SBS Transit Service 401

SBS Transit Service 401 is a trunk route serving East Coast Park, running from Bedok Interchange to East Coast Park via Marine Parade and Old Airport Road. This service only operates on Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays.


 

Route:

Bus Service 401: Bedok ↺ Fort Road (Loop)
From Bedok
Looping at Fort Road
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int
    EW5
  • Bedok Nth Ave 1 (Express)
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Opp Blk 32
    – Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
  • Siglap Rd
    – Flamingo Valley
    – Opp Cheviot Hill
    – Aft Elite Pk Ave
    – Bef Sekolah Indonesia
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
  • Siglap Lk
    – Siglap Lk
  • ECP (Express)
  • East Coast Pk Svc Rd
    – Cable Ski Pk
    – Bef CP D5
    – CP D3
    – Opp Victoria JC
    – Aft CP C4
    – Marine Cove
  • Still Rd Sth (Express)
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Aft Katong PO
    – Opp Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
  • Dunman Rd
    – Bef Old Airport Rd
  • Old Airport Rd
    – Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60 CC8
    – Blk 22
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Mountbatten Stn Exit B CC7
    – Bef Wilkinson Rd
  • Fort Rd
    – Opp Fort Gdns
  • East Coast Pk Svc Rd
    – CP B1
    – Tg Katong Flyover
    – Opp P/G @ Big Splash
    – Opp Parkland Green
    – Opp CP C3
    – Opp CP C4
    – Opp CP D3
    – Bef CP E1
    – Opp Cable Ski Pk
  • ECP (Express)
  • Bedok Sth Ave 1 (Express)
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Laguna Pk
    – Victoria Sch
  • Siglap Rd
    – Opp Sekolah Indonesia
    – Bef Elite Pk Ave
    – Bef Siglap Dr
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Chai Chee Ind Pk
    – Blk 32
  • Bedok Nth Ave 1 (Express)
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int
    EW5

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ Fort Road (Loop)
Passes Through Siglap Rd, East Coast Pk Svc Rd, Marine Parade, Old Airport Rd
Route Length 25.5 km
Travelling Time 61 – 75 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 Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Bedok 1400hrs – 2200hrs (Saturdays)
1000hrs – 2000hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: –
0831 – 1659: 17 mins
1700 – 1900: 16 – 17 mins
After 1900: 16 mins

Route History

Service 401 serves East Coast Park with connections to Bedok, Marine Parade and Old Airport. The route plies East Coast Park Service Road between Fort Road and Bedok South Avenue 1 (Laguna flyover), for the convenience of commuters heading to East Coast Park. The service only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Eves of Public Holidays.

Demand is moderate to high with park-goers relying on the service between East Coast Park and Bedok, Dakota and Mountbatten MRT stations. The route also compliments Service 31 between Marine Parade Road and Old Airport Road.

(Outdated) Parks 401 route diagram
(Outdated) Parks 401 route diagram

Formerly designated as a Parks service in 2005 (serving East Coast Park), it was reverted back to a normal trunk route in 2009. The route graphic produced by SBS Transit reflects Guillemard Road, which was served only between 2006 and 2008 when part of Old Airport Road was closed for Dakota Station construction (Circle MRT Line).

MRT Stations Served:

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:

  • 1970s – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

History:

  • 1976: Introduced from Kg Chai Chee to Big Splash (Loop), operating on Sundays and Public Holidays only
  • 1985 (08 Sep): Amended to Bedok Int, with the closure of Chai Chee Terminal.
  • 1989 (03 Sep): Extended along East Coast Park Service Rd to loop at Fort Rd, serving East Coast Park Service Rd in both directions
  • 2003 (07 Jun): Extended to ply Orchard Rd and loop at Tomlinson Road on a trial basis
  • 2004 (04 Dec): Shortened to its present route of looping at Fort Rd plying Marine Parade Rd, Amber Rd, Tanjong Katong Rd, Old Airport Rd & Mountbatten Rd. No longer serves the full stretch of East Coast Park Rd in both directions. Operations extended to Saturdays.
  • 2005 (14 Nov): Classified as a Parks Service
  • 2006 (19 Mar) to 2008 (28 Dec): Amended to ply Guillemard Camp Rd, Guillemard Rd and Cassia Link due to due to the closure of part of Dunman Rd/Old Airport Rd for Circle Line construction
  • 2009 (15 Mar): Reverted back to normal trunk service.
  • 2017 (21 Aug): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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