SBS Transit Bus Service 116 is a residential trunk route from Hougang Central Int and looping at Serangoon, passing through Hougang Avenue 4 and 9, Serangoon North Avenue 4 and Yio Chu Kang Road. This is also the third route to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
New Short Trip Service 116A commences operations on 15 April 2019.
||Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↺ Serangoon Central (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Hougang Ave 4 / 9, Serangoon Nth Ave 4, Yio Chu Kang Rd|
|Route Length||13.0 km|
|Travelling Time||50 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)|
||12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|Departure Times from Hougang Central
||0545 – 2330 (Daily)|
|0630 – 0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831 – 1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700 – 1900: 09 – 10 mins
After 1900: 09 – 14 mins
Service 116 is the third bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). It is also the first new BSEP service introduced under SBS Transit.
The inter-town service improves on existing bus connections between Serangoon, Serangoon North and Hougang, complimenting existing Services 72 and 315 and providing more travel options for local residents.
“From Sunday, 18 November 2012, a new bus route – Service 116 – will be launched to provide commuters with better connectivity between Serangoon Central and Hougang Central. The new loop service will enhance connectivity for residents staying between these two housing estates, providing convenient access to key amenities such as the Hougang Polyclinic, Hougang 1, nex, schools, Serangoon and Hougang MRT stations and their town centres.”
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.
MRT Stations Served
Short Trip Service
- Service 116A: Serangoon North Avenue 4 (Blk 504A CP) → Serangoon Central (S’goon Stn Exit C/Blk 201)
Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0710hrs, 0741hrs & 0812hrs
- 2012 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.
- 2012 (18 Nov): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Hougang Central and Serangoon Central (Loop).
- 2013 (31 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2019 (15 Apr): New Short Trip Service 116A introduced
- Refer to this article
- 2012: No significant route changes since 2012.