SBS Transit Express Bus Service 196e

SBS Transit Express Bus Service 196e is an express variant of Service 196, plying between Marine Parade Road and Shenton Way. It passes through Marine Terrace, Nicoll Highway and Fullerton, operating drips during the morning and evening peak hours.

196e
93049
Lagoon View
Marine Parade Rd
93039
Laguna Pk
Marine Parade Rd
93201
Victoria Sch
Marine Parade 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
92049
Parkway Parade
Marine Parade Rd
92241
Amber Gdns
Amber Rd
02119
Opp War Memorial Pk
Nicoll Highway
03019
OUE Bayfront
Collyer Quay
03059
One Raffles Quay
Raffles Quay
03129
UIC Bldg
Shenton Way
03218
Opp MAS Bldg
Shenton Way
03222
Hub Synergy Pt
Anson Rd
03111
Aft Capital Twr
Robinson Rd
03071
OPP SO SOFITEL S'PORE
Robinson Rd
03031
Raffles Pl Stn Exit F
Robinson Rd
03011
Fullerton Sq
Fullerton Rd
80151
Opp Suntec City
Nicoll Highway
92249
Opp Amber Gdns
Amber Rd
92041
Opp Parkway Parade
Marine Parade 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 Sec Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93011
Opp Neptune Ct
Marine Parade Rd
93021
Opp Mandarin Gdns
Marine Parade Rd
93031
Opp Victoria Sch
Marine Parade Rd
93041
Hua Xin Ct
Marine Parade Rd
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
AM Peak: Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg)

PM Peak: Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) → Marine Parade Road (Hua Xin Ct)

Passes Through Marine Terrace, Nicoll Highway, Fullerton
Route Length 13.1 km (D1) | 13.5 km (D2)
Travelling Time 45 mins
Operator Information
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
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Marine Parade Rd
0756hrs – 0820hrs (Weekdays, Except Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Anson Rd
1818hrs – 1842hrs (Weekdays, Except Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
AM Peak: 08 mins PM Peak: 08 mins

 

 

Service 196e was introduced as a Fast-Forward variant of Service 196, benefiting residents of Marine Parade with a fast connection to the City areas of Nicoll Highway and Shenton Way, travelling more quickly than its parent route and operating during the peak hours. It also charges express fares.

The route skips selected stops throughout its route in both directions. It also plies express sectors along Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road where 196 would normally stop.

Departure Timings:

  • AM Peak from Lagoon View, Marine Parade Rd: 0756hrs, 0804hrs, 0812hrs, 0820hrs
  • PM Peak from Hub Synergy Point, Anson Rd: 1818hrs, 1826hrs, 1834hrs, 1842hrs

MRT Stations Served:

Route Variants: 

Fare: Charges express distance fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

Route history:

  • 2005 (12 Dec): Introduced to provide a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops. AM Peak trips operate from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) to Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), PM Peak trips operate from Anson Rd(Hub Synergy Pt) back to Marine Parade Rd (Hua Xin Ct).
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2018 (12 Aug): Renamed as an Express Bus Service from a Fast Forward Bus Service

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References:

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