SBS Transit Bus Service 28

SBS Transit Bus Service 28 is a trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Tampines East, Bedok Reservoir, Changi Road and Bartley Road. With Services 8 and 31, it is one of three services between these two interchanges.

28
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
76191
BLK 401
Tampines Ave 7
76399
Blk 417
Tampines St 41
76369
Blk 496F
Tampines Ave 9
76359
Blk 493B
Tampines Ave 9
76279
Blk 491C
Tampines St 45
76269
Opp Blk 489A
Tampines St 45
76259
Opp Blk 487B
Tampines St 45
76469
East Spring Sec Sch
Tampines St 34
76429
Blk 331
Tampines St 32
76419
Blk 307A
Tampines St 32
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Ave 2
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Ave 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Ave 2
75059
BEF TAMPINES WEST STN
Tampines Ave 1
75069
Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
Bedok Reservoir Rd
75349
The Clearwater Condo
Bedok Reservoir Rd
84209
BEDOK RESVR STN EXIT B
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84529
Blk 109
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84219
Bet Blks 139/140
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84199
Opp Blk 220 CP
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84049
Blk 27
New Upp Changi Rd
84039
Bedok Stn Exit A
New Upp Changi Rd
84029
Opp Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84019
Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
83099
Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
Changi Rd
83079
Bef Siglap Plain
Changi Rd
83059
Mjd Kassim
Changi Rd
83049
Bef Lor 110 Changi
Changi Rd
83029
Aft Kg Eunos
Changi Rd
82069
Aft Lor 106 Changi
Changi Rd
82049
Joo Chiat Cplx
Changi Rd
82029
Blk 14 Mkt/FC
Geylang Rd
81129
Paya Lebar Stn Exit D
Paya Lebar Rd
81119
Paya Lebar Stn Exit C
Paya Lebar Rd
81109
Opp CISCO Ctr
Paya Lebar Rd
70251
Macpherson Stn Exit C
Paya Lebar Rd
70261
Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Rd
70271
Le Crescendo
Paya Lebar Rd
70281
Aft Tai Seng Stn
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70291
Asiawide Ind Bldg
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70301
Aft Paya Lebar St
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
62061
Aft Upp Paya Lebar Rd
Bartley Rd
62071
BARTLEY STN EXIT A
Bartley Rd
62081
Opp Bartley Chr Ch
Bartley Rd
62091
Opp Gambir Ridge
Bartley Rd
62101
Bef Upp Serangoon Rd
Bartley Rd
66089
S'pore Power Trg Inst
Braddell Rd
66079
PUB Recreation Club
Braddell Rd
66069
Bef Braddell Flyover
Braddell Rd
52069
Comfortdelgro Corp Ltd
Braddell Rd
52059
Blk 219
Braddell Rd
52361
Blk 1
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52279
Blk 56
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52259
Opp Chung Hwa Free Clinic
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52501
Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52509
Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52251
Chung Hwa Free Clinic
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52271
Jackson Sq
Lor 4 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lor 6 Toa Payoh
52051
BLK 147
Braddell Rd
52061
BCA Academy
Braddell Rd
66061
Aft Lynwood Gr
Braddell Rd
66071
Opp PUB Recreation Club
Braddell Rd
66081
Opp S'pore Power Trg Inst
Braddell Rd
62109
Aft Upp Serangoon Rd
Bartley Rd
62099
Gambir Ridge
Bartley Rd
62089
Bartley Chr Ch
Bartley Rd
62079
AFT BARTLEY STN EXIT B
Bartley Rd
62069
Bef Upp Paya Lebar Rd
Bartley Rd
70309
Opp Paya Lebar St
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70299
Opp Asiawide Ind Bldg
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70289
Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C
Upp Paya Lebar Rd
70279
Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Rd
70269
Citipoint Ind Cplx
Paya Lebar Rd
70259
Macpherson Stn Exit B
Paya Lebar Rd
81101
CISCO Ctr
Paya Lebar Rd
81111
Paya Lebar Stn Exit B
Paya Lebar Rd
82011
Aft Tg Katong Cplx
Sims Ave
82033
Blk 414
Sims Ave
82061
Eunos Stn/ Int
Sims Ave
83011
Casa Sarina
Sims Ave East
83031
Opp Hong San Si Tp
Sims Ave East
83062
Kembangan Stn
Sims Ave East
83081
Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
Sims Ave East
84011
Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upp Changi Rd
84021
Blk 32
New Upp Changi Rd
84031
Bedok Stn Exit B
New Upp Changi Rd
84041
Blk 221A
New Upp Changi Rd
84191
Blk 220 CP
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84211
Blk 403
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84521
Blk 506
Bedok Nth Ave 3
84201
BEDOK RESVR STN EXIT A
Bedok Nth Ave 3
75341
Opp The Clearwater Condo
Bedok Reservoir Rd
75061
Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
Bedok Reservoir Rd
75051
TAMPINES WEST STN EXIT B
Tampines Ave 1
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Ave 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Ave 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Ave 2
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Ave 2
76411
Ngee Ann Sec Sch
Tampines St 32
76421
Opp Blk 331
Tampines St 32
76461
Eden Condo
Tampines St 34
76251
Blk 487B
Tampines St 45
76261
Blk 489B
Tampines St 45
76271
Dunman Sec Sch
Tampines St 45
76351
Blk 484
Tampines Ave 9
76361
Blk 430
Tampines Ave 9
76391
Blk 418
Tampines St 41
76199
BLK 503
Tampines Ave 7
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Tampines East, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok, Bartley Rd, Braddell Rd
Route Length 23.6 km (D1) | 23.1 km (D2)
Traveling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck Bus:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
 

12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Departure Times from Tampines
0540 – 0000 (Daily)
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
0555 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 13 – 14 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 07 – 11 mins
After 1900: 12 – 17 mins

 

Route History

Service 28 is one of three bus services between Tampines and Toa Payoh, along with services 8 and 31. The route connects the residential areas of Toa Payoh, Bartley, MacPherson, Geylang Serai, Bedok and Tampines, while also serving industries around Paya Lebar and numerous MRT stations along the route. Introduced in 1995 between Bedok and Tampines, the route was extended to Toa Payoh in 2000, and amended into its present form (via Tampines St 32, 34 and 45) in 2003.

By utilizing Bartley Road and Paya Lebar Road, Service 28 offers a fast connection between Toa Payoh Estate and Paya Lebar/Eunos. In addition, the sector between Bedok MRT and Tampines Interchange is well-commuted, serving many estates along the way with connections to both MRT stations. At the Tampines East side, this service compliments Townlink 293 between Tampines Int and Tampines Street 45.

Demand for this service is consistently high throughout the day, notably between Bedok and Tampines. The fleet comprises a majority of double-decker buses.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit B)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0601hrs, 0608hrs, 0616hrs, 0624hrs
    Saturdays: 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0606hrs, 0616hrs, 0626hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0620hrs
  • Bedok North Avenue 3 (Bet Blks 139/140)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0557hrs, 0606hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0551hrs, 0602hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0540hrs, 0550hrs, 0600hrs

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


Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 1984 – 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:
  • 1995: Introduced between Tampines and Bedok, via Tampines Ave 9.
  • 2000 (29 Oct): Merged with Service 152, extended from Bedok to Toa Payoh (Temp) Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003: Amended to compliment Townlink 291 and 293’s East loop route, plying Tampines Ave 9, St 45, 32 & 34 in both directions
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016
Past Routings:
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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 28

  • 14 December 2016 at 12:51 AM
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    Nah, the new 129 offers a much faster way from Toa Payoh to Tampines

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