(Defunct) SBS Transit Express Bus Service 147e

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

The bus service only callled at selected bus stops along its parent route. Along with Service 12e, both new services were introduced on Sunday, 28 January 2018. It was withdrawn on 9 February 2020, with the last day of operations on 8 February 2020.

147e
04239
Opp Clarke Quay Stn NE5
New Bridge Road
05059
Hong Lim Pk NE5
New Bridge Road
05049
Chinatown Pt NE4DT19
New Bridge Road
05039
New Bridge Ctr
New Bridge Road
05019
Aft Duxton Plain Pk
New Bridge Road
05069
Outram Pk Stn Exit H EW16NE3
New Bridge Road
10011
Bef Neil Rd
New Bridge Road
11041
Aft C’wealth Dr
Queensway
11051
Opp Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11161
C’wealth Stn Exit A/D EW20
Commonwealth Avenue
11171
Opp Blk 7B
Commonwealth Avenue
11181
Opp Blk 43
Commonwealth Avenue
11191
Buona Vista Stn EW21CC22
Commonwealth Avenue West
19011
Blk 19A CP
Commonwealth Avenue West
19031
Dover Stn Exit A EW22
Commonwealth Avenue West
17151
Blk 410
Commonwealth Avenue West
17161
Blk 455
Commonwealth Avenue West
17171
Clementi Stn Exit A EW23
Commonwealth Avenue West
17009
Clementi Int EW23
Clementi Avenue 3
17009
Clementi Int EW23
Clementi Avenue 3
17239
NTUC Fairprice
Clementi Avenue 3
17159
Blk 365
Commonwealth Avenue West
19039
Dover Stn Exit B EW22
Commonwealth Avenue West
19019
Blk 27
Commonwealth Avenue West
11199
Blk 15
Commonwealth Avenue West
11189
Blk 43
Commonwealth Avenue
11179
Blk 8
Commonwealth Avenue
11169
C’wealth Stn Exit B/C EW20
Commonwealth Avenue
11059
Queenstown Polyclinic
Queensway
11049
Opp Blessed Sacrament Ch
Queensway
10018
Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH EW16NE3
Eu Tong Sen Street
05012
Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr
Eu Tong Sen Street
05022
Aft Chinatown Stn Exit D NE4DT19
Eu Tong Sen Street
04222
Clarke Quay Stn Exit E NE5
Eu Tong Sen Street

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px [Direction 1]: New Bridge Rd (Opp Clarke Quay Stn) →  Clementi Bus Interchange
[Direction 2]: Clementi Bus Interchange → Eu Tong Sen St (Clarke Quay Stn Exit E)
Passes Through Buona Vista, Commonwealth, Queensway, Outram Park, Chinatown
Route Length Towards Clementi: 14.2 km Towards Clarke Quay: 14.0 km
Traveling Time 45 – 62 mins
Operator Information
Former BCM Route Package Clementi Bus Package
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Former Fleet 12 metre Double Decker Bus
– MAN A95
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Clarke Quay
Daily
07:30 – 23:30
Departure Times from Clementi
Daily
06:00 – 22:00
Operating Frequency
From Clarke Quay
Peak Hours – 20 mins / Off Peak Hours – 30 mins
From Clementi
Peak Hours – 20 mins / Off Peak Hours – 30 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges express distance fares

 

Bus Service 147e was a former Limited-stop Express Bus Service which offered 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 called at selected bus stops served by its parent Bus Service 147, and charged Express Fares as a result.

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

Buses layover at Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal after terminating at Clarke Quay.

Service 147e was 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.

After over 2 years of operations, Express 147e was withdrawn on 9 February 2020, due to low demand. As part of the same rationalisation exercise, other express bus services introduced in 2018 had their operating hours reduced.

Departure Timings:
147e Departure Timings
147e Departure Timings

Route Variant
  • Service 147: Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↔ Clementi Bus Interchange
    Daily
MRT Stations Served

 


Gallery

Operator History
  • 28 Jan 2018 – 8 Feb 2020: SBS Transit Ltd
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
  • 2020 (09 Feb): Withdrawn
Past Routing

2018

  • Direction 1: New Bridge Rd, Kg Bahru Rd, Jln Bt Merah, Lower Delta Rd, AYE, Portsdown Ave, Queensway, Commonwealth Ave, Commonwealth Ave West, Clementi Ave 3 and Clementi Int.
  • Direction 2: Clementi Int, Clementi Ave 3, Commonwealth Ave West, Commonwealth Ave, Queensway, Portsdown Ave, AYE, Lower Delta Rd, Jln Bt Merah, Kg Bahru Rd and Eu Tong Sen St.

 


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7 thoughts on “(Defunct) SBS Transit Express Bus Service 147e

  • 22 January 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Why now withdraw bus 147e?

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    • 3 February 2020 at 10:31 AM
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      Smlj bro? Don’t withdraw u wonder when they will withdraw, withdraw u ask why now withdraw? LOL

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  • 9 January 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    How come it Parks at Shenton Way

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  • 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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    • 26 November 2018 at 3:02 PM
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      Clementi to Hougang (original of service 147) is direction 2, so that’s why clementi to Clarke quey for 147e is d2.

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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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