Deployment Timeline of High Capacity Buses

Since 1977, high capacity buses have been operated by public bus operators in Singapore to cater to bus services with high passenger demands by providing more capacity with more seats or standing space. The deployment of such buses also helps to optimise limited manpower and fleet operated on heavily utilised bus services.

2 types of high capacity buses are currently operated by public bus operators in Singapore – double-deck buses and articulated buses. SBS Transit and SMRT Buses currently operate both double-deck and articulated buses, while Tower Transit Singapore and Go-Ahead Singapore operate double-deck buses only.


Deployment History of High Capacity Buses (2005 – Present)

The following bullet list reflects the timeline of commencement dates for the deployment of high capacity double-deck/articulated buses on operational bus services that currently operate them on a permanent basis only since 2005.

Other operational bus services which started the operation of high capacity buses between 1977 and 2004 are excluded due to the lack of information on their actual implementation dates. Deployment of high capacity buses on defunct bus services are also excluded from the bullet list.

  • 2021 (20 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 912
  • 2020 (25 Oct): Launch of Bus Service 114 with double-deck buses
  • 2020 (31 Aug): Launch of Bus Service 971 with double-deck buses (AM peak only)
  • 2020 (30 Aug): Launch of Bus Service 972M with double-deck buses
  • 2020 (2 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 656 (AM peak only)
  • 2020 (30 Mar): Takeover of Bus Service 670 from Tong Tar Transport Service with double-deck buses
  • 2020 (9 Mar): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 16; Launch of Bus Service 16M with double-deck buses
  • 2020 (13 Jan): Takeover of Bus Services 671 & 672 from Rui Feng Chartered with double-deck buses
  • 2020 (12 Jan): Launch of Bus Service 883M with double-deck buses
  • 2020 (6 Jan): Takeover of Bus Service 652 from Ren Quan Transport with double-deck buses
  • 2019 (18 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 382W (AM peak only)
  • 2019 (1 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 68
  • 2019 (23 Jun): Launch of Bus Service 901M with double-deck buses
  • 2019 (16 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 400 (Weekends & PHs only)
  • 2019 (23 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 912A (Weekdays only)
  • 2019 (25 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 178 & 324 (Weekdays only)
  • 2019 (24 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 855 (Sundays & PHs only)
  • 2019 (15 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 333 (Crossovers from Bus Service 334)
  • 2019 (2 Jan): Takeover of Bus Services 660 & 661 from Aedge Holdings with double-deck buses
  • 2018 (23 Dec): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 859 (Sundays & PHs only, later extended to weekdays)
  • 2018 (17 Dec): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 301 & 911 (Weekdays only, later extended to weekends & PHs for Bus Service 911)
  • 2018 (16 Dec): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 300, 302, 912B & 913
  • 2018 (10 Dec): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 282 (Crossovers from Bus Service 285)
  • 2018 (18 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 121
  • 2018 (28 Oct): Launch of Bus Service 960e with double-deck buses
  • 2018 (1 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 991 (Weekdays only, later extended to weekends & PHs)
  • 2018 (10 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 655 (AM peak only)
  • 2018 (9 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 941, 974 & 990 (Weekdays only for Bus Services 941 & 990)
  • 2018 (27 May): Launch of Bus Service 851e with double-deck buses
  • 2018 (23 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 901, 903 & 922
  • 2018 (22 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 980
  • 2018 (10 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 184 & 900/900A (Weekdays only for Bus Service 184)
  • 2018 (9 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 665
  • 2018 (26 Mar): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 167
  • 2018 (25 Feb): Launch of Bus Services 7A & 7B with double-deck buses
  • 2018 (28 Jan): Launch of Bus Services 12e & 147e with double-deck buses
  • 2018 (8 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 811
  • 2017 (9 Dec): Launch of Bus Service 71 with double-deck buses
  • 2017 (14 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 883
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 800, 804 & 812
  • 2017 (15 Oct): Launch of Bus Service 807 with double-deck buses
  • 2017 (28 Sep): Takeover of Bus Service 663 from Bus Hub Service with double-deck buses
  • 2017 (10 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 962
  • 2017 (30 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 123
  • 2017 (18 Jun): Launch of Bus Services 247 & 248 with double-deck buses
  • 2017 (13 Apr): Takeover of Bus Service 653 from ComfortDelGro Bus with double-deck buses
  • 2016 (18 Dec): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 127 & 129
  • 2016 (28 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 48
  • 2016 (21 Nov): Start of articulated bus deployments on Bus Service 301
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 851
  • 2016 (7 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 982E
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 83
  • 2016 (12 Jun): Launch of Bus Service 46 with double-deck buses
  • 2016 (20 Mar): Launch of Bus Service 134 with double-deck buses
  • 2016 (20 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 103
  • 2016 (12 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 180
  • 2015 (28 Dec): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 979
  • 2015 (20 Dec): Launch of Bus Services 47, 117 & 118 with double-deck buses
  • 2015 (12 Dec): Launch of Bus Service 253 with double-deck buses
