SBS Transit Bus Service 28

SBS Transit Bus Service 28 is a trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Tampines East, Bedok Reservoir, Changi Road and Bartley Road. With Services 8 and 31, it is one of three services between these two interchanges.


Route:

Bus Service 28: Tampines ↔ Toa Payoh
Direction 1
Towards Toa Payoh
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int
    EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 401
  • Tampines St 41
    – Blk 417
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Blk 496F
    – Blk 493B
  • Tampines St 45
    – Blk 491C
    – Opp Blk 489A
    – Opp Blk 487B
  • Tampines St 34
    – East Spring Sec Sch
  • Tampines St 32
    – Blk 331
    – Blk 307A
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 285
    – The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 101
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
    – The Clearwater Condo
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30
    – Blk 109
    – Bet Blks 139/140
    – Opp Blk 220 CP
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Blk 27
    – Bedok Stn Exit A EW5
    – Opp Blk 32
    – Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
  • 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
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit D EW8CC9
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit C EW8CC9
    – Opp CISCO Ctr
    – MacPherson Stn Exit C CC10DT26
    – Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
    – Le Crescendo
  • Upp Paya Lebar Rd
    – Aft Tai Seng Stn CC11
    – Asiawide Ind Bldg
    – Aft Paya Lebar St
  • Bartley Rd
    – Aft Upp Paya Lebar Rd
    – Bartley Stn Exit A CC12
    – Opp Bartley Chr Ch
    – Opp Gambir Ridge
    – Bef Upp S’goon Rd
  • Braddell Rd
    – S’pore Power Trg Inst
    – PUB Recreation Club
    – Bef Braddell Flyover
    – ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd
    – Blk 219
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 1
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 56
    – Opp Chung Hwa Free Clinic
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Int NS19
    – Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
    – Chung Hwa Free Clinic
    – Jackson Sq
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 237
  • Braddell Rd
    – Blk 147
    – BCA Academy
    – Aft Lynwood Gr
    – Opp PUB Recreation Club
    – Opp S’pore Power Trg Inst
  • Bartley Rd
    – Aft Upp S’goon Rd
    – Gambir Ridge
    – Bartley Chr Ch
    – Aft Bartley Stn Exit B CC12
    – Bef Upp Paya Lebar Rd
  • Upp Paya Lebar Rd
    – Opp Paya Lebar St
    – Opp Asiawide Ind Bldg
    – Opp Tai Seng Stn CC11
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
    – Citipoint Ind Cplx
    – MacPherson Stn Exit B CC10DT26
    – CISCO Ctr
    – Paya Lebar Stn Exit B EW8CC9
  • Sims Ave
    – Aft Tg Katong Cplx
    – Blk 414
    – Eunos Stn/Int EW7
  • Sims Ave East
    – Casa Sarina
    – Opp Hong San Si Tp
    – Kembangan Stn EW6
    – Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Chai Chee Ind Pk
    – Blk 32
    – Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
    – Blk 221A
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Blk 220 CP
    – Blk 403
    – Blk 506
    – Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Opp The Clearwater Condo
    – Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
  • Tampines St 32
    – Ngee Ann Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 331
  • Tampines St 34
    – Eden Condo
  • Tampines St 45
    – Blk 487B
    – Blk 489B
    – Dunman Sec Sch
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Blk 484
    – Blk 430
  • Tampines St 41
    – Blk 418
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 503
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int
    EW2DT32

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Tampines East, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok, Bartley Rd, Braddell Rd
Route Length 23.6 km (D1) | 23.1 km (D2)
Traveling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
 

12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Departure Times from Tampines
0540 – 0000 (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0555 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 11 mins
After 1900: 12 – 17 mins

 

Route History

Service 28 is one of three bus services between Tampines and Toa Payoh, along with services 8 and 31. The route connects the residential areas of Toa Payoh, Bartley, MacPherson, Geylang Serai, Bedok and Tampines, while also serving industries around Paya Lebar and numerous MRT stations along the route. Introduced in 1995 between Bedok and Tampines, the route was extended to Toa Payoh in 2000, and amended into its present form (via Tampines St 32, 34 and 45) in 2003.

By utilizing Bartley Road and Paya Lebar Road, Service 28 offers a fast connection between Toa Payoh Estate and Paya Lebar/Eunos. In addition, the sector between Bedok MRT and Tampines Interchange is well-commuted, serving many estates along the way with connections to both MRT stations. At the Tampines East side, this service compliments Townlink 293 between Tampines Int and Tampines Street 45.

Demand for this service is consistently high throughout the day, notably between Bedok and Tampines. The fleet comprises a majority of double-decker buses.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit B)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0601hrs, 0608hrs, 0616hrs, 0624hrs
    Saturdays: 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0606hrs, 0616hrs, 0626hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0620hrs
  • Bedok North Avenue 3 (Bet Blks 139/140)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0557hrs, 0606hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0551hrs, 0602hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0540hrs, 0550hrs, 0600hrs

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


Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 1984 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:
  • 1995: Introduced between Tampines and Bedok, via Tampines Ave 9.
  • 2000 (29 Oct): Merged with Service 152, extended from Bedok to Toa Payoh (Temp) Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003: Amended to compliment Townlink 291 and 293’s East loop route, plying Tampines Ave 9, St 45, 32 & 34 in both directions
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
Past Routings:
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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 28

  • 14 December 2016 at 12:51 AM
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    Nah, the new 129 offers a much faster way from Toa Payoh to Tampines

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