SBS Transit Bus Service 54

SBS Transit Bus Service 54 is a trunk route operating between Bishan and New Bridge Road, via Marymount, Thomson, Scotts Road, River Valley and Chinatown.


^ SBST Scania K230UB (SBS8776T) – Service 54

Route Information
Route Bishan Bus Interchange  New Bridge Road Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Marymount, Thomson, Scotts Road, River Valley, Chinatown
Route Length 16.6km (D1, D2)
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0545 – 2300 (Weekdays)
0600 – 2300 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0615 – 2330 (Weekdays, Sundays/PHs)
0615 – 0000 (Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 15 – 16 mins
After 1930: 11 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 18 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 16 mins
After 1930: 11 – 19 mins

Route History
Service 54 connects the housing estates of Bishan and Marymount with the Central areas of Novena, Scotts Road, River Valley and Chinatown. Like Service 56, it serves Bishan Street 13 in both directions. From the stretch of River Valley Road it serves, it is the only service which links to Orchard, Newton and Novena.

Service hours are extended on Saturdays to benefit late-night commuters returning home from Chinatown and Clarke Quay.

Special Departures: (effective Jul 2014)

  • Thomson Road (Novena Lodge) → Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 0625hrs
  • Bishan Street 22 (Blk 245)  Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 0630hrs, 0648hrs, 0706hrs, 0727hrs
    These downroutes are placed in-between buses originating from New Bridge Road to cope with early morning demand to Bishan Int/MRT.

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

Fleet: Service 54′s fleet consists of a majority of Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses. Peak hour supplements include Volvo B9TL and Volvo Olympian double-deck buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bishan Int
  • Bishan St 13
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Marymount Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Scotts Rd
  • Paterson Rd
  • Irwell Bank Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • New Bridge Rd
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • River Valley Rd
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
  • Paterson Rd
  • Scotts Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Marymount Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan St 13
  • Bishan Int
Service 54 at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 54 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 1993 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 1993: Introduced between Bishan Int and New Bridge Road Ter, with the merger of Services 104 and 134
  • 2006 (5 Nov): Amended to ply longer stretch of Bishan St 13 before continuing to Bishan St 11
  • 2009 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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