  • 2015 (29 Nov): Start of articulated bus deployments on Bus Service 858
  • 2015 (21 Nov): Launch of Bus Service 258 with double-deck buses
  • 2015 (26 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 189
  • 2015 (12 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 981
  • 2015 (5 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 975 (Weekdays only, later extended to weekends & PHs)
  • 2015 (20 Sep): Launch of Bus Service 102 with double-deck buses
  • 2015 (7 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 3
  • 2015 (17 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 4
  • 2015 (16 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 854
  • 2015 (11 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 35/35M & 868
  • 2015 (14 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 172
  • 2015 (13 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 985
  • 2015 (22 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 85
  • 2015 (15 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 961/961#
  • 2015 (2 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 39
  • 2015 (18 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 856
  • 2015 (1 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 66 (Sundays & PHs only, later extended to weekdays & Saturdays)
  • 2015 (26 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 857
  • 2015 (25 Apr): Launch of Bus Service 983 with double-deck buses
  • 2015 (6 Apr): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 145
  • 2015 (9 Mar): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 506
  • 2015 (16 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 960
  • 2015 (15 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 67
  • 2015 (12 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 187 & 964
  • 2014 (14 Dec): Launch of Bus Service 41 with double-deck buses
  • 2014 (23 Nov): Launch of Bus Service 201 with double-deck buses
  • 2014 (17 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 61, 176 & 965
  • 2014 (16 Nov): Launch of Bus Service 43M with double-deck buses
  • 2014 (1 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 169
  • 2014 (15 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 188, 951E & 963
  • 2014 (25 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 518
  • 2014 (18 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 106, 190, 850E, 966 & 969
  • 2014 (13 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 972
  • 2014 (23 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 20
  • 2014 (18 May): Launch of Bus Service 143M with double-deck buses
  • 2013 (14 Dec): Launch of Bus Service 49 with double-deck buses
  • 2013 (30 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 130
  • 2013 (9 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 410W
  • 2013 (2 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 101
  • 2013 (26 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 125
  • 2013 (19 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 293
  • 2013 (27 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 243G
  • 2012 (17 Dec): Launch of Bus Service 513 with double-deck buses
  • 2012 (16 Dec): Launch of Bus Service 50 with double-deck buses
  • 2012 (22 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 94
  • 2012 (21 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 119
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 90
  • 2012 (28 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 109
  • 2012 (10 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 96
  • 2012 (7 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 52 & 334
  • 2012 (3 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 43
  • 2011 (29 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 54
  • 2011 (28 Nov): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 45
  • 2011 (17 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 139
  • 2011 (26 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 183
  • 2011 (14 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 291
  • 2011 (15 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 163
  • 2011 (7 Mar): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 181
  • 2011 (28 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 95
  • 2010 (13 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 240
  • 2009 (26 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 89e
  • 2009 (10 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 79
  • 2009 (15 Mar): Launch of Bus Service 241 with double-deck buses
  • 2008 (1 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 58
  • 2008 (11 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 6
  • 2008 (4 Aug): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 151
  • 2008 (26 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 37
  • 2008 (20 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 78
  • 2008 (24 Mar): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 185
  • 2008 (18 Feb): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 225G & 225W
  • 2008 (30 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 186
  • 2008 (7 Jan): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 5
  • 2007 (10 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 10e
  • 2007 (3 Sep): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Services 242 & 243W
  • 2007 (13 Jul): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 13
  • 2007 (26 Jun): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 59
  • 2007 (24 May): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 502
  • 2005 (8 Oct): Start of double-deck bus deployments on Bus Service 19

Double-Deck Buses

Double-deck buses were first introduced by the Singapore Bus Service (SBS) in 1977, operating on now defunct Bus Service 86 between Hougang New Town and Shenton Way. Additional capacity is provided through more seating on the upper deck in comparison to single-deck buses. However, standing is not allowed on the upper deck due to safety reasons.

