(Defunct) SBS Transit Bus Service 163M

SBS Transit Bus Service 163M was a trunk service plying between Sengkang Interchange and looping at Sengkang West Avenue, passing through Punggol Road, Sengkang West and Fernvale Lane. It was a route variant of Service 163. Service 163M was withdrawn on 10 February 2019.

163M
Sengkang Int ↺ Sengkang West Ave (Loop)
67009
Sengkang Int
Sengkang Sq
67189
Opp Blk 241
Compassvale Rd
67101
Blk 250A
Sengkang East Way
65049
Blk 126A
Punggol Rd
65039
Blk 124
Punggol Rd
65029
Blk 111
Punggol Rd
67219
Ranggung Stn Exit B
Sengkang East Ave
67269
Opp Blk 203A
Sengkang East Ave
67339
Opp Blk 200B
Sengkang East Ave
67299
Opp Blk 303B
Sengkang East Ave
67309
Opp Blk 305 CP
Sengkang East Ave
67329
Opp Blk 310B
Sengkang East Ave
67479
Layar Stn Exit A/Blk 417A
Sengkang West Ave
67489
Opp Fernvale Stn
Sengkang West Ave
67499
Fernvale Pr Sch
Sengkang West Ave
67659
Aft Sengkang West Rd
Fernvale Lane
67289
Opp Blk 405C
Fernvale Lane
67491
Opp Fernvale Pr Sch
Sengkang West Ave
67481
Fernvale Stn/Blk 439A
Sengkang West Ave
67471
Layar Stn Exit B
Sengkang West Ave
67321
Blk 311A
Sengkang East Ave
67301
Blk 305D
Sengkang East Ave
67291
Blk 303B
Sengkang East Ave
67331
Blk 200B
Sengkang East Ave
67261
Blk 203B
Sengkang East Ave
67211
Ranggung Stn Exit A
Sengkang East Ave
65021
Opp Blk 110
Punggol Rd
65031
Blk 227D
Punggol Rd
65041
Blk 231
Punggol Rd
67109
Blk 235
Sengkang East Way
67009
Sengkang Int
Sengkang Sq

 

Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Sengkang Bus Interchange ↺ Sengkang West Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Punggol Road, Sengkang East Ave, Fernvale Lane
Route Length 11.3 km
Traveling Time 45 mins
Operator Information
Former BCM Route Package Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Former Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Scania K230UB
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Sengkang Weekdays Saturdays Sundays / Public Holidays
05:15, 07:30 – 23:30 05:15 – 17:54 &
19:04 – 00:35
05:15 – 18:57 &
20:06 – 00:35
Operating Frequency
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Loop Service 51 mins 43 59 mins N.A. 16 58 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

Serving within the Sengkang housing estate, Service 163M was a supplementary route that helps to relieve demand on heavily used sectors of Service 163.

Route Withdrawal

Service 163M was withdrawn on 10 February 2019. In replacement, Short Trip Bus Service 163A was introduced to operate daily from 23:46 – 00:35 from Sengkang Int to Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd) and additional trips for Service 163 were added.

MRT / LRT Stations Served
Departure Timings

From Sengkang Int

  • Weekdays:
    05:15, 07:31, 08:22, 09:16, 10:33, 11:16, 12:15, 13:08, 14:02, 14:52, 15:42, 16:31, 17:20, 18:33, 19:35, 20:35, 21:31, 22:24, 23:22, 23:46, 00:03, 00:19, 00:35
  • Saturdays:
    05:15, 06:08, 06:54, 07:41, 08:30, 09:23, 10:12, 11:18, 12:11, 13:08, 13:57, 14:48, 15:31, 16:20, 17:03, 17:54, 19:04, 19:54, 20:50, 21:42, 22:23, 23:20, 23:46, 00:02, 00:18, 00:35
  • Sundays & Public Holidays:
    05:15, 05:35, 06:39, 07:25, 08:08, 09:00, 09:43, 10:38, 11:46, 12:42, 13:37, 14:33, 15:22, 16:14, 17:04, 18:03, 18:57, 20:06, 20:58, 21:51, 22:39, 23:46, 00:02 , 00:18, 00:35
Special Departures
  • Sengkang West Ave (Fernvale Pr Sch) → Sengkang Int via Fernvale Lane
    Weekdays: 05:10, 06:15 & 07:00
    Saturdays & Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:10
Route Variant
  • Service 163: Sengkang Bus Interchange ↔ Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
    Daily

Gallery

Operator History
  • 28 Jan 2008 – 09 Feb 2019: SBS Transit Ltd
Route History
  • 2005 (12 Mar): Introduced as Short Working Trip 163A parallel to the former Service 371.
  • 2008 (28 Jan): Service 163A was directly renumbered to Service 163M with no route changes.
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013 (13 Oct): Amended to ply the extended Fernvale Lane with the partial closure of Jln Kayu
  • 2019 (10 Feb): Route Discontinued. Service 163A reintroduced & additional trips on Service 163 added.

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