SBS Transit Bus Service 48

SBS Transit Bus Service 48 is a trunk service plying between Bedok North Depot and Buona Vista, passing through Bedok South, Marine Parade, ECP, Rochor Canal, Bukit Timah Rd and Holland Rd.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 48: Bedok North Bus Depot ↔ Buona Vista
Direction 1
Towards Buona Vista
Direction 2
Towards Bedok North Depot
  • Bedok North Depot
  • Bedok North Ave 4
    – Blk 3011
  • Upp Changi Rd
    – Flextronic
    – Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
  • Bedok Rd
    – Bedok Mkt Pl
    – Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn   EW4   
  • Bedok South Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 49
    – Blk 172
    – Aft Blk 156
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Fairview Ct
    – Calvary Ably of God Ch
    – Opp The Summit
    – East Coast Ville
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Opp Eastern Lagoon II
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Laguna Pk
    – Victoria Sch
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
    – Blk 57
    – Tao Nan Sch
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – One Amber
  • Tg Katong Rd Sth
    – One Amber
  • ECP (express)
  • Rochor Rd
    – Aft Beach Rd   EW12  DT14

    – Fu Lu Shou Cplx
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn   DT13 
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Opp Little India Stn   NE7  DT12   
    – Opp KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Aft POSBank
    – Newton FC
    – Newton Stn   NS17  DT11   
    – Balmoral Plaza
    – City Twrs
    – Leng Kwang Baptist Ch
    – Stevens Stn   DT10   
    – Bef Lewis Rd
    – NUS Bt Timah Campus
    – Botanic Gdns Stn   CC19  DT9   
  • Farrer Rd
    – Opp Lutheran Twrs
    – Opp St. Margaret’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Farrer Rd Stn   CC20 
    – Spanish Village
    – Opp Tulip Gdn
  • Holland Rd
    – Aft Estoril Mans
  • Holland Ave
    – Holland Village Stn   CC21 
  • Holland Dr
    – Blk 46
  • Buona Vista Ter
  • Buona Vista Ter
  • Holland Dr
    – Blk 10A
  • Holland Ave
    – Blk 12   CC21 
  • Holland Rd
    – Fairlodge
  • Farrer Rd
    – Tulip Gdn
    – Farrer Rd Mkt
    – Farrer Rd Stn   CC20 
    – St. Margaret’s Sec Sch
    – Lutheran Twrs
  • Dunearn Rd
    – Opp Botanic Gdns Stn   CC19  DT9 
    – Aft Kheam Hock Rd
    – Aft Dunkirk Ave
    – Opp Stevens Stn   DT10   
    – Chinese Intl Sch
    – Bef Goldhill Ave
    – Anglo-Chinese Sch
    – Chancery Ct
    – Opp Newton Stn   NS17  DT11   
  • Bt Timah Rd
    – Opp Newton FC
    – Shell Kiosk
    – KK Women & Child Hosp
    – Little India Stn   NE7  DT12 
  • Sungei Rd
    – Opp Rochor Stn   DT13 
  • Ophir Rd
    – Opp Rochor Ctr
    – Landmark Village Hotel
    – Near Bali Lane
  • ECP (express)
  • Tg Katong Rd Sth
    – Tg Katong Rd Sth P/G
  • Mountbatten Rd (express)
  • Amber Rd-
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Neptune Ct
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Eastern Lagoon II
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Evergreen Gdn
    – Bef Sennett Rd
    – The Summit
    – Opp Fairview Ct
  • Bedok South Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 156
    – Blk 73
    – Blk 50
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn   EW4   
  • Bedok Rd
    – Aft Jln Chempaka Kuning
    – Opp Bedok Mkt Pl
  • Upp Changi Rd
    – Bef Jln Pari Burong
    – Bef Changi Fire Stn
  • Bedok North Ave 4
    – Opp Blk 3011
  • Bedok North Depot
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok North Bus Depot ↔ Buona Vista Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Bedok South, Marine Parade, ECP, Rochor Canal, Bukit Timah Rd, Farrer Rd, Holland Rd
Route Length 24.3 km (D1) | 24.4 km (D2)
Travelling Time 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
 Volvo B10M Mark IV
– Scania K230UB
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Bedok North
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Buona Vista
0600hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 06 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 13 mins
After 1900: 13 – 19 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 17 mins
After 1900: 14 – 18 mins

Route History

Introduced in 2005, Service 48 spans from East to West, connecting Simpang Bedok, Bedok South, Marine Parade, Bukit Timah, Farrer and Holland Village with the City areas of Bugis, Rochor Canal, Little India and Newton Circus. It incorporates an express sector between Rochor and Tanjong Katong along the East Coast Parkway (ECP).

As a popular link between Marine Parade and Little India with little alternative routes, much of its demand is encountered along that sector. It is the only route between Holland Village and Bukit Timah Road, and has enhanced connectivity for Bedok South Avenue 3 and Simpang Bedok residents ever since its route extension in 2011, when it was extended from Upper East Coast Ter to Bedok North Depot.

Double-deck buses were introduced to Service 48 from 28 November 2016 onwards.

No boarding or alighting is allowed at Buona Vista Ter and Bedok North Depot.

Special Departures: (effective Sep 2014)

  • Amber Road (Opp Amber Garden)  Bedok North Depot
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0629hrs

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

MRT Stations:

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Bus Package.

History:

  • 2005 (03 Jul): Introduced between Upp East Coast Ter and Buona Vista Ter. Additional bus stops built along Rochor Rd and Ophir Rd (Near Bali Lane)
  • 2010 (28 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (11 Sep): Extended to Bedok North Depot. Skipped 2 pairs of bus stops along Upp East Coast Rd, now calls along Bedok South Ave 3, New Upp Changi Rd, Bedok Rd, Upp Changi Rd & Bedok North Ave 4.
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (28 Jul): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tanjong Katong Road South
  • 2016 (28 Nov): Start of double-decker bus deployments

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