With the introduction of air-conditioned double-deck buses since 1993, the overall capacity for double-deck buses have increased with more seats fitted on their upper decks. Previously, the total capacity on non-air-conditioned double-deck buses are comparable with that of air-conditioned single-deck buses due to the shorter lengths of non-air-conditioned double-deck buses than standard rigid buses.

Double-deck buses used to be operated by SBS (now SBS Transit) only until 2014, when SMRT Buses started its operation of new double-deck buses procured to replace its retiring fleet of articulated buses. Initially, SMRT Buses intended to deploy double-deck buses on heavily utilised trunk and Express services only, as commuters tend to travel longer distances on these services. However, as more double-deck buses were purchased by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in favour of articulated buses, SMRT Buses eventually started deploying double-deck buses on feeder services from 2018.

Tower Transit Singapore and Go-Ahead Singapore started operating double-deck buses when taking over their awarded route packages under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM) in 2016.

Since the 1st quarter of 2021, 100 double-deck buses with an additional exit door have been introduced on bus services across the 4 bus operators.


Existing Deployments of Double-Deck Buses

Only permanent deployments of double-deck buses on operational bus services are listed in the table below:

Service Deployment Year/ Date Deployment Type Remarks
2 1984 Full Day
2A 12 Mar 2018 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
3 7 Sep 2015 Full Day
3A Peak Hour/After Hours After last bus of Service 3 from Tampines daily
4 17 Aug 2015 Full Day
5 7 Jan 2008 Full Day
6 11 Aug 2008 Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
7 1983 Full Day
7A 25 Feb 2018 (Day 1) Day
7B
8 1990 Full Day
9 2003 Full Day
9A Peak Hour Weekdays only
10 1983 Full Day
10e 20 Sep 2007 Peak Hour Weekdays only
12 1983 Full Day
12e 28 Jan 2018 (Day 1) Full Day
13 13 Jul 2007 Full Day
13A 9 Apr 2012 Peak Hour Weekdays only
14 1993 Full Day
14A 2000 (Day 1) Day Sundays & PHs only
16 9 Mar 2020 Full Day
16M 9 Mar 2020 (Day 1) Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
17 2003 Full Day
17A 18 Sep 2016 Full Day
19 8 Oct 2005 Day
20 23 Jun 2014 Full Day Weekdays only
21 1998 Full Day
21A 25 May 2014 (Day 1) Day Sundays & PHs only
22 1994 Full Day
23 1987 Full Day
25 1988 Full Day
28 1994 Full Day
30 1979 Full Day
31 1998 Full Day
31A 10 Jan 2005 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only (except ITE vacation)
35 11 Aug 2015 Full Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
35M 11 Aug 2015 Full Day Uses buses from Service 35
37 26 May 2008 Day
39 2 Jun 2015 Full Day
41 14 Dec 2014 (Day 1) Full Day
43 3 Jan 2012 Full Day
43M 16 Nov 2014 (Day 1) Full Day
45 28 Nov 2011 Full Day
45A Peak Hour Weekdays only
46 12 Jun 2016 (Day 1) Full Day
47 20 Dec 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
48 28 Nov 2016 Full Day
49 14 Dec 2013 (Day 1) Full Day
50 16 Dec 2012 (Day 1) Full Day
51 1989 Full Day
51A 12 May 2002 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 51 from Jurong East daily
52 7 Jan 2012 Full Day
54 29 Nov 2011 Full Day
55 2003 Full Day
55B 25 Nov 2013 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
56 1985 Full Day
58 1 Sep 2008 Full Day
58A 10 Apr 2017 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
58B
59 26 Jun 2007 Full Day
60 2003 Full Day
60A Peak Hour Weekdays only
61 17 Nov 2014 Full Day Weekdays only
62 1997 Full Day
62A Peak Hour Weekdays only
64 1992 Full Day
65 1985 Full Day
66 1 May 2015 Full Day
66A Day Sundays & PHs only
66B
67 15 Feb 2015 Full Day
67W Day Sundays & PHs only
68 1 Jul 2019 Full Day
68A 18 Nov 2019 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
68B
69 1998 Full Day
70 1992 Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
70X/70M Off Peak/Full Day Uses buses from Service 70
70A 2004 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 70M daily
71 9 Dec 2017 (Day 1) Full Day
72 1999 Full Day
72A 30 Jul 2012 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
72B 2 Jan 2013 (Day 1) Weekdays only (except ITE vacation)
74 1985 Full Day
76 2002 Full Day
78 20 May 2008 Full Day
78A 4 Mar 2013 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
79 10 Aug 2009 Full Day
79A 12 Jun 2016 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 79 daily
80 1999 Full Day
80A 2000 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
81 1983 Full Day
83 4 Sep 2016 Full Day
85 22 Jun 2015 Full Day
85A 25 Mar 2019 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
86 1999 Full Day
87 1999 Full Day
88 1999 Full Day
88A 8 Oct 2012 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
88B
89 1999 Full Day
89A 10 Apr 2017 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
89e 26 Oct 2009 Peak Hour Weekdays only
90 25 Jun 2012 Full Day
90A Peak Hour Weekdays only
91 2004 Peak Hour crossover Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 74
94 22 Nov 2012 Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
95 28 Feb 2011 Full Day
95B Peak Hour Weekdays only
96 10 Jan 2012 Full Day
96A Peak Hour Weekdays only (except NUS vacation)
96B
97 1988 Full Day
98 1996 Full Day
98A 3 May 2011 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
98B 16 Apr 2012 (Day 1)
98M 28 Jan 2008 (Day 1) Full Day Uses buses from Service 98
99 1992 Full Day
101 2 Sep 2013 Full Day
102 20 Sep 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
103 20 Jan 2016 Full Day
106 18 Aug 2014 Full Day
106A Peak Hour Weekdays only
107 2001 Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
107X/107M Off Peak/Full Day Uses buses from Service 107
109 28 May 2012 Full Day
109A 26 May 2014 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
111 1984 Full Day
114 25 Oct 2020 (Day 1) Full Day
117 20 Dec 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
117A 14 Jan 2019 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
118 20 Dec 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
118A 10 Apr 2017 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
118B
119 21 Oct 2012 Full Day
121 18 Nov 2018 Full Day
123 30 Jul 2017 Full Day
125 26 Aug 2013 Full Day Weekdays only
127 18 Dec 2016 (Day 1) Full Day
127A After Hours After last bus of Service 127 daily
129 18 Dec 2016 (Day 1) Full Day
130 30 Sep 2013 Full Day
132 1987 Full Day
133 1988 Full Day
134 20 Mar 2016 (Day 1) Full Day
139 17 Oct 2011 Full Day Weekdays only
143 1984 Full Day
143M 18 May 2014 (Day 1) Full Day
145 6 Apr 2015 Full Day
147 1984 Full Day
147A 2000 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
151 4 Aug 2008 Full Day Weekdays only
153 1987 Full Day
154 1986 Full Day
154A 19 Nov 2012 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
154B 6 Jan 2014 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
157 1997 Full Day
161 2002 Full Day
163 15 Jun 2011 Full Day
163A 10 Feb 2019 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 163 from Sengkang daily
165 1978 Full Day
166 1986 Full Day
167 26 Mar 2018 Peak Hour crossover / Full Day Uses buses from Service 883 on weekdays; deployed throughout the day on weekends/PHs
168 2002 Full Day
169 1 Oct 2014 Full Day
169A Peak Hour Weekdays only
172 14 Jul 2015 Full Day
174 2003 Full Day
176 17 Nov 2014 Full Day Weekdays only
178 25 Feb 2019 Full Day Weekdays only
179 2001 Full Day
179A 1 Oct 2007 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only (except NTU vacation)
180 12 Jan 2016 Full Day
180A Peak Hour/After Hours After last bus of Service 180 daily
181 7 Mar 2011 Full Day
181M 21 Mar 2016 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 181
182 1998 Full Day
182X/182M Full Day Uses buses from Service 182
183 26 Sep 2011 Full Day
183B Peak Hour Weekdays only
184 10 Apr 2018 Full Day Weekdays only
185 24 Mar 2008 Full Day
186 30 Jan 2008 Full Day Weekdays only
187 12 Jan 2015 Full Day
188 15 Sep 2014 Full Day188
189 26 Oct 2015 Full Day
189A Peak Hour/After Hours After last bus of Service 189 daily
190 18 Aug 2014 Full Day
190A Peak Hour Weekdays only
192 1998 Full Day
193 1998 Full Day
196 1982 Full Day
196A 17 Oct 2005 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
197 1981 Full Day
198 1981 Full Day
198A 6 Feb 2012 (Day 1) Peak Hour
199 2000 Full Day
201 23 Nov 2014 (Day 1) Full Day
222 1998 Full Day
225G 18 Feb 2008 Full Day
225W 18 Feb 2008 Full Day
240 13 Sep 2010 Full Day
240A 3 Jan 2012 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
241 15 Mar 2009 (Day 1) Full Day
241A 28 Jun 2010 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
242 3 Sep 2007 Full Day
243G 27 May 2013 Full Day
243W 3 Sep 2007 Full Day
246 1994 Full Day
247 18 Jun 2017 (Day 1) Full Day
248 18 Jun 2017 (Day 1) Full Day
249 1994 Full Day
251 1994 Full Day
252 1994 Full Day
253 12 Dec 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
254 1994 Full Day
255 1994 Full Day
257 1994 Full Day
258 21 Nov 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
