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).
|Route||Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↺ Bishan Street 11 (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan Road|
|Route Length||17.0 km|
|Traveling Time||77 – 86 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Seletar Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Single Deck Bus
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
|12-metre Double Deck Bus
– MAN A95
– Volvo B9TL
|Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
|06:00 – 23:30|
|Loop Service||6:30am–8.30am||8.31am–4.59pm||5.00pm–7.00pm||After 7.00pm|
|Weekdays||12 mins||15 mins||12 – 15 mins||12 – 15 mins|
|Saturdays||15 mins||12 – 15 mins||15 mins||15 mins|
|Sundays / Public Holidays||15 mins||15 mins||15 mins||15 mins|
|Fare||Charges regular distance fares
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:
- Bishan St 11 (Blk 151A Mkt) → Yio Chu Kang Int
Weekdays: 06:00, 06:14 & 06:28
Saturdays: 06:00, 0613 & 06:26
Sundays/Public Holidays: 06:00, 06:14 & 06:27
- 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)