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. During selected hours on Weekdays & Saturdays (except Public Holidays), Service 16M will operate alternate trips of Service 16.

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84009 Bedok Int B8 EW5 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 CC8 Old Airport Rd
81179 Blk 22 CC7 Old Airport Rd
80141 Opp S.A. Deaf Mountbatten Rd
80219 Natl Stadium Nicoll Highway
80169 Nicoll Highway Stn CC5 Nicoll Highway
80159 Suntec City Nicoll Highway
04111 Capitol Bldg EW13NS25 Stamford Rd
04121 SMU CC2 Stamford Rd
08041 YMCA Orchard Rd
08031 Dhoby Ghaut Stn Exit B NS24NE6CC1 Penang Rd
08111 Winsland Hse Penang Rd
08121 Somerset Stn NS23 Somerset Rd
09059 Natl Youth Council Grange Rd
09022 Bef Orchard Stn Exit B NS22 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 Stn EW17 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 B3 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 Stn EW17 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 NS22 Orchard Rd
09038 Opp Somerset Stn NS23 Orchard Rd
08138 Concorde Hotel S'pore Orchard Rd
08057 Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
80151 Opp Suntec City Nicoll Highway
80161 Opp Nicoll Highway Stn CC5 Nicoll Highway
80211 Opp Natl Stadium Nicoll Highway
80149 S.A. Deaf Mountbatten Rd
81171 Blk 39 CC7 Old Airport Rd
81181 Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99 CC8 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 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 EW5 Bedok Nth Dr
Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Bedok Bus Interchange Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Passes Through Upp East Coast Rd, Marine Parade Rd, Marine Terr, Joo Chiat Rd, Dunman Rd, Orchard Rd, Kim Seng Rd / Zion Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd
Route Length Towards Bukit Merah: 21.8 km Towards Bedok: 21.5 km
Travelling 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:
MAN A22
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 14 – 18 mins 8 – 28 mins 10 – 13 mins 11 – 14 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 10 – 12 mins 18 – 29 mins 9 – 13 mins 11 – 16 mins
Fridays 10 – 12 mins 18 – 29 mins 9 – 13 mins 11 – 16 mins
Saturdays 10 – 15 mins 9 – 30 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-deck 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:
Poster 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 2023 under the Bukit Merah Bus Package.

History
  • 1976 (01 May): Introduced between Marine Terrace Ter and Telok Blangah Heights Ter
  • 1981 (15 Feb): Amended to Bt Merah Int
  • 1981 (05 Jul): Amended to Marine Parade Ter
  • 1983: Amended to ply Stadium Walk after 1930 hours daily
  • 1986 (13 Apr): Amended to ply Stadium Rd, skipping Stadium Walk during the evening diversion into Kallang Park/National Stadium
  • 1987 (23 Feb): Amended to Stadium Rd after 1845 hours daily
  • 1992: Amended to ply Orchard Link, skipping Grange Rd
  • 1993 (23 May): Amended to ply Stadium Rd permanently under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 13
  • 1993 (05 Dec): Integrated with Service 149, extended to loop at Changi Airport and amended to ply Zion Rd/Kim Seng Rd, Outram Rd and Tiong Bahru Rd under TransitLink Network Integration Exercise Phase 14, skipping River Valley Rd, Delta Rd and Lower Delta Rd
  • 1994 (29 May): Serves 2 new pairs of bus stops outside The Concourse, outside Golden Mile Twr and outside and opposite Suntec City along Nicoll Highway
  • 1996: Converted to bi-directional service between Bt Merah Int and Changi Airport PTB 1
  • 1998 (06 Sep): Shortened to Marine Parade Ter with the conversion of Service 36 to a full day trunk service
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Rd from Bt Merah Int with the closure of Marine Parade Ter
  • 2002 (08 Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Walk and Stadium Cres with the partial closure of Stadium Blvd to facilitate the construction of Stadium MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
  • 2002 (07 Jul): Skips the bus stop opposite Mandarin Singapore along Orchard Rd
  • 2003: Serves new bus stop outside Victoria Sch along Marine Parade Rd
  • 2004 (20 Apr): Amended to ply Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd to facilitate reinstatement works for the collapsed Nicoll Highway
  • 2004 (06 Dec):Amended to ply the reinstated Nicoll Highway, skipping Mountbatten Rd, Geylang Rd, Kallang Rd, Victoria St, Jln Sultan and Beach Rd
  • 2005 (02 Jul): Amended to Grange Rd with the partial closure of Somerset Rd
  • 2005 (30 Oct): Serves new bus stop outside Blk 94 along Zion Rd
  • 2006 (18 Feb): Amended to ply Stadium Cres with the full closure of Stadium Blvd to facilitate the construction of Stadium MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
  • 2006 (19 Mar): Amended to ply Cassia Link, Cassia Cres, Guillemard Rd and 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 Int
  • 2008 (29 Dec): Amended to ply the reinstated Old Airport Rd and Dunman Rd, skipping Cassia Link, Guillemard Rd and Guillemard Camp Rd
  • 2010 (29 Sep): Amended to ply Mountbatten Rd with the closure of Stadium Rd/Stadium Dr to facilitate the construction of the Singapore Sports Hub
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2017 (09 Apr): Amended to ply Still Rd South and East Coast Rd to facilitate the construction of Marine Parade MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line
  • 2017 (12 Nov): Amended to ply the reinstated Marine Parade Rd and Joo Chiat Rd, skipping Still Rd South and East Coast Rd
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of operations under Bukit Merah Bus Package (Tendered Contract)
  • 2020 (09 Mar): Start of regular double decker bus deployments

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