(Defunct) SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 275

SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 275 was a former Feeder Bus Service operating from Bukit Merah Interchange and looping at Bukit Purmei Avenue, passing through Lower Delta Road. This service is no longer operational.

Its last day of operation was on Sunday, 24 August 2014, after which it was replaced by Service 131M.

Bukit Merah Int ↺ Bukit Purmei Ave (Loop)
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl
Blk 119
Jln Bt Merah
Opp Cendex Ctr
Lower Delta Rd
Opp St. Theresa’s Convent
Lower Delta Rd
Opp Blk 109
Bt Purmei Ave
Blk 109
Bt Purmei Ave
St. Theresa’s Convent
Lower Delta Rd
Cendex Ctr
Lower Delta Rd
Opp Blk 120
Jln Bt Merah
Bt Merah Int
Bt Merah Ctrl


Technical Information
Former Route WAB_logo_20px
Bukit Merah Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Purmei Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Jln Bt Merah, Lower Delta Rd
Route Length 4.2 km
Traveling Time 25 mins
Operator Information
Former Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Former Depot Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Former Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Former Departure Times from Bukit Merah 0545hrs – 0000hrs (Daily)
Former Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 11 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 14 – 30 mins
1700-1930: 13 – 15 mins
After 1930: 15 – 30 mins

Feeder Service 275 served residential estates and schools around Bukit Purmei and Lower Delta Road with connections to Jalan Bukit Merah and Bukit Merah Town Centre.

When first launched by the Singapore Bus Service (SBS) in 1984, Service 275 was the only service connecting Bt Purmei Ave with the Bukit Merah Town Centre. However, in the late 1980s, City Shuttle Service (CSS) 5 was amended to serve Bt Purmei Ave in both directions from Mondays to Saturdays, duplicating the route of Service 275 almost entirely. The opening of Tiong Bahru MRT station further reduced its demand, as residents prefer taking the amended Service 123 to connect to the East West Line (EWL).

After the discontinuation of CSS 605 in 2004, SBS Transit followed up with the amendment of Service 131 to serve Bt Purmei Ave in 2005, which also duplicates the route of Service 275 entirely, while providing enhanced connectivity to HarbourFront MRT station. This further diminished the role of Service 275 in the estate, as its residents have more frequent alternative bus services to their respective destinations.

Regardless of its diminished importance, plans to withdraw the route were hampered by local MP’s requests to keep the route operational. The route eventually received an additional bus under the Bus Services Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to boost frequencies.

The last day of operation for Service 275 was on Sunday, 24 Aug 2014, after which it was withdrawn and replaced by Service 131M, which duplicates Service 275 entirely, but operates only during weekday peak hours.

Fare: Fares for Feeder Services are capped at 3.2km. Refer to Bus Fares.

Fleet: Service 275’s fleet comprised of a single Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro. An additional Citaro was added under the BSEP scheme a year before withdrawal.


Operator History:

  • 1984 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 2014: SBS Transit Ltd

The route was withdrawn before expiry of the Bus Service Operating License (BSOL).


  • 1984 (19 Aug): Introduced as Bukit Merah – Bukit Purmei (Loop)
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the BSEP scheme
  • 2014 (25 Aug): Withdrawn and replaced by Service 131M.

External Links & References:

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4 thoughts on “(Defunct) SBS Transit Feeder Bus Service 275

  • 30 January 2024 at 7:49 PM

    Is there a chance this service can be revived?

    Anyway 131M was withdrawn later so there is no connection to Bukit Purmei now.

  • 4 June 2023 at 11:26 AM

    Bus 275 could have lasted longer by shortening its operating hours to match those of 131M. That way, it would have been here until 2022. Because 131M was withdrawn anyways.

  • 25 July 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Nor fair!😡😡😡 I want 275 again and no 131M.

    • 1 August 2019 at 12:26 AM

      275 should have plied Telok Blangah Way in both directions on a G and W basis.


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