SBS Transit Bus Service 65

SBS Transit Bus Service 65 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and HarbourFront, passing through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard and Lower Delta Road.

Bus Service 65 will call at a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2 from 12 Feb 2017.


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Bus Service 65: Tampines ↔ Harbourfront
Direction 1
Towards Harbourfront
Direction 2
Towards Tampines
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
     – Tampines Int EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub
    – Blk 147
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
    – The Clearwater Condo
    – Waterfront Key
    – Aft Waterfront Waves
    – Waterfront Isle
    – Blk 716
    – Blk 713
    – Blk 703
    – Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
    – Blk 629
    – Blk 609
    – Blk 121
    – Opp Blk 646
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 311
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 302
    – Ubi Stn Exit A DT27
    – Blk 3024
    – Blk 3026
    – Aztech Bldg
  • Circuit Link
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
  • Circuit Rd
    – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit D CC10DT26
  • Pipit Rd
    – Blk 90
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 79 FC
  • Mattar Rd
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit B DT25
    – MacPherson Pr Sch
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Opp Canossa Convent Pr
    – Opp Aljunied Pk
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Cencon Bldg
    – Gulab Bldg
    – Bef Siemens Ctr
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9
    – Bef Lavender St
  • Jln Besar
    – Hoa Nam Bldg
    – Aft Allenby Rd
    – Opp Veerasamy Rd
    – Jln Besar Stn Exit A DT22
  • Bencoolen St
    – ibis S’pore on Bencoolen
    – Bef Bencoolen Stn Exit A DT21
  • Orchard Rd
    – YMCA
  • Penang Rd
    – Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
    – Winsland Hse
  • Somerset Rd
    – Somerset Stn NS23
  • Grange Rd
    – Natl Youth Council
  • Orchard Blvd
    – Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22
  • Paterson Rd
    – Aft Orchard Blvd
  • Irwell Bank Rd
    – Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • River Valley Rd
    – RV Residences
    – Valley Pt
  • Delta Rd
    – Blk 4
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – Blk 48
    – Blk 25B
    – Opp Cendex Ctr
    – Opp St. Theresa’s Convent
    – Blk 105
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Opp Mt Faber Lodge
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Seah Im Rd
     – HarbourFront Int NE1CC29
  • Seah Im Rd
     – HarbourFront Int NE1CC29
  • Telok Blangah Rd
    – HarbourFront Stn Exit A NE1CC29
    – Opp VivoCity NE1CC29
  • Kg Bahru Rd
    – Bef Mt Faber Lodge
  • Lower Delta Rd
    – The Pearl @ Mt Faber
    – Blk 40
    – St. Theresa’s Convent
    – Cendex Ctr
    – Blk 129
    – Opp Blk 48
  • River Valley Rd
    – Opp Valley Pt
    – RV Suites
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
    – Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
  • Paterson Rd
    – Bef Orchard Blvd
  • Orchard Rd
    – Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22
    – Opp Somerset Stn NS23
    – Concorde Hotel S’pore
    – Aft Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
  • Prinsep St
    – Sch of The Arts
  • Selegie Rd
    – Peace Ctr
    – Selegie Ctr
  • S’goon Rd
    – Tekka Ctr
    – Broadway Hotel
    – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp NE8
    – Sri Vadapathira K Tp
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • MacPherson Rd
    – Aft Tai Thong Cres
    – Opp Gulab Bldg
    – Opp Cencon Bldg
  • Aljunied Rd
    – Aljunied Pk
  • Merpati Rd
    – Aft Jln Anggerek
    – Opp Mattar Stn Exit A DT25
  • Circuit Rd
    – Blk 77
    – Blk 36
    – Opp Blk 66
  • Circuit Link
    – MacPherson Stn Exit A CC10DT26
  • Ubi Ave 2
    – Blk 3019
    – Blk 3021
    – Blk 3023
    – Ubi Stn Exit B DT27
    – Automobile Megamart
  • Eunos Link
    – Blk 637
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
    – Blk 646
    – Blk 122
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 140
    – Aft Bedok Ind Pk C
    – Opp Blk 701
    – Blk 745
    – Opp Blk 716
    – Opp Waterfront Isle
    – Opp Waterfront Waves
    – Opp Waterfront Key
    – Opp The Clearwater Condo
    – Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Our Tampines Hub
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
     – Tampines Int EW2DT32
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard, Lower Delta
Route Length 25.0 km (D1) | 24.4 km (D2)
Traveling Time 120 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Departure Times from Tampines 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Harbourfront
0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 13 mins
After 1900: 07 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 65 is an important route connecting residential towns such as Tampines, Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate and Lower Delta to the central districts of Orchard Road and Little India. It experiences significant demand all day round, due to its many inter-town and city-town connections. Much of its route duplicates the future Downtown Line Stage 3.

