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).

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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
58611 Blk 115C Canberra Cres
58609 Blk 109A Canberra Walk
58519 Opp Blk 104B Canberra St
58059 Opp Blk 592C Sembawang Rd
58049 Opp Blk 590C Sembawang Rd
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 B3 NS11 Sembawang Vista
58259 Opp Sun Plaza Sembawang Dr
58219 Opp Sembawang Stn NS11 Sembawang Way
58331 Blk 589D Canberra Link
58041 Blk 590C Sembawang Rd
58051 Blk 592C Sembawang Rd
58511 Blk 104C Canberra St
58601 Blk 108A Canberra Walk
58619 Opp Blk 115C Canberra Cres
58541 Opp Canberra Stn NS12 Canberra Link
59529 Opp Yishun Emerald 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 Aft Yishun Ave 6 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 Blk 220C Punggol Way
65149 Bef Soo Teck Stn PW7 Punggol Way
65401 Opp Blk 264A Punggol Ctrl
65009 Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC Punggol Pl
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, Canberra Walk
Route Length Towards Sembawang: 21.9 km Towards Punggol: 21.2 km
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
–
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Punggol
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
08:15 – 16:50 & 19:15 – 23:30 05:30 – 23:30
Service 117 does not operate when Service 117M is in operation.
Departure Times from Sembawang
Weekdays Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays
08:15 – 16:50 & 19:15 – 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 13 mins 11 – 15 mins – 14 – 15 mins
Saturdays 10 – 13 mins 11 – 14 mins 13 – 18 mins 14 – 18 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 – 14 mins 12 – 15 mins 14 – 19 mins 16 – 19 mins
From Sembawang
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 11 mins 9 – 15 mins – 12 – 14 mins
Saturdays 13 – 14 mins 11 – 14 mins 15 – 16 mins 14 – 16 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 – 15 mins 12 – 16 mins 15 – 18 mins 16 – 19 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 was 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: 05:40
  • Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 07:10 & 08:20
  • Canberra Link (Canberra Stn) β†’ Sembawang Int
    Weekdays: 05:30 & 05:55
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:30 & 05:50
Short Trip Service
  • Service 117A: Yishun Ave 1 (Opp Blk 430B) β†’ Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn)
    Weekdays, except Public Holidays: 06:40 – 08:00
Route Variant
  • 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.

Gallery:
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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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