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.
Service 163A was introduced on 10 February 2019, with the withdrawal of Service 163M.
|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|
|Journey Time||~22 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Hougang Bus Depot|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Buses:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
– Scania K230UB
||From Sengkang Interchange: 2346hrs, 0002hrs, 0018hrs, 0035hrs daily|
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.
- From Sengkang Interchange:
Daily: 2346hrs, 0002hrs, 0018hrs, 0035hrs
Fare: Charges regular distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.
MRT / LRT Stations served:
- 2019 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
- 2005 (12 Mar): Introduced from Sengkang Int to Fernvale Lane (opposite Block 405C), replacing former Service 371. Later withdrawn with the renaming to Service 163M
- 2019 (10 Feb): Introduced from Sengkang Int to Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd), replacing Service 163M