SBS Transit Bus Service 63

SBS Transit Bus Service 63 is a trunk route running from Eunos Interchange and looping at Rumah Tinggi Terminal, passing through Ubi Avenue 1, MacPherson Estate, Kallang, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru and Lengkok Bahru. Although designated as a loop service, it operates identical to a bidirectional trunk service, including a short layover at Ruman Tinggi Ter. A shorter variant, Service 63M, also operates.

Bus Service 63 was amended to resume plying Circuit Link from 16 Oct 2016.

SBST Scania K230UB (SBS8290C) - Service 63
SBST Scania K230UB (SBS8290C) – Service 63
Route Information
Route Eunos Bus Interchange  Rumah Tinggi Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Ubi Avenue 1, MacPherson Estate, Kallang, Bugis, Chinatown, Tiong Bahru, Lengkok Bahru
Route Length 39.1km
Travelling Time 140mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 Daily:
0530 – 2255 (Full Loop)
2255 – 0000 (Terminates at Rumah Tinggi Ter)
0010 – 0025 (Service 63M)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 0012 (Weekdays)
0600 – 0007 (Saturdays)
0600 – 0005 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 06 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 22 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 18 mins
After 1930: 10 – 20 mins
Notes * From 2255 hours, buses leaving Eunos Interchange will terminate at Rumah Tinggi Terminal instead of Eunos Interchange.

Route History

Service 63 is a trunk route connecting the residential estates of Kampong Ubi, MacPherson, Tiong Bahru and Bukit Timah to the central areas of Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. It is an important route between the Ubi Industrial Estate and Eunos MRT for many workers, and it also connects Rumah Tinggi and its surrounding Redhill estates with connections to Tiong Bahru MRT station.

With few services serving the Rumah Tinggi estate, this service links the estate to Tiong Bahru MRT. Also, demand between Ubi Industrial Estate and Eunos MRT is high during peak hours, and Service 63M helps to relieve some of that loading.

Double-decker buses are not deployed due to possible route limitations at Ubi and Rumah Tinggi.

Rumah Tinggi Terminal:

Although Service 63 is listed as a loop route, it unofficially terminates at Rumah Tinggi Terminal. Formally a proper terminal, it has been downgraded to a looping point with parking spaces for two buses. Bus drivers do not end their trip there; they take a short break before continuing off. Passengers are told to alight and re-board the bus after the driver’s break.

Special Departures:

  • Rumah Tinggi Ter  Eunos Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0613hrs, 0626hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0615hrs, 0630hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0621hrs
  • Aljunied Rd (Opp Aljunied Stn) Eunos Int
    Weekdays: 0630hrs, 0637hrs
  • Ubi Rd 1 (Opp Meiban Ind Bldg)  Eunos Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0559hrs, 0608hrs, 0618hrs, 0627hrs, 0636hrs
    Saturdays: 0550hrs, 0600hrs, 0610hrs, 0620hrs, 0630hrs, 0640hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0540hrs, 0553hrs, 0606hrs, 0619hrs, 0632hrs

Route Variants:

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

Fleet: Service 63′s fleet comprises Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses. Additional Citaros were added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Eunos Int
  • Sims Ave
  • Jln Eunos
  • Eunos Link
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Ubi Ave 1
  • Ubi Rd 1
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Circuit Link
  • Circuit Rd
  • Pipit Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Mattar Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • Geylang Rd
  • Kallang Rd
  • Crawford St
  • North Bridge Rd
  • South Bridge Rd
  • Upp Cross St
  • New Bridge Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Redhill Cl
  • Redhill Rd
  • Lengkok Bahru
  • Hoy Fatt Rd
  • Jln Rumah Tinggi
  • Hoy Fatt Rd
  • Lengkok Bahru
  • Redhill Rd
  • Redhill Cl
  • Tiong Bahru Rd
  • Outram Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Hill St
  • Victoria St
  • Kallang Rd
  • Sims Ave
  • Aljunied Rd
  • Merpati Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Circuit Link
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Ubi Rd 1
  • Ubi Ave 1
  • Eunos Link
  • Jln Eunos
  • Changi Rd
  • Jln Turi
  • Eunos Int
Service 63 at a glance. Click for larger image.
Service 63 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Gallery:

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Affected Bus Services (40, 63, 63M, 65, 135, 154, 155, 158) due to reopening of Bus Stops along Circuit Link from 16 Oct 2016.

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 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:

  • 1992: Introduced as Bt Merah – MacPherson Estate (Loop)
  • 1993: Amended to (and start from) Rumah Tinggi Ter
  • 2002: Integrated with Service 382 and extended to Eunos Int via Ubi Ave 1. Also, amended to start from Eunos Int instead of Rumah Tinggi Ter.
  • 2010 (28 Feb): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Serves Lor Bengkok instead of Circuit Link due to temporary closure of Circuit Link for the Downtown Line (MacPherson MRT) construction
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2015 (Jun): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Reinstated to ply Circuit Link instead of Lor Bengkok.

Past Routings:

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 63

  • 18 May 2016 at 5:18 PM
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    63 should be amended and extended to Bukit Merah Bus Interchange. A new feeder service from Bukit Merah can be introduced to loop at Rumah Tinggi.

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    • 19 January 2017 at 9:25 PM
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      Yep , i agree with you.

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