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.

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75009
Tampines Int EW2DT32
Tampines Central 1
76191
Blk 401
Tampines Avenue 7
76399
Blk 417
Tampines Street 41
76369
Blk 496F
Tampines Avenue 9
76359
Blk 493B
Tampines Avenue 9
76279
Blk 491C
Tampines Street 45
76269
Opp Blk 489A
Tampines Street 45
76259
Opp Blk 487B
Tampines Street 45
76469
East Spring Sec Sch
Tampines Street 34
76429
Blk 331
Tampines Street 32
76419
Blk 307A
Tampines Street 32
76109
Blk 302
Tampines Avenue 2
76099
Blk 285
Tampines Avenue 2
76089
The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Avenue 2
76079
Blk 101
Tampines Avenue 2
75059
Bef Tampines West Stn DT31
Tampines Avenue 1
75069
Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
Bedok Reservoir Road
75349
The Clearwater Condo
Bedok Reservoir Road
84209
Bedok Resvr Stn Exit B DT30
Bedok North Avenue 3
84529
Blk 109
Bedok North Avenue 3
84219
Bet Blks 139/140
Bedok North Avenue 3
84199
Opp Blk 220 CP
Bedok North Avenue 3
84049
Blk 27
New Upper Changi Road
84039
Bedok Stn Exit A EW5
New Upper Changi Road
84029
Opp Blk 32
New Upper Changi Road
84019
Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upper Changi Road
83099
Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
Changi Road
83079
Bef Siglap Plain
Changi Road
83059
Mjd Kassim EW6
Changi Road
83049
Bef Lor 110 Changi
Changi Road
83029
Aft Kg Eunos
Changi Road
82069
Aft Lor 106 Changi
Changi Road
82049
Joo Chiat Cplx
Changi Road
82029
Blk 14 Mkt/FC
Geylang Road
81129
Paya Lebar Stn Exit D EW8CC9
Paya Lebar Road
81119
Paya Lebar Stn Exit C EW8CC9
Paya Lebar Road
81109
Opp CISCO Ctr
Paya Lebar Road
70251
MacPherson Stn Exit C CC10DT26
Paya Lebar Road
70261
Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Road
70271
Le Crescendo
Paya Lebar Road
70281
Aft Tai Seng Stn CC11
Upper Paya Lebar Road
70291
Asiawide Ind Bldg
Upper Paya Lebar Road
70301
Aft Paya Lebar St
Upper Paya Lebar Road
62061
Aft Upp Paya Lebar Rd
Bartley Road
62071
Bartley Stn Exit A CC12
Bartley Road
62081
Opp Bartley Chr Ch
Bartley Road
62091
Opp Gambir Ridge
Bartley Road
62101
Bef Upp S’goon Rd
Bartley Road
66089
S’pore Power Trg Inst
Braddell Road
66079
PUB Recreation Club
Braddell Road
66069
Bef Braddell Flyover
Braddell Road
52069
ComfortDelGro Corp Ltd
Braddell Road
52059
Blk 219
Braddell Road
52361
Blk 1
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52279
Blk 56
Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
52259
Opp Chung Hwa Free Clinic
Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
52501
Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int NS19
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52009
Toa Payoh Int NS19
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52509
Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52251
Chung Hwa Free Clinic
Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
52271
Jackson Sq
Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
52369
Blk 237
Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
52051
Blk 147
Braddell Road
52061
BCA Acad
Braddell Road
66061
Aft Lynwood Gr
Braddell Road
66071
Opp PUB Recreation Club
Braddell Road
66081
Opp S’pore Power Trg Inst
Braddell Road
62109
Aft Upp S’goon Rd
Bartley Road
62099
Gambir Ridge
Bartley Road
62089
Bartley Chr Ch CC12
Bartley Road
62079
Aft Bartley Stn Exit B CC12
Bartley Road
62069
Bef Upp Paya Lebar Rd
Bartley Road
70309
Opp Paya Lebar St
Upper Paya Lebar Road
70299
Opp Asiawide Ind Bldg
Upper Paya Lebar Road
70289
Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C CC11
Upper Paya Lebar Road
70279
Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
Paya Lebar Road
70269
Citipoint Ind Cplx
Paya Lebar Road
70259
MacPherson Stn Exit B CC10DT26
Paya Lebar Road
81101
CISCO Ctr
Paya Lebar Road
81111
Paya Lebar Stn Exit B EW8CC9
Paya Lebar Road
82011
Aft Tg Katong Cplx EW8CC9
Sims Avenue
82033
Blk 414
Sims Avenue
82061
Eunos Stn/Int EW7
Sims Avenue
83011
Casa Sarina
Sims Avenue East
83031
Opp Hong San Si Tp
Sims Avenue East
83062
Kembangan Stn EW6
Sims Avenue East
83081
Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
Sims Avenue East
84011
Chai Chee Ind Pk
New Upper Changi Road
84021
Blk 32
New Upper Changi Road
84031
Bedok Stn Exit B EW5
New Upper Changi Road
84041
Blk 221A
New Upper Changi Road
84191
Blk 220 CP
Bedok North Avenue 3
84211
Blk 403
Bedok North Avenue 3
84521
Blk 506
Bedok North Avenue 3
84201
Bedok Resvr Stn Exit A DT30
Bedok North Avenue 3
75341
Opp The Clearwater Condo
Bedok Reservoir Road
75061
Opp Bedok Reform Trg Ctr
Bedok Reservoir Road
75051
Tampines West Stn Exit B DT31
Tampines Avenue 1
76071
Blk 141
Tampines Avenue 2
76081
Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
Tampines Avenue 2
76091
Blk 206
Tampines Avenue 2
76101
Tampines East CC
Tampines Avenue 2
76411
Ngee Ann Sec Sch
Tampines Street 32
76421
Opp Blk 331
Tampines Street 32
76461
Eden Condo
Tampines Street 34
76251
Blk 487B
Tampines Street 45
76261
Blk 489B
Tampines Street 45
76271
Dunman Sec Sch
Tampines Street 45
76351
Blk 484
Tampines Avenue 9
76361
Blk 430
Tampines Avenue 9
76391
Blk 418
Tampines Street 41
76199
Blk 503
Tampines Avenue 7
75009
Tampines Int EW2DT32
Tampines Central 1


