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.

16
84009
Bedok Int
Bedok Nth Dr
84139
Panasonic
Bedok Sth Rd
84129
Fujitec S'pore Ltd
Bedok Sth Rd
84151
Casafina
Bedok Sth Ave 1
93099
Siglap Sth CC
Upp East Coast Rd
93089
Opp Goodwill Ct
Upp East Coast Rd
93079
Opp Springvale
East Coast Rd
93129
Bef Sekolah Indonesia
Siglap Rd
93029
Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93019
Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
92089
CHIJ Katong Convent
Marine Parade Rd
92211
CHIJ Katong Convent (Sec)
Marine Terr
92221
Blk 19
Marine Terr
92231
Blk 34
Marine Cres
92069
Tao Nan Sch
Marine Parade Rd
92059
Bet Blks 72/74
Marine Parade Rd
92181
112 Katong
Joo Chiat Rd
92171
Marshall Lane
Joo Chiat Rd
82139
Maranatha Hall
Dunman Rd
82129
Tg Katong Sec Sch
Dunman Rd
81199
BEF OLD AIRPORT RD
Dunman Rd
81189
Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60
Old Airport Rd
81179
Blk 22
Old Airport Rd
80141
Opp S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
80219
Natl Stadium
Nicoll Highway
80169
Nicoll Highway Stn
Nicoll Highway
80159
Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
04111
Capitol Bldg
Stamford Rd
04121
SMU
Stamford Rd
08041
YMCA
Orchard Rd
08031
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Penang Rd
08111
Winsland Hse
Penang Rd
08121
Somerset Stn
Somerset Rd
09059
Natl Youth Council
Grange Rd
09022
Bef Orchard Stn Exit B
Orchard Blvd
13199
Aft Orchard Blvd
Paterson Rd
13159
Bef Zion Full Gospel Ch
Irwell Bank Rd
13139
The Trillium
Kim Seng Rd
13119
Opp Great World City
Kim Seng Rd
06129
Grand Copthorne Hotel
Kim Seng Rd
06069
Aft Furama RiverFront
Outram Rd
06051
Blk 55
Tiong Bahru Rd
10141
Blk 18
Tiong Bahru Rd
10151
Ctrl Green Condo
Tiong Bahru Rd
10161
Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza
Tiong Bahru Rd
10171
Opp Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Rd
10359
Aft Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Rd
10349
Blk 116
Henderson Rd
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
10009
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
10341
Opp Blk 116
Henderson Rd
10351
Bef Tiong Bahru Rd
Henderson Rd
10179
Tiong Bahru Pk
Tiong Bahru Rd
10169
Tiong Bahru Plaza
Tiong Bahru Rd
10149
Blk 1
Tiong Bahru Rd
06071
Blk 2B
Zion Rd
06081
Blk 94
Zion Rd
06131
The Boys' Brigade HQ
Zion Rd
13121
Opp Great World City
Zion Rd
13141
Aft Zion Full Gospel Ch
Hoot Kiam Rd
13191
Bef Orchard Blvd
Paterson Rd
09048
Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza
Orchard Rd
09038
Opp Somerset Stn
Orchard Rd
08138
Concorde Hotel S'pore
Orchard Rd
08057
Dhoby Ghaut Stn
Orchard Rd
08069
BENCOOLEN STN EXIT B
Bras Basah Rd
04179
AFT BRAS BASAH STN EXIT A
Bras Basah Rd
02049
Raffles Hotel
Bras Basah Rd
80151
Opp Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
80161
Opp Nicoll Highway Stn
Nicoll Highway
80211
Opp Natl Stadium
Nicoll Highway
80149
S.A. Deaf
Mountbatten Rd
81171
Blk 39
Old Airport Rd
81181
Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99
Old Airport Rd
81191
AFT OLD AIRPORT RD
Dunman Rd
82121
Dunman View
Dunman Rd
82131
Opp Maranatha Hall
Dunman Rd
92179
Aft Duku Rd
Joo Chiat Rd
92189
Opp 112 Katong
Joo Chiat Rd
92051
Opp Blk 72
Marine Parade Rd
92061
CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
Marine Parade Rd
92239
Blk 45
Marine Cres
92071
Opp Blk 57
Marine Parade Rd
92081
St. Patrick's Sec Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93011
Opp Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93021
Opp Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93121
Opp Sekolah Indonesia
Siglap Rd
93071
Crescendo Bldg
Upp East Coast Rd
93081
Opp Chiang Ct
Upp East Coast Rd
93091
Opp Siglap Sth CC
Upp East Coast Rd
84159
Opp Casafina/Temasek JC
Bedok Sth Ave 1
84121
Aft Bedok Sth Ave 1
Bedok Sth Rd
84131
Opp Panasonic
Bedok Sth Rd
84009
Bedok Int
Bedok Nth Dr
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Bedok Bus Interchange  Bukit Merah Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Old Airport, Orchard, Tiong Bahru
Route Length 21.9 km (D1) | 21.5 km (D2)
Traveling Time 95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bukit Merah Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Ulu Pandan Bus Depot (UPDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from Bedok
0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Bukit Merah
0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 13 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 11 mins
After 1900: 10 – 13 mins

Route History

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 compliments Service 14 between the Mountbatten area and Orchard Road. Between Marine Parade and Orchard Road, the route compliments 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. It remains to be seen if Service 16 will be amended back to serve the Stadium area, which is currently, only served by Service 11.

Bus Service 16 was affected by the temporary closure of Joo Chiat Rd from 9 Apr 2017 to 12 Nov 2017 due to Thomson-East Coast Line works.

MRT Stations Served:

Special Departures:

  • Upp East Coast Rd (Crescendo Bldg) → Bedok Int
    Weekdays: 0615hrs, 0630hrs

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

Fleet: See Above.


Gallery:

 

 


Operator History:

  • 1976 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2018 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History:

  • 1976: Introduced between Marine Terrace and Telok Blangah Heights
  • 1980: Amended to Bt Merah Int
  • 1981: Amended to Marine Parade Ter
  • 1987: Amended to serve Kallang Park / National Stadium in both directions after 1845hrs
  • 1990/91: Amended to serve Zion Rd / Kim Seng Rd / Outram Rd instead of Lower Delta Rd and River Valley Rd
  • 1993: Extended to Changi Airport PTB1 and PTB2 following merger with Service 149
  • 1994: Introduction of Express Service 16E, which plies along ECP on certain sectors and operates during the peak hours
  • ???: Amended to serve Kallang Park / National Stadium all-day
  • 1998 (Sep): Shortened back to Marine Parade Terminal when Express service 16E was converted to full-day trunk service and renumbered Service 36
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Link with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2002 (Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Walk/Cres due to Circle Line construction works.
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Diverted via Kallang Road until 6th Dec 2004 due to Nicoll Highway Collapse
  • 2007 (19 Aug): Extended to Bedok Interchange via Upper East Coast Rd, Bedok South Ave 1, Bedok South Rd & Bedok North Ave 1
  • 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
  • 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 (11 Nov): Amended back to Joo Chiat Road

Past Routings:


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