SBS Transit Bus Service 28

SBS Transit Bus Service 28 is a trunk route between Tampines and Toa Payoh, passing through Tampines East, Bedok Reservoir, Changi Road and Bartley Road. With service 8 and 31, it is one of three services between these two interchanges.

SBST Volvo B10TL Super Olympian (SBS9829T) – Service 28, with advert wrap for China Southern Airlines

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange  Toa Payoh Bus Interchange WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Tampines East, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok, Bartley Rd
Route Length 23.7km (D1) | 23.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 100mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0540 – 0000 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0555 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 14 mins
After 1930: 12 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 11 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 15 mins
After 1930: 12 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 28 is one of three bus services between Tampines and Toa Payoh, along with services 8 and 31. The route connects the residential areas of Toa Payoh, Bartley, MacPherson, Geylang Serai, Bedok and Tampines, while also serving industries around Paya Lebar and numerous MRT stations along the route. Introduced in 1995 between Bedok and Tampines, the route was extended to Toa Payoh in 2000, and amended into its present form (via Tampines St 32, 34 and 45) in 2003.

By utilizing Bartley Road and Paya Lebar Road, Service 28 offers a fast connection between Toa Payoh Eastate and Paya Lebar/Eunos. In addition, the sector between Bedok MRT and Tampines Interchange is well-commuted, serving many estates along the way with connections to both MRT stations. At the Tampines East side, this service compliments Townlink 293/293P between Tampines Int and Tampines Street 45.

Demand for this service is consistently high throughout the day, notably between Bedok and Tampines. The fleet comprises a majority of double-decker buses.

Special Departures

  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays, Sat: 0545 hrs onwards
    Sundays/PHs: 0620hrs onwards
  • Bedok North Avenue 3 (Bet Blks 139/140)  Toa Payoh Int
    Daily: 0540hrs onwards

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

Fleet: See above

Route Information: (List of acronyms)

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines St 41
  • Tampines Ave 9
  • Tampines St 45
  • Tampines St 34
  • Tampines St 32
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Bedok North Ave 3
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Changi Rd
  • Geylang Rd
  • Paya Lebar Rd
  • Upp Paya Lebar Rd
  • Bartley Rd
  • Braddell Rd
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Braddell Rd
  • Bartley Rd
  • Upp Paya Lebar Rd
  • Paya Lebar Rd
  • Sims Ave
  • Sims Ave East
  • New Upp Changi Rd
  • Bedok North Ave 3
  • Bedok Reservoir Rd
  • Tampines Ave 1
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines St 32
  • Tampines St 34
  • Tampines St 45
  • Tampines Ave 9
  • Tampines St 41
  • Tampines Ave 7
  • Tampines Int
Service 28 at a glance

Service 28 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1984 – 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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History:

  • 1995: Introduced between Tampines and Bedok, via Tampines Ave 9.
  • 2000 (29 Oct): Merged with Service 152, extended from Bedok to Toa Payoh (Temp) Int
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2003: Amended to compliment Townlink 291 and 293’s East loop route, plying Tampines Ave 9, St 45, 32 & 34 in both directions
  • 2015 (28 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016

Past Routings:

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External Links:

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References:

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