Route Overview
Route WAB_logo_20px Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Passes Through Tampines Street 45 / 34 / 32, Bedok Reservoir Rd, Paya Lebar Rd, Bartley Rd, Braddell Rd
Route Length Towards Toa Payoh: 23.3 km Towards Tampines: 23.1 km
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 Citaro
Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck bus:
MAN A95
Volvo B9TL
Operating Hours
Departure Times from Tampines Daily
05:40 – 00:00
Departure Times from Toa Payoh
Daily
05:55 – 00:00
Operating Frequency
From Tampines
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 9 12 mins 7 14 mins 13 15 mins 13 14 mins
Saturdays 9 12 mins 8 13 mins 10 17 mins 10 15 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 12 mins 10 14 mins 14 17 mins 13 15 mins
From Toa Payoh
6:30am–8.30am 8.31am–4.59pm 5.00pm–7.00pm After 7.00pm
Weekdays 10 14 mins 8 15 mins 7 11 mins 12 17 mins
Saturdays 8 11 mins 9 12 mins 12 18 mins 9 14 mins
Sundays / Public Holidays 11 12 mins 10 15 mins 12 16 mins 13 16 mins
Fare Information
Fare Charges regular distance fares

 

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.

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 Feeder 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
  • Bedok North Avenue 3 (Bet Blks 139/140)  Toa Payoh Int
    Weekdays: 05:40, 05:49, 05:57, 06:06, 17:08 & 17:16
    Saturdays: 05:40, 05:51 & 06:02
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 05:40, 05:50 & 06:00
  • Sims Avenue (Eunos Stn/Int) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 06:20
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit B)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 05:45, 05:53, 06:01, 06:08, 06:16 & 06:24
    Saturdays: 05:45, 05:55, 06:06, 06:16 & 06:26
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 06:20
  • Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 484) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 06:21, 06:29, 06:39, 06:56, 07:07, 07:18, 07:22, 07:35, 07:42, 07:55, 08:08, 08:15, 08:28, 08:43, 08:57, 09:09 & 09:20

Gallery:

Operator History:
  • 02 Oct 1994 – 31 Oct 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 01 Nov 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:
  • 1994 (02 Oct): Introduced between Tampines Int and Bedok Int (Loop).
  • 1999: Serves a new pair of bus stops (75341/75349) along Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • 2000 (29 Oct): Merged with Service 152 & extended to Toa Payoh Int
  • 2001: Serves a new pair of bus stops (84201/84209) along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub
  • 2003 (16 Mar): Amended to ply Eunos Rd 5 and Eunos Rd 8 with the partial closure of Paya Lebar Rd to facilitate the construction of Paya Lebar MRT station on the Circle MRT Line
  • 2003 (23 Mar): Amended to ply Tampines St 45, St 34 and St 32
  • 2006: Skips abolished pair of bus stops (84531/84539) along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2009 (08 Mar): Skips a pair of bus stops (62011/62019) along Upp Paya Lebar Rd following the realignment of Bartley Rd/Upp Paya Lebar Rd junction
  • 2009 (23 Aug): Amended to ply the reinstated Paya Lebar Rd, skipping Eunos Rd 5 and Eunos Rd 8
  • 2010 (13 Feb): Serves new pair of bus stops (84191/84199) along Bedok North Ave 3
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016

 

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2 thoughts 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

    Reply
    • 8 August 2019 at 8:08 AM
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      Tampines to Toa Payoh takes one hour twenty minutes. Is this considered fast? I have also thought and concern the bus driver will be super tired after driving for such long hours

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