(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 128

SBS Transit Bus Service 128 was a peak-hour, limited-stop trunk route between Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (at Yio Chu Kang) and Shenton Way Terminal, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, and Shenton Way.

SBS Transit Bus Service 128 was discontinued from 2 June 2020. The last day of operations was on 7 April 2020, prior to its suspension during the Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.

Commuters can travel by MRT or take alternative Bus Service 162.

 

128
55009
Ang Mo Kio Depot
Ang Mo Kio Street 63
55189
Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
54399
Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B NS16
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54339
Blk 422
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54329
Blk 420
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54319
Opp Christ The King Ch
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
53231
Bishan Stn NS17CC15
Bishan Road
40189
Newton Stn Exit B NS21DT11
Scotts Road
40179
Env Bldg
Scotts Road
09219
Far East Plaza
Scotts Road
09047
Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza NS22
Orchard Road
09037
Opp Mandarin Orchard NS23
Orchard Road
08138
Concorde Hotel S’pore
Orchard Road
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1
Orchard Road
08069
Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21
Bras Basah Road
04179
Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2
Bras Basah Road
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Road
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk CC3
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront NS26EW14
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg EW15
Shenton Way
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Shenton Way
03239
Shenton Way Ter
Shenton Way
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Road
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Road
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F NS26EW14
Robinson Road
03011
Fullerton Sq NS26EW14
Fullerton Road
02111
Esplanade Bridge
Esplanade Drive
04111
Capitol Bldg NS25EW13
Stamford Road
04121
SMU CC2
Stamford Road
08041
YMCA
Orchard Road
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1
Penang Road
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Road
08121
Somerset Stn NS23
Somerset Road
09011
Opp Ngee Ann City
Orchard Turn
09023
Opp Orchard Stn/ION NS22
Orchard Turn
09212
Royal Plaza On Scotts
Scotts Road
40171
Opp Env Bldg
Scotts Road
40181
Newton Stn Exit A NS21DT11
Scotts Road
53239
Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15
Bishan Road
54311
Blk 332
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54321
Blk 354
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54331
Blk 346
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
54391
Aft Ang Mo Kio Int NS16
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
55181
Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
55009
Ang Mo Kio Depot
Ang Mo Kio Street 63



Notes:

  • – Wheelchair Inaccessible Bus Stop
  • No alighting and boarding at Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
  • No alighting at Shenton Way Bus Terminal
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [AM]: Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot → Shenton Way Bus Terminal
[PM]: Shenton Way Bus Terminal → Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Robinson Rd
Route Length Towards Shenton Way: 18.3 km Towards Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot: 19.4 km
Traveling Time 76 – 89 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bishan – Toa Payoh Bus Package
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Former Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot Weekdays, except Public Holidays
07:20 – 07:35
Departure Times from Shenton Way Weekdays, except Public Holidays
18:20 – 18:35
Operating Frequency
From Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot
15 mins
From Shenton Way
15 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

Service 128 was 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 provided 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.

As boarding and alighting are 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 and City Direct services. During Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve & Chinese New Year Eve, operating hours for return trips are brought forward to early afternoon.

The number of trips for Bus Service 128 during Morning and Evening peak was reduced from 4 trips to 2 trips from 27 June 2016, due to low ridership, and subsequently withdrawn on 2 June 2020.

MRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

Weekdays, except Public Holidays

  • From Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot:
    07:20 & 07:35
  • From Shenton Way Terminal:
    18:20 & 18:35

Gallery
Poster Gallery

Operator History
  • 07 July 2008 – 07 April 2020: SBS Transit Ltd
Route History
  • 2008 (07 Jul): Introduced between Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 and Shenton Way (AM Peak) and between Anson Rd and Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (PM Peak) as a peak hour one-directional service on weekdays for a trial period of 6 months
  • 2009 (02 Feb): Amended to ply Braddell Rd and Thomson Rd, skipping Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Lor 1 Toa Payoh, Lor 2 Toa Payoh and Jln Toa Payoh.
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (25 Jun): Amended to relocated Shenton Way Bus Terminal
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Withdrawn

Past Routings

Changes in Departure Times:
Effective Date Morning Peak Timings Evening Peak Timings
07 Jul 2008 07:12, 07:24, 07:36 & 07:48 18:12, 18:24, 18:36 & 18:48
29 Jul 2013 07:15, 07:25, 07:35 & 07:45 18:15, 18:25, 18:35 & 18:45
27 Jun 2016 07:20 & 07:35 18:20 & 18:35
02 Jun 2020 Withdrawn Withdrawn

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10 thoughts on “(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 128

  • 31 May 2020 at 10:35 PM
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    128 should have some amendment via Marina Blvd, Marina South Pier, to HarbourFront and Resorts World Sentosa, and make it full-day service, to reduce congestion on NSL; instead of withdrawn. Provides connectivity from Downtown to Raffles Place.

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  • 29 May 2020 at 4:37 PM
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    This bus service is suspended from 2 June 2020. Should be lower demand.

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