SBS Transit Bus Service 52

SBS Transit Bus Service 52 is a trunk service plying between Bishan and Jurong East, passing through Sin Ming, Upper Thomson, Lornie Road, PIE, Clementi and Toh Guan.

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3152B) – Service 52

Route Information
Route Bishan Bus Interchange  Jurong East Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Sin Ming, Upper Thomson, Lornie Road, PIE, Clementi Road, Clementi MRT, Toh Guan
Route Length 25.9km (D1) | 25.2km (D2)
Travelling Time 90mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 09 – 17 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 14 mins
After 1930: 13 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 07 – 16 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 09 – 20 mins
After 1930: 14 – 20 mins
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SBS Transit Release Poster

Route History

Introduced in 2005, Service 52 is an inter-town route connecting the residential towns of Jurong East and Clementi with Upper Thomson and Bishan, incorporating an express sector along the PIE, and semi-express along Lornie Road. The route also serves the Clementi Road academic belt, serving SIM and Nanyang Polytechnic with bus connections to Clementi MRT alongside Service 154 and 184.

From Bishan Interchange, this route also supplements Feeder 410G/W to Bishan Street 22 and Sin Ming.

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

Fleet: Service 52 has a fleet, comprising of a majority of Scania K230UBs. In addition, there are Mercedes-Benz Citaros and Volvo B9TL Wrights added to ease demand. A Mercedes-Benz Citaro was added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bishan Int
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Sin Ming Ave
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Lornie Rd
  • Adam Rd
  • Jln Anak Bt
  • Clementi Rd
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Boon Lay Way
  • Toh Guan Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong East Central
  • Toh Guan Rd
  • Boon Lay Way
  • Commonwealth Ave West
  • Clementi Rd
  • Upp Bt Timah Rd
  • Bt Timah Link
  • Adam Rd
  • Lornie Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Sin Ming Ave
  • Bishan St 22
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan Int
Service 52 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 52 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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History:

  • 2005 (23 Oct): Introduced between Bishan and Jurong East
  • 2009 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016

Past Routings:

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External Links:

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References:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 52

  1. I waited 38 minutes for bus 52 even though it said arriving in 3 minutes the whole time. This bus service has caused me to be late for work multiple times and what makes it worse is that this is the only bus I can take to my work place. Please fix the bus timing so that it is more consistent and increase the frequency of the bus. I wait at least 10 minutes for this bus at the bus stop opposite Bishan MRT station almost everytime and it is not right that passengers of this bus service have to waste our time like that.

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