SBS Transit Bus Service 50 is a trunk service plying between Bishan and Punggol, travelling via Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang Road, Sengkang West/East and Punggol East. It is the fourth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the first to be dual-depot controlled.
|Route||Bishan Bus Interchange ↔ Punggol Bus Interchange|
|Passes Through||Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang Road, Sengkang West/East, Punggol East|
|Route Length||18.6km (D1) | 18.7km (D2)|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
|Current Fleet||Volvo B9TL (BSEP)
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (BSEP)
|Departure Times from T1||0545 – 2345 (Weekdays, Sat)
0600 – 2345 (Sun/PHs)
|Departure Times from T2||0530 – 2345 (Weekdays, Sat)
0545 – 2345 (Sun/PHs)
|Frequency||Direction 1||Direction 2|
|0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 12 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 15 mins
|0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 17 mins
After 1930: 13 – 17 mins
Service 50 connects the residential towns of Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang and Punggol. It is the fourth bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), as well as the first to be dual-depot controlled and to use BSEP double-deck buses.
The route enhances connectivity particularly within the Punggol and Sengkang areas, where bus connectivity to outlying estates used to be rather limited.
“From 16 December 2012, the new bus Service 50 operated by SBS Transit, will enhance connectivity for commuters along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Yio Chu Kang Road, Sengkang West Avenue, Sengkang East Way and Punggol Drive. The new bus route will provide commuters with convenient access to key transport nodes and amenities, such as MRT stations, town centres, schools including the new ITE College Central along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, and the Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre along Sengkang West.”
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 50′s fleet comprises of a full BSEP fleet of Volvo B9TL Wrights and Mercedes-Benz Citaros. While other WAB buses (such as non-BSEP Wrights, Citaros or K230UBs) make an occasional appearance, the first occasion of non-WAB on 50 was SBS9844Z on 23/11/2013.
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
- 2012 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.
While all other bus services starting from Punggol Interchange will be transferred to a new bus operator under the Loyang Bus Package, Service 50 will remain under SBS Transit with full control under Ang Mo Kio Depot after the transfer.
- 2012 (16 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Bishan and Punggol
- 2013 (21 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2013 (13 Oct): Amended to skip Jln kayu due to road realignment works, four bus stops relocated.
- 2015 (11 Jan): Calls at an additional bus stop 64129 Blk 988B along Yio Chu Kang Rd towards Bishan
- Refer to this article
- 2012: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2012.