SBS Transit Bus Service 23

SBS Transit Bus Service 23 is a loop route running between Tampines and Rochor Canal Rd, serving Tampines Avenue 1, Bedok North Road and Boon Keng. It includes an express sector along Bedok North Road Extension and the Pan-Island Expressway.

Bus Service 23 will call at a new bus stop at Bedok North MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.


Bus Service 23: Tampines ↺ Rochor Canal Road (Loop)
From Tampines
Looping at Rochor Canal Rd
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Our Tampines Hub
    – Blk 147
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
    – Temasek Poly East G
    – Temasek Poly
    – Temasek Poly West G
    – Tropica Condo
  • Bedok Nth Rd Extn (Express)
  • Bedok Nth Rd
    – Bet Blks 705/706
    – Bedok Nth Stn Exit B DT29
  • PIE (Express)
  • Jln Kolam Ayer
    – Kallang Basin Swim Cplx
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
  • Bendemeer Rd
    – MOM Svcs Ctr
    – Blk 54
    – Blk 44
    – Opp Boon Keng Stn NE9
    – Bef Lavender St
  • Jln Besar
    – Hoa Nam Bldg
    – Aft Allenby Rd
    – Opp Veerasamy Rd
  • Rochor Canal Rd
    – Rochor Stn DT13
  • S’goon Rd
    – Tekka Ctr
    – Broadway Hotel
    – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp NE8
    – Sri Vadapathira K Tp
    – Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
    – Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102 NE9
    – Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
    – St. Michael’s Pl
  • Jln Kolam Ayer
    – Kolam Ayer Ind Est
    – Aft Infineon
  • PIE (Express)
  • Bedok Nth Rd
    – Bedok Nth Stn Exit A DT29
  • Bedok Nth Rd Extn (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp Tropica Condo
    – Opp Temasek Poly West G
    – Opp Temasek Poly
    – Opp Temasek Poly East G
    – Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 938
    – Our Tampines Hub
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int EW2DT32



Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Rochor Canal Road (Loop)
Passes Through Tampines Ave 1, Bedok North Rd, Jln Besar, S’goon Rd
Route Length 34.0 km
Travelling Time 83 – 108 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Departure Times from Tampines 0530hrs – 2350hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Rochor Canal Rd (Rochor Stn) 0545hrs – 0032hrs (Weekdays)
0545hrs – 0029hrs (Saturdays)
0545hrs – 0027hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Loop Service
0630 – 0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 06 – 09 mins
After 1900: 08 – 16 mins

Route History

Introduced in 1983, Service 23 connects the housing estate of Tampines and Bedok North with the City areas of Little India and Boon Keng, looping at Rochor Canal Road. Incorporating an express sector along the PIE (between Bedok North Rd and Jln Kolam Ayer), the long express sector offers a quick connection as compared to other bus routes or the MRT network.

The route experiences good demand all day round with many passengers commuting between these two areas, especially on weekday peak hours and weekends. It is also a frequently-used connection between Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Interchange, serving residents and students of Temasek Polytechnic. Double-deck buses make up all buses operating on Service 23.

Although this service is wheelchair-accessible, passengers in wheelchair will not be able to board Service 23 from Tampines Interchange due to the wheelchair inaccessible end-on berth.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 23 calls at a new bus stop along Bedok North Road, at Bedok North MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Special Departures:

  • Rochor Canal Road (Rochor Stn)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0557hrs, 0623hrs, 0633hrs
    Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 0545hrs, 0558hrs

MRT Stations Served:

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



Operator History:

  • 1983 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.


  • 1983: Introduced as Tampines Avenue 5 Ter – Tomlinson Road (Loop), via Simei Avenue and PIE.
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Extended to Tampines Int
  • 1991: Shortened to loop at Rochor Canal Road.
  • 1995: Amended to ply between Tampines Ave 5, 1 and Bedok North Rd
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2017 (21 Aug): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new bus stop at Bedok North MRT Station

Past Routings:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 23

  • 16 December 2017 at 3:10 AM

    The route amendment to Tampines Ave 1 and Bedok North was in late 1996.


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