SBS Transit Service 65

SBS Transit Service 65 is a trunk service plying between Tampines and HarbourFrong, passing through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard and Lower Delta Road.

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3130P) – Service 65, with advert wrap for SGX

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↔ HarbourFront Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate, Boon Keng, Little India, Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard, Lower Delta
Route Length 25.5km (D1) | 24.5km (D2)
Travelling Time 120mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Ayer Rajah Bus Park (ARBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Olympian
Shifts Weekdays: Changi 11AM-11PM / 1S; Ayer Rajah 13AM-13PM / 2S (27 buses)
Saturdays: Changi 11AM-11PM / 1E; Ayer Rajah 13AM-17PM (28 buses)
Sundays: Changi 10AM-12PM; Ayer Rajah 8AM-14PM (26 buses)
Additional buses on Fridays & Saturdays perform Nite Owl 2N after night runs on 65
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0530 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 11 mins
After 1930: 10 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 09 – 15 mins

History:

  • 1971: Route between MacPherson Terminal to Lower Delta Ter.
  • 1974: Amended via Grange Rd, Orchard Blvd, Paterson Rd and Paterson Hill
  • 1987: Amended to Tampines – World Trade Centre, with double-deck buses introduced to this service. World Trade Centre has been renamed as HarbourFront.
  • 2011 (16 Oct): Amended to serve Middle Rd & Bencoolen St with the closure of a section along Bencoolen St for the construction of the Downtown Line.
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Service 65 is an important route connecting residential towns such as Tampines, Bedok Reservoir, Kaki Bukit, MacPherson Estate and Lower Delta to the central districts of Orchard Road and Little India. It experiences significant demand all day round, due to its many inter-town and city-town connections. Much of its route duplicates the future Downtown Line Stage 3.

During weekdays, demand is high between the housing estates and the City, along with demand from Ubi and Kaki Bukit industrial areas. On weekends, demand is also high between the City and outlying estates, notably between Kaki Bukit, MacPherson estate and Orchard Road.

This service does crossover trips to Premium 554 during Weekdays AM Peak and Nite Owl 2N during Friday/Saturday/eves of PH.

Fare: See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 65′s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TL buses, with smaller numbers of Volvo Olympian and Volvo B10TL buses. It is one of a handful of SBS Transit services with a full fleet of double-decker buses, owing to high demand.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Eunos Link
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Lor Bengkok
  • Circuit Rd
  • Pipit Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Mattar Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • MacPherson Rd
  • Bendemeer Rd
  • Jln Besar
  • Bencoolen St
  • Middle Rd
  • Bencoolen St
  • Orchard Rd
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Grange Rd
  • Orchard Blvd
  • Paterson Rd
  • Irwell Bank Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • Delta Rd
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • HarbourFront Int
  • HarbourFront Int
  • Telok Blangah Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Lower Delta Rd
  • River Valley Rd
  • Hoot Kiam Rd
  • Paterson Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Prinsep St
  • Selegie Rd
  • Serangoon Rd
  • MacPherson Rd
  • Aljunied Rd
  • Merpati Rd
  • Circuit Rd
  • Ubi Ave 2
  • Eunos Link
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Int
Service 65 at a glance

Service 65 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 1973: Amalgamated Bus Company Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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References:

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