SBS Transit Express Bus 502

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.

502
Soon Lee Bus Pk ↺ Central Blvd (Loop)
22609 Soon Lee Bus Pk Soon Lee Rd
22191 Sbst Soon Lee Depot Soon Lee Rd
22181 S'pore Post Pioneer Rd Nth
22461 Opp Blk 653B Pioneer Rd Nth
22451 Opp Blk 643 Pioneer Rd Nth
27301 Blk 978 Pioneer Rd Nth
27369 Blk 834 Jurong West Ave 5
27359 Blk 817 Jurong West Ave 5
27389 Gek Poh Shop Ctr Jurong West St 75
27379 Blk 755 Jurong West St 75
22599 Blk 678D Jurong West St 64
22449 Blk 685B Jurong West St 64
22489 Blk 683A Jurong West Ctrl 1
21399 Opp River Valley High Sch Boon Lay Ave
21421 Blk 176 Boon Lay Ave
21241 Opp Blk 213 Boon Lay Ave
28539 Blk 538 Jurong West Ave 1
28409 Blk 454 Jurong West Ave 1
28529 Blk 441 Jurong West Ave 1
28519 Blk 425 Jurong West Ave 1
28509 Blk 422 Jurong West Ave 1
28499 Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28469 Blk 316 Jurong East Ave 1
28459 Opp Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28339 Blk 252 Jurong East Ave 1
28329 Blk 246 Jurong East Ave 1
28631 Opp Blk 288D Toh Guan Rd
28641 Blk 284 Toh Guan Rd
28651 Opp IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
28049 Opp The Synergy Boon Lay Way
09169 Delfi Orchard Orchard Rd
09179 Royal Thai Embassy Orchard Rd
09048 Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza NS22 Orchard Rd
09038 Opp Somerset Stn NS23 Orchard Rd
08138 Concorde Hotel S'pore Orchard Rd
08057 Dhoby Ghaut Stn NS24NE6CC1 Orchard Rd
08069 Bencoolen Stn Exit B DT21 Bras Basah Rd
04179 Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A CC2 Bras Basah Rd
02049 Raffles Hotel Bras Basah Rd
02151 Suntec Convention Ctr CC3 Temasek Blvd
02161 Promenade Stn CC4DT15 Temasek Ave
02171 Opp The Ritz-Carlton Temasek Ave
03509 Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03519 Bayfront Stn Exit A CE1DT16 Bayfront Ave
03539 Marina Bay Stn NS27CE2 Central Blvd
03529 Downtown Stn DT17 Central Blvd
03129 UIC Bldg Shenton Way
03217 Opp AXA Twr EW15 Shenton Way
28041 The Synergy Boon Lay Way
28659 IMM Bldg Toh Guan Rd
28649 Blk 286A Toh Guan Rd
28639 Blk 288E Toh Guan Rd
28321 Blk 239 Jurong East Ave 1
28331 Blk 229 Jurong East Ave 1
28451 Parc Oasis Jurong East Ave 1
28461 Blk 347 Jurong East Ave 1
28491 Opp Jurong Polyclinic Jurong East Ave 1
28501 Blk 490 Jurong West Ave 1
28511 Blk 463 Jurong West Ave 1
28521 Blk 457 Jurong West Ave 1
28401 Blk 502 Jurong West Ave 1
28531 Blk 536 Jurong West Ave 1
21249 Blk 213 Boon Lay Ave
21429 Blk 185 Boon Lay Ave
21391 River Valley High Sch Boon Lay Ave
22481 Blk 691A CP Jurong West Ctrl 1
22441 Blk 669 CP Jurong West St 64
22591 Blk 670A Jurong West St 64
27371 Opp Blk 755 Jurong West St 75
27381 Blk 749 Jurong West St 75
27351 Blk 715 Jurong West Ave 5
27361 Blk 710 Jurong West Ave 5
27309 Blk 705 Pioneer Rd Nth
22459 Blk 643 Pioneer Rd Nth
22469 Blk 653B Pioneer Rd Nth
22189 Pioneer Junction Pioneer Rd Nth
22199 Opp Sbst Soon Lee Depot Soon Lee Rd
22609 Soon Lee Bus Pk Soon Lee Rd
Note:

  • No Boarding & Alighting at Soon Lee Bus Park
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
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
Operator Information
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)
Frequency Loop Service
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.

MRT Stations Served
Special Departures
  • 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
Route Variant
  • 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.


Gallery

Operator History
  • 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.

History
  • 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.

Past Routings:

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6 thoughts on “SBS Transit Express Bus 502

  • 28 December 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    The longest SBS Transit routes in Singapore.

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  • 13 July 2019 at 10:24 PM
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    I have recorded the 502 NDP diversion route on run tracker. The diversion route turns out to be Bras Basah Road, Victoria Street, Hill Street, High Street, New Bridge Road, Upper Pickering Street, Pickering Street, Church Street, Finlayson Green, Raffles Quay, Raffles Quay, Shenton Way. Bus no call along diverted route. Just run express between Bras Basah Road and Shenton Way.

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  • 4 May 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    I am frequent passenger for bus 502A in the morning and I would like to suggest if the bus company can use those buses which has more seats or double decker as I observe that the bus is always full of people standing.
    Because I personally find that for express bus to move around expressway is like not always smooth as there will be traffic jam so sometime bus driver may need to brake suddenly and that it create danger for passenger who are standing.
    Secondly is the cost we pay for express bus is more expensive than normal feeder bus but why we got no seat at all?
    This is what I personal suggestion and hope my suggestion will be appreciated.

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    • 19 May 2017 at 6:30 PM
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      you are paying to skip bus stops and travel to you destination faster, not for seats. you want seats take Premium Service

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      • 4 February 2020 at 10:39 PM
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        Oh yeah, so what are those real express buses in Hong Kong?
        there are bunches of express services which are much faster than that of Singapore (of course, there are lots of seats as all of them are DDs 🙂

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