SBS2988M, a Volvo B10BLE bus, was preserved at St. Andrew’s Autism Centre, located at 1 Elliot Road. The bus was first spotted in February 2020.
The Volvo B10BLE bus was registered on 19 April 2002 as SBS2988M (Chassis Number YV3R4E3122A008449), and it was Singapore’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered public bus. The bus was de-registered on 18 April 2019 after reaching its statutory lifespan of 17 years.
After de-registration, the bus was stored at Braddell Bus Park in the later half of 2019.
In February 2020, the bus was spotted at St. Andrew’s Autism Centre, a non-profit organisation for the education, training and care of persons with autism and their families.
The Autism Centre premises at East Coast comprises St. Andrew’s Autism School, St. Andrew’s Adult Autism Services, St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital Clinic (Elliot Road) and Chapel of Christ Our Hope. The church within the compound hosts services on Sunday mornings.
Fare collection equipment was removed from the preserved bus.
Other Recent Preservation Projects
In December 2019, it was announced that Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) would soon be getting a decommissioned single-deck SBS Transit bus, slated to be part of a mobility circuit at the future Integrated Care Hub next to the hospital.
- Mobility Park @ Jurong Community Hospital; where a mock-up MAN A22 bus was custom made for rehabilitation purposes.
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