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.

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Tampines Int ↺ Rochor Canal Rd (Loop)
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76059
Opp Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
76069
Blk 147
Tampines Ave 5
75059
BEF TAMPINES WEST STN
Tampines Ave 1
75229
Temasek Poly East G
Tampines Ave 1
75239
Temasek Poly
Tampines Ave 1
75249
Temasek Poly West G
Tampines Ave 1
75259
Tropica Condo
Tampines Ave 1
84459
Bet Blks 705/706
Bedok Nth Rd
84539
BEDOK NTH STN EXIT B
Bedok Nth Rd
60069
Kallang Basin Swim Cplx
Jln Kolam Ayer
60079
MOM Svcs Ctr
Jln Kolam Ayer
60179
MOM Svcs Ctr
Bendemeer Rd
60159
Blk 54
Bendemeer Rd
60139
Blk 44
Bendemeer Rd
60119
Opp Boon Keng Stn
Bendemeer Rd
60099
Bef Lavender St
Bendemeer Rd
07329
Hoa Nam Bldg
Jln Besar
07319
Aft Allenby Rd
Jln Besar
07419
Opp Veerasamy Rd
Jln Besar
07531
Rochor Stn
Rochor Canal Rd
07031
Tekka Ctr
S'goon Rd
07111
Broadway Hotel
S'goon Rd
07211
Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G
S'goon Rd
07221
Sri Vadapathira K Tp
S'goon Rd
60101
Kwong Wai Shiu Hosp
S'goon Rd
60121
Boon Keng Stn/Blk 102
S'goon Rd
60141
Opp Bendemeer Pr Sch
S'goon Rd
60161
St. Michael's Pl
S'goon Rd
60071
Kolam Ayer Ind Est
Jln Kolam Ayer
60061
Aft Infineon
Jln Kolam Ayer
84451
BEDOK NTH STN EXIT A
Bedok Nth Rd
75251
Opp Tropica Condo
Tampines Ave 1
75241
Opp Temasek Poly West G
Tampines Ave 1
75231
Opp Temasek Poly
Tampines Ave 1
75221
Opp Temasek Poly East G
Tampines Ave 1
75051
TAMPINES WEST STN EXIT B
Tampines Ave 1
76061
Blk 938
Tampines Ave 5
76051
Our Tampines Hub
Tampines Ave 5
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
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 MyTransport.sg here.


Gallery:

 


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.

 History:

  • 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:

External Links & References:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 23

  • 16 December 2017 at 3:10 AM
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    The route amendment to Tampines Ave 1 and Bedok North was in late 1996.

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