SBS Transit Bus Service 117

SBS Transit Bus Service 117 is a trunk service plying between Sembawang and Punggol Interchanges, passing through Canberra, Yishun, Seletar West Link and Punggol West. It connects Seletar Aerospace Park to residential estates and transport nodes, as well as shopping centres such as Waterway Point, Northpoint City and Sun Plaza. 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).

Seletar Airport has been relocated to Seletar Aerospace Road 1 from 19 November 2018 and is now served by Bus Service 102.

Short Trip Service 117B was discontinued on 30 Mar 2020, while additional trips will be added on Short Trip Service 117A from the same day.

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65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
65259 Punggol Stn/Int NE17PTC Punggol Ctrl
65409 Bef Blk 264 Punggol Ctrl
65141 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 Opp Blk 469B 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 Sapphire 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
58009 Sembawang Int NS11 Sembawang Vista
58259 Opp Sun Plaza Sembawang Dr
58219 Opp Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Way
58331 Blk 589D Canberra Link
58269 OPP VISIONAIRE Canberra Link
58541 Opp Canberra Stn NS12 Canberra Link
59529 Opp Yishun Sapphire Yishun Ave 2
59259 Darul Makmur Mque Yishun Ave 2
59099 Blk 220 Yishun Ave 2
59073 Opp Yishun Stn NS13 Yishun Ave 2
59069 Opp Blk 757 Yishun Ave 2
59059 Blk 608 Yishun Ave 2
59049 Opp Khatib Stn NS14 Yishun Ave 2
59039 Yishun Sports Hall Yishun Ave 2
59721 Blk 816 Yishun Ave 1
59501 Blk 871 Yishun Ave 1
59731 Blk 512A Yishun Ave 1
59741 Opp Orchid Country Club Yishun Ave 1
59751 Opp The Shaughnessy Yishun Ave 1
59471 Blk 430B Yishun Ave 1
59781 Bef Blk 469B Yishun Ave 1
59771 Blk 469B Yishun Ave 1
68179 Aft Yishun Ave 8 Yishun Ave 1
68159 AFT SHELL AVIATION West Camp Rd
68149 ST Aerospace West Camp Rd
68139 Youth Flying Club West Camp Rd
68169 Bef Seletar A'Space Lane West Camp Rd
68129 Aft West Camp Rd Seletar Aerospace Dr
68109 Opp Rolls Royce Pte Ltd Seletar Aerospace Dr
68089 Aft Seletar A'Space Rise Seletar Aerospace Dr
68099 Bef Baker St Seletar Aerospace Dr
68069 Opp Sing-China Bldg Piccadilly
68119 Aft Seletar Camp G Jln Kayu
65439 Aft TPE Punggol Way
65149 Soo Teck Stn PW7 Punggol Way
65401 Opp Blk 264A Punggol Ctrl
65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Punggol Temporary Bus Interchange ↔ Sembawang Bus Interchange
Passes Through Punggol West, Seletar Aerospace Park, West Camp Rd, Khatib MRT, Yishun MRT, Canberra Link
Route Length 20.5 km (D1) | 20.3 km (D2)
Traveling 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 Double Deck buses:
– MAN A95 (Euro 6)
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Punggol
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Sembawang
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 13 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 11 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900: 11 – 14 mins

 

Service 117 is a alternative travel option for passengers who utilize Service 85 to travel between Punggol and Yishun towns, skipping the Sengkang residential areas entirely.

It is the first service to serve new bus stops for upcoming developments along Yishun Avenue 1, connecting future residents to Khatib MRT.

The service plies Yishun Avenue 2 and Canberra Link, providing a faster and shorter travel option between Yishun and Sembawang MRT stations as compared to Services 858 and 859.

Service 117 is also the first SBS Transit Bus Service to serve Sembawang Bus Interchange, which was previously fully served by SMRT Buses.

On 24 Apr 2016, Bus Service 117 was amended to ply West Camp Rd, calling at 4 additional sets of bus stops including the former Seletar Airport terminal building. The express sector along Seletar West Link was omitted This enhanced connectivity for Seletar Aerospace Park commuters to Sembawang and Punggol.
(See also: Route Amendment of Bus Service 117 to West Camp Rd)

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Yishun Ave 1 (Bef Yishun Ave 8) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Daily: 0600hrs
  • Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 0717hrs & 0818hrs
  • Canberra Link (Visionaire) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 0646hrs
Short Trip Services
  • Service 117A: Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) β†’ Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0644hrs, 0657hrs, 0728hrs & 0757hrs

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


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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 2021 under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package.

History:

  • 2015 (20 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Punggol and Sembawang. Designated wheelchair accessible bus service at launch (WAB).
  • 2016 (24 Apr): Amended to ply West Camp Rd instead of express along Seletar West Link.
  • 2017 (26 Nov): Calls at an additional bus stop along Punggol Ctrl (B/S 65259 Punggol Stn/Int)
  • 2018 (27 May): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Canberra Link (Visionaire / Opp Visionaire)
  • 2018 (25 Nov): Calls at 3 new bus stops along Yishun Avenue 1
  • 2019 (14 Jan): Short Trip Service 117A introduced
  • 2019 (11 Mar): Short Trip Service 117B introduced
  • 2019 (2 Nov): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Canberra Link (Canberra Stn / Opp Canberra Stn)
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Calls at a new bus stop (59771 – Blk 469B) along Yishun Ave 1
  • 2020 (30 Mar): Short Trip Service 117B discontinued, more trips added on Short Trip Service 117A.

Past Routings of Service 117


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5 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 117

  • 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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