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.

Service 72 towards Tampines Int will be amended via Tampines Central 8 & Tampines Concourse from 24 Dec 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 72: Yio Chu Kang ↔ Tampines
Direction 1
Towards Tampines
Direction 2
Towards Yio Chu Kang
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Yio Chu Kang Int NS15
    – Nanyang Poly
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Nanyang Poly
    – Opp Blk 538
    – ITE Coll Ctrl
    – Aft CTE
    – Opp AMK Ind Pk 2
    – Opp Techplace 2
    – Aft AMK Ind Pk 2
    – Bef Seagate
    – Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Blk 953
  • Hougang Ave 9
    – Hougang 1
    – Bet Blks 930/931
    – Blk 917
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Blk 681
    – Blk 508
    – Blk 834
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Blk 830A
    – Opp Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 25
  • Hougang Ave 3
    – Blk 1
  • Tampines Rd
    – Aft Hougang Ave 3
    – Aft Hougang Ave 7
    – Opp Defu Ave 2
    – Bef KPE
    – Aft Jln Telawi
    – Aft Greenwich Dr
    – Schenker
    – Aft Buangkok East Dr
    – Bef TPE
    – Aft TPE
    – LP 223R12
    – Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
    – Aft Tampines Ind Ave 5
    – Bef Tampines Ind Ave 4
    – Aft Jln Sam Kongsi
  • Tampines Link
    – Opp Golden Pagoda Tp
  • Tampines Ave 10
    – Opp Tampines Dormitory
    – Bef Tampines Ave 9
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Opp Blks 741/742
    – Opp Blk 721
  • Tampines Ave 6
    – Opp Blks 710/713
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
  • Tampines Central 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Central 8 (Express)
  • Tampines Concourse (Express)
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int EW2DT32
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int EW2DT32
  • Tampines Central 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Darul Ghufran Mque
  • Tampines Ave 6
    – Bet Blks 710/713
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Blk 721
    – Blk 742A
  • Tampines Ave 10
    – Aft Tampines Ave 9
    – Tampines Dormitory
  • Tampines Link
    – Golden Pagoda Tp
  • Tampines Rd
    – Bef Jln Sam Kongsi
    – Aft Tampines Ind Ave 4
    – Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
    – Aft Tampines Ind Ave 5
    – Opp LP 223R10
    – Bef TPE
    – Aft Old Tampines Rd
    – Bef Buangkok East Dr
    – Opp Schenker
    – Bef Greenwich Dr
    – LP 137
    – Bef KPE
    – Bef Defu Ave 2
    – Aft Defu Ave 2
    – Aft Defu Ave 1
  • Hougang Ave 3
    – Blk 21
  • Upp S’goon Rd
    – Opp Blk 25
    – Naung Ct
  • Hougang Ctrl
    – Hougang Ctrl Int NE14
    – Blk 836
  • Hougang Ave 4
    – Hougang Polyclinic
    – Blk 602
    – Blk 670
  • Hougang Ave 9
    – Blk 665
    – Blk 946A
    – Regentville
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Blk 953
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
    – Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Aft Seagate
    – Techplace 2
    – Aft Blk 5000
    – Bef CTE
    – Opp ITE Coll Ctrl
    – Blk 538
    – Blk 502
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Opp Nanyang Poly
    – Yio Chu Kang Int NS15

Notes:

  • Service 72 will ply the roads in RED till 23 Dec 2017.
  • Service 72 will ply the roads in BLUE from 24 Dec 2017.

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yio Chu Kang Bus InterchangeTampines Bus Interchange
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Hougang Ctrl, Tampines Rd
Route Length 17.5 km (D1) | 16.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Tampines 0515hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 03 – 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 02 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 04 – 06 mins
After 1900: 08 – 14 mins
0630 – 0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831 – 1659: 02 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 02 – 07 mins
After 1900: 04 – 13 mins

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 between Tampines Link & KPE, 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.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Hougang Ctrl (Opp Hougang Ctrl Int)  Tampines Int
    Saturdays: 0550hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0550hrs, 0608hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 1549hrs, 1814hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp ITE Coll Ctrl) → 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
Short Trip Services:
  • Service 72A: Yio Chu Kang Int → Hougang Central (Opp Hougang Central Int)
    Weekdays, 0609hrs – 1010hrs. 10 – 49 min frequency.
  • Service 72B: Yio Chu Kang Int → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl)
    Weekdays (ITE / Poly School Term), 0658hrs – 1015hrs. 01 – 07 min frequency

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


Gallery:

 


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 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

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
  • 2017 (24 Dec): Amended to ply via Tampines Central 8 & Tampines Concourse towards Tampines Int.

Past Routings:

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