SBS Transit Bus Service 123

SBS Transit Bus Service 123 is a trunk route connecting Bukit Merah Int and Beach Station Bus Terminal in Sentosa, passing through Queensway, Napier Road, Orchard, Clemenceau Avenue, Havelock, Tiong Bahru and Lower Delta Road, while also operating a supplementary route variant, Service 123M.

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123
10009 Bt Merah Int B1 Bt Merah Ctrl
10659 Blk 1003 Bt Merah Ctrl
10101 Opp Bt Merah Sec Sch Jln Bt Merah
10111 Opp Blk 28 Jln Bt Merah
10131 Opp Blk 2 Jln Bt Merah
11021 Aft Queenstown NPC HQ Queensway
11031 Opp Queen's Cl Queensway
11041 Aft C'wealth Dr Queensway
11051 Opp Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11061 Opp Queensway Sec Sch Queensway
11071 Blk 97 Queensway
11081 Viz Holland Queensway
11229 Les Jardins De Holland Holland Rd
11219 Great Eastern Mansions Holland Rd
11209 Opp Peirce Rd Holland Rd
13029 Bef Tyersall Ave Holland Rd
13019 S'pore Botanic Gdns Napier Rd
09149 Opp British Council Napier Rd
09159 Aft Tomlinson Rd Tanglin Rd
09169 Delfi Orchard Orchard Rd
09179 Royal Thai Embassy Orchard Rd
09048 Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22 Orchard Rd
09038 Opp Somerset Stn NS23 Orchard Rd
08137 Orchard Plaza Orchard Rd
08019 Aft Haw Par Glass Twr Clemenceau Ave
04329 Opp UE Sq Clemenceau Ave
06161 Blk 2 Havelock Rd
06151 Hotel Miramar Havelock Rd
06069 Aft Furama RiverFront Outram Rd
06051 Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd
10141 Blk 18 Tiong Bahru Rd
10151 Ctrl Green Condo Tiong Bahru Rd
10161 Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10379 Blk 25B Lower Delta Rd
10369 Opp Cendex Ctr Lower Delta Rd
14039 Opp St. Theresa's Convent Lower Delta Rd
14389 Opp Blk 109 Bt Purmei Ave
14381 Blk 109 Bt Purmei Ave
14029 Blk 105 Lower Delta Rd
14019 Opp Mt Faber Lodge Kg Bahru Rd
14519 Resorts World Sentosa Sentosa Gateway
14521 Village Hotel Artillery Ave
14539 Beach Station Bus Terminal Beach View
14539 Beach Station Bus Terminal Beach View
14529 Opp Village Hotel Artillery Ave
14011 Bef Mt Faber Lodge Kg Bahru Rd
14021 The Pearl @ Mt Faber Lower Delta Rd
14379 Blk 40 Lower Delta Rd
14389 Opp Blk 109 Bt Purmei Ave
14381 Blk 109 Bt Purmei Ave
14031 St. Theresa's Convent Lower Delta Rd
10361 Cendex Ctr Lower Delta Rd
10371 Blk 129 Lower Delta Rd
10169 Tiong Bahru Stn EW17 Tiong Bahru Rd
10149 Blk 1 Tiong Bahru Rd
06071 Blk 2B Zion Rd
06081 Blk 94 Zion Rd
06149 Opp Holiday Inn Atrium Havelock Rd
06159 Opp Hotel Miramar Havelock Rd
06169 River Pl Condo Havelock Rd
04321 UE Sq Clemenceau Ave
04311 Aft River Valley Rd Clemenceau Ave
08011 Opp Haw Par Glass Twr Clemenceau Ave
08111 Winsland Hse Penang Rd
08121 Somerset Stn NS23 Somerset Rd
09059 Natl Youth Council Grange Rd
09022 Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22 Orchard Blvd
09111 Opp Four Seasons Hotel Orchard Blvd
09121 Bef Tomlinson Rd Orchard Blvd
09131 Grange Residences Grange Rd
09141 British Council Napier Rd
13011 Opp S'pore Botanic Gdns Napier Rd
13021 Aft Min Of Foreign Affairs Holland Rd
11201 CSC Dempsey Clubhse Holland Rd
11211 Aft Peirce Rd Holland Rd
11221 Lien Twrs Holland Rd
11089 Opp Holland Hill Lodge Queensway
11079 Opp Blk 95 Queensway
11069 Queensway Sec Sch Queensway
11059 Queenstown Polyclinic Queensway
11049 Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch Queensway
11039 Blk 19 Queensway
11029 Blk 166 Queensway
11019 Pk Hotel Alexandra Jln Bt Merah
10139 Blk 1 Jln Bt Merah
10119 Opp Pacific Tech Ctr Jln Bt Merah
10651 Blk 161 Bt Merah Ctrl
10009 Bt Merah Int Bt Merah Ctrl
Notes:

