SBS Transit Bus Service 114

SBS Transit Bus Service 114 is a trunk route from Buangkok MRT Station and looping at Buangkok Crescent, passing through Buangkok Drive and Buangkok Link

Bus Service 114 commences service on Sunday, 25 October 2020.

114
Buangkok Stn Exit B ↺ Buangkok Crescent (Loop)
67601 Buangkok Stn Exit B NE15 Sengkang Ctrl
67629 Blk 557 Buangkok Dr
66569 OPP BLK 991B Buangkok Link
66559 Opp Blk 984A Buangkok Link
66589 Buangkok Sports Pk Buangkok Cres
66579 BLK 998B Buangkok Cres
67621 Opp Blk 558 Buangkok Dr
67609 Buangkok Stn Exit A NE15 Sengkang Ctrl
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Sengkang Central (Buangkok MRT Station) ↺ Buangkok Crescent (Loop)
Passes Through Buangkok Drive, Buangkok Link
Route Length 4.9 km
Travelling Time 16 – 25 mins
Operator Information
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
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
12-metre Double Deck Bus
MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Buangkok MRT
Daily
06:00 – 00:35
Operating Frequency
Loop Service
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 mins 10 15 mins 9 13 mins 10 20 mins
Saturdays 15 mins 15 mins 15 mins 15 20 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 15 mins 15 mins 15 mins 15 20 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 114 is a residential trunk route linking the housing estates at Buangkok Crescent to the transport node of Buangkok MRT station.

The route primarily benefits residents along Buangkok Link and Buangkok Crescent, offering convenient access to Buangkok MRT station. The estate was previously served by Bus Services 101 and 329, both of which connected to Hougang MRT station.

Buses layover at Compassvale Bus Interchange.

Cancelled Service 101 Extension to Buangkok MRT Station

Originally planned as a route extension for Service 101 from Buangkok Crescent to Buangkok MRT station to take effect from 11 October 2020, the amendment was cancelled following feedback raised by commuters. In particular, concerned was raised regarding the skipping of two bus stops along Buangkok Link as part of the amendment.

In lieu of this planned route extension, Service 114 was introduced from Buangkok MRT Station to loop at Buangkok Crescent instead. No changes were made to existing Bus Services 101 and 329.

Catchment

Service 114 serves the following amenities and housing estates in Buangkok:

  • Buangkok Square Mall
  • Buangkok Woods
  • Buangkok Square
  • Buangkok Tropica
  • Buangkok Edgeview
  • Buangkok Parkvista
  • Buangkok Court

MRT Station Served:
Special Departures:
  • Buangkok Link (Opp Blk 991B) Sengkang Central (Buangkok Stn Exit A)
    Weekdays: 05:25, 05:36, 05:47 & 05:58
    Saturdays & Sunday / Public Holidays: From 05:25 till before 06:03

Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 25 Oct 2020 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.

History:
  • 2020 (25 Oct): Introduced between Buangkok MRT and Buangkok Cres (Loop). Wheelchair-accessible at launch.

Past Routings


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25 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 114

  • 31 October 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    Yes I agree with you that it is useful for the people there, but the problem is with the operational side, no way they gonna attract many people if it only serves the MRT and running at 15 min frequencies, the demand is also fairly low too. I rode on one of the A95s during peak hours, most people alighted at the third stop of the journey, so people just stayed at the lower deck of the bus, with a grand total of 4 people going up to the upper deck… The double decker buses can definitely be more useful than that by putting it on 72 and making it fully double deck. If they really wanted capacity they should have used the A22 Euro 6s currently stored in the depots around singapore (100+ of them stored!!), which has tonnes of standing space, perfect for this route, but they went to go put fresh A95 Euro 6 DDs on this route, so I have really no idea what on earth they are thinking with this route, with a tiny catchment area.

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  • 28 October 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    They should extend bus 114 route to Compassvale bus interchange held in Sengkang central so that there will be more commuters taking this route all the way. It will also be more convinient for those people who wanted to travel to Changi int Airport. As for now Buangkok bus Int hub is still under construction.

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  • 26 October 2020 at 1:01 PM
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    Yesterday was new bus service 114 first day. I saw the route videos on YouTube. I personally have impression of that area, because I used to run along the park connector as part of the North-Eastern Riverine Loop.

    To be honest, the route is a bit short. Using double decker buses on the new bus service 114 is obviously to test whether living along the route residents would switch to take the new bus service 114.

    I would expect the authorities to give the new bus service 114 a trial period of about one month, to see whether living along the route residents got switch to take the new bus service 114.

    Thereafter, if only a few people take, the new bus service 114 would probably only use single decker buses to carry passengers. If got many people take, then I believe that area’s bus services may have some adjustments.

    Basically, this is an experiment. That area has relatively many vacant land. This bus service 114 should not be now launch, instead many years later then launch.

    Nonetheless, hopefully bus service 114 can have enough passenger loading to sustain the operations. The connection to Buangkok MRT Station is good. But whether can sustain, really pending observation.

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  • 25 October 2020 at 11:28 PM
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    Is LTA really run by a bunch of baffoons? Do they actually think people will go up to the upper deck for a 2-3 stop journey… Plus this extremely short route is running like 15 min frequency, doesn’t even make sense at all. Since this route has buses laying over at Compassvale already they should have added some bus stops so that it can serve more people instead of running empty to compassvale. LTA probably had a huge budget surge so the bus planners can splurge on wasteful initiatives to get particular MPs reelected, like that 976 disaster…

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    • 27 October 2020 at 4:33 PM
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      I have not tried taking the bus during peak hours yet to opine on the feasibility of double deckers, but this route is definitely necessary for residents staying in the new Buangkok HDB estate. Not just that, the flats which were only served by 101 since many years ago.

      If you do not reside in that area, you have no idea how frustrating it is to take 20-25 mins to get to Hougang MRT via 101 or 329 which are super winding in nature with many traffic lights along the way. I can’t say for evening peak (as residents may be heading to HG to get dinner etc.), but for morning peak, definitely people are gonna take 114 instead of 101/329 to the nearest MRT with the amount of time saved. A 15 minute frequency is bad indeed. Also, I have seen single deckers being at least half full, even during off peak hours on the weekends. I doubt this service will render useless; rather, I expect loading on 329 to fall significantly.

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