Volvo B5LH buses launched on Bus 853M & 853

On 3 October 2021, Tower Transit launched the Volvo B5LH bus on Bus Service 853M. 17 of these buses have been transferred to Tower Transit under the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package, and will be deployed on Bus Services 853, 853M, 859/A/B.

These buses were also deployed on Service 853 from 4 October 2021.

In addition, one unit was also deployed on Service 883M on 3 October 2021.

The first revenue service trip operated by Tower Transit using the Volvo B5LH bus was on 8 Sep 2021. The bus (SG3016Z) was deployed only for a trip of Service 854 from Bedok to Yishun, departing Bedok at 1123hrs.

In addition, the bus was also deployed on Service 966 in the evening of 30 September 2021.


The Volvo B5LH bus was first launched on Monday, 10 December 2018 on Bus Service 272.

In March 2021, Tower Transit began operating Volvo B5LH buses after the transfer of one unit from SMRT Buses.

Rollout (Regular Deployments)
  • From 10 Dec 2018 – Service 272
  • From 21 Dec 2018 – Service 920
  • From 9 Jan 2019 – Service 59
  • From 23 Jan 2019 – Service 93
  • From 22 Feb 2019 – Services 859, 859A859B
  • From 11 Apr 2021 – Service 859T
  • From 3 Oct 2021 – Service 853M
  • From 3 Oct 2021 – Service 883M (interlines from 859)
  • From 4 Oct 2021 – Service 853
Ad-Hoc Deployments

These buses also were first deployed on an ad-hoc basis on the following services:

  • 21 Dec 2018 – Services 972 & 973
  • 5 Feb 2019 – Service 922
  • 28 Sep 2019 – Service 883
  • 6 Oct 2019 – Service 856
  • 21 Mar 2020 – Services 16 & 16M
  • 18 Apr 2020 – Services 123 & 123M
  • 9 May 2020 – Service 965
  • 8 Sep 2021 – Services 167, 854, 882
  • 9 Sep 2021 – Services 882A & 980
  • 20 Sep 2021 – City Direct 656
  • 30 Sep 2021 – Services 966 & 985

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16 thoughts on “Volvo B5LH buses launched on Bus 853M & 853

  • 30 March 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    This new bus is a hybrid bus and is environment friendly. If I have a chance, I would like to take this bus.

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  • 21 January 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    Will B5LH enter Tower Transit and Go-Ahead? I’m concerned that not all 50 B5LHs are allocated to SBS and SMRT.

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  • 29 December 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Can Volvo B5LH be on service 980?

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  • 6 December 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    When will they start operating the buses ?

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    • 11 December 2018 at 9:19 PM
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      All Volvo B5LH r SG registered NOT SMB

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