(Defunct) SBS Transit Parks Bus Service 408

SBS Transit Parks 408 was a Parks service running from HarbourFront Interchange and looping at Port Road, serving Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Hortpark and Labrador Park. It was the last Parks service in operation.

Parks Bus Service 408 was withdrawn on 01 Aug 2016.

Route Information
Route HarbourFront Bus Interchange ↺ Port Road WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Henderson Rd, Depot Rd, Alexandra Rd
Route Length 14.5km
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Former Operator SBS Transit
Former Depot Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Former Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Operating Days Service Withdrawn
Departure Times from Harbourfront
Service Withdrawn
Frequency Loop Service
Service Withdrawn

Route History

Service 408 links the transport node of HarbourFront MRT and Bus Interchange with Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Hortpark and Labrador Park, while also serving residents of Telok Blangah Heights / Depot Road, and Telok Blangah / Labrador Park MRT stations. The service is aimed at park-goers and improves public transport connectivity to the park.

Introduced in 2005 as one of five Parks services, the route primarily served Labrador Park. It underwent a major amendment in 2009 to increase its catchment area via Depot Road and another minor amendment in 2014 to skip Telok Blangah Street 32. This service has two u-turn points, one at Labrador Villa Road (Carpark A) and the other at Port Road (Carpark B).

The route was withdrawn from 1 August 2016 likely due to insufficient demand levels, with the last day of service being Sunday, 31 July 2016. As the last surviving Parks service, its withdrawal marked the end of SBS Transit’s Parks bus services.


Card / Cash fares for Parks services
Child Free
Student $0.60
Adult, PWD*, WTCS** $1.20
Senior Citizen $0.85
*PWD = Persons with Disabilities
** WTCS = WorkFare Transport Concession Scheme cardholders

Bus concession passes and distance-based fares are not applicable.

Fleet: Service 408′s fleet consists of spare wheelchair-accessible buses from Ayer Rajah Depot. During mealbreaks, a bus from Service 93 will crossover to Service 408, covering the missing trip.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Port Rd)
  • Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Int
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Caribbean at Keppel Bay
    – Opp Chr Community Chapel
  • Henderson Rd
    – Blk 54
    – Aft Telok Blangah Hts
    – Opp Blk 1
  • Depot Rd
    – Blk 104B
    – Blk 109B
    – Blk 114
    – ISS Intl Sch
  • Alexandra Rd
    – Opp SP Jain
    – Opp Alexandra Pt
    – Opp NOL Bldg
  • Labrador Villa Rd
    – Opp Blk 3B
    – CP A
  • Port Rd
    – CP B
  • Labrador Villa Rd
    – Opp The Furniture Warehse
  • Alexandra Rd
    – NOL Bldg
    – Alexandra Pt
  • Depot Rd
    – The Interlace
    – Opp Blk 114
    – Aft Hewlett Packard
    – Blk 118
  • Henderson Rd
    – Blk 1
    – Bef Tlok Blangah Hts
    – Opp Blk 55
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – Bef Chr Community Chapel
    – Bef Seah Im Rd
  • Seah Im Rd
    – HarbourFront Int
Service 408 at a glance
Service 408 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 12 Mar 2005 – 31 Jul 2016: SBS Transit Ltd

History:

  • 2005 (12 Mar): Introduced as a Parks service between HarbourFront and Labrador Park via Telok Blangah Road
  • 2009 (07 Mar): Extended to Depot Road in both directions via Henderson Road, Alexandra Road and Telok Blangah Street 32 (return direction only).
  • 2014 (01 Mar): Skips Telok Blangah Heights, St 32 and Drive towards HarbourFront, while calling at a new bus stop along Henderson Road.
  • 2016 (28 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2016 (01 Aug): Service withdrawn

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External Links & References:

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One thought on “(Defunct) SBS Transit Parks Bus Service 408

  • 22 July 2016 at 9:55 PM
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    This service will be withdrawn. :(

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