SBS Transit Express 502

 


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SBS Transit Express 502 is an Express service running from Soon Lee Bus Park and looping at Central Boulevard, passing through Jurong East, Orchard, and Marina Bay. It has a morning peak hour route variant, Express 502A.


Route
Bus Service 502: Soon Lee Bus Park ↺ Central Boulevard (Loop)
From Soon Lee Bus Park Looping at Central Boulevard
  • Soon Lee Rd
    – Soon Lee Bus Pk
    – Soon Lee Depot
  • Soon Lee Dr (Express)
  • Pioneer Rd Nth
    – S’pore Post
    – Opp Blk 653B
    – Opp Blk 643
    – Blk 978
  • Jurong West Ave 5
    – Blk 834
    – Blk 817
  • Jurong West St 75
    – Gek Poh Shop Ctr
    – Blk 755
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Blk 678D
    – Blk 685B
  • Jurong West Ctrl 1
    – Blk 683A
  • Boon Lay Ave
    – Opp River Valley High Sch
    – Blk 176
    – Opp Blk 213
  • Corporation Rd (Express)
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 538
    – Blk 454
    – Blk 441
    – Blk 425
    – Blk 422
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Jurong Polyclinic
    – Blk 316
    – Opp Parc Oasis
    – Blk 252
    – Blk 246
  • Toh Guan Rd
    – Opp Blk 288D
    – Blk 284
    – Opp IMM Bldg
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Opp The Synergy
  • C’wealth Ave West (Express)
  • Clementi Rd (Express)
  • Ulu Pandan Rd (Express)
  • Holland Rd (Express)
  • Napier Rd (Express)
  • Tanglin Rd (Express)
  • Orchard Rd
    – Delfi Orchard
    – Royal Thai Embassy
    – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22
    – Opp Somerset Stn NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Bras Basah Rd
    – Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
    – Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
    – Raffles Hotel EW13NS25 CC3
  • Temasek Blvd
    – Suntec Convention Ctr CC3
  • Temasek Ave
    – Promenade Stn CC4DT15
    – Opp The Ritz-Carlon
  • Bayfront Ave
    – Marina Bay Sands Hotel
    – Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE CE1DT16
 

  • Central Blvd
    – Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2
    – Downtown Stn DT17
  • Shenton Way
    – UIC Bldg
    – Opp AXA Twr EW15
  • Keppel Rd (Express)
  • AYE (Express)
  • Clementi Ave 6 (Express)
  • C’wealth Ave West (Express)
  • Boon Lay Way
    – The Synergy
  • Toh Guan Rd
    – IMM Bldg
    – Blk 286A
    – Blk 288E
  • Jurong East Ave 1
    – Blk 239
    – Blk 229
    – Parc Oasis
    – Blk 347
    – Opp Jurong Polyclinic
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 490
    – Blk 463
    – Blk 457
    – Blk 502
    – Blk 536
  • Corporation Rd (Express)
  • Boon Lay Ave
    – Blk 213
    – Blk 185
    – River Valley High Sch
  • Jurong West Central 1
    – Blk 691A CP
  • Jurong West St 64
    – Blk 669 CP
    – Blk 670A
  • Jurong West St 75
    – Opp Blk 755
    – Blk 749
  • Jurong West Ave 5
    – Blk 715
    – Blk 710
  • Pioneer Rd Nth
    – Blk 705
    – Blk 643
    – Blk 653B
    – Pioneer Junction
  • Soon Lee Dr (Express)
  • Soon Lee Rd
    – Opp Soon Lee Depot
    – Soon Lee Bus Pk

Note:

  • No Boarding & Alighting at Soon Lee Bus Park

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Soon Lee Bus Park  Central Boulevard (Loop)
Passes Through Jurong West St 75, Boon Lay Ave, Jurong East/West Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Suntec, Bayfront, Marina Bay
Route Length 59.6 km
Travelling Time 175 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Jurong West Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Soon Lee Bus Depot
0555hrs – 2200hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0655hrs – 2200hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 15 mins
0831-1659: 13 – 22 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 22 mins
After 1900: 18 – 22 mins

 

Express Service 502 connects the residential estates of Jurong West and Jurong East to the City areas, such as Orchard, Marina Centre and Bayfront. It incorporates an express sector from Boon Lay Way to Orchard Road via Holland & Tanglin Road, and from Marina Bay to Boon Lay Way via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) & Clementi Avenue 6. The route benefits residents in the West with a fast connection to the City areas without having to rely on the MRT network.

Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions. No boarding and alighting is allowed at Soon Lee Depot. The first and last passenger stop of this route is 22191 Soon Lee Depot and 22199 Opp Soon Lee Depot respectively.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Orchard Road (Delfi Orchard) → Central Boulevard → Soon Lee Bus Depot
    Weekdays (Mon-Thu): 0625, 0646, 2245, 2304, 2328, 2344, 0000
    Weekday (Fri): 0625, 0646, 2122, 2201, 2303, 2321, 2334, 2347, 0000
    Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 0625, 0641, 2309, 2318, 2328, 2338, 2349, 0000
Route Variant
  • SBS Transit Express 502A: Soon Lee Bus Depot → Central Boulevard (Downtown Stn)
    Skips Jurong West/East Avenue 1, express sector via PIE
    Weekdays: 0716hrs – 0756hrs | 20 min frequency

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


Gallery

Operator History
  • 1997 – 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 Jurong West Bus Package.

History
  • 1997 (05 May): Introduced between Hougang Central and Boon Lay
  • 2000 (03 Sep): Extended to Sengkang Ter. Also began serving all stops along Napier Rd in both directions (instead of Express)
  • 2001 (28 Apr): Amended to Sengkang Temp Int
  • 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened to Boon Lay – Marina Centre (Loop) under NEL Rationalisation Phase 2. Calls at additional stop along Holland Rd (Holland Village) in both directions.
  • 2005 (26 Dec): Extended to Pioneer Road North, looping at Marina Centre. Also no longer serves stops along Holland Rd and Napier Rd. During peak hours, Service 502 will stop operating and be replaced with new route variants 502A and 502B, each serving different parts of Service 502’s western catchment as such:
    – 502A: Pioneer Rd North to Boon Lay Ave → Marina Centre (Loop)
    – 502B: Jurong West Ave 1 to Boon Lay Way →  Marina Centre (Loop).
  • 2009 (23 Feb): Service 502 and 502A extended to Soon Lee Depot, calling at additional bus stops along Soon Lee Road and Pioneer Road North.
  • 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to Bayfront and Marina Bay, skipping Raffles Avenue and Penang Road. Service 502A amended to AM Peak unidirectional service terminating at Marina Bay. Service 502B withdrawn on the same day; Service 502 to operate during peak hours to cover 502B.
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Post-MCE route amendments: Diverted to Central Blvd, Shenton Way and Keppel Rd before resuming journey on AYE towards Jurong West. Bus stop at Marina St (Marina Bay Stn) abolished, calls at new stops along Central Blvd and Shenton Way.
  • 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated

Past Routings:

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External Links & References:

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express 502

  • 4 May 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    I am frequent passenger for bus 502A in the morning and I would like to suggest if the bus company can use those buses which has more seats or double decker as I observe that the bus is always full of people standing.
    Because I personally find that for express bus to move around expressway is like not always smooth as there will be traffic jam so sometime bus driver may need to brake suddenly and that it create danger for passenger who are standing.
    Secondly is the cost we pay for express bus is more expensive than normal feeder bus but why we got no seat at all?
    This is what I personal suggestion and hope my suggestion will be appreciated.

    Reply
    • 19 May 2017 at 6:30 PM
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      you are paying to skip bus stops and travel to you destination faster, not for seats. you want seats take Premium Service

      Reply

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