SBS Transit Express 502 is an Express service running from Soon Lee Bus Park and looping at Central Boulevard, passing through Jurong East, Orchard, and Marina Bay. It has a morning peak hour route variant, Express 502A.
- No Boarding & Alighting at Soon Lee Bus Park
||Soon Lee Bus Park ↺ Central Boulevard (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Jurong West St 75, Boon Lay Ave, Jurong East/West Ave 1, Toh Guan Rd, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, Suntec, Bayfront, Marina Bay|
|Route Length||59.6 km|
|Travelling Time||175 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Jurong West Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– Scania K230UB
12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Soon Lee Bus Depot
||0555hrs – 2200hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0655hrs – 2200hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
|0630-0830: 15 mins
0831-1659: 13 – 22 mins
1700-1900: 11 – 22 mins
After 1900: 18 – 22 mins
Express Service 502 connects the residential estates of Jurong West and Jurong East to the City areas, such as Orchard, Marina Centre and Bayfront. It incorporates an express sector from Boon Lay Way to Orchard Road via Holland & Tanglin Road, and from Marina Bay to Boon Lay Way via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) & Clementi Avenue 6. The route benefits residents in the West with a fast connection to the City areas without having to rely on the MRT network.
Buses may ply alternative routes along the Express sector subject to traffic conditions. No boarding and alighting is allowed at Soon Lee Depot. The first and last passenger stop of this route is 22191 Soon Lee Depot and 22199 Opp Soon Lee Depot respectively.
During Express 502A‘s operating hours (0716hrs, 0736hrs, 0756hrs from Soon Lee Bus Park on weekdays), Express 502 will not be operated between Soon Lee Bus Park and Boon Lay Ave (Opp Blk 213); the entirety of Service 502A’s Jurong West catchment. Service 502 will continue to operate from Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 538) towards the City with special departures covering the Jurong East sector. (see below)
MRT Stations Served
- NS22 Orchard
- NS23 Somerset
- NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut
- DT21 Bencoolen
- CC2 Bras Basah
- EW13NS25 City Hall
- CC3 Esplanade
- CC4DT15 Promenade
- CE1DT16 Bayfront
- NS27CE2 Marina Bay
- DT17 Downtown
- EW15 Tanjong Pagar
- Jurong West Ave 1 (Blk 538) → Central Boulevard → Soon Lee Bus Depot
Weekdays (Mon-Thu): 0745hrs, 0804hrs & 0825hrs
Weekdays (Fri): 0745hrs, 0805hrs & 0825hrs
- Orchard Road (Delfi Orchard) → Central Boulevard → Soon Lee Bus Depot
Weekdays (Mon-Thu): 0625hrs, 0646hrs, 2245hrs, 2304hrs, 2328hrs, 2344hrs, 0000hrs
Weekdays (Fri): 0625hrs, 0646hrs, 2327hrs, 2343hrs, 0000hrs
Saturdays: 0625hrs, 0641hrs, 2303hrs, 2318hrs, 2328hrs, 2338hrs, 2349hrs, 0000hrs
Sunday / Public Holidays: 0715hrs, 0730hrs, 0745hrs, 2321hrs 2334hrs, 2347hrs, 0000hrs
- SBS Transit Express 502A: Soon Lee Bus Depot → Central Boulevard (Downtown Stn)
Skips Jurong West/East Avenue 1, express sector via PIE
Weekdays: 0716hrs, 0736hrs & 0756hrs
Fare: Charges distance-based express fares. See Bus Fares.
- 1997 – 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 Jurong West Bus Package.
- 1997 (05 May): Introduced between Hougang Central and Boon Lay
- 2000 (03 Sep): Extended to Sengkang Ter. Also began serving all stops along Napier Rd in both directions (instead of Express)
- 2001 (28 Apr): Amended to Sengkang Temp Int
- 2003 (18 Jan): Amended to Sengkang Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
- 2003 (27 Jul): Shortened to Boon Lay – Marina Centre (Loop) under NEL Rationalisation Phase 2. Calls at additional stop along Holland Rd (Holland Village) in both directions.
- 2005 (26 Dec): Extended to Pioneer Road North, looping at Marina Centre. Also no longer serves stops along Holland Rd and Napier Rd. During peak hours, Service 502 will stop operating and be replaced with new route variants 502A and 502B, each serving different parts of Service 502’s western catchment as such:
– 502A: Pioneer Rd North to Boon Lay Ave → Marina Centre (Loop)
– 502B: Jurong West Ave 1 to Boon Lay Way → Marina Centre (Loop).
- 2009 (23 Feb): Service 502 and 502A extended to Soon Lee Depot, calling at additional bus stops along Soon Lee Road and Pioneer Road North.
- 2010 (26 Apr): Extended to Bayfront and Marina Bay, skipping Raffles Avenue and Penang Road. Service 502A amended to AM Peak unidirectional service terminating at Marina Bay. Service 502B withdrawn on the same day; Service 502 to operate during peak hours to cover 502B.
- 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2013 (29 Dec): Post-MCE route amendments: Diverted to Central Blvd, Shenton Way and Keppel Rd before resuming journey on AYE towards Jurong West. Bus stop at Marina St (Marina Bay Stn) abolished, calls at new stops along Central Blvd and Shenton Way.
- 2014 (28 Sep): Route Amendments in Marina South Area: Bus stop 03539 along Central Blvd relocated
- 2020 (08 Apr – 01 Jun): Temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
- Refer to this article
- 2013: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2013.