SBS Transit Bus Service 101

SBS Transit Bus Service 101 is a trunk route from Serangoon Int and looping at Buangkok Crescent, passing through Upper Serangoon Road, Hougang Central, Hougang Street 91 and Buangkok Link.

Bus Service 101 loops at Buangkok Crescent from 25 August 2019, calling at 2 new bus stops along Buangkok Crescent and skipping 2 bus stops along Buangkok Link.

101
Serangoon Int ↺ Buangkok Cres (Loop)
66009
Serangoon Int
Serangoon Ave 2
62131
S’goon Stn Exit H
Upp Serangoon Rd
62141
Opp Blk 1
Upp Serangoon Rd
63011
Opp Upp S’goon Shop Ctr
Upp Serangoon Rd
63021
The Helping Hand
Upp Serangoon Rd
63031
Kovan Stn Exit B
Upp Serangoon Rd
63041
Opp Glad Tidings Ch
Upp Serangoon Rd
63051
Opp Blk 370
Upp Serangoon Rd
63061
Opp Blk 25
Upp Serangoon Rd
64011
Naung Residence
Upp Serangoon Rd
64541
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
64551
Blk 836
Hougang Ctrl
64529
Hougang Polyclinic
Hougang Ave 4
64339
Blk 602
Hougang Ave 4
64341
Bef Blk 683
Hougang Ave 8
64351
Opp Montfort Sch
Hougang Ave 8
64431
Blk 568
Hougang St 51
64441
Hougang G. Shop Mall
Hougang St 51
64461
Blk 579
Buangkok Green
66499
Blk 911
Buangkok Green
66541
Blk 980C
Buangkok Link
66551
Blk 984
Buangkok Link
66561
Blk 991B
Buangkok Link
66571
Opp Blk 998B
Buangkok Cres
66581
Blk 986B
Buangkok Cres
66549
Opp Blk 980C
Buangkok Link
66491
Opp Blk 910
Buangkok Green
64619
Opp Blk 913
Hougang Ave 4
64561
Blk 574
Hougang St 51
64359
Montfort Sch
Hougang Ave 8
64349
Blk 502
Hougang Ave 8
64331
Blk 508
Hougang Ave 4
64521
Blk 834
Hougang Ave 4
64559
Blk 830A
Hougang Ctrl
64549
Opp Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
64019
Blk 302
Upp Serangoon Rd
63069
Blk 25
Upp Serangoon Rd
63059
Blk 22
Upp Serangoon Rd
63049
Glad Tidings Ch
Upp Serangoon Rd
63039
Kovan Stn Exit C
Upp Serangoon Rd
63029
Opp The Helping Hand
Upp Serangoon Rd
63019
Aft Upp S’goon Shop Ctr
Upp Serangoon Rd
62149
Forest Woods
Upp Serangoon Rd
62189
S’goon Stn Exit D/Blk 416
Upp Serangoon Rd
66009
Serangoon Int
Serangoon Ave 2

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px Serangoon Bus Interchange ↺ Buangkok Crescent (Loop)
Passes Through Upper Serangoon Rd, Hougang Central, Hougang Street 91, Buangkok Link
Route Length 15.8 km
Travelling Time 59 – 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Serangoon
0515hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 09 mins
After 1900: 08 – 14 mins

Service 101 serves as a residential trunk route connecting large parts of Hougang Neighbourhoods 4, 5 and 9 to Hougang MRT, further travelling to Serangoon and running parallel to the North-East Line. Demand is most significant during the peak hours where many commuters commute to and from home and the MRT network.

Amendment to Buangkok Crescent

Service 101 will be amended to loop at Buangkok Crescent from 25 Aug 2019, serving 2 new bus stops along Buangkok Crescent and skipping 2 stops along Buangkok Link.

In a Facebook post explaining the route amendment, Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC (Jalan Kayu) Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar revealed that the Land Transport Authority had initially wanted to amend Service 101 to ply Buangkok Crescent to Buangkok MRT Station. However, she mentioned that “many residents living along Buangkok Link will be omitted entirely and not have any bus service serving them”, although Bus Service 329 currently serves one side of Buangkok Link. In lieu of her concern, LTA reviewed the route amendment plan and it was changed to that effective 25 August 2019, where Service 101 would loop at Buangkok Crescent and not serve Buangkok MRT Station. LTA would then continue to study commuter feedback for Service 101 over the next six months (from 25 August 2019) to better understand how the bus service can be improved. In addition, she had also emphasised the need for a direct bus service that would  Buangkok estate (Crescent and Link) residents to and from Buangkok MRT.


MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Upp Serangoon Road (Kovan Stn Exit B)  Serangoon Int via Buangkok Cres
    0515 (Daily)

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Gallery:


Operator History:
  • 1989 – 2001: Singapore Bus Service Ltd
  • 2001– Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package.

History:
  • 2004 (15 Feb): Introduced as Service 101 between Serangoon and Buangkok Cres (Loop), replacing Feeder 328 due to the closure of Hougang South Int
  • 2005 (14 Aug): Amended to loop at Buangkok Link.
  • 2011 (03 Sep): Amended to Serangoon Ave 2 instead of Serangoon Central with the opening of the new Serangoon Int.
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
  • 2017 (09 Jul): Calls at an additional pair of bus stops at Buangkok Link
  • 2018 (23 Dec): Serves a new bus stop (66559 – Opp Blk 984A) along Buangkok Link
  • 2019 (25 Aug): Amended to loop at Buangkok Crescent
Past Routings:

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4 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 101

  • 9 August 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    Get ready for someone to lobby about his 148 and 152.

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  • 14 June 2019 at 12:26 AM
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    101 will be getting an extension to Buangkok MRT by next month or the following month. It will be rerouted via Buangkok Crescent skipping its existing bus stops along Buangkok Link.v

    Hint: New bus stops spotted along Buangkok Crescent.

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    • 20 June 2019 at 5:18 PM
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      I believe it will be a whole new service though

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  • 17 May 2017 at 5:01 PM
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    If the buangkok interchange opens, then this bus should to be extended to buangkok.

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