  • Bus Service 123 towards both Beach Station and Bukit Merah duplicates along Bukit Purmei Ave. Check the bus destination before boarding.
    – Buses displaying the Red 123 Plate head towards Bukit Merah
    – Buses displaying the White 123 Plate head towards Beach Station (Sentosa)
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bukit Merah Bus Interchange  Beach Station Bus Terminal
Passes Through Jln Bt Merah, Queensway, Holland Rd, Orchard Rd / Orchard Blvd, Tiong Bahru Rd, Lower Delta Rd
Route Length Towards Beach Stn: 21.3 km Towards Bukit Merah: 19.7 km
Travelling Time 61 – 104 mins
Operator Information
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
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:45 – 23:45 06:00 – 23:45
Departure Times from Beach Station
Weekdays & Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
06:00 – 23:45 06:15 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
From Bukit Merah
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 12 mins 12 15 mins 12 14 mins 15 16 mins
Saturdays 12 14 mins 14 17 mins 16 17 mins 14 17 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 14 mins 15 18 mins 16 18 mins 14 17 mins
From Beach Station
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 12 mins 11 15 mins 12 14 mins 14 15 mins
Saturdays 12 13 mins 13 17 mins 17 18 mins 14 16 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 13 14 mins 14 18 mins 15 16 mins 14 17 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 123 is a trunk route connecting Bukit Merah Int and Beach Station Bus Terminal. It primarily serves the residential estates along Bukit Merah, Queensway, Tiong Bahru and Bukit Purmei, offering connections to activity nodes such as the Orchard Road district, as well as Tiong Bahru and Sentosa.

With the extension of Service 123 to Sentosa in July 2017, it was the first trunk route to terminate at Sentosa. The route serves the basement bus stop at Resorts World Sentosa in the direction of Beach Station only.

This service calls at several bus stops in Bukit Purmei estate twice in different directions, i.e. towards Bukit Merah and towards Beach Station. Red and white service plates are used to distinguish the direction of travel in addition to Electronic Display Signages (EDS) on buses. Red plate indicates buses heading for Bukit Merah; white plate indicates buses heading for Beach Station.

MRT / Sentosa Monorail Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Kg Bahru Rd (Bef Mt Faber Lodge) → Bukit Merah Int
    Weekdays & Saturdays: 05:50
    Sundays & Public Holidays: 06:05
Route Variant:
  • Service 123M: HarbourFront Int ↺ Tiong Bahru Road (Loop)
    Daily

Gallery (Buses):
Posters:

Operator History:
  • 11 Apr 1971 – 05 Dec 1971: Singapore Traction Company
  • 06 Dec 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History:
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Jln Aman Ter and South Canal Ter under 1971 Bus Reorganisation
  • 1971 (09 May): Amended to Kg Bahru Rd Ter
  • 1971 (06 Dec): Operations transferred to UBC
  • 1974 (24 Feb): Amended to ply Grange Rd and Orchard Blvd with the conversion of Orchard Rd to one-way traffic, skipping Orchard Rd
  • 1975 (02 Feb): Amended to ply Zion Rd and Ganges Ave towards Jln Aman Ter with the partial conversion of Outram Rd to one-way traffic
  • 1976 (08 Aug): Amended to loop at New Bridge Rd
  • 1985 (26 May): Amended to Whampoa Rd Ter
  • 1987 (06 Apr): Skips abolished bus stop before College Rd along Outram Rd
  • 1987 (01 Nov): Amended to ply Eu Tong Sen St towards St. Michael’s Ter to facilitate the second stage of road expansion along New Bridge Rd
  • 1987 (13 Dec): Serves new staggered bus stop outside Orchard Stn along Orchard Blvd, skipping the bus stop opposite Orchard Stn; Serves new bus stop outside Newton Stn along Scotts Rd
  • 1992: Amended to ply Orchard Link, skipping Grange Rd
  • 1992: Amended to ply Clemenceau Ave towards St. Michael’s Ter, skipping Tank Rd
  • 1993 (04 Apr): Shortened to loop at Tomlinson Rd from New Bridge Rd Ter under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 12
  • 1993 (23 May): Integrated with Service 14, extended to start from Bt Merah Int and amended to loop at Bt Purmei Ave under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 13
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop opposite Mandarin Singapore along Orchard Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to ply Grange Rd with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2005 (30 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 94 along Zion Rd
  • 2008 (14 Jul): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Extended to HarbourFront Int.
  • 2017 (30 Jul): Extended to Beach Station Bus Terminal in Sentosa, skipping Telok Blangah Rd. Start of Double-decker deployments.
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract)

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18 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 123

  • 23 September 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    I would like to appreciate the outstanding service of bus captain Ms. Loo Soo Boon. What a wonderful lady I noticed that she wished every passenger with beautiful smile and positive energy who gets in bus. She made my day . Thanks to all team.

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