SBS Transit Townlink Bus Service 268

SBS Transit Townlink Bus Service 268 is a Townlink service running between SBS Transit East District (Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot), Yio Chu Kang MRT Station, Ang Mo Kio MRT Station and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, looping at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. It passes through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, 4, 3, Ang Mo Kio MRT and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2.

Along with Townlink Bus Service 265, it is one of only two Feeder Bus Routes to start from a bus depot.

Shortworking Trips 268B & 268C replace Peak Period Short Service 268P from 01 September 2016.


Route Information:

Loop Service (via Ang Mo Kio Ave 5)
  • Ang Mo Kio St 63
    – Ang Mo Kio Depot*
    – SBST East District
  • Ang Mo Kio St 64
    – SMRT Buses AMK Depot
  • Ang Mo Kio St 62
    – Bef Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
    – Opp AMK Police Division HQ
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Comm Hosp
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    – Blk 622
    – Blk 641
    – Bet Blks 152/155
    – Blk 163
    – Blk 110
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Pri Sch
    – Blk 129
    – Blk 700B
    – Ang Mo Kio Stn
    – Blk 586
    – Blk 570
    – Blk 564
    – Blk 5022
  • Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2
    – Blk 5028
    – Blk 5046
    – Blk 5056
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Express)
  • Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2
    – Sing Ind Cplx
    – Opp Tyco Electronics
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Techplace 2
    – Aft Blk 5000
  • Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2
    – Blk 5084
    – Opp Blk 5043
    – Opp Blk 5023
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 5022
    – Opp Blk 565
    – Blk 452
    – Blk 427
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn
    – Blk 324
    – Blk 209
    – Ang Mo Kio Pri Sch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    – Blk 258
    – Blk 170
    – Opp Blk 155
    – Blk 612
    – Opp Blk 622
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
    – Ang Mo Kio Comm Hosp
    – AMK Police Div HQ
  • Ang Mo Kio St 62
    – Aft Ang Mo Kio Fire Stn
  • Ang Mo Kio St 64
    – Opp SMRT Buses AMK Depot
  • Ang Mo Kio St 63
    – Opp SBST East District
    – Ang Mo Kio Depot*

Note: No boarding and alighting at Ang Mo Kio Depot.

MRT Stations served by this route:

Technical Information
Route SBST East District (Ang Mo Kio Depot) ↺ Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through AMK Ave 9, 4, 3, AMK MRT, AMK Industrial Park 2
Route Length 17.1km
Travelling Time 75 – 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package
Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Depot
0530 – 0035 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 10 mins
After 1930: 10 – 14 mins

Townlink Bus Service 268 serves Ang Mo Kio Neighbourhoods 1, 2, 6 and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 with connections to Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Yio Chu Kang station, and various other public amenities. It is the only Ang Mo Kio Townlink/Feeder route which does not call at Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange. Instead, it only calls at a pair of bus stops outside Ang Mo Kio MRT Station.

As an industrial service, demand is very strong during peak hours between Ang Mo Kio MRT and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park II. Additional trips in the morning performed by Shortworking Trip 268A help to increase capacity and frequency. Portions of its residential route are shared with Services 76 and 269, which help to relieve high demand.

As no boarding and alighting is allowed at Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot, the first stop of this route is 55239 SBST East District along AMK St 63, and the last stop is 55231 Opp SBST East District along AMK St 63.

In 2014, a Peak Period Short Service variant of this route, 268P, was introduced. It duplicates Service 268’s route between Yio Chu Kang MRT and Ang Mo Kio MRT and operates during peak hours only. The service was renumbered and split into shortworking trips 268B & 268C from 1 Sep 2016 as part of Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.

Special Departures:
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Blk 700B) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 → Ang Mo Kio Depot
    Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs, 0538hrs + Weekdays PM Peak
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 268A: Ang Mo Kio Depot → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Techplace 2)
    Weekdays AM Peak hours, 0646hrs – 0846hrs. Frequency of 11 – 29 mins
  • Service 268B: Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 (Opp AMK Police Div HQ) → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)
    Weekday Peak Hours, 0630hrs – 0813hrs & 1755hrs – 1901hrs.
  • Service 268C: Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 (AMK Police Div HQ)
    Weekday Peak Hours, 0701hrs – 0808hrs & 1658hrs – 1839hrs.

Fare: Fares for Townlink Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Operator History:
  • 1980 – 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 Seletar Bus Package.

History:
  • 1980: Introduced as Service 263 plying between Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 2 and Ang Mo Kio St 61. Later amended to Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 & 9 that same year.
  • 1981: Amended to start from Ang Mo Kio Depot
  • 1983: Amended to loop to Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 2
  • 1984: Amended to serve Ang Mo Kio St 62/63/64
  • 1997 (20 Apr): Directly renumbered to Service 268, given Townlink status
  • 2002 (24 Mar): Merged with Service 267 with the opening of Ang Mo Kio Temp Int to serve Ang Mo Kio Ave 12.
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Skipped Ang Mo Kio Ave 12 & 5 and part of Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 with the closure of Ang Mo Kio Ave 12
  • 2003 (03 Aug): Amended to Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 and Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.
  • 2005 (01 Dec): Extended to ply Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 in the direction of AMK Ind Pk (Techplace II) due to redevelopment of a section of Ang Mo Kio Ind Park 2
  • 2008 (01 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2014 (06 May): Peak Period Short Service route variant 268P introduced
  • 2016 (01 Sep): Peak Period Short Service route variant 268P converted to shortworking trips 268B & 268C.
Past Routings:
  • 1980: Ang Mo Kio Ind. Pk II (/s Blk 5093), AMK Ave 3, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 9, AMK St 61, AMK Ave 6, AMK Ave 9, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 3, AMK Ind Pk II
  • 1982: Ang Mo Kio Depot, AMK Ave 9, AMK St 61, AMK Ave 6, AMK Ave 9, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 3, AMK Ind Pk 2. Return direction from AMK Ind Pk 2 via AMK Ave 3, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 9, AMK St 61, AMK Ave 6, AMK Ave 9, Ang Mo Kio Depot
  • 1984: Ang Mo Kio Depot, AMK St 63, AMK St 64, AMK St 62, AMK Ave 9, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 3, AMK Ind Pk 2, (U-turn at Blk 5094), AMK Ind Pk 2, AMK Ave 3, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 9, AMK St 62, AMK St 64, AMK St 63, Ang Mo Kio Depot
  • 2002: Ang Mo Kio Depot, AMK St 63, AMK St 64, AMK St 62, AMK Ave 9, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 3, AMK Ind Pk 2, AMK Ave 5, AMK Ind Pk 2, AMK Ave 3, AMK Ave 4, AMK Ave 9, AMK St 62, AMK St 64, AMK St 63, Ang Mo Kio Depot
  • 2005: Amended to current routing. No major amendments since 2005.

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External Links & References:

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