SBS Transit Bus Service 131M

SBS Transit Bus Service 131M is a supplementary trunk service plying from Bukit Merah Interchange and looping at Bukit Purmei Avenue, passing through Lower Delta Road. It is a route variant of Service 131.

Bt Merah Int ↺ Bt Purmei Ave (Loop)
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
Blk 119
Jln Bt Merah
Opp Cendex Ctr
Lower Delta Rd
Opp St. Theresa's Convent
Lower Delta Rd
Opp Blk 109
Bt Purmei Ave
Blk 109
Bt Purmei Ave
St. Theresa's Convent
Lower Delta Rd
Cendex Ctr
Lower Delta Rd
Opp Blk 120
Jln Bt Merah
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Merah Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Purmei Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Jln Bt Merah, Lower Delta Rd
Route Length 4.2 km
Traveling Time 25 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:
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Bukit Merah Weekdays, excluding Public Holidays:
0639hrs – 0913hrs (Morning peak)
1710hrs – 1940hrs (Evening peak)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 29 – 31 mins
0831-1659: 36 mins
1700-1900: 24 – 33 mins
After 1900: 33 mins
Service 131M Release Poster
Service 131M Release Poster

Supplementary Service 131M serves residential estates and schools around Bukit Purmei and Lower Delta Road with connections to Jalan Bukit Merah and Bukit Merah Town Centre. It duplicates its parent Service 131 along its entire route, and enhances connectivity for Bukit Purmei residents.

Introduced as a replacement for Feeder Service 275, this route duplicates the withdrawn Service 275 entirely. Ever since Service 131 was amended to ply Bukit Purmei Avenue in both directions in 2005, both Service 131 and 275 have been duplicating each other, and as such, Service 275 was made to operate at low frequencies (until its BSEP fleet addition in 2013). To better utilize resources, Service 275 was withdrawn entirely, and Service 131M introduced to take its place, operating only during the peak hours where additional resources are better utilized.

As a variant of Service 131, this service is wheelchair-accessible as of introduction.

Departure Timings
  • From Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
    Weekdays AM Peak: 0639hrs, 0709hrs, 0740hrs, 0811hrs, 0839hrs, 0913hrs
    Weekdays PM Peak: 1710hrs, 1734hrs, 1800hrs, 1834hrs, 1908hrs, 1940hrs
Route Variant:
  • Service 131: St. Michael’s Bus Terminal ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange

Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.


Operator History:

  • 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 (25 Aug): Introduced from Bukit Merah Interchange to Bukit Purmei Avenue, operating during weekday peak hours only
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract)

Past Routings:


Ding Dong Bell

Ding Dong!

2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 131M

  • 19 July 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Boring service, I want service 275 back!!!

    • 11 November 2019 at 6:13 PM

      Amend service 131 and withdraw service 131M, then 275 ply it’s old route plus an extension to HarbourFront Int/MRT


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