282 10 Dec 2018 Off Peak Uses buses from Service 285
285 1999 Full Day
291 14 Jul 2011 Full Day Weekdays only
293 19 Jun 2013 Full Day
300 16 Dec 2018 Full Day
301 17 Dec 2018 Full Day Weekdays only
302 16 Dec 2018 Full Day
302A Peak Hour Weekdays only
324 25 Feb 2019 Full Day Weekdays only
333 15 Feb 2019 Full Day
334 7 Jan 2012 Full Day
382W 18 Nov 2019 Peak Hour crossover Weekdays only
400 16 Jun 2019 Full Day Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays only
410W 9 Sep 2013 Full Day
502 24 May 2007 Full Day
506 9 Mar 2015 Full Day
513 17 Dec 2012 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
518 25 Aug 2014 Full Day
518A Peak Hour Weekdays only
652 6 Jan 2020 Peak Hour Weekdays only
653 13 Apr 2017 Peak Hour Weekdays only
655 10 Aug 2018 Peak Hour Weekdays morning peak only, uses buses from Service 7
656 2 Jun 2020 Peak Hour Weekdays morning peak only, uses buses from Service 169
660 2 Jan 2019 Peak Hour Weekdays only
661 2 Jan 2019 Peak Hour Weekdays only
663 28 Sep 2017 Peak Hour Weekdays only
665 9 Apr 2018 Peak Hour Weekdays only
670 30 Mar 2020 Peak Hour Weekdays only
671 13 Jan 2020 Peak Hour Weekdays only
672 13 Jan 2020 Peak Hour Weekdays only
800 15 Oct 2017 Full Day
804 15 Oct 2017 Full Day
806 16 Jul 2017 Full Day
807 15 Oct 2017 (Day 1) Full Day
807A Peak Hour
807B 25 Jan 2021 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
811 8 Jan 2018 Full Day
811A Peak Hour Weekdays only
812 15 Oct 2017 Full Day
850E 18 Aug 2014 Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 70
851 18 Sep 2016 Full Day
851e 27 May 2018 (Day 1) Full Day
854 16 Aug 2015 Full Day
854E/854e 17 Aug 2015 Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 854
855 24 Feb 2019 Full Day Sundays & PHs only
856 18 May 2015 Full Day
856A 8 Sep 2017 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
857 26 Apr 2015 Full Day
859 23 Dec 2018 Full Day
868/868E 11 Aug 2015 Peak Hour Weekdays only
883 14 Nov 2017 Full Day
883A 1 Jun 2018 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 883 on Eves of PHs
883B 25 Feb 2019 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
883M 12 Jan 2020 (Day 1) Day Sundays & PHs only, uses buses from Service 883
900 10 Apr 2018 Full Day
900A 10 Apr 2018 Peak Hour/Afternoons Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 900
901 23 Apr 2018 Full Day
901M 23 Jun 2019 (Day 1) Full Day
903 23 Apr 2018 Full Day
903M 23 Apr 2018 Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 903
911 17 Dec 2018 Full Day
912 20 Feb 2021 Full Day
912A 23 Apr 2019 Full Day Weekdays only
912B 16 Dec 2018 Full Day
912M 16 Dec 2018 Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 912B
913 16 Dec 2018 Full Day
922 23 Apr 2018 Full Day
941 9 Jul 2018 Peak Hour crossover Uses buses from Service 189 on weekdays
951E 15 Sep 2014 Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 960
960 16 Feb 2015 Full Day
960e 28 Oct 2018 (Day 1) Full Day
961 15 Jun 2015 Full Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
961#/961M 21 Jun 2015 Full Day Sundays & PHs only, uses buses from Service 961
962 10 Sep 2017 Full Day
963 15 Sep 2014 Full Day
963E/963e 28 Oct 2014 Peak Hour Weekdays only, uses buses from Service 963
964 12 Jan 2015 Full Day Weekdays & Saturdays only
965 17 Nov 2014 Full Day
965A Peak Hour Weekdays only
966 18 Aug 2014 Full Day
969 18 Aug 2014 Full Day
969A Peak Hour Weekdays only
971 31 Aug 2020 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays morning peak only
972 13 Jul 2014 Full Day
972A After Hours After last bus of Service 972 daily
972M 30 Aug 2020 (Day 1) Full Day Uses buses from Service 972
974 9 Jul 2018 Full Day
974A 13 Jan 2019 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 974 daily
975 5 Oct 2015 Peak Hour crossover / Full Day Uses buses from Service 972 on weekdays; deployed throughout the day on Saturdays, Sundays & PHs
975A 1 Feb 2020 Peak Hour
975B 10 Mar 2018 Peak Hour
979 28 Dec 2015 Full Day
980 22 Apr 2018 Full Day Sundays & PHs only
981 12 Oct 2015 Peak Hour Weekdays & Saturdays only
982E 7 Sep 2016 Peak Hour Weekdays only
983 25 Apr 2015 (Day 1) Full Day
983A 30 Sep 2018 (Day 1) After Hours After last bus of Service 983 daily
985 13 Jul 2015 Full Day
990 9 Jul 2018 Peak Hour crossover Uses buses from Service 106 on weekdays
991 1 Oct 2018 Full Day
991A After Hours After last bus of Service 991 from Bt Batok daily
991B After last bus of Service 991 from Choa Chu Kang daily
991C 26 Oct 2020 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only

