SBS Transit Bus Service 72

SBS Transit Service 72 is a trunk service plying between Yio Chu Kang Interchange and Tampines Interchange, passing through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Hougang and Tampines Road.

Route Information
Route Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Tampines Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Hougang, Tampines Rd
Route Length 17.5km (D1) | 16.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 80mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K310UD
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2330 (Saturday)
0600 – 2330 (Sunday/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0515 – 2345 (Weekdays, Saturday)
0545 – 2345 (Sunday/PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 03 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 02 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 04 – 08 mins
After 1930: 12 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831-1659: 03 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 03 – 07 mins
After 1930: 07 – 13 mins
Notes Operates on a Special Weekdays schedule during Nanyang Polytechnic and ITE College Central vacations.

Route History

Service 72 is an inter-town route connecting residential towns of Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Tampines. It is the only service plying Tampines Road, and is the fastest bus route between Hougang Central and Tampines (compared to Service 27).

Since the opening of ITE College Central, demand for this route is exceedingly high during peak hours. A large number of Split-shift buses are used cope with demand, and overall fleet size has been increased by over 50% (as SBS Transit says).

SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7431U) – Service 72A
SBST Volvo B9TL CDGE (SBS7431U) – Service 72A
SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6649R) – Service 72B
SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6649R) – Service 72B

Special Departures:

  • Hougang Ctrl (Opp Hougang Ctrl Int)  Tampines Int
    Saturdays: 0550hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0550hrs, 0608hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE College Central) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 1549hrs, 1814hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp ITE College Central) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays: 1428hrs, 1445hrs, 1502hrs, 1505hrs, 1514hrs, 1519hrs, 1522hrs, 1531hrs, 1536hrs, 1548hrs, 1602hrs, 1605hrs, 1619hrs, 1622hrs, 1636hrs, 1648hrs, 1654hrs, 1706hrs, 1712hrs, 1724hrs, 1739hrs, 1742hrs, 1758hrs, 1811hrs, 1817hrs, 1830hrs, 1848hrs

Shortworking Trips:

  • 72A: Yio Chu Kang Ter → Hougang Central (opp Hougang Central Int)
    Weekdays AM Peak only [0612hrs – 1006hrs]
  • 72B: Yio Chu Kang Ter → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE College Ctrl)
    Weekdays AM Peak only (excluding ITE/Poly vacation) [0700hrs – 1015hrs]

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

Fleet: Service 72’s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TLs, with smaller numbers of single-deck buses. Volvo B9TL Wrights were added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Yio Chu Kang Ter
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Hougang Ave 9
  • Hougang Ave 4
  • Hougang Central
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Hougang Ave 3
  • Tampines Rd
  • Tampines Ave 10
  • Tampines Ave 9
  • Tampines Ave 6
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 6
  • Tampines Ave 9
  • Tampines Ave 10
  • Tampines Rd
  • Hougang Ave 3
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Hougang Central
  • Hougang Ave 4
  • Hougang Ave 9
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Yio Chu Kang Ter
Service 72 at a glance
Service 72 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1996 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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


History:

  • 1996: Introduced as weekday peak-hour service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Seagate). Operating at 0630hrs-0900hrs and 1600hrs-1830hrs.
  • 1998: Amended to Tampines – Yio Chu Kang; full-day service after merger with Service 80
  • 2003 (21 Jun): Amended to ply Hougang Central, under Plase 1 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2007 (27 May):: Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (30 Jul): Introduction of shortworking trip 72A from AMK Ave 8 to Hougang Ctrl during AM Peak hours
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (02 Jan): Introduction of shortworking trip 72B with the opening of ITE College Central; YCK Int to ITE during AM Peak hours

Past Routings:


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