SBS Transit Bus Service 12

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SBS Transit Bus Service 12 is a trunk route connecting Pasir Ris and New Bridge Road through Bugis, East Coast, Bedok South, Simei and Tampines. Like service 2, it provides a link between Chinatown and the eastern part of Singapore, but along different routes.

Route Information
Route Pasir Ris Bus Interchange  New Bridge Road Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Tampines. Simei, Bedok South, East Coast, Mountbatten, Bugis, Chinatown
Route Length 24.9km (D1) | 24.9km (D2)
Travelling Time 115mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL

Volvo Olympian

Scania K230UB
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 11 – 12 mins
After 1930: 11 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 14 mins
After 1930: 10 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 12 plies from the East to Central Singapore, connecting the residential estates of Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei and Bedok South, along with private housing districts of East Coast and Mountbatten, to the Central areas of Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. The route serves numerous inter-town connections, supplementing Services 21 and 358 between Pasir Ris Town Centre and Pasir Ris Drive 1, and Service 38 between Bedok South, Tanah Merah and Simei. Owing to steady demand throughout the day, this service operates a majority of double-deck buses in addition to single-deck buses.

No boarding is allowed from New Bridge Road Ter. Service 12 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 03 Dec 2006.

It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards. In 2014, the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) was implemented on this route for a two-year trial.

Special Departures:

Sims Avenue (Kallang Stn)  Pasir Ris Interchange
Weekdays: 0555hrs, 0603hrs, 0611hrs, 0620hrs
Saturdays: 0615hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0630hrs, 0639hrs

Mountbatten Road (Katong Shopping Ctr)  Pasir Ris Interchange
Weekdays: 0557hrs

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

Fleet: Service 12′s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TL buses, with a minority of other bus models. Additional Volvo B9TL Wright buses were added under the BSEP scheme.
2 Buses from this service cross over to Premium 538 during weekday AM peak hours.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
Pasir Ris Int

Pasir Ris Dr 3

Pasir Ris Dr 6

Pasir Ris Dr 1

Loyang Ave

Tampines Ave 7

Tampines Ave 2

Simei Rd

Upper Changi Rd East

New Upp Changi Rd

Bedok South Ave 3

Bedok South Rd

Bedok South Ave 1

Upper East Coast Rd

East Coast Rd

Mountbatten Rd

Sims Way

Geylang Road

Kallang Rd

Victoria St

Hill St

New Bridge Rd

New Bridge Rd Ter

New Bridge Rd Ter

Eu Tong Sen St

Hill St

Victoria St

Kallang Rd

Sims Ave

Sims Way

Mountbatten Rd

East Coast Rd

Upper East Coast Rd

Bedok South Ave 1

Bedok South Rd

Bedok South Ave 3

New Upp Changi Rd

Upper Changi Rd East

Simei Rd

Tampines Ave 2

Tampines Ave 7

Loyang Ave

Pasir Ris Dr 1

Pasir Ris Dr 6

Pasir Ris Dr 3

Pasir Ris Int

 

 

Service 12 at a glance

Operator History:

1970s – 1973: Associated Bus Services 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.  ————————————————————————————————————————————

History:

1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Road/Upper Changi Road and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Rd as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganisation, operated by Associated Bus Services.

1973: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.

???: Relocated to Upper Changi Road 15.5km

1980 (15 Jun): Relocated to Somapah Ter

1998: Extended from Somapah to Pasir Ris, and at the same time, shortened from Buona Vista to New Bridge Rd

1989 (10 Dec): Amended to Pasir Ris Int

1994: Amended to ply Victoria St / New Bridge Rd, instead of North / South Bridge Road

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

2014 (10 Aug): Calls at new bus stop along Mountbatten Rd (opp Blk 2)

Past Routings:

Refer to this article

1994: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1994.

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External Links:

TransitLink E-Guide

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References:

http://sgwiki.com/wiki/Buses

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 12

  1. It should be 358 instead of 258

    Service 12 plies from the East to Central Singapore, connecting the residential estates of Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei and Bedok South, along with private housing districts of East Coast and Mountbatten, to the Central areas of Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. The route serves numerous inter-town connections, supplementing Services 21 and 258 between Pasir Ris Town Centre and Pasir Ris Drive 1, and Service 38 between Bedok South, Tanah Merah and Simei

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