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.

Bus Service 117 calls at a new pair of bus stops at Canberra MRT Station from 2 Nov 2019.

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65009
Punggol Temp Int
Punggol Place
65259
Punggol Stn/Int
Punggol Central
65409
Bef Blk 264
Punggol Central
65141
Soo Teck Stn
Punggol Way
65431
Twin Waterfalls
Punggol Way
68111
Bef Seletar Camp G
Jalan Kayu
68061
Sing-China Bldg
Piccadilly
68091
Aft Baker St
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68081
Bef Seletar A’space Rise
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68101
Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68121
Bef West Camp Rd
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68161
Aft Seletar A’space Lane
West Camp Road
68131
Opp Youth Flying Club
West Camp Road
68141
Opp Seletar Airport
West Camp Road
68151
Bef Shell Aviation
West Camp Road
68171
Bef Yishun Ave 8
Yishun Avenue 1
59779
Opp Yishun St 43
Yishun Avenue 1
59789
Opp Blk 469B
Yishun Avenue 1
59479
Opp Blk 430B
Yishun Avenue 1
59759
The Shaughnessy
Yishun Avenue 1
59749
Orchid Country Club
Yishun Avenue 1
59739
Opp Blk 512A
Yishun Avenue 1
59509
Opp Blk 871
Yishun Avenue 1
59729
Opp Blk 816
Yishun Avenue 1
59031
Opp Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59041
Bef Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59051
Blk 790
Yishun Avenue 2
59061
Blk 763
Yishun Avenue 2
59079
Yishun Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59091
Blk 154
Yishun Avenue 2
59251
Opp Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Avenue 2
59521
Yishun Sapphire
Yishun Avenue 2
58549
Canberra Stn
Canberra Link
58261
Visionaire
Canberra Link
58339
Opp Blk 589D
Canberra Link
58211
Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Way
58251
Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn
Sembawang Drive
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58009
Sembawang Int
Sembawang Vista
58259
Opp Sun Plaza
Sembawang Drive
58331
Blk 589D
Canberra Link
58269
Opp Visionaire
Canberra Link
58541
Opp Canberra Stn
Canberra Link
59529
Opp Yishun Sapphire
Yishun Avenue 2
59259
Darul Makmur Mque
Yishun Avenue 2
59099
Blk 220
Yishun Avenue 2
59073
Opp Yishun Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59069
Opp Blk 757
Yishun Avenue 2
59059
Blk 608
Yishun Avenue 2
59049
Opp Khatib Stn
Yishun Avenue 2
59039
Yishun Sports Hall
Yishun Avenue 2
59721
Blk 816
Yishun Avenue 1
59731
Blk 512A
Yishun Avenue 1
59741
Opp Orchid Country Club
Yishun Avenue 1
59751
Opp The Shaughnessy
Yishun Avenue 1
59471
Blk 430B
Yishun Avenue 1
59781
Bef Blk 469B
Yishun Avenue 1
68179
Aft Yishun Ave 8
Yishun Avenue 1
68159
Aft Shell Aviation
West Camp Road
68149
ST Aerospace
West Camp Road
68139
Youth Flying Club
West Camp Road
68169
Bef Seletar A’space Lane
West Camp Road
68129
Aft West Camp Rd
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68109
Opp Rolls Royce Pte Ltd
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68089
Aft Seletar A’space Rise
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68099
Bef Baker St
Seletar Aerospace Drive
68069
Opp Sing-China Bldg
Piccadilly
68119
Aft Seletar Camp G
Jalan Kayu
65439
Aft TPE
Punggol Way
65149
Soo Teck Stn
Punggol Way
65401
Opp Blk 264A
Punggol Central
65009
Punggol Temp Int
Punggol Place


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) → Sembawang Int
    Daily: 0600hrs
  • Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) → Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 0717hrs & 0737hrs
  • Canberra Link (Visionaire) → Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 0646hrs
Short Trip Services
  • Service 117A: Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) → Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0644hrs & 0656hrs
  • Service 117B: Sembawang Int → Yishun Ave 2 (Opp Yishun Stn)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 0706hrs & 0825hrs

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)

Past Routings of Service 117


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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 117

  • 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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  • 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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