SBS Central Business District Services

To provide better connectivity between multiple areas in the Central Business District (CBD), Singapore Bus Service (SBS) introduced two CBD bus services on 27 March 1978, connecting the financial developments in the Shenton Way district with Orchard Rd and the fringe car park near Holland Rd with the city areas of Orchard and Chinatown respectively. These bus services were numbered with a CBD prefix from 1 to 2 to better denote their classifications. The second CBD bus service was withdrawn in 1981, while the first bus service was withdrawn in 1989.

The route changes of the two CBD bus services over the years until their eventual withdrawals are indicated in the individual tables below:

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Bus Service CBD 1 (1978 – 1989):

  • 27 March 1978: Introduced between Tg Pagar Rd Ter and Tomlinson Rd (Loop) as a peak hour bus service operating on weekdays and Saturdays only.
  • 1 August 1979: Amended to Anson Rd Ter.
  • 26 December 1983: Converted to full day bus service and enhanced to operate on Sundays and public holidays.
  • 13 January 1985: Extended to World Trade Ctr Ter.
  • 24 January 1988: Shortened to Marina Ctr Ter.
  • 11 June 1989: Withdrawn.
Year Route
1978 Not available
1979 Anson Rd Ter, Robinson Rd, Collyer Quay, Empress Pl, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Tomlinson Rd, Tanglin Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Connaught Dr, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way and Anson Rd Ter.
1985 World Trade Ctr Ter, Telok Blangah Rd, Keppel Rd, Anson Rd, Robinson Rd, Collyer Quay, Empress Pl, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Tomlinson Rd, Tanglin Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Connaught Dr, Collyer Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way, Keppel Rd, Telok Blangah Rd and World Trade Ctr Ter.
1988 Marina Ctr Ter, Raffles Ave, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Tomlinson Rd, Tanglin Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, Raffles Blvd and Marina Ctr Ter.
1989 Withdrawn.

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Bus Service CBD 2 (1978 – 1981):

  • 27 March 1978: Introduced between Holland Rd Fringe Car Park and New Bridge Rd (Loop) as a peak hour bus service operating on weekdays and Saturdays only.
  • 1981: Withdrawn.
Year Route
1978 Holland Rd Fringe Car Park, Holland Rd, Napier Rd, Tanglin Rd, Orchard Rd, Bras Basah Rd, North Bridge Rd, South Bridge Rd, Neil Rd, New Bridge Rd, Eu Tong Sen St, Canal Rd, New Bridge Rd, Hill St, Stamford Rd, Orchard Rd, Penang Rd, Somerset Rd, Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Grange Rd, Napier Rd, Holland Rd and Holland Rd Fringe Car Park.
1981 Withdrawn.

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External Links & References:

  • SGWiki
  • SBS Bus Guides 1980-81, 1982, 1986

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