SBS Transit Bus Service 16

SBS Transit Bus Service 16 is a trunk service plying between Bedok and Bukit Merah, passing through Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Orchard Road and Tiong Bahru.

From 9 March 2020, during selected hours of the day, Service 16M will operate alternate trips of Service 16.

 

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16
84009
Bedok Int EW5
Bedok North Drive
84139
Panasonic
Bedok South Road
84129
Fujitec S’pore Ltd
Bedok South Road
84151
Casafina
Bedok South Avenue 1
93099
Siglap Sth CC
Upper East Coast Road
93089
Opp Goodwill Ct
Upper East Coast Road
93079
Opp Springvale
East Coast Road
93129
Bef Sekolah Indonesia
Siglap Road
93029
Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Road
93019
Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Road
92089
CHIJ Katong Convent
Marine Parade Road
92211
CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec)
Marine Terrace
92221
Blk 19
Marine Terrace
92231
Blk 34
Marine Crescent
92069
Tao Nan Sch
Marine Parade Road
92059
Bet Blks 72/74
Marine Parade Road
92181
112 Katong
Joo Chiat Road
92171
Marshall Lane
Joo Chiat Road
82139
Maranatha Hall
Dunman Road
82129
Tg Katong Sec Sch
Dunman Road
81199
Bef Old Airport Rd
Dunman Road
81189
Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60 CC8
Old Airport Road
81179
Blk 22 CC7
Old Airport Road
80141
Opp S.A. Deaf CC7
Mountbatten Road
80219
Natl Stadium
Nicoll Highway
80169
Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
Nicoll Highway
80159
Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
04111
Capitol Bldg EW13NS25
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
09059
Natl Youth Council
Grange Road
09022
Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22
Orchard Boulevard
13199
Aft Orchard Blvd
Paterson Road
13159
Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
Irwell Bank Road
13139
The Trillium
Kim Seng Road
13119
Opp Great World City
Kim Seng Road
06129
Grand Copthorne Hotel
Kim Seng Road
06069
Aft Furama RiverFront
Outram Road
06051
Blk 55
Tiong Bahru Road
10141
Blk 18
Tiong Bahru Road
10151
Ctrl Green Condo
Tiong Bahru Road
10161
Opp Tiong Bahru Stn EW17
Tiong Bahru Road
10171
Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Road
10359
Aft Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Road
10349
Blk 116
Henderson Road
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bukit Merah Central
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bukit Merah Central
10341
Opp Blk 116
Henderson Road
10351
Bef Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Road
10179
Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Road
10169
Tiong Bahru Stn EW17
Tiong Bahru Road
10149
Blk 1
Tiong Bahru Road
06071
Blk 2B
Zion Road
06081
Blk 94
Zion Road
06131
The Boys’ Brigade HQ
Zion Road
13121
Opp Great World City
Zion Road
13141
Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
Hoot Kiam Road
13191
Bef Orchard Blvd
Paterson Road
09048
Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22
Orchard Road
09038
Opp Somerset Stn 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 CC3
Bras Basah Road
80151
Opp Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
80161
Opp Nicoll Highway Stn CC5
Nicoll Highway
80211
Opp Natl Stadium
Nicoll Highway
80149
S.A. Deaf CC7
Mountbatten Road
81171
Blk 39 CC7
Old Airport Road
81181
Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8
Old Airport Road
81191
Aft Old Airport Rd
Dunman Road
82121
Dunman View
Dunman Road
82131
Opp Maranatha Hall
Dunman Road
92179
Aft Duku Rd
Joo Chiat Road
92189
Opp 112 Katong
Joo Chiat Road
92051
Opp Blk 72
Marine Parade Road
92061
CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
Marine Parade Road
92239
Blk 45
Marine Crescent
92071
Opp Blk 57
Marine Parade Road
92081
St. Patrick’s Sch
Marine Parade Road
93011
Opp Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Road
93021
Opp Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Road
93121
Opp Sekolah Indonesia
Siglap Road
93071
Crescendo Bldg
Upper East Coast Road
93081
Opp Chiang Ct
Upper East Coast Road
93091
Opp Siglap Sth CC
Upper East Coast Road
84159
Opp Casafina/ Temasek JC
Bedok South Avenue 1
84121
Aft Bedok Sth Ave 1
Bedok South Road
84131
Opp Panasonic
Bedok South Road
84009
Bedok Int EW5
Bedok North Drive

