SBS Transit Bus Service 121 is a residential trunk route travelling between Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal and Telok Blangah Rise, passing through Ganges Avenue, Tiong Bahru MRT, Kim Tian Road and Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise.
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|Route||Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal ↺ Telok Blangah Rise (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Outram Rd, Ganges Ave, Tiong Bahru Rd, Jln Bt Merah, Lower Delta Rd, Telok Blangah Cres|
|Route Length||15.3 km|
|Traveling Time||65 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Bukit Merah Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Scania K230UB
|12-metre Double Deck Bus
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Kampong Bahru
|05:55 – 23:30|
|Loop Service||6:30am–8.30am||8.31am–4.59pm||5.00pm–7.00pm||After 7.00pm|
|Weekdays||10 – 11 mins||10 – 12 mins||11 – 12 mins||10 – 13 mins|
|Saturdays||11 – 13 mins||9 – 12 mins||10 – 13 mins||10 – 14 mins|
|Sundays / Public Holidays||10 – 14 mins||9 – 12 mins||10 – 13 mins||10 – 15 mins|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Service 121 provides residents of Telok Blangah, Kim Tian and Havelock with greater connectivity to Tiong Bahru and Outram Park MRT Stations, along with other amenities in the vicinity. It is the twenty-fifth (25th) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and the second new BSEP service originating from New Bridge Road after Service 120.
The inter-town service improves on existing bus connections between the estates at Telok Blangah Way / Crescent / Rise, Kim Tian and Ganges Avenue, and providing the much-needed bus connection between the estates and Tiong Bahru MRT Station. The service also calls at a new pair of bus stops along Kim Tian Road, which had no bus services plying the stretch prior to the introduction of this service.
For the Telok Blangah Estates, Service 121 closely duplicates the existing Feeder Service 272, which did not connect to any MRT station. Residents enjoyed better connectivity to Tiong Bahru MRT with the new service, which also relieves demand on Service 195.
MRT Stations Served
- Telok Blangah Way (Blk 27) → Kampong Bahru Ter
Weekdays: 05:45, 05:54, 06:03 & 06:12
Saturdays: 05:45, 05:56 & 06:08
Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:00 & 06:10
- 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.
- 2014 (16 Mar): Introduced between New Bridge Road Ter and Telok Blangah Rise (Loop) under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
- 2014 (29 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2018 (10 Mar): Amended to Kampong Bahru Ter. First bus departure timings from Kampong Bahru brought forward by 5 minutes.
- 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract); Start of regular double decker bus deployments.