SBS Transit Bus Service 57 is a trunk route running between Bishan and Bukit Merah, via Toa Payoh, Novena, Little India, Beach Road, Shenton Way, HarbourFront and Depot Rd.
|Bus Service 57: Bishan ↔ Bukit Merah|
From Bukit Merah
||Bishan Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||Toa Payoh, Novena, Little India, Beach Road, Shenton Way, HarbourFront, Depot Rd|
|Route Length||22.5 km (D1) | 22.2 km (D2)|
|Traveling Time||80 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Bukit Merah Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Bishan
||0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Bukit Merah
||0545hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)|
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 07 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 15 – 17 mins
After 1900: 12 – 17 mins
|0630-0830: 10 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 15 mins
After 1900: 13 – 16 mins
Introduced in 2005, Service 57 is a residential and urban route linking Bishan to Bukit Merah. From Bishan, the route passes through Toa Payoh and Thomson, continuing to the City areas of Rochor, Fullerton and Shenton Way, and then heading West towards HarbourFront, Alexandra and Depot Road.
For residents of Toa Payoh, Service 57 provides a direct bus connection to the CBD in addition to the North-South Line. It also links Depot Road with Telok Blangah and HarbourFront stations daily. Demand is fairly high throughout the day with many connections provided by this service.
MRT Stations Served
- NS17CC15 Bishan
- NS20 Novena
- NE7DT12 Little India
- DT13 Rochor
- EW12DT14 Bugis
- CC3 Esplanade
- EW14NS26 Raffles Place
- DT18 Telok Ayer
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
- NE1CC29 Harbourfront
- CC28 Telok Blangah
- CC27 Labrador Park
- Depot Road (The Interlace) → Bukit Merah Int
Normal Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0600hrs, 0615hrs, 0630hrs, 0641hrs, 0652hrs
Sch Hol Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0600hrs, 0615hrs, 0630hrs, 0643hrs, 0656hrs
Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0615hrs, 0630hrs, 0645hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0620hrs, 0640hrs
- Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Towers) → Bishan Int
Weekdays: 0610hrs, 0625hrs
- 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2018 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.
- 2005 (Jul): Introduced between Bishan Int and Bukit Merah Ter.
- 2007 (Jan): Amended to serve Thomson Road, Kampong Java Road & Keng Lee Road.
- 2009 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- Refer to this article
- 2007: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2007.