Bus Stops

A bus stop is a designated spot where buses stop for passenger boarding and alighting activities. Bus stops in Singapore are constructed by the authorities and utilised by public and private bus operators alike. For most bus services, boarding and alighting en-route are only allowed at bus stops. Some bus stops also function as starting and/or terminating points of bus routes.

As of January 2024, there are 5,103 bus stops in operation islandwide.

A separate article is dedicated to bus stops that were abolished by the Land Transport Authority (LTA): Removed Bus Stops.


Physical Infrastructure

A bus stop’s primary design is functional, providing a safe place for boarding and alighting activities. They consist of a few components, as listed below:

  • Bus Bay:
    Designated stopping area for buses. Some bus stops use a marked yellow rectangle painted on the road; other bus stops have a dedicated zone off the main road where space is sufficient for construction. The latter usually includes yellow box-junctions marked just ahead of the bus bay, so buses can exit safely. Bus bays are constructed with rigid pavement (i.e. concrete slab) for durability and to withstand the constant start-stop movement of buses.
  • Bus Stop Pole:
    A metal pole erected beside the bus stop, which shows the bus routes that call at the particular stop. These bus service numbers are printed on plastic plates, making rearrangement and replacement of route numbers more convenient. The bus stop poles come with small notice boards which provide bus timings (for bus services operating under the On-Time Adherence (OTA) indicator), diversion notices, or other relevant bus service updates.
  • Bus Stop Shelter:
    A covered structure sheltering commuters from the elements; almost always comes with seats. Almost all bus stops in Singapore have shelters. Older bus stops in HDB towns have shelters in unique designs. Some bus stops without shelters can be found at bus stops adjacent to buildings with covered walkways, or in rural areas like Neo Tiew and Lim Chu Kang.
  • Safety Bollards:
    Steel and concrete bollards help to protect commuters in the event of a vehicle collision. Painted grey, with a retroreflective yellow sheet and black arrows printed on the upper portion. Installed at most bus stops with regular commuter traffic.
  • Information Board:
    An encased information board with service information. Regularly updated by LTA with new routes or changes to existing information. Can be free-standing or mounted to a glass panel in newer designs. Service information is sometimes attached to the bus stop pole when building one is impractical.
  • Bus Arrival Panel:
    Provides real-time information on when the next bus will arrive. Often installed at bus stops with high commuter traffic, so commuters can plan their journeys better.
  • Advertising Board:
    Frequently found at urban and suburban bus stops alike. Advertising companies like JCDecaux and Clear Channel are in charge of their maintenance and management of advertising matters. Suburban advertising boards usually consist of back-illuminated posters. Urban bus stop advertising employs LCD display boards, and bus stops along the shopping district have TV screens and occasionally fully-decorated concept advertising.

With the introduction of wheelchair-accessible bus travel, assessment of bus stops along wheelchair-accessible bus routes had to be conducted before such a route can be launched. This determines if the design of the bus stop is safe for wheelchair boarding and alighting activity. Bus stops with a flight of steps beside the kerb, as well as others without pedestrian routes leading to the bus stops, are not designated as wheelchair-accessible stops.


Bus Stop Shelter Designs

In Singapore, most bus stops have a standard design featuring a grey steel structure, while temporary bus stops are painted in white and orange to facilitate easy relocation. Bus stops located near transport hubs are typically larger and feature a roof canopy to shield passengers from the weather. Additionally, some bus stops near tourist attractions or other places of interest boast unique architectural designs.

Certain regions in Singapore, including Pasir Ris, Tampines, Choa Chu Kang, and Jurong West, once had bus stops with a consistent design that contributed to the distinct identity of these areas. However, many of these bus stops have been replaced with the LTA’s standardized designs.

On-off bus stops have been built with unique features on a trial basis, such as Project Bus Stop (2016) in Jurong East, and the Airbitat Oasis Smart Bus Stop (2018) at Dhoby Ghaut.

Bus Stops without shelters

Nearly all bus stops in Singapore have passenger shelters. A handful of bus stops without shelters can be found in the countryside (e.g. Neo Tiew Cres), or at bus stops served only infrequently by night bus services. LTA-managed night bus services were abolished in 2022, along with many of these bus stops.