During weekdays, demand is high between the housing estates and the City, along with demand from Ubi and Kaki Bukit industrial areas. On weekends, demand is also high between the City and outlying estates, notably between Kaki Bukit, MacPherson estate and Orchard Road.

This service does crossover trips Nite Owl 2N during Friday/Saturday/eves of PH using Single-Decker buses.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr) Tampines Int
    1919hrs, 2013hrs, 2057hrs, 2118hrs, 2145hrs & 2237hrs
    Sundays & Public Holidays only

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet:
See above. Some buses crossover to Nite Owl Services on Nite Owl operating nights.


Gallery:


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 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Gagak Selari Barat Ter and MacPherson Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation, operated by Amalgamated Bus Company
  • 1972 (18 Jun): Amended to ply Bendemeer Rd towards Gagak Selari Barat Ter with the conversion of Serangoon Rd to one-way road
  • 1973 (11 Mar): Amended to ply Hoot Kiam Rd towards MacPherson Ter with the conversion of Irwell Bank Rd to one-way road
  • 1973 (01 Nov): Operated by Singapore Bus Service (SBS)
  • 1974 (24 Feb): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Blvd with the conversion of Orchard Rd to one-way road, skipping Orchard Rd and Tanglin Rd
  • 1974 (01 Oct): Calls at a new bus stop outside Nan Hwa Girls’ High Sch along Bencoolen St; Calls at a merged bus stop outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp along Serangoon Rd
  • 1980 (06 Apr): Amended to Lower Delta Ter
  • 1987 (12 Apr): Extended to Tampines Ave 5 Ter and World Trade Ctr Ter
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to Tampines Int
  • 1988 (23 Oct): Skips a pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1992: Amended to ply Orchard Link, skipping Grange Rd
  • 1997: Calls at an additional pair of bus stops outside and opposite Tampines Stadium along Tampines Ave 5
  • 1999: Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite The Clearwater Condo along Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • 2001 (01 Nov): Operated by SBS Transit
  • 2002: Calls at a new bus stop outside Mutiara Crest along River Valley Rd, skipping the bus stop outside Mutiara View
  • 2002: Calls at a new pair of bus stops opposite and between Blks 731 and 734 along Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop opposite Mandarin Singapore along Orchard Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Calls at a new bus stop outside VivoCity along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2008 (07 Dec): Skips the bus stop opposite Temenggong D Mosque along Telok Blangah Rd
  • 2009 (22 Nov): Calls at a new pair of bus stops outside and opposite MacPherson Stn along Circuit Link
  • 2011 (26 Jun): Amended to ply Lor Bengkok with the closure of Circuit Link to facilitate the construction of MacPherson MRT station on the Downtown MRT Line
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to ply Middle Rd with the partial closure of Bencoolen St to facilitate the construction of Bencoolen MRT station on the Downtown MRT Line
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2016 (16 Oct): Amended to ply the reinstated Circuit Link, skipping Lor Bengkok
  • 2016 (11 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Bencoolen St, skipping Middle Rd (Main Article)
  • 2017 (12 Feb): Calls at a new pair of bus stops before and after Ubi Rd 3 along Ubi Ave 2

Past Routings:

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