SBS Transit Bus Service 35

SBS Transit Bus Service 35 is a trunk route running from Bedok Interchange and looping at Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) avenue with an express sector along Changi Coast Road, going via Tanah Merah MRT, Xilin Avenue and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

Service 35 will be amended to ply the new extended Tanah Merah Coast Road from 24 Apr 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 35: Bedok  ALPS Avenue (Loop)
From Bedok
35red
Red Plate
Looping at ALPS Avenue
35white
White Plate
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int
    EW5
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
    – Blk 221A
    – Bedok Sports Cplx
    – The Tanamera Condo
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit B EW4CG
  • Upp Changi Rd East (Express)
  • Xilin Ave
    – S’pore Expo
    – CEVA Freight
    – Builders Ctr
  • Tanah Merah Coast Rd (Express)
  • Tanah Merah Ferry Rd
    – Tanah Merah Ferry Ter
  • Tanah Merah Coast Rd
    – Opp Changi Lodge 2
    – Opp Changi Naval Base
  • Aviation Park Rd (Express)
  • Changi Coast Rd
    – Bef Changi Ferry Rd
  • ALPS Ave
    – Prologis
    – Menlo Worldwide
    – Opp DB Schenker
  • ALPS Ave
    – Expeditors
    – DHL
  • Changi Coast Rd
    – Aft Changi Ferry Rd
  • Aviation Park Rd (Express)
  • Tanah Merah Coast Rd
    – Changi Naval Base
    – Changi Lodge 2
  • Tanah Merah Ferry Rd
    – Tanah Merah Ferry Ter
  • Tanah Merah Coast Rd (Express)
  • Xilin Ave
    – Laguna Natl Country Club
    – Opp Global Logistics Ctr
    – DB Schenker
    – Opp S’pore Expo
  • Upp Changi Rd East (Express)
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn Exit A EW4CG
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 65
    – Blk 27
    – Bedok Stn Exit A EW5
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5

Note:

  • At Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, RED plated Service 35 buses head towards ALPS Avenue while WHITE plated Service 35 buses head towards Tanah Merah and Bedok.
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ ALPS Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Tanah Merah, Xilin Ave, Tanah Merah Ferry Rd, Changi Coast Rd
Route Length 43.5 km
Travelling Time 95 – 105 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bedok 0600 1930 (Weekdays)
0600  1500 (Saturdays)
No Operation on Sundays / Public Holidays
Departure Times from ALPS Ave (Expeditors)
0611  2013 (Weekdays)
0611  1547 (Saturdays)
Frequency Loop Service  
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 15 mins
After 1900: 15 – 15 mins
 

Route History

Introduced in 1995 with the opening of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Service 35 is a trunk route serving the Ferry Terminal, and industries at Changi South, Changi East and Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) areas, and Changi Naval Base, with bus connections to Tanah Merah MRT Station and Bedok Town Centre / MRT StationBus Interchange. It is also the only regular bus route to serve Changi Coast Road and Tanah Merah Coast Road.

The route also skips two pairs of bus stops between Tanah Merah MRT and Xilin Avenue. Demand for the route is concentrated around the peak hours owing to high demand from industries at Changi South. From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, daily ferry services operate to various destinations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

As Service 35 calls at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal twice in a single trip, it employs a coloured service plate for easier identification. Red plate will indicate buses heading to ALPS, and white plate indicates buses heading towards Tanah Merah and Bedok.

The Airport Logistics Park is not a restricted area and buses will not be subject to security checks before entering (unlike Changi Airport Basement terminals). The checkpoint at the entrance of ALPS Avenue is used for cargo only.

Double-decker buses were reintroduced to this route since 3 Aug 2015.

Operating Hours

Service 35 operates on weekdays from 6.00am to 7.30pm, and on Saturdays from 6.00am to 3.00pm. 

At all other times, a route variant Service 35M operates, plying Service 35’s old route between Bedok Int and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Service 35M’s operating hours are weekdays from 7.45pm to 11.15pm, Saturdays from 3.15pm to 11.15pm and on Sundays & Public Holidays from 6.00am to 11.15pm


BSEP Route extension (2014)

From Monday, 15th December 2014, Service 35 was extended to the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) during the day, with an express sector along Changi Coast Road. The route now serves an additional 5 new bus stops, with one pair along Changi Coast Road (near Changi Ferry Road), and the remaining three along ALPS Avenue. The route extension is classified as the 36th new service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the 4th route extension after 119, 11 and 123M.

The extended route enhanced connectivity to the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) and support the commuting needs of staff working at ALPS. Before the extension of Service 35 to ALPS, the commuting needs of the workers within ALPS were met with a shuttle service during peak hours to and fro from Tanah Merah MRT Station, formerly operated by Woodlands Transport. Within ALPS, two more bus stops were added by early 2015, in addition to the existing three stops along ALPS Avenue.

Tanah Merah Coast Road extension (2017)

With the construction of Changi Airport Terminal 5, a large section of Changi Coast Road (parallel to Changi Airport’s Runway 02C/20C) was closed. A widened Tanah Merah Coast Road opened to traffic on 22 April 2017 at 1900hrs, linking up with Aviation Park Road via the eastern coastline. Service 35 plies the realigned road twice in a single trip, lengthening each trip by 8 kilometres, Two new pairs bus stops for Service 35 were also along Tanah Merah Coast Rd, near Changi Lodge 2 and Changi Naval Base. 


MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • ALPS Avenue (Opp DB Schenker)  Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0610hrs, 0623hrs, 0636hrs
    Saturdays: 0610hrs, 0622hrs, 0634hrs

Route variants:

  • SBS Transit Service 35MBedok Int ↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Loop)
    Weekdays: 1945 – 2315
    Saturdays: 1515 – 2315
    Sundays/PHs: 0600 – 2315

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Operator History:

  • 1995 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Bedok Bus Package. 

History:

  • 1995 (09 Jul): Introduced between Bedok Int and Tanah Merah Ferry Road, following the opening of the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to call at the bus stops outside Bedok Station in both directions due to the opening of Bedok Temp Interchange.
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to the new air-conditioned Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2014 (15 Dec): Extended to loop at ALPS Avenue during selected times of day, existing route renumbered Service 35M and operates during off-peak hours. Classified as 36th service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
  • 2015 (16 Feb): Calls at additional pair of stops along Alps Ave, outside Prologis and DHL.
  • 2015 (03 Aug): Start of WAB Double-Decker bus deployments
  • 2017 (24 Apr): Amended to ply Tanah Merah Coast Road and Aviation Park Rd due to partial closure of Changi Coast Road

Past Routings:


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