The route operates from Bedok Bus Interchange and ends at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), operating only during the weekday morning peak hours. However, the majority of trips depart from Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View).
|Route||Bedok Bus Interchange → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)|
|Passes Through||Marine Parade, Marine Cres/Terr, Mountbatten Rd, Nicoll Highway, Shenton Way|
|Route Length||15.7 km|
|Journey Time||~ 66 mins (from Bedok)
~ 47–52 mins (from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View))
|BCM Route Package||Bedok Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
||Weekdays, except Public Holidays
From Bedok Interchange: 0709hrs
From Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View): 0637hrs, 0640hrs, 0648hrs, 0655hrs, 0915hrs, 0925hrs, 0935hrs, 0945hrs, 1043hrs
Short Trip Service 196A is a trunk service operating from Bedok Bus Interchange and ends at Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg).
As a Short-Trip Service, the route operates during Weekday AM Peak hours and supplements the high demand for Service 196 from residential estates around Marine Parade and Mountbatten, connecting to the City areas of Suntec City, Raffles Place and Shenton Way. While only 1 trip departs from Bedok Interchange in the morning, the majority of trips are operated from Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View).
- From Bedok Int:
- From Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View):
Weekdays: 0637hrs, 0640hrs, 0648hrs, 0655hrs, 0915hrs, 0925hrs, 0935hrs, 0945hrs, 1043hrs
Fare: Charges regular distance fares for trunk services. See Bus Fares.
MRT Stations Served:
- EW5 Bedok
- CC7 Mountbatten
- CC5 Nicoll Highway
- CC3 Esplanade
- EW14NS26 Raffles Place
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
- 2005 (17 Oct) – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
- 2005 (17 Oct): Introduced from Bedok Int to Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg).