SBS Transit Bus Service 71

SBS Transit Bus Service 71 is a trunk route from Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange and looping at Bishan Street 11, passing through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Bishan Road. It is the 80th bus service to be launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

This service was launched on 9 December 2017.


Bus Service 71: Yio Chu Kang  Bishan Street 11
From Yio Chu Kang
Looping at Bishan Street 11
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Yio Chu Kang Int NS15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Castle Green
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Seasons Pk
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    – Blk 622
    – Blk 641
    – Bet Blks 125/155
    – Blk 163
    – Blk 110
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Opp Mayflower Sec Sch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Blk 223
    – Blk 220
    – Blk 310
    – Teck Ghee Ct
    – Blk 331
  • Bishan Rd
    – Opp Bishan Pk
    – Opp Blk 217
    – Bishan Stn NS17CC15
    – Opp Raffles Inst
  • Braddell Rd
    – Opp Blk 1004
    – Opp Blk 998
    – Blk 147
  • Bishan St 11
    – Blk 151A Mkt
    – Blk 125
    – Blk 115
  • Bishan Rd
    – Opp Bishan Stn NS17CC15
    – Blk 210
    – Bishan Pk
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
    – Opp Blk 333
    – Opp Ang Mo Kio Swim Cplx
    – Opp Blk 315
    – Opp Blk 220
    – Opp Blk 223
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
    – Mayflower Sec Sch
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    – Blk 258
    – Blk 170
    – Opp Blk 155
    – Blk 612
    – Opp Blk 622
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Opp Seasons Pk
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
    – Opp Castle Green
    – Yio Chu Kang Stn NS15
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
    – Yio Chu Kang Int NS15
Technical Information
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Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Bishan Street 11 (Loop)
Passes Through Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Rd
Route Length 17.0 km
Travelling Time 77 – 86 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Seletar Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet

12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro

Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
0600hrs—2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs — 0830hrs: 15  mins
0831hrs — 1659hrs: 15  mins
1700hrs — 1900hrs: 15  mins
After 1900hrs: 15  mins
Service 71 Launch Poster
Service 71 Launch Poster

Service 71 serves as a residential trunk route connecting the estates of Yio Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. The route serves residential estates along Yio Chu Kang Rd, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 and Bishan Rd with enhanced connectivity to transport nodes at Yio Chu Kang and Bishan in addition to existing bus services to Ang Mo Kio. It was launched on 9 December 2017.

As the 80th bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), Service 71 represents the last of 80 new bus services promised by the LTA. The BSEP was launched in March 2012 (for 40 services) and expanded to 80 bus services in March 2014, targeted for full roll-out by end-2017.

On 28 August 2017, SBS Transit’s first MAN A95 (SG5835M) was spotted displaying Service 71’s route details while on route training. The route was officially announced only on 6 November 2017.

Launch of Service:

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Bishan St 11 (Blk 151A Mkt) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0615hrs, 0630hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0614hrs, 0628hrs
    Sundays/Public Holidays: 0600hrs, 0613hrs, 0626hrs

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


Operator History:
  • 2017—Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Seletar Bus Package.

  • 2017 (09 Dec): Launched under the BSEP. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2018 (11 Mar): Start of operations under Seletar Bus Package (Tendered Contract)

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11 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 71

  • 22 January 2018 at 10:31 AM

    To Person in charge,

    Everton since the BSEP was launched. I must say that it was a pleasant to take a bus during peak hours. In the morning and evening.

    But I am quite surprised that last 19th of January 2018 Friday I was taking a feader bus 261.
    This was a senior bus captain and 1 of them in controller of the station at Ang Mo Kio interchange.

    I nearly hit on to the old man. Because they open to the public commuters. Às I’m a wheelchair user havn’ got enough time to to park my wheelchair in a proper position.

    Even, if it was assistance by 2 person the senior bus captain or the person in charge of control station. They should understand the importance of the safety

    I was wondering why 2 door the front and back door have to open at the same time as to please the commuters. Whour will be blame if an injury happen?

    Me the wheelchair user or the bus captain. As what I know Lta never give such a rules,

  • 10 December 2017 at 1:28 AM

    Bus 71 is a dream come true for me! For more than 17 years I have waited for a bus to link us to Bishan from Ave 4 (Ang Mo KIo) so news of this new bus and route brought me much joy.

    I do not know who initiated this, or whose idea it was, but thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I am sure that many many other residents who stay in Ave 4 will thank you too, from the conversations I have had with the neighbours.

    Keep up all the good work you all do, SBS!

  • 9 December 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Hi!SBS Transit Bus 71(The Last BSEP Bus To Be Launched)Has Been Successfully Launched Today.


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