Say goodbye to your data woes as Free Wi-Fi will be rolled out on 18 SBS Transit Bus Services from February 2019!
Singapore’s public buses have been becoming increasingly commuter-friendly as new features are added to our ride. Newer buses on the road are already equipped with USB Charging Ports for easy recharging of mobile devices on the go, and the incoming batches of buses are equipped with Passenger Information Display Systems. With the introduction of free Wi-Fi, commuters can stay connected to social media and entertainment platforms or do work on the go without worrying about data usage!
As announced at the Ulu Pandan Bus Depot Carnival in collaboration with StarHub, Bus Services under the Bukit Merah Bus Package will have free Wi-Fi services available. The bus services are: 5, 16, 57, 93*, 120, 121, 122, 123/123M, 131/131M, 145, 160, 170/170A/170X, 195, 198, 272*, 273, 400, 402.
- * – New Volvo B5LH buses on Bus Services 93 & 272 currently do not come with WiFi. SBS Transit is working to install the equipment on these buses.
- Buses which are not part of the Bukit Merah Bus Package but from Ulu Pandan Bus Depot may be deployed on Bukit Merah Bus Package bus services. These buses are not equipped with Free WiFi
- For Cross-Border Bus Services (160, 170 & 170X), Free WiFi is only available in Singapore.
Previously, free Wi-Fi was provided on SBS Transit Bus Service 291, as well as on the 3-door MAN Lion’s City DD Trial on Bus Service 7. Wi-Fi services were also provided on Shuttle Buses to Ulu Pandan Bus Depot Carnival on 27 October 2018. Wi-Fi services are also available on NUS Internal Shuttle Buses for students and staff.
It is currently not known if Wi-Fi connectivity will be affected on Cross-Border services 160 and 170 as local reception will be unavailable in Johor Bahru.
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