallang and Kembangan, a sector also shared by Service 2, 67 and many more routes over shorter sectors of Sims Avenue and Changi/Geylang Road.

With multiple parallel routes, demand for this service is low to moderate during offpeak hours between Kallang and Kembangan, and hence mainly serves as a route for Toa Payoh and Geylang Bahru residents heading to Sims Avenue and Geylang and a supplementary route in other areas. During peak hours, the route compliments well with heavy demand between Kallang and Bedok.

Route Amendment (12 June 2016)

26chaicheeBus Service 26 was amended to serve Chai Chee estate from 12 June 2016, serving 5 pairs of new bus stops along Chai Chee Drive and Chai Chee Street. The amendment benefits residents in Chai Chee estate with a direct link to Kembangan MRT Station as well as other amenities along Bus Service 26’s route.

With this amendment, Bus Service 26 will no longer call at Bus Stops 84021 & 84029, New Upp Changi Rd – Blk 32 & Opp Blk 32 respectively as well at Bus Stops 84011 & 84019, New Upp Changi Rd – Chai Chee Ind Pk & Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk respectively.

Previously, only Townlink Bus Service 222 & Peak Period Short Service 222P served Chai Chee estate.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Jalan Toa Payoh (Aft Blk 195)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs, 0539hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs
  • Changi Road (Aft Lor 106 Changi) → Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs

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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Operator History:

  • 1980s– 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package.

History:

  • 1980s: Introduced as Bedok – Bendemeer Road (Loop)
  • 1989: Extended to Toa Payoh Int, merging with Service 148
  • 1994: Amended to ply Jln Kolam Ayer, Bendemeer Rd, Whampoa North and Serangoon Rd instead of plying on Woodsville flyover.
  • 1998 (31 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Temp Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003 (04 May): Amended to ply Geylang Bahru, Bendemeer Rd and Whampoa East instead of Jln Kolam Ayer.
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Amended to serve Chai Chee estate

Past Routings:

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 26

  • 20 June 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    Wise amendment for a stretch with several parallel routes. Can also look into amending a route that makes a loop at Jln Kembangan, calling at the svc 42 1st/last stop, in the direction towards town area to better serve Lengkong Tiga flats & link to Kembangan MRT.

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  • 29 May 2016 at 10:02 PM
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    Good to have service 26 amended, as there are multiple parallel routes! Plus those at Chai Chee can also get to Geylang Serai or Bendemeer in one bus trip.

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    • 23 June 2016 at 1:57 AM
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      I bet TCJ pushed for this. Chai Chee Dr used to be served by Route 222 in only one direction.

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