Some bus stops without shelters can be found at bus stops adjacent to buildings with covered walkways, such as those along Balestier Rd, Sims Ave / Geylang Rd, and Joo Chiat Rd. Other bus stops are located underneath covered structures and do not require a bus stop shelter, such as Raffles Blvd (Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific), and Mandai Lake Road (B01/B02).


Bus Stop Poles

Bus stops in Singapore feature a metal pole that displays the bus routes that serve that particular stop. The current design of the bus stop posts was introduced in 2009, creating a consistent and easily-recognisable identity for the entire bus network.

The design of the pole is consistent and based on their location, with different designs for standard, town centre, and Central Business District (CBD) areas. Standard bus stops consist of a single pole with “flags” displaying the bus services that stop at that location. For town centres and CBD areas, larger two-legged posts are used to accommodate the higher volume of bus services. These CBD posts can display up to five bus service numbers arranged horizontally, and ensures that commuters in these busy areas can quickly and easily identify the bus services they need.

The bus service numbers are printed on plastic tiles, which allows for easy rearrangement and replacement of route numbers. Additionally, the posts are accompanied by small notice boards that display bus timings for less-frequent OTA services, diversions, or other updates related to the bus services.

In addition to bus services operated by Public Transport Operators (PTOs), other public bus services such as Premium and shuttle bus services can also have their service numbers and route details listed on bus stop poles, subject to further engagement with the LTA. This helps to ensure that commuters are aware of the availability of other public bus services. Scheme B bus services were previously also indicated on bus stop poles, but had since been removed from bus stop poles between 2022 and 2023 for unknown reasons.

Bus Service Colours

The current design of the bus stop posts in Singapore was introduced in 2009, and bus service tiles were colour-coded to match their operator or service type. For instance, SBS Transit services were indicated in white font with red background, SMRT services in black font with grey background, Fast-Forward services in white font with orange background, and Express services in white font with navy blue background.

From September 2016, as part of the Transition to the Bus Contracting Model, all public bus services were gradually changed to be indicated in black font with Lush Green background. This was done to align with the LTA’s unified livery for all buses, creating a consistent and easily-recognisable identity for the entire bus network.

Other public bus services not operated by PTOs would be indicated in black font with light teal background to differentiate them from public buses. City Direct services, and Bus Services LCS1 and LCS2, are indicated in a similar background, but with olive font instead.

Bus Stop Naming

Also check out: Acronyms and Abbreviations

Modern bus stop poles

Bus stops in Singapore are named according to nearby landmarks, frequently coupled with a distinguishing adjective. Often, abbreviations of landmark names will be used as far as possible, These landmarks can be HDB blocks, private apartments and condominiums, MRT stations, shopping malls, buildings and so forth. Street names are frequently used too.

Since the start of the BCM, the exit alphabets (for NSL, EWL, NEL, CCL & DTL and all LRT stations) / exit numbers (for TEL stations) are added behind their bus stop names to improve navigation between bus stops and MRT/LRT stations.

Under the BCM, bus stop names are reviewed by the LTA on a quarterly basis, in conjunction with the quarterly changes to distances between bus stops, to ensure that they remain up-to-date as far as possible. These reviews usually take place in January, April, July and October of each year, but ad-hoc changes to bus stop names are implemented from time to time, following the opening of new MRT lines / stations.

Adjectives used in bus stop names are always abbreviated. Common ones include Before (Bef), After (Aft), Opposite (Opp), and so on.

Examples are:

  • Mandai Lake Rd (S’pore Zoo)
  • Holland Rd (Bef Tyersall Ave)
  • Robinson Rd (Aft Capital Twr)
  • Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Yishun Sports Hall)
Bus Stop Codes:
MRT Station bus stop sign in Lush Green
MRT Station bus stop sign in Lush Green

Every bus stop in Singapore is accompanied with a unique 5-digit bus stop code used for easy identification. One can deduce the rough location of any bus stop by looking at the first digit of the bus stop code:

