SBS Transit Express Bus Service 147e

SBS Transit Express Bus Service 147e is a Limited Stop Express route variant of Service 147, plying between Clementi and Clarke Quay throughout the day. It passes through Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Queensway, Outram Park and Chinatown, skipping Jalan Bukit Merah.

The bus service only calls at selected bus stops along its parent route. Along with Service 12e, both new services were introduced on Sunday, 28 January 2018.

Fast Forward 147e will be renamed as Express 147e from 12 August 2018.

147e
04239
Clarke Quay Stn
New Bridge Rd
05059
Hong Lim Pk
New Bridge Rd
05049
Chinatown Pt
New Bridge Rd
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Rd
05019
Aft Pearl'S Hill Terr
New Bridge Rd
05069
Outram Pk Stn Exit H
New Bridge Rd
10011
BEF NEIL RD
New Bridge Rd
11041
Aft C'wealth Dr
Queensway
11051
Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11161
C'Wealth Stn Exit A/D
C'wealth Ave
11171
Opp Blk 7B
C'wealth Ave
11181
Opp Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11191
Buona Vista Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19011
Blk 19A CP
C'wealth Ave West
19031
Dover Stn
C'wealth Ave West
17151
Blk 410
C'wealth Ave West
17161
Blk 455
C'wealth Ave West
17171
Clementi Stn
C'wealth Ave West
17009
Clementi Int
Clementi Ave 3
17009
Clementi Int
Clementi Ave 3
17239
NTUC Fairprice
Clementi Ave 3
17159
Blk 365
C'wealth Ave West
19039
Dover Stn
C'wealth Ave West
19019
Opp Blk 19A CP
C'wealth Ave West
11199
Blk 15
C'wealth Ave West
11189
Blk 43
C'wealth Ave
11179
Blk 8
C'wealth Ave
11169
C'Wealth Stn Exit B/C
C'wealth Ave
11059
Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11049
Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
Queensway
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH
Eu Tong Sen St
05012
Bef Pearl'S Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen St
05022
People's Pk Ctr
Eu Tong Sen St
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E
Eu Tong Sen St
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
[Dir 1]: New Bridge Rd (Clarke Quay Stn) →  Clementi Bus Interchange
[Dir 2]: 
Clementi Bus Interchange → Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Stn Exit E)
Passes Through Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Queensway, Outram Pk, Chinatown
Route Length 14.2km (D1) | 14.0km (D2)
Travelling Time 45 – 62 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet 12 metre Double Decker Bus
MAN A95
Departure Times from Clarke Quay
0730hrs – 2330hrs  (Daily)
Departure Times from Clementi
0600hrs – 2200hrs  (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM/PM Peak: 20 mins
AM/PM Off-Peak: 30 mins
AM/PM Peak: 20 mins
AM/PM Off-Peak: 30 mins
Service 147e Poster
Service 147e Poster

Bus Service 147e is a Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offers quicker journeys for commuters at Clementi, Buona Vista, Commonwealth and Queensway, linking them with the Central areas of Outram Park, Chinatown and Clarke Quay. Operating throughout the day, it only calls at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 147, and charges Express Fares as a result.

In between Queensway and Outram Park, the bus will ply an express sector along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Jalan Bukit Merah in both directions. The route operates daily at 20-minute intervals during the peak hours, and 30-minute intervals during the off-peak hours.

Buses layover at Shenton Way Terminal after terminating at Clarke Quay.

Service 147e is the third new route to be introduced under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) after Service 12e, as well as the second limited-stop service to operate daily. The use of the lowercase e as the service suffix has its origins from Fast-Forward services introduced by SBS Transit in 2005, which are limited-stop services operating only during the peak hours. SBS Transit used the Fast-Forward branding for Service 147e from launch until 12 August 2018, where it was renamed as Express 147e.

By plying express between Clementi and Chinatown, its routing is reminiscent of the defunct Chinatown Direct CT28 which was withdrawn in September 2016.

Departure Timings:
147e Departure Timings
147e Departure Timings

Route Variants:

MRT Stations Served:

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


Gallery:


Route history:

  • 2018 (28 Jan): Introduced between Clementi and Clarke Quay. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2018 (12 Aug): Renamed as an Express Bus Service from a Fast Forward Bus Service

Operator History:

  • 2018 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2025 under the Clementi Route Package.


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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express Bus Service 147e

  • 17 February 2018 at 4:25 PM
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    Direction 1 is from Clementi and direction 2 is from clarke quay. Not the other way round

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  • 15 February 2018 at 8:15 AM
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    Can you teach your bus Drivers to speak basic English? This is Singapore not China. Very disappointing with such service.

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  • 10 February 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Wonder if 850E will also use the Fast-Forward branding?

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