SBS Transit Bus Service 72

SBS Transit Service 72 is a trunk service plying between Yio Chu Kang Interchange and Tampines Interchange, passing through Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Hougang and Tampines Road.

72
55509
Yio Chu Kang Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55329
Nanyang Poly
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
54351
Nanyang Poly
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54471
Opp Blk 538
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54481
Ite Coll Ctrl
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54491
Aft CTE
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54501
Opp AMK Ind Pk 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54651
Opp Techplace 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
66451
Aft AMK Ind Pk 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
66461
Bef Seagate
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
66471
Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
64119
Blk 953
Yio Chu Kang Rd
64491
Hougang 1
Hougang Ave 9
64481
Bet Blks 930/931
Hougang Ave 9
64471
Blk 917
Hougang Ave 9
64419
Blk 681
Hougang Ave 4
64331
Blk 508
Hougang Ave 4
64521
Blk 834
Hougang Ave 4
64559
Blk 830A
Hougang Ctrl
64549
Opp Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
64019
Blk 302
Upp S'goon Rd
63069
Blk 25
Upp S'goon Rd
63249
Blk 1
Hougang Ave 3
64201
Aft Hougang Ave 3
Tampines Rd
64211
Aft Hougang Ave 7
Tampines Rd
64221
Opp Defu Ave 2
Tampines Rd
64131
Bef KPE
Tampines Rd
64141
Aft Jln Telawi
Tampines Rd
64151
Aft Greenwich Dr
Tampines Rd
64161
Schenker
Tampines Rd
64171
Aft Buangkok East Dr
Tampines Rd
64181
Bef TPE
Tampines Rd
64191
Aft TPE
Tampines Rd
73021
LP 223R12
Tampines Rd
73031
Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
Tampines Rd
74011
Aft Tampines Ind Ave 5
Tampines Rd
74021
Bef Tampines Ind Ave 4
Tampines Rd
74031
Aft Jln Sam Kong Si
Tampines Rd
74041
Opp Golden Pagoda Tp
Tampines Link
75319
Opp Tampines Dormitory
Tampines Ave 10
75299
Bef Tampines Ave 9
Tampines Ave 10
75289
Opp Blks 741/742
Tampines Ave 9
75279
Opp Blk 721
Tampines Ave 9
75269
Opp Blks 710/713
Tampines Ave 6
75121
Opp Darul Ghufran Mque
Tampines Ave 5
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
75009
Tampines Int
Tampines Ctrl 1
75129
Darul Ghufran Mque
Tampines Ave 5
75261
Bet Blks 710/713
Tampines Ave 6
75271
Blk 721
Tampines Ave 9
75281
Blk 742A
Tampines Ave 9
75291
Aft Tampines Ave 9
Tampines Ave 10
75311
Tampines Dormitory
Tampines Ave 10
74049
Golden Pagoda Tp
Tampines Link
74039
Bef Jln Sam Kong Si
Tampines Rd
74029
Aft Tampines Ind Ave 4
Tampines Rd
74019
Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
Tampines Rd
73039
Aft Tampines Ind Ave 5
Tampines Rd
73029
Opp LP 223R10
Tampines Rd
64199
Bef TPE
Tampines Rd
64189
Aft Old Tampines Rd
Tampines Rd
64179
Bef Buangkok East Dr
Tampines Rd
64169
Opp Schenker
Tampines Rd
64159
Bef Greenwich Dr
Tampines Rd
64149
LP 137
Tampines Rd
64139
Bef KPE
Tampines Rd
64229
Bef Defu Ave 2
Tampines Rd
64219
Aft Defu Ave 2
Tampines Rd
64209
Aft Defu Ave 1
Tampines Rd
63241
Blk 21
Hougang Ave 3
63061
Opp Blk 25
Upp S'goon Rd
64011
Naung Ct
Upp S'goon Rd
64541
Hougang Ctrl Int
Hougang Ctrl
64551
Blk 836
Hougang Ctrl
64529
Hougang Polyclinic
Hougang Ave 4
64339
Blk 602
Hougang Ave 4
64411
Blk 670
Hougang Ave 4
64479
Blk 665
Hougang Ave 9
64489
Blk 946A
Hougang Ave 9
64499
Regentville
Hougang Ave 9
64111
Opp Blk 953
Yio Chu Kang Rd
66479
Aft Yio Chu Kang Rd
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
66459
Aft Seagate
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54659
Techplace 2
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54509
Aft Blk 5000
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54499
Bef CTE
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54489
Opp Ite Coll Ctrl
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54479
Blk 538
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
54359
Blk 502
Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
55321
Opp Nanyang Poly
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
55509
Yio Chu Kang Int
Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Yio Chu Kang Bus InterchangeTampines Bus Interchange
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Hougang Ctrl, Tampines Rd
Route Length 17.5 km (D1) | 16.6 km (D2)
Travelling Time 80 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Seletar Bus Depot (SEDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Buses:

Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Weekdays)
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Saturdays)
0600hrs – 2330hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Departure Times from Tampines 0515hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Saturdays)
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 03 – 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 02 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 04 – 06 mins
After 1900: 08 – 14 mins
0630 – 0830: 05 – 08 mins
0831 – 1659: 02 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 02 – 07 mins
After 1900: 04 – 13 mins

Service 72 is an inter-town route connecting residential towns of Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Tampines. It is the only service plying Tampines Road between Tampines Link & KPE, and is the fastest bus route between Hougang Central and Tampines (compared to Service 27).

Since the opening of ITE College Central, demand for this route is exceedingly high during peak hours. A large number of Split-shift buses are used cope with demand.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Hougang Ctrl (Opp Hougang Ctrl Int)  Tampines Int
    Saturdays: 0550hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0550hrs, 0608hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) → Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 1549hrs, 1814hrs
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Opp ITE Coll Ctrl) → Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays: 1428hrs, 1445hrs, 1502hrs, 1505hrs, 1514hrs, 1519hrs, 1522hrs, 1531hrs, 1536hrs, 1548hrs, 1602hrs, 1605hrs, 1619hrs, 1622hrs, 1636hrs, 1648hrs, 1654hrs, 1706hrs, 1712hrs, 1724hrs, 1739hrs, 1742hrs, 1758hrs, 1811hrs, 1817hrs, 1830hrs, 1848hrs
Short Trip Services:
  • Service 72A: Yio Chu Kang Int → Hougang Central (Opp Hougang Central Int)
    Weekdays, 0611hrs – 1010hrs. 11 – 48 min frequency.
  • Service 72B: Yio Chu Kang Int → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl)
    Weekdays (ITE School Term), 0658hrs – 1015hrs. 02 – 04 min frequency

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


Gallery:

 


Operator History:

  • 1996 – 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 Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 1996: Introduced as weekday peak-hour service between Yio Chu Kang Ter and Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Seagate). Operating at 0630hrs-0900hrs and 1600hrs-1830hrs.
  • 1998: Amended to Tampines – Yio Chu Kang; full-day service after merger with Service 80
  • 2003 (21 Jun): Amended to ply Hougang Central, under Plase 1 of NEL Rationalisation
  • 2007 (27 May): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (30 Jul): Introduction of shortworking trip 72A from AMK Ave 8 to Hougang Ctrl during AM Peak hours
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (02 Jan): Introduction of shortworking trip 72B with the opening of ITE College Central; YCK Int to ITE during AM Peak hours
  • 2017 (24 Dec): Amended to ply via Tampines Central 8 & Tampines Concourse towards Tampines Int.

Past Routings:

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