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok Bus Interchange ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Orchard, Tiong Bahru
Route Length Towards Bukit Merah: 21.8 km Towards Bedok: 21.5 km
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Bedok North Bus Depot
(BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Bedok
Daily
05:30 – 23:45
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
Daily
05:45 – 23:45
Operating Frequency
From Bedok 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Mondays – Thursdays
17 – 18 mins 8 – 26 mins 10 – 12 mins 10 – 13 mins
Fridays
14 – 18 mins 8 – 28 mins 10 – 13 mins 11 – 14 mins
Saturdays 24 mins 9 – 30 mins 10 – 14 mins 10 – 13 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays
8 – 12 mins 9 – 13 mins 10 – 12 mins 10 – 14 mins
From Bukit Merah 6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Mondays – Thursdays 8 – 12 mins 19 – 26 mins 7 – 13 mins 10 – 13 mins
Fridays 10 – 12 mins 18 – 29 mins 9 – 13 mins 11 – 16 mins
Saturdays 10 – 15 mins 9 – 305 mins 11 – 12 mins 10 – 16 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 9 – 10 mins 9 – 13 mins 10 – 13 mins 9 – 13 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Spanning from Bedok to Bukit Merah, Service 16 connects the housing estates of Marine Parade, Old Airport, Bukit Merah and Tiong Bahru, as well as private estates around Joo Chiat and Upper East Coast, with connections to the City areas of Bras Basah, Orchard Road and Havelock. The route is well utilized between housing estates and the City, while also benefiting the Joo Chiat area with bus connections by plying a unique stretch of Joo Chiat Road.

The route complements Service 14 between the Mountbatten area and Orchard Road. Between Marine Parade and Orchard Road, the route complements Service 36 by often being less crowded, although taking a longer route. Demand for the service is moderate to high throughout the day owing to unique sectors and City-estate connections.

From September 2010, the route was amended to skip the Stadium area due to the construction of the new Singapore Sports Hub. Therefore, the Stadium area is currently only served by Service 11.

Double decker buses were deployed to Service 16 from 9 March 2020 in tandem with the launch of Service 16M.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • Upp East Coast Rd (Crescendo Bldg) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 06:15 & 06:30
Route Variant

 

  • Service 16M: Bedok ↔ Bukit Merah
    Selected hours on Weekdays & Saturdays, except Public Holidays
    Serves extra stops along Jalan Bukit Merah & Bukit Merah Central

Gallery:

 


Operator History
  • 02 May 1976 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History
  • 1976 (02 May): Introduced between Marine Terrace and Telok Blangah Heights
  • 1981 (15 Feb): Amended to Bt Merah Int under Phase 3 of Telok Blangah Bus Plan
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Marine Parade Ter
  • 1983: Amended to serve Kallang Park / National Stadium in both directions after 1930hrs
  • 1986 (13 Apr): Amended to Stadium Rd instead of Stadium Walk
  • 1987 (23 Feb): National Stadium diversion revised to start from 1845hrs daily
  • 1992: Amended to Orchard Link instead of Grange Rd
  • 1993 (23 May): Amended to serve Kallang Park / National Stadium throughout the day when Service 14 was amended under Transitlink Integration Exercise Phase 13
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Extended to Changi Airport PTB1 and PTB2 following merger with Service 149 and amended to serve Zion Rd / Kim Seng Rd / Outram Rd instead of Lower Delta Rd and River Valley Rd under Transitlink Integration Exercise Phase 14
  • 1994 (31 Jan): Introduction of peak hour Express Service 16E, which skips Nicoll Highway, Old Airport Rd and Marine Parade Rd
  • 1998 (06 Sep): Shortened back to Marine Parade Terminal when Express service 16E was amended and converted to full-day trunk service
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Link with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2002 (08 Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Walk/Cres due to Circle Line construction works.
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips bus stop 09037 along Orchard Rd
  • 2003: Serves new bus stop 93201 along Marine Parade Rd
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Diverted via Kallang Road due to Nicoll Highway Collapse
  • 2004 (06 Dec): Amended to reinstated Nicoll Highway
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to Grange Rd with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2005 (30 Oct): Serves new bus stop 06081 along Zion Rd
  • 2006 (18 Feb): Amended to serve Stadium Cres when Stadium Blvd is fully closed for Circle Line construction works
  • 2006 (19 Mar): Amended to Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd, Guillemard Camp Rd with the partial closure of Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd to facilitate the construction of Dakota MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
  • 2007 (19 Aug): Extended to Bedok Interchange via Upper East Coast Rd, Bedok South Ave 1, Bedok South Rd & Bedok North Ave 1
  • 2008 (29 Dec): Amended to reinstated Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd
  • 2010 (29 Sep): Amended to Mountbatten Rd, skipping Stadium Blvd, Stadium Cres, Stadium Rd & Stadium Walk due to Singapore Sports Hub construction works.
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus (WAB) service
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2017 (09 Apr): Amended to East Coast Rd / Still Rd South temporarily due to Thomson-East Coast Line construction works
  • 2017 (12 Nov): Amended back to Joo Chiat Road
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract)
  • 2020 (09 Mar): Start of regular double decker bus deployments

Past Routings

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