SBS Transit Bus Service 102 is a trunk service plying between Hougang Central Int and Seletar Aerospace Avenue (Seletar Airport ✈), passing through Buangkok Dr, Buangkok MRT, Sengkang MRT, Sengkang East Way, Sengkang West Way, Jalan Kayu and Seletar Aerospace Drive. This is the forty-second (42nd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
|Route||Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↺ Seletar Aerospace Avenue (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Upp Serangoon Rd, Buangkok Dr, Sengkang East Way, Sengkang West Way, Jln Kayu|
|Route Length||23.3 km|
|Traveling Time||73 – 98 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus
– MAN A22
– Scania K230UB
|12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Hougang Central
|05:45 – 23:30|
|Departure Times from Seletar Aerospace Ave (Seletar Airport)
||Weekdays||Saturdays||Sundays / Public Holidays|
|06:27 – 00:08||06:25 – 00:08||06:21 – 00:08|
|Loop Service||6:30am–8.30am||8.31am–4.59pm||5.00pm–7.00pm||After 7.00pm|
|Weekdays||10 – 11 mins||10 – 13 mins||11 – 12 mins||11 – 15 mins|
|Saturdays||12 – 13 mins||10 – 13 mins||11 – 15 mins||14 – 15 mins|
|Sundays / Public Holidays||12 mins||11 – 13 mins||12 – 14 mins||12 – 15 mins|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Service 102 provides a direct bus link between Hougang and Seletar Airport via Buangkok Drive and Sengkang neighbourhoods. It enhances connectivity for residents of Sengkang West and Buangkok Dr, connecting to key transport nodes (such as Buangkok and Sengkang MRT stations), for transfers to other bus services or rail lines, while also serving local amenities. It is the forty-second (42nd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
The route serves the Sengkang West region which previously was only served by Bus Service 85, boosting essential links for residents living in the area. In addition, it serves three new pairs of bus stops along Buangkok Drive.
Initially planned to operate between Hougang Central and Seletar Aerospace Park, Service 102 was eventually cut short to loop at Jalan Kayu upon route commencement, possibly due to lack of demand along the removed sector.
Officially announced just 5 days ahead of its launch, the short notice was likely intended to avoid conflict with the 2015 General Election period. The initial press release by LTA left out an additional pair of bus stops along Buangkok Dr (Sengkang Fire Stn and Opp Sengkang Fire Stn) which were added in later on 16 Sep 2015 in an amended poster.
With the opening of the new Seletar Airport Passenger Terminal Building at Seletar Aerospace Avenue, Bus Service 102 was extended to loop at Seletar Airport via Seletar Aerospace Way and Seletar Aerospace Drive from Sunday, 14 October 2018.
MRT / LRT Stations Served
- Jln Kayu (Aft Seletar Camp G) → Hougang Central Int
Weekdays: 06:00, 06:09, 06:18 & 06:27
Saturdays: 06:00, 06:12 & 06:23
Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:00, 06:10 & 06:20
- 2015 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.
- 2015 (20 Sep): Introduced between Hougang Central Int and Jln Kayu (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). Wheelchair-accessible at launch
- 2018 (14 Oct): Extended to loop at Seletar Aerospace Avenue with the opening of Seletar Airport
- 2019 (22 Sep): Serves new pair of bus stops (68201 & 68209) along Seletar Aerospace Drive
First Day of Operations
Service 102 offered free rides for commuters wanting to try out the new service. A mix of single-deck and double-deck buses were deployed.
Member of Parliament for Sengkang West Dr Lam Pin Min rode a Service 102 bus from Jln Kayu to Sengkang to engage commuters onboard.
To promote the launch of Service 102, members of Hougang Citizens Consultative Committee were distributing the Service 102 poster, and free EZ-Link Cards with $7 of stored value to passengers at the Block 355 Bus Stop along Upp Serangoon Rd. Banners promoting the service were also placed at this bus stop as well as the bus stop outside Serangoon Secondary School.