SBS Transit Bus Service 55

SBS Transit Bus Service 55 is a trunk route running from Bishan and looping at Siglap Road, going via Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Eunos, Still Road and Marine Parade.

SBST Volvo B10TL (SBS9844Z) – Service 55

Route Information
Route Bishan Bus Interchange ↺ Siglap Road (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Eunos, Marine Parade
Route Length 35.9km
Travelling Time 130mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo B10TL
Volvo Olympian

Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2249* (Weekdays, Sat)
0545 – 2246* (Sun/PHs)
2300 – 2345 (Daily | Terminates at Marine Parade Rd (Victoria Sch))
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 10 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 07 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 15 mins
After 1930: 12 – 17 mins
Notes * Between 2300 and 2345hrs daily, buses leaving Bishan Interchange will be renumbered as 55A and terminate at Marine Parade Rd (Victoria Sch).

Route History

Service 55 is an inter-town route serving between Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Eunos, Still Road and Marine Parade. It shares a bulk of its route with Service 25, from Ang Mo Kio to Eunos.

It provides connections from Marine Parade to Eunos MRT alongside Service 13, and also between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 & 3 and Bishan Int/MRT.

Special Departures:

  • Siglap Road (Opp Mandarin Gdns)  Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0542hrs, 0554hrs, 0604hrs, 0613hrs, 0623hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs, 0555hrs, 0608hrs, 0620hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0545hrs, 0604hrs, 0623hrs
  • Hougang Avenue 2 (Blk 708)  Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0556hrs
SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3185G) - Service 55A

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3185G) – Service 55A

SBST Scania K230UB Euro V Batch 2 (SBS5169R) – Service 55B

SBST Scania K230UB (SBS5169R) – Service 55B

Shortworking Trips:

  • Service 55A: Bishan Int → Marine Parade Road (Victoria Sch)
    Daily, 2300-2345 (Last 4 buses)
  • Service 55B: Bishan Int → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 (Blk 443)
    Weekdays PM Peak hours

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

Fleet: Service 55′s fleet has a majority of Scania K230UBs, as well as Volvo B9TL Wrights, Volvo Olympians, Volvo B10TL Super Olympians and Mercedes-Benz Citaros. A Volvo B9TL Wright was added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Bishan Int
  • Bishan St 13
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Hougang Ave 2
  • Hougang Ave 3
  • Eunos Link
  • Jln Eunos
  • Still Rd
  • Still Rd South
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Siglap Rd
  • Siglap Link
  • Siglap Link
  • Siglap Rd
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Still Rd South
  • Still Rd
  • Jln Eunos
  • Eunos Link
  • Hougang Ave 3
  • Hougang Ave 2
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan St 13
  • Bishan Int
Service 55 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 55 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 1992 – 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:

  • 1992: Introduced by SBS between Ang Mo Kio Interchange and Marine Parade Terminal
  • 1993: Extended to