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.
||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|
|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)
|0630-0830: 26 – 33 mins
0831-1659: 36 mins
1700-1900: 24 – 33 mins
After 1900: 33 mins
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Introduced as a replacement for Feeder Service 275, this route duplicates the withdrawn Service 275 entirely.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 To better utilize resources, Service 275 was withdrawn entirely, and Service 131M introduced to take its place, operating only during the peak hours where additional resources are better utilized.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.
- From Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Weekdays AM Peak: 0639hrs, 0709hrs, 0740hrs, 0809hrs, 0837hrs, 0913hrs
Weekdays PM Peak: 1710hrs, 1734hrs, 1800hrs, 1833hrs, 1907hrs, 1940hrs
- Service 131: St. Michael’s Bus Terminal ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Fare: Charges basic distance fares. See Bus Fares.
- 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)
- Refer to this article
- No route changes since introduction in 2014.