SBS Transit Bus Service 125

SBS Transit Bus Service 125 is a trunk route from St Michael’s Ter and looping at Sims Drive, passing through St Michael’s Estate, Serangoon Road, Genting Lane, Kallang Way and Sims Drive, and returning via Kallang Way, Lorong Bakar Batu, Bendemeer Road and Kitchener Road.

125
St. Michael's Ter ↺ Sims Dr (Loop)
52499
St. Michael's Ter
Whampoa Rd
52451
Blk 114
Whampoa Rd
52129
Blk 29
Jln Bahagia
52109
Bet Blks 33/34
Jln Bahagia
52099
Opp NKF
Kim Keat Rd
50159
Bef Kim Keat Lane
Kim Keat Rd
50211
Opp Balestier Pt
Balestier Rd
50221
Opp Balestier Twrs
Balestier Rd
50231
Northlight Sch
Balestier Rd
50241
Opp S'pore Khalsa Assn
Balestier Rd
60101
Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
S'goon Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60211
Aft Tai Thong Cres
MacPherson Rd
70361
BEF GENTING LK
Genting Lane
70341
Tannery Blk
Tannery Rd
70321
Aft Kallang Way 1
Kallang Way
70311
Aft Genting Lane
Kallang Way
70019
Blk 125
Aljunied Rd
80239
Bef Blk 53
Sims Dr
80229
Blk 45
Sims Dr
80269
Bef Sims Ave
Lor 17 Geylang
80091
Bef Lor 23 Geylang
Sims Ave
81081
Opp Aljunied Stn
Aljunied Rd
81091
Opp Blk 105
Aljunied Rd
70011
Opp Blk 125
Aljunied Rd
70319
Aft Kallang Way 4
Kallang Way
70329
Aft Kallang Way 2
Kallang Way
70349
Bef Lor Bakar Batu
Tannery Rd
70359
Aft Kallang Sector
Lor Bakar Batu
60219
Bef Siemens Ctr
MacPherson Rd
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60099
Bef Lavender St
Bendemeer Rd
07329
Hoa Nam Bldg
Jln Besar
07231
Bef Tai Hoe Hotel
Kitchener Rd
07211
Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G
S'goon Rd
07221
Sri Vadapathira K Tp
S'goon Rd
50249
S'pore Khalsa Assn
Balestier Rd
50239
S'pore Indian Assn
Balestier Rd
50229
Balestier Twrs
Balestier Rd
50991
Blk 82
Whampoa Dr
52129
Blk 29
Jln Bahagia
52109
Bet Blks 33/34
Jln Bahagia
52499
St. Michael's Ter
Whampoa Rd
Note:

  • Bus Service 125 towards both Saint Michael’s and Sims Drive duplicates along Whampoa Road and Jalan Bahagia. Check the bus destination before boarding.
    – Buses displaying the Red 125 Plate head towards Sims Drive
    – Buses displaying the White 125 Plate head towards Saint Michael’s.

 

Technical Information
Route Saint Michael’s Bus Terminal ↺ Sims Drive (Loop)
Passes Through St Michael’s Estate, Serangoon Rd, Genting Lane, Kallang Way, Sims Drive
Route Length 17.6 km
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Saint Michael’s
0600hrs 2300hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 11 – 12 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 10 – 16 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 16 mins
After 1900hrs: 15 – 18 mins

 

Route History

Service 125 serves the residents of both St. Michael’s Estate and Sims Drive with connections to Boon Keng MRT and Aljunied MRT, while serving Serangoon Road, Bendemeer Road, Kichener Road and Kallang Way. This route also serves as important connection between Kolam Ayer/Kallang Way Industrial Estates and Aljunied MRT, hence benefiting from heavy peak demand across that sector. A relatively large split-shift fleet copes with the peak hour demand from these industrial areas, along with Short Trip Service 125A operating only during the AM Peak hours.

This service calls at several bus stops in St. Michael’s Estate twice in different directions, i.e. towards Sims Drive and towards St. Michael’s Ter. 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 Sims Drive; white plate indicates buses heading for St. Michael’s Ter.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • MacPherson Road (Aft Tai Thong Cres) →  St. Michael’s Ter via Sims Drive
    Weekdays: 0825hrs, 0836hrs
  • Sims Drive (Blk 45)   St. Michael’s Ter
    Weekdays: 0555hrs, 0606hrs, 0617hrs
    Sat/Sun/PHs: 0555hrs, 0611hrs
Short Trip Service
SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6060M) – Service 125A
  • Service 125A: Aljunied Road (Opp Aljunied Station) → MacPherson Road (Bef Siemens Ctr)
    Weekdays, 0727hrs – 0819hrs
    Frequency: 07 – 13 mins

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


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Operator History
  • 1971 – 1973: United Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2026 under the Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package. 

History
  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between St. Michael’s Est and Delta Circus, operated by United Bus Company
  • 1975: Amended to Telok Blangah Way
  • ???: Amended to Jln Bt Merah via Telok Blangah Way
  • 1980/81: Amended to Bt Merah Int
  • 1985: Amended to St. Michael’s Ter
  • 1993: Shortened to Shenton Way; converted to a daytime weekdays & Saturday service
  • 2000 (Nov): Integrated with Service 20, amended to loop between St. Michael’s and Sims Dr.
  • 2003 (21 Jun): Amended to ply Jln Besar, Kitchener Rd and Serangoon Rd, under Phase 1 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2011 (29 Mar): Extended service operations to Sundays & Public Holidays.
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (Sep): Start of Double decker buses deployment
Past Routings

 

External Links & References

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