SBS Transit Bus Service 49

SBS Transit Bus Service 49 is a trunk route from Jurong East Bus Interchange and looping at Jurong West Street 42, passing through Corporation Drive, Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 51. It is the sixteenth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, or BSEP.

Service 49 has been extended to start from Jurong East Interchange from Sunday, 22 November 2015 via Boon Lay Way, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Yung Ho Road and Corporation Drive before rejoining its original route along Yuan Ching Road. Its previously-used Taman Jurong Bus Terminal was abolished.

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3371K) - Service 49

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3371K) – Service 49

Route Information
Route Jurong East Temporary Bus Interchange ↺ Jurong West Street 42  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Yung Ho Rd, Corporation Dr, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West St 51
Route Length 23.4km
Travelling Time 85mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 11 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 12 mins
After 1930: 11 – 12 mins
Notes

Route History

Route Extension Poster

Route Extension Poster

Service 49 provides residents of Taman Jurong and Jurong West Street 41 / 42 with greater connectivity to Lakeside MRT Station and Jurong East Interchange / MRT, along with other amenities in the neighborhood. By complimenting existing bus lines such as 98, 154, 240, 334 and 335, the service provides a travel alternative for commuters who relied various other bus services to and from Lakeside MRT. This is the sixteenth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Service 49 will be extended from Taman Jurong to Jurong East Interchange with effect from Sunday, 22 November 2015. The new routing from Jurong East Interchange will ply Boon Lay Way, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Yung Ho Road, Corporation Drive and Yung Kwang Road (express) before rejoining its original route along Yuan Ching Road. The red / white plate system for Service 49 will also be removed.

The new route is expected to enhance connectivity to the new Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and improve bus connections between Jurong East and Taman Jurong.

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At introduction on 14th December 2013, Service 49 was unique in having a new bus terminal constructed for its use. Roadside bus terminals were popular in the 1970s, and dwindled in number in favor of centralized bus interchanges, especially so when more Integrated Transport Hubs (ITHs) are being constructed. Because there are no major bus interchanges near the area, a roadside terminal was constructed for the ease of operating this service without forcing it to terminate at the nearest interchange. During its first two days of operation (14 & 15 Dec 2013), Service 49 offered free rides for residents to try out the new service. This was carried out with the partnership of Yuhua SMC, Jurong GRC and LTA.

Boarding and alighting was not allowed at Taman Jurong Bus Terminal. Initially, the first passenger stop (Service 49 Red Plate) of the route is along Corporation Dr (Opp Blk 158), whereas the last passenger stop is at (Service 49 White Plate) Yuan Ching Road (Blk 143). It was later amended to call at several bus stops in Taman Jurong Estate twice in different directions from 09 November 2014. Red and white service plates were used to distinguish the direction of travel in addition to Electronic Display Signages (EDS) on buses.

  • Red plate indicates buses heading for Jurong West Street 41;
  • White plate indicates buses heading for Taman Jurong Ter.

Service 49 underwent a major amendment from 22 November 2015, extending its route from Taman Jurong to Jurong East Interchange. The new routing from Jurong East Interchange will ply Boon Lay Way, Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Yung Ho Road, Corporation Drive and Yung Kwang Road (express) before rejoining its original route along Yuan Ching Road. The red / white plate system for Service 49 will also be removed.

The new route is expected to enhance connectivity to the new Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and improve bus connections between Jurong East and Taman Jurong.

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

Special Departures:

  • Jurong West Street 42 (Blk 551)  Jurong East Temp Int
    Daily: 0600hrs, 0608hrs, 0615hrs

