SBS Transit Bus Service 117

SBS Transit Bus Service 117 is a trunk service plying between Sembawang and Punggol, passing through Canberra, Yishun, Seletar West Link and Punggol West. Service 117 commenced operations on 20 Dec 2015 as the fifty-first (51st) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Service 117 will be amended to Canberra Crescent, Canberra Walk & Sembawang Rd from 28 Nov 2021.
The daily first bus timing from Punggol & Sembawang would be brought forward to 05:30 from 28 Nov 2021.
Service 117 does not operate when Service 117M is in operations during weekday peak hours from 29 Nov 2021.

117
Punggol Temp Int
β†’ Sembawang Int
65009 Punggol Temp Int B5 NE17PTC Punggol Pl
65259 Punggol Stn/Int NE17PTC Punggol Ctrl
65409 Bef Blk 264 Punggol Ctrl
65141 Aft Soo Teck Stn PW7 Punggol Way
65431 Twin Waterfalls Punggol Way
68111 Bef Seletar Camp G Jln Kayu
68061 Sing-China Bldg Piccadilly
68091 Aft Baker St Seletar Aerospace Dr
68081 Bef Seletar A'Space Rise Seletar Aerospace Dr
68101 Rolls Royce Pte Ltd Seletar Aerospace Dr
68121 Bef West Camp Rd Seletar Aerospace Dr
68161 Aft Seletar A'Space Lane West Camp Rd
68131 Opp Youth Flying Club West Camp Rd
68141 Opp Seletar Airport West Camp Rd
68151 Bef Shell Aviation West Camp Rd
68171 Bef Yishun Ave 8 Yishun Ave 1
59779 Opp Blks 469A/469B Yishun Ave 1
59789 Bef Yishun Ave 6 Yishun Ave 1
59479 Opp Blk 430B Yishun Ave 1
59759 The Shaughnessy Yishun Ave 1
59749 Orchid Country Club Yishun Ave 1
59739 Opp Blk 512A Yishun Ave 1
59509 Opp Blk 871 Yishun Ave 1
59729 Opp Blk 816 Yishun Ave 1
59031 Opp Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59041 Bef Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59051 Blk 790 Yishun Ave 2
59061 Blk 763 Yishun Ave 2
59079 Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59091 Blk 154 Yishun Ave 2
59251 Opp Darul Makmur Mque Yishun Ave 2
59521 Yishun Emerald Yishun Ave 2
58549 Canberra Stn NS12 Canberra Link
58261 Visionaire Canberra Link
58339 Opp Blk 589D Canberra Link
58211 Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Way
58251 Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Dr
58009 Sembawang Int NS11 Sembawang Vista
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Sembawang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Punggol Way, Seletar Aerospace Dr, West Camp Rd, Yishun Ave 1, Yishun Ave 2, Canberra Link
Route Length Towards Sembawang: 20.7 km Towards Punggol: 20.2 km
Travelling Time 55 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
– Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
–
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Punggol
Daily: 05:45 – 23:30
[From 28 Nov 2021]
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
After 08:00 – Before 17:00 &
After 19:00 – 23:30
05:30 – 23:30
Service 117 does not operate when Service 117M is in operation.
Departure Times from Sembawang
Daily: 05:45 – 23:30
[From 28 Nov 2021]
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
After 08:00 – Before 17:00 &
After 19:00 – 23:30
05:30 – 23:30
Service 117 does not operate when Service 117M is in operation.
Operating Frequency
From Punggol
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 – 12 mins 10 – 14 mins 10 – 11 mins 13 mins
Saturdays 13 mins 12 – 14 mins 12 – 18 mins 14 – 18 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 – 14 mins 13 – 14 mins 14 – 18 mins 15 – 18 mins
From Sembawang
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 9 – 12 mins 11 – 14 mins 10 – 11 mins 11 – 14 mins
Saturdays 14 mins 12 – 15 mins 14 – 16 mins 14 – 16 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 – 15 mins 13 – 15 mins 15 – 17 mins 15 – 16 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Service 117 is an alternative travel option for passengers who utilize Service 85 to travel between Punggol and Yishun towns, skipping the Sengkang residential areas entirely. It was the first service to serve new bus stops for the then upcoming developments along Yishun Avenue 1, connecting residents to Khatib MRT.

The service was amended to enhance connectivity in Apr 2016 through an amendment to ply West Camp Rd instead of plying express along Seletar West Link. In November 2021, the service would be amended to serve Canberra estate via Canberra Cres, Canberra Walk & Sembawang Road for enhanced connectivity.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Ave 1 (Bef Yishun Ave 8) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Daily: 06:00
  • Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 07:17 & 08:18
  • Canberra Link (Visionaire) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 06:46
Short Trip Service
  • Service 117A: Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) β†’ Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 06:44 – 07:57
Route Variant
  • [From 29 Nov 2021]
    Service 117M:
    Punggol Temp Int ↔ Sembawang Int via Seletar Aerospace Cres & Seletar Aerospace Link
    Weekdays Peak Hours (except Public Holidays)
    Service 117 does not operate when Service 117M is in operation.

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Operator History:
  • 20 Dec 2015 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package.

History:
  • 2015 (20 Dec): Introduced between Punggol Temp Int and Sembawang Int under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP); Wheelchair accessible (WAB) at launch
  • 2016 (24 Apr): Amended to ply West Camp Rd
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Serves additional bus stop outside Punggol Stn/Int along Punggol Central
  • 2018 (27 May): Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite The Visionaire along Canberra Link
  • 2018 (25 Nov): Serves 3 new bus stops before and opposite Blk 469B and opposite Yishun St 43 along Yishun Ave 1
  • 2019 (02 Nov): Serves new pair of bus stops outside and opposite Canberra Stn along Canberra Link
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Serves a new bus stop outside Blk 469B along Yishun Ave 1
  • 2021 (28 Nov): Amended to ply Canberra Cres, Canberra Walk, Canberra St and Sembawang Rd. Daily first bus timing brought forward to 5:30am from 5:45am; Operating hours amended to not operate during when Service 117M is in operations.

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8 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 117

  • 22 October 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    should be operated by TTS or GAS

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    • 22 October 2021 at 1:22 PM
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      Wait until Sengkang-Hougang Bus Package gets tendered in 2024. Don’t be impatient

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      • 25 October 2021 at 3:27 PM
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        That means Bedok and Loyang might be tendered together.

        Hougang contract extended probably because SKDEP delayed.

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  • 9 August 2020 at 9:33 PM
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    experience very bad bus 117 male driver, Chinese, age about 70,i had not taken down bus number,
    i board at Stop ID: 68149, around 1950hrs, get off the at bus stop number Stop ID: 68119 around 2000hrs
    pls contact me is a long story.

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  • 15 May 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Yes agree on increasing the frequency of bus 117 as it is the only bus that serves the many new and upcoming HDB and condo developments along Yishun Ave 1.

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    • 30 March 2020 at 6:47 PM
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      Driver really bad today… The bus was a MB Citaro and he was driving really fast along Cannerra Link and when he stop at Opp Visonaire, I banged my head on the window because the bus drifted without turning.

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  • 15 September 2017 at 12:01 AM
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    One of the few bus services in which both termini it serves are not run by the same operator as the service!

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  • 12 August 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    Dear officer,

    Can we increase frequency of the bus 117? We are staying in Skies Miltonia. We need to wait for the bus ~12-15 minutes during non-peak hours. Our kids need to take this bus after school.
    Even though we have free shuttle bus, but the free shuttle bus has tea break time and is 30 minutes interval.

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