  • 0: Downtown Singapore, Orchard & Chinatown areas, Bugis & Lavender
  • 1: HarbourFront, Bukit Merah, River Valley, Tanglin, Farrer / Holland Rd, Buona Vista, Pasir Panjang, Clementi, West Coast
  • 2: Jurong East, Jurong West, Tuas
  • 3: Jalan Bahar, Old Choa Chu Kang
  • 4: Bukit Timah, Lornie, Bukit Batok, Upper Bukit Timah, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Kranji, Neo Tiew, Woodlands, Admiralty, Johor Bahru
  • 5: Moulmein, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Thomson, Lentor, Yishun, Sembawang
  • 6: Kallang Bahru, Serangoon, Hougang, Sengkang, Punggol, Seletar West
  • 7: MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Tampines, Pasir Ris
  • 8: Kallang, Geylang, Joo Chiat, Telok Kurau, Eunos, Bedok, Bedok Reservoir, Simpang Bedok
  • 9: Mountbatten, East Coast, Upper East Coast, Simei, Loyang, Changi

Most bus stops end with the digit ‘1’ or ‘9’. The last digit is used to differentiate the direction of the services. If it ends with ‘1’ for a service travelling from A to B, the pairing of this bus stop across the road for direction B to A will have a bus stop number ending with ‘9’.

However, certain congested roads in Singapore have staggered bus stops, such as along Orchard Road. In this case, end digits ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘7’ and ‘8’ are used to identify staggered stops and the direction of the service. ‘2’ and ‘3’ are used for bus stops that are staggered in one direction while ‘7’ and ‘8’ are used for staggered bus stops in the other direction.

An exception to the usual protocol arose in June 2024 concerning Bus Stop 92041 along Marine Parade Road (Opp Parkway Parade; later renamed on 23 June 2024 to Marine Pde Stn Exit 2). In conjunction with the opening of the Marine Parade Thomson-East Coast Line Station, an additional staggered bus stop was constructed. Initially intended to be designated as Bus Stop 92031, as indicated by station locality maps displayed before the station’s official opening, it unexpectedly commenced operation on 9 June 2024 under the designation of Bus Stop 92041A. Consequently, several bus services originally serving Bus Stop 92041 were redirected to this newly established stop without prior announcement. However, by 15 June 2024, the bus stop number was updated back to Bus Stop 92041 again.


Staggered Bus Stops

Main Article: Staggered Bus Stops

Staggered bus stops are commonly found in the city, along roads which experience high volumes of vehicular and human traffic. They help disperse traffic by grouping bus services heading towards a similar general direction. By separating route groups and allocating separate bus stops for each group, commuters can be spread out into different bus stops, while still having multiple bus services to their destinations.

Not all bus services are staggered at such bus stops. Sometimes, bus routes call at staggered stops not allocated to their route group because they are unable to call at the subsequent stop (Hill Street has several cases).

Connected Bus Stops with Staggering of Bus Services

The Staggered Bus Stops article also covers several bus stops where the stopping location of different bus services is physically separated. This is done to reduce overcrowding where many bus services call at a particular bus stop, especially at bus stops with high volumes of boarding and alighting passengers (hence longer bus dwell time). Examples include the MacRitchie Reservoir bus stop along Thomson Road (Bus Stop 51071), Changi Airport Terminals 1,2,3 & 4, and along Tampines Expressway (before/after Punggol Road, Bus Stop 65191/65199).


Originating / Terminating Points for Bus Services

Ghim Moh Bus Terminal (Bus stop pole)
Ghim Moh Bus Terminal (Bus stop pole)

Some bus stops are used as start and end points of bus routes. This is especially common for small bus termini (like Lim Chu Kang, Rumah Tinggi, Sims Place and Ghim Moh), where a bus stop is used as the waiting area, while buses park alongside the road or a small parking lot not far from the bus stop. Some bus termini with proper bus parks, such as Changi Village, Kent Ridge and Lorong 1 Geylang, also have bus stop shelters to facilitate boarding / alighting activities. Some bus termini (e.g. Marina Centre) do not come with a waiting area and commuters can only board / alight at the first and last stop before the termini respectively.

Various peak-hour trunk, Premium, Express and all City Direct bus routes start and end their trips at various bus stops. In addition, most short-trip services, which supplement their parent bus services by operating along selected segments of their routes, may originate and terminate at bus stops.