Fleet: Service 49′s fleet comprises of Volvo B9TL and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Jurong West St 42)
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
  • – Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong East Central
    – Seventh-Day Adventy Ch
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Blk 203
    – Ng Teng Fong General Hosp
  • Jurong East St 11 (Express)
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Intl Business Pk
  • Jln Ahmad Ibrahim (AYE)
    – Aft Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Carrier S’pore Pte Ltd
    – Aft Jurong Lake
    – Bef Jurong Port Rd
  • Yuan Ching Rd (Express)
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Aft Yuan Ching Rd
  • Corportation Dr
    – Blk 158
    – Opp Jurong Sec Sch
  • Yuan Ching Rd
    – Opp Japanese Gdn
    – Opp Lakeside Apt
  • Tah Ching Rd
    – Blk 329
  • Corporation Dr
    – Blk 357
    – Blk 367
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp Lakepoint Condo
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Opp Lakeside Stn
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Blk 515
    – Blk 501
  • Jurong West Ave 1
    – Blk 502
  • Jurong West St 42
    – Blk 551
    – Aft Blk 553
    – Blk 402
    – Blk 416
  • Jurong West St 41
  • – Blk 491
    – Opp Blk 481
    – Yuhua Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 461
  • Jurong West St 51
    – Yuhua Sec Sch
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Lakeside Stn
  • Corporation Rd
    – Opp S’pore Aerospace Mfg
    – Lakepoint Condo
  • Corporation Dr
    – Aft Corporation Rd
    – Opp Blk 364
  • Tah Ching Rd
    – Blk 331
  • Yuan Ching Rd
    – Lakeside Apt
    – Japanese Gdn
  • Corporation Dr
  • – Jurong Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 158
  • Yung Ho Rd
    – Aft Corporation Dr
  • Jln Ahmad Ibrahim (AYE)
    – Aft Yuan Ching Rd
    – Opp Carrier S’pore
    – Bef Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
    – Opp German Ctr
  • Jurong East St 11 (Express)
  • Boon Lay Way
    – Big Box
    – Jurong East Stn/Int
  • Jurong East Central
    – Bef Seventh-Day Advent Ch
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
    – Jurong East Temp Int

Note:

  • No boarding and alighting at Taman Jurong Bus Terminal
  • BLUE bus stops indicates new Service 49 bus stops from 22 Nov 2015.
Service 49 at a glance

Service 49 at a glance (effective until 14 Nov 2015)

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Gallery: (click for larger image)

SBST Service 49

LTA/SBST Joint News Release

LTA/SBST Joint News Release

Leaked Route Extension Poster, later removed

Withdrawn Route Extension Poster, later removed from public domain

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3370M) - Service 49

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3370M) – Service 49

SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6420H) - Service 49

SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6420H) – Service 49

Unofficial poster released by Omnibology - SG

Unofficial service poster released by Omnibology – SG

Operator History:

  • 2013 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in Q2 2016.

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History:

  • 2013 (14 Dec): Introduced from Taman Jurong to Jurong West Street 42 (Loop), via Corporation Drive, Boon Lay Way and Jurong West Street 51 under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).
  • 2014 (23 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (09 Nov): Calls at additional 3 bus stops towards Jurong West St 42 & Taman Jurong Ter under BSEP.
  • 2015 (22 Nov): Extended to start from Jurong East Int

Past Routings:

Press release on 5th December 2013:

“A new loop bus service – Service 49 – will begin operation from 14 December 2013. The service will provide better connectivity for commuters travelling from Yuan Ching Road, Jurong West Street 41 and Street 42 to Lakeside MRT. This is the 16th bus service launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

The new service will operate from Taman Jurong bus terminal and ply along Yuan Ching Road, Tah Ching Road, Corporation Drive, Corporation Road, Boon Lay Way, Jurong West Street 51, Jurong West Avenue 1, Jurong West Street 42 and Street 41. Besides enhancing connectivity to key transport nodes such as the Lakeside MRT Station, it will also improve the inter-town connectivity between Taman Jurong and Jurong West Streets 41 and 42. The new service will also provide convenient access to amenities including the market and food centre at Jurong West Street 52 and schools such as Shuqun Primary School and Lakeside Primary School.

The service will operate daily from 6.00am till 11.30pm.”

Miscellaneous: Leaked Poster Release

In late October, the Service 49 extension to Jurong East poster was uploaded to “The Yuhua Family” Facebook Page. The poster indicated that the extension was to take place on 15 Nov 2015. However, LTA had delayed the extension to 22 Nov 2015, one week later than the planned extension. The poster was then removed from the Facebook Page shortly.

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External Links:

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References:

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2 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 49

  1. 49 号巴士的卫星扫描有问题,到站的时间差太多,不准。以前就很准。麻烦你们检查一下。谢谢

    334 号就很准。

  2. after exit AYE turn left to Sheng Shiong supermkt, Why not make the bus directly to Yuan Ching Road and then straight ahead to Jurong West St.51

    Instead turning left to Taman Jurong MacDonald and right again.

    So many detours.
    At Corporation Drive, already serving so many buses,98/240/246 much I can recall.

    Whereas at along Yuan Ching Road only have one
    Bus service 154.

    Many a time,drivers sped off,when I take my hp from bag to answer call/msg.
    Rarely people will sit at bus stop if not take bus.

    If u missed one,it takes 15-20 mind waiting for next bus, or two buses come together.

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