The route operates from Sengkang Bus Interchange and ends at Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd), operating daily, after the last bus of Service 163 has departed.
→ Bef Sengkang West Rd
|Route||Sengkang Bus Interchange → Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd)|
|Passes Through||Punggol Road, Sengkang East Ave, Sengkang West Ave|
|Route Length||5.6 km|
|Travelling Time||22 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
|12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Sengkang
|23:46 – 00:35|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
Short Trip Service 163A is a trunk service operating from Sengkang Bus Interchange and ends at Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd). The Short-Trip Service operates daily and connects the transport node of Sengkang to residential areas around Sengkang after the last bus of Service 163 has departed, offering late-night bus connections within Sengkang without having to operate full-distance trips to Toa Payoh.
The route was introduced on 10 February 2019, following the withdrawal of Service 163M. Service 163A was also operated from March 2005 in near-identical form, until 2008 when it was renumbered to Service 163M.
MRT / LRT Stations served:
- From Sengkang Interchange:
Daily: 23:46, 00:02, 00:18 & 00:35
- 2019 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package.
- 2019 (10 Feb): Introduced from Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub to Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd), operating after the last bus of Service 163 daily