The following table illustrates selected full day trunk / feeder / Express / former Chinatown Direct bus services (excluding short-trip services) that start/end at bus stops, excluding bus services operating from bus termini that do not permit boarding/alighting activities:

Service Originating Stop Terminating Stop Remarks
42 83321 – Kembangan Stn, Jln Kembangan Since introduction (5 Oct 1997). Buses layover along Jln Kembangan.
53M 63261 – Opp Blk 232, Hougang Ave 1 63269 – Blk 232, Hougang Ave 1 Since introduction (16 Aug 2015). Buses layover at Kovan Hub (former Hougang Sth Int).
78 28301 – Blk 131, Jurong Gateway Rd 28211 – Bef Jurong East Stn, Jurong Gateway Rd Former arrangement between 6 Dec 2020 and 25 Nov 2023. Buses layover at Ulu Pandan Depot.
114 67601 – Buangkok Stn Exit B, Sengkang Ctrl 67609 – Buangkok Stn Exit A, Sengkang Ctrl Since introduction (25 Oct 2020). Buses layover at Compassvale Int.
115 63221 – Kovan Hub, Hougang St 21 Since introduction (30 Oct 2004). Buses layover at Kovan Hub (former Hougang Sth Int).
135 83321 – Kembangan Stn, Jln Kembangan Since 28 Feb 2021. Buses layover along Jln Kembangan.
147e 04239 – Opp Clarke Quay Stn, New Bridge Rd 04222 – Clarke Quay Stn Exit E, Eu Tong Sen St Operational between 28 Jan 2018 and 8 Feb 2020. Buses layover at Shenton Way Ter.
167e 03223 – Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C, Anson Rd 03218 – Opp MAS Bldg, Shenton Way Operational between 25 Nov 2018 and 11 Dec 2020. Buses layover at Shenton Way Ter.
170X 45139 – Kranji Stn, Woodlands Rd Since introduction (10 Nov 2003). Buses layover along Kranji Rd / Woodlands Rd.
502 22461 – Opp Blk 653B, Pioneer Rd Nth 22469 – Blk 653B, Pioneer Rd Nth Former arrangement between 26 Dec 2005 and 22 Feb 2009. Buses layover at Soon Lee Depot until the service was officially extended to the depot from 23 Feb 2009.
851e 05012 – Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr, Eu Tong Sen St 05019 – Aft Duxton Plain Pk, New Bridge Rd Since introduction (27 May 2018). Buses layover at Kampong Bahru Ter.
CT8 55159 – Opp Ang Mo Kio Cmty Hosp, Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 55151 – Ang Mo Kio Comm Hosp, Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 Operational between 21 Jan 2005 and 14 Apr 2020. Buses layover at Yio Chu Kang Int (until 10 Mar 2018) / Ang Mo Kio Depot (from 11 Mar 2018).
CT18 84211 – Blk 403, Bedok Nth Ave 3 84219 – Bet Blks 139/140, Bedok Nth Ave 3 Operational between 21 Jan 2005 and 14 Apr 2020. Buses layover at Bedok Int.

Bus Stops served by Bus Services bi-directionally

Due to road limitations along some roads in Singapore, selected bus stops are served by bus services travelling in both directions. For instance, bus services that serve the Serangoon Garden Circus call at the same bus stop (66271) in both directions, due to the lack of space for a separate bus stop to differentiate between buses coming from each direction.

To differentiate between their direction of travel, bus services that serve the same bus stop in both directions can be differentiated based on the destination displayed on the Electronic Display Systems (EDS), or utilise special red/white destination plates which indicate their direction of travel (for SBS Transit services only).

The following table illustrates bus stops that are served by bus services in both directions, as well as the methods used to differentiate their direction of travel:

Bus Stop Bus Service(s) Indicators of Direction Remarks
70151 – Aft Jln Anggerek, Merpati Rd 155
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Bedok
  • White plate indicates buses towards Toa Payoh
Since introduction (11 Apr 1971)
70161 – Opp Mattar Stn Exit A, Merpati Rd
70171 – Blk 77, Circuit Rd
70181 – Blk 36, Circuit Rd
70191 – Opp Blk 66, Circuit Rd
70201 – Opp MacPherson Stn Exit D, Circuit Rd
70211 – Blk 90, Pipit Rd
70221 – Blk 79 FC, Circuit Rd
70231 – Opp Mattar Stn Exit B, Mattar Rd
70241 – Aft Grace Baptist Ch, Mattar Rd
52129 – Blk 29, Jln Bahagia 21, 124, 125, 129, 131, 139, 186
  • White plate indicates buses towards St. Michael’s Ter (inbound buses)
  • Red plate indicates buses departing St. Michael’s Ter (outbound buses)
  • Since introduction (11 Apr 1971) for Services 124, 125
  • Since 3 May 1992 for Service 131
  • Since 4 Apr 1993 for Service 186
  • Since 23 May 1993 for Service 21
  • Since 29 Dec 1997 for Service 139
  • Since introduction (18 Dec 2016) for Service 129
52049 – Blk 19, Jln Tenteram 21, 129
  • White plate indicates buses towards St. Michael’s Ter (inbound buses)
  • Red plate indicates buses departing St. Michael’s Ter (outbound buses)
  • Since 24 Apr 2016 for Service 21
  • Since introduction (18 Dec 2016) for Service 129
52119 – Opp Blk 65, Jln Tenteram
52109 – Bet Blks 33/34 – Jln Bahagia 124, 125, 131, 139, 186
  • White plate indicates buses towards St. Michael’s Ter (inbound buses)
  • Red plate indicates buses departing St. Michael’s Ter (outbound buses)
  • Since introduction (11 Apr 1971) for Services 124, 125
  • Since 3 May 1992 for Service 131
  • Since 4 Apr 1993 for Service 186
  • Since 29 Dec 1997 for Service 139
52451 – Blk 114, Whampoa Rd 129
  • White plate indicates buses towards St. Michael’s Ter (inbound buses)
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Tampines Nth (outbound buses)
Since introduction (18 Dec 2016)
66271 – S’goon Gdn Circus, Serangoon Garden Way 73, 136, 315, 317
  • Services 73 & 315:
    • White plate indicates buses departing S’goon Gdns Est via Lor Chuan
    • Red plate indicates buses departing S’goon Gdns Est via S’goon Gdn Way
  • Service 136:
    • Differentiated by EDS display
  • Service 317:
    • White plate indicates buses departing S’goon Gdns Est via S’goon Gdn Way
    • Red plate indicates buses departing S’goon Gdns Est via Chartwell Dr
  • Since introduction (16 Jun 1971) for Service 73/73A > 73
  • Since introduction (27 Jul 1978) for Service 136
  • Since 13 Mar 1988 for Service 217 > 317
  • Since 28 May 1989 for Service 315
14389 – Opp Blk 109, Bt Purmei Ave 123, 123M, 131
  • Services 123 & 123M:
    • Red plate indicates buses towards Tiong Bahru Rd / Bukit Merah
    • White plate indicates buses towards HarbourFront / Sentosa
  • Service 131:
    • Red plate indicates buses towards Bukit Merah
    • White plate indicates buses towards St. Michael’s Ter
  • Since 19 Jun 2005 (for Service 131)
  • Since 24 Aug 2014 (for Services 123 & 123M)
14381 – Blk 109, Bt Purmei Ave
21069 – Bef Jln Tepong, Jurong Port Rd 98 Differentiated by EDS display Since 20 Jan 1991
21109 – Ctrl Fish Proc Fty, Jln Tepong
21089 – Bef Jln Buroh, Fishery Port Rd
21079 – Opp Jurong Abattoir, Jln Buroh
49159 – Aft Sg Kadut Dr, Kranji Way 925 Differentiated by EDS display Since introduction (7 Apr 1986)
49149 – Aft Kranji Lk, Kranji Way
49199 – Kranji Resvr Pk B, Kranji Way
49141 – Ctrl Granite Ind, Kranji Way
49151 – Daiya Engrg, Kranji Way
02089 – Promenade Stn/Pan Pacific, Raffles Blvd 961M Differentiated by EDS display Since introduction as Service 181# (28 Feb 1988)
02101 – Aft S’pore Flyer, Raffles Ave
02051 – The Float @ Marina Bay, Raffles Ave
02061 – The Esplanade, Raffles Ave
43719 – MINDEF CP, Gombak Dr 177 Differentiated by EDS display Since 11 Mar 1990
25269 – Tuas Checkpt, Jln Ahmad Ibrahim 182
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Tuas Sth Ave 9
  • White plate indicates buses towards Joo Koon
Since introduction (5 Jul 1998)
46069 – W’lands Train Checkpt, Woodlands Centre Rd 170
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Larkin
  • White plate indicates buses towards Queen St
Since 19 Jul 1999
46088 – Blk 25, Woodlands Centre Rd
05029 – Boat Quay, Sth Bridge Rd NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8 Differentiated by EDS display
  • Former arrangement between 10 Mar 2000 and 27 Apr 2014 (for Service NR1)
  • Former arrangement between 26 May 2000 and 27 Apr 2014 (for Services NR2 & NR6, NR7)
  • Former arrangement between 1 Jul 2003 and 27 Apr 2014 (for Services NR5 & NR8)
84501 – Blk 608, Bedok Reservoir Rd 60
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Bedok
  • White plate indicates buses towards Eunos
Since 7 Nov 2004
84511 – Christ Ch, Bedok Reservoir Rd
03419 – Marina Sth Pier, Marina Coastal Dr 402
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Marina Bay Cruise Ctr
  • White plate indicates buses towards Shenton Way
Former arrangement between 13 May 2012 and 20 Apr 2013
96219 – Tanah Merah Ferry Ter, Tanah Merah Ferry Rd 35
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Alps Ave
  • White plate indicates buses towards Bedok
Since 15 Dec 2014
80199 – Stadium Stn, Stadium Cres 11
  • Red plate indicates buses towards Rhu Cross
  • White plate indicates buses towards Lor 1 Geylang
Since 23 Apr 2017
80191 – Opp S’pore Indoor Stadium, Stadium Wk
47201 – W’lands Nth Stn, Woodlands North Coast Rd 856 Differentiated by EDS display Since 31 Jan 2020
58621 – Blk 126 CP, Canberra St 883, 883M Differentiated by EDS display Since 28 Nov 2021

