SBS Transit Bus Service 7

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SBS Transit Bus Service 7 is a trunk route connecting Bedok and Clementi through Guillemard, Bugis, Orchard and Holland Road. Along with Service 14 and 196, it is one of three services plying between Bedok and Clementi, and uses the most direct route.

Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange  Clementi Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Eunos, Guillemard Road, Bugis, Orchard Road, Holland Road
Route Length 23.0km (D1) | 22.7km (D2)
Travelling Time 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Bukit Batok Bus Depot (BBDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Mercedes Benz Citaro O530
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays, Saturdays)
0545 – 2330 (Sundays & PHs)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 12 mins
After 1930: 09 – 12 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 12 mins
After 1930: 08 – 13 mins

Route History

Service 7 is a major trunk route bridging East and West, connecting the residential towns of Bedok and Clementi with the suburban areas of Ulu Pandan, Holland and Guillemard, and finally the City areas of Bugis and Orchard. Its direct routing is a popular route between outlying estates and the city as an alternative to the MRT network.

Along with Service 14 and 196, Service 7 is one of three services plying between Bedok and Clementi, and uses the most direct route. Much of Service 7’s route has been retained since the 1970s. Serving many areas, demand is consistently high throughout the day, and double-deck buses make up the bulk of the fleet.

This service will be affected by the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night bus diversions on the first Saturday night of every month from Oct 2014 – Mar 2015.

Service 7 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 20 Aug 2007.

2 buses from this service will crossover to Premium 545 during Weekdays AM Peak.

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 7’s fleet has a majority of double-decker Volvo B9TL buses and a minority of Scania K230UBs as well as Mercedes Benz Citaros. SBS Transit’s Volvo B9TL Gemilang demonstrator (SBS7777Y) is a common sight on this route.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
Bedok Int

New Upp Changi Rd

Changi Rd

Geylang Rd

Guillemard Rd

Sims Way

Geylang Rd

Kallang Rd

Crawford St

North Bridge Rd

Stamford Rd

Orchard Rd

Penang Rd

Somerset Rd

Grange Rd

Orchard Blvd

Grange Rd

Napier Rd

Holland Rd

Ulu Pandan Rd

Clementi Ave 5

Clementi Int

Clementi Int

Clementi Ave 5

Ulu Pandan Rd

Holland Rd

Napier Rd

Tanglin Rd

Orchard Rd

Bras Basah Rd

Victoria St

Kallang Rd

Sims Ave

Sims Way

Guillemard Rd

Sims Ave

Sims Ave East

New Upp Changi Rd

Bedok Int

Operator History:

1970s – 2001: Singapore Bus Service Ltd

2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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History:

1979: Introduced by SBS as Bedok Int – Holland Rd Fringe Carpark (Dempsey Rd), semi-express route

1982: Route extended to Clementi

1985: Route extended to Jurong East and converted to local service

1991 (07 Apr): Shortened to Clementi Int via Clementi Ave 2 and 5 (instead of C’wealth Ave West) and Victoria Street (instead of Nicoll Highway)

2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area

2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int

2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int

2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Int

2014 (30 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Bedok Int

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

1991: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1991.

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External Links:

TransitLink E-Guide

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References:

http://sgwiki.com/wiki/Buses

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