Articulated Buses

Articulated buses were first introduced by the Trans-Island Bus Service (TIBS) in 1996 on Bus Service 171. Additional capacity is provided through more seating and standing space in its trailer section. The first generation of Mercedes-Benz O405G buses introduced in 1997 had a higher overall capacity than air-conditioned double-deck buses operating at the time.

In 1998 and 1999 respectively, 2 articulated demonstrator units, registered as SBS998Y and SBS999U were operated by SBS/SBS Transit on Bus Services 18, 195 and 290. Both units were subsequently exported overseas in 2006, as double-deck buses were deemed more suitable for SBS Transit bus services after the trial periods of both articulated buses. However, articulated buses made a recurrence under SBS Transit in 2018, when 10 units of the MAN NG363F articulated buses were transferred to the operator under the Seletar Bus Package. All articulated buses under SBS Transit are restricted to operate on feeder bus services within Yishun only.

Tower Transit Singapore will commence the operation of articulated buses on Bus Service 858 when the operator takes over the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package in September 2021.


Existing Deployments of Articulated Buses

Only permanent deployments of articulated buses on operational bus services are listed in the table below.

Service Deployment Year/Date Deployment Type Remarks
169 2000 Peak Hour
169A 2000 Peak Hour Weekdays only
300 2000 Full Day
301 21 Nov 2016 Full Day Weekdays only
302 2000 Full Day
302A 15 Sep 2014 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
800 2000 Full Day Saturdays, Sundays & PHs only
804 2000 Full Day
806 2000 Full Day
807 2017 Full Day
807A Peak Hour
807B 25 Jan 2021 (Day 1) Peak Hour Weekdays only
811 1998 Full Day
858 29 Nov 2015 Full Day
858A After Hours After last bus of Service 858 daily
903 1999 Full Day
913 1997 Full Day

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2 thoughts on “Deployment Timeline of High Capacity Buses

  • 27 February 2021 at 12:22 PM
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    Can add a column for some of the buses to show if they are full-fleet DD…

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  • 20 November 2020 at 12:14 AM
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    If CCK-BPJ awarded to Go-Ahead,Then all 4 operators operate both Double decker and Articulate buses.

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