Schemes & Measures

Main Article: Bus Priority Schemes in Singapore

Buses frequently spend time trying to merge into traffic while leaving a bus bay, which can take as long as 60 seconds in heavy traffic conditions. As such, the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme was announced in 2008 under the Land Transport Master Plan (LTMP). Under the scheme, motorists approaching the bus bay must be wary of exiting buses, and they must come to a complete stop before the “Give Way” line and give way to buses exiting the bus bay at the location.

As of February 2013, there are a total of 218 bus stops under this scheme. In March 2013, the Ministry of Transport announced plans to increase the scheme to an additional 150 bus stops over the next two years.

Also, LTA has implemented a bus signal priority scheme in 2009, to give priority to buses at traffic light junctions. These are installed at junctions where bus stops with high demand are located right before traffic lights, and this helps buses to easily filter to outer lanes. Traffic lights under this scheme carry the “B Sign for Buses”, which allow buses on the leftmost lane to move off first before the main traffic light turns green.

List of bus stops with priority signal lights:

  • 03011 – Cecil St (Prudential Twr)
  • 03223 – Anson Rd (Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C)
  • 04121 – Stamford Rd (SMU)
  • 08057 – Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
  • 40019 – Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
  • 54247 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Blk 322)
  • 76191 – Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 401)
  • 76199 – Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 503)

List of bus stops with traffic lights to allow buses in bus bay to filter out:

  • 28309 – Jurong Town Hall Rd (Intl Business Pk)
  • 43452 – Bt Batok Rd (Aft Bt Batok West Ave 3)

Some bus stops serve as key transfer points between various bus services, owing to their location and the routing nature of various routes where only transferring between certain bus services is only available at one particular bus stop. As such, these ‘transfer hubs’, or bus hubs (as LTA calls it), experience higher commuter traffic than expected, with buses dwelling longer at such stops and causing delays to other buses. LTA has responded by upgrading 35 bus stops to bus hubs, by extending the length of the bus stop and increasing commuter facilities to boost the handing capacity of such bus stops. All works were completed in 2013.

With bigger bus bays, bus hubs can accommodate up to 3 single/double deck or 2 articulated buses to berth in the bay for simultaneous boarding and alighting activities, reducing the average time each bus needs to dwell at the bus stops. Previously, the bus stops could each only accommodate up to 2 single/double deck or 1 articulated bus.

List of bus stops designated as bus hubs:

  1. 01112 Victoria St (Opp Bugis Stn Exit C)
  2. 01113 Victoria St (Bugis Stn Exit A)
  3. 05013 Eu Tong Sen St (Chinatown Stn Exit C)
  4. 05022 Eu Tong Sen St (Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D)
  5. 07031 Serangoon Rd (Tekka Ctr)
  6. 09048 Orchard Rd (Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza)
  7. 10169 Tiong Bahru Rd (Tiong Bahru Stn)
  8. 11169 Commonwealth Ave (Commonwealth Stn Exit B/C)
  9. 17159 Commonwealth Ave West (Blk 365)
  10. 17239 Clementi Ave 3 (NTUC Fairprice)
  11. 41079 Dunearn Rd (Natl JC)
  12. 43419 Bukit Batok Ctrl (Aft Bt Batok Stn/Blk 628)
  13. 44259 Bukit Panjang Rd (Blk 183)
  14. 44251 Bukit Panjang Rd (Bt Panjang Stn/Blk 604)
  15. 46088 Woodlands Ctr Rd (Blk 25)
  16. 54261 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit A)
  17. 59049 Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Khatib Stn)
  18. 63059 Upp Serangoon Rd (Blk 22)
  19. 66339 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Blk 101)
  20. 71079 Eunos Link (Comfort Driving Ctr)
  21. 71091 Eunos Link (Blk 637)
  22. 71099 Eunos Link (Blk 311)
  23. 72019 Jln Eunos (Opp Blk 322)
  24. 72069 Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 121)
  25. 75051 Tampines Ave 1 (Tampines West Stn Exit B)
  26. 76109 Tampines Ave 2 (Blk 302)
  27. 76241 Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 497D)
  28. 81111 Payar Lebar Rd (Paya Lebar Stn Exit B)
  29. 82061 Sims Ave (Eunos Stn/Int)
  30. 83101 Jln Eunos (Eunos Stn)
  31. 84049 New Upp Changi Rd (Blk 27)
  32. 84059 New Upp Changi Rd (Blk 65)
  33. 85091 New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit B)
  34. 85099 New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A)
  35. 92049 Marine Parade Rd (Parkway Parade)

Upgrading of Bus Stops (2021 – 2025)

In February 2022, Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat announced in a Facebook post that 360 bus stops islandwide will be upgraded to make them more senior-friendly. The upgrading works will include the removal of steps, adjustment of the kerb height between the bus stop shelter and bus bay, and replacement of lighting. Additional seats and spaces will also be constructed where possible to provide greater convenience for seniors and commuters using wheelchairs. Weather-protection measures, such as the retrofitting of screens to limit commuters’ exposure to rain, are also installed at these upgraded bus stops.

These upgrading works are scheduled for completion under the Bus Stop Infrastructure Programme, which was first launched in 2019. 117 bus stops have been prioritised by the LTA for the upgrading programme since 2021, and are expected to be fully completed by the end of 2023. The remaining bus stops are scheduled to be upgraded by mid-2025.


Bus Stop Advertising

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) issues multi-year tenders for the maintenance and management of bus shelter spaces. These tenderers, usually outdoor advertising companies, reap the benefits of bus stop advertising revenue while being responsible for their cleaning and maintenance.

Previous bus shelter advertising contracts have been awarded to companies like JCDecaux and Clear Channel.


Abolished/Abandoned Bus Stops

A separate article is dedicated to bus stops that were abandoned/abolished by the LTA due to route changes to bus services and permanent/temporary road closures for redevelopment.

See also: Abolished Bus Stops


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7 thoughts on “Bus Stops

  • 29 December 2022 at 2:20 PM
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    Bus Stop 76101 – The electronic information box/board not working. It keep on saying loading all the time.
    By the way I want to compliment LTA on this initiative which is very helpful for commuters.

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  • 2 August 2022 at 3:12 AM
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    There are duplicate bus-stops at 11189 (Blk 43 Commonwealth) and 11181 (Opp Blk 43 Commonwealth) which cannot be used, even before the start of Covid in 2019, and are not an efficient use of space. Worse, the bus-stops in use are the ‘temporary’ white and orange ones. Why is that?

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