SBS Transit Bus Service 128

SBS Transit Bus Service 128 is a peak-hour, limited stop trunk route between Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (in Yio Chu Kang) and Shenton Way Terminal, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, and Shenton Way. A large portion of the route duplicates the North-South MRT Line.

128
55009
Ang Mo Kio Depot
Ang Mo Kio St 63
55189
YIO CHU KANG STN
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
54399
Ang Mo Kio Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
53231
BISHAN STN
Bishan Rd
40189
Newton Stn Exit B
Scotts Rd
40179
Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Rd
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza
Orchard Rd
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Palmer Rd
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Palmer Rd
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Dr
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Rd
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Rd
40181
Newton Stn Exit A
Scotts Rd
53239
OPP BISHAN STN
Bishan Rd
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54391
Aft Ang Mo Kio Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
55009
Ang Mo Kio Depot
Ang Mo Kio St 63
Note:

  • No alighting and boarding at Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[AM Peak]: Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot → Shenton Way Bus Terminal
[PM Peak]: Shenton Way Bus TerminalAng Mo Kio Bus Depot
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Robinson Rd
Route Length 18.4 km (D1) | 19.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 76 mins (AM Peak) | 89 mins (PM Peak)
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang Stn
0720 – 0735 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Shenton Way
1820 – 1835 (Weekdays, except Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
15 mins 15 mins

Service 128 is a limited stop trunk route linking Ang Mo Kio and Bishan with the City areas of Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut and Shenton Way, operating during weekday peak hours. Running parallel to the North South Line, the route provides an alternative travel option for commuters relying on the rail network. Two City-bound trips are operated on weekday mornings, and another two return trips towards the heartlands in the evening. This service does not operate on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Because boarding and alighting is not allowed within Ang Mo Kio Depot, the first and last stop of the route is at Yio Chu Kang Station / Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn respectively along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. Alighting is not allowed at Shenton Way terminal, and the last stop of this route is at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg).

This service is unique in being a basic bus service that only operates only during weekday peak hours and serves the CBD. Most other peak-hour routes in the CBD are non-basic, such as Express, Fast-Forward and Premium services. On the eves of selected public holidays (such as Christmas eve and New Years’ eve), operating hours for return trips are brought forward to 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

The number of trips for Bus Service 128 during Morning and Evening peak were reduced from 4 trips to 2 trips from 27 June 2016, due to low ridership.

MRT Stations Served:

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

Fleet: Service 128′s fleet comprises of Scania K230UB buses.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 2008 – 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:

  • 2008 (07 Jul): Introduced as a 6-month trial service. Peak hour service plying from Ang Mo Kio Depot to Shenton Way during morning peak hours and Shenton Way to Ang Mo Kio Depot during evening peak hours.
  • 2009 (02 Feb): Amended to skip Lor 1, 2 and 6 Toa Payoh and skip bus stops along Braddell Road, Thomson Road and Newton Road, thus skipping Novena, Toa Payoh and Braddell MRT Stations.
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (29 Jul): Revision of operating hours, frequency reduced from 12mins to 10mins.
  • 2016 (27 Jun): Revision of operating hours, number of trips reduced from 4 to 2.
  • 2017 (26 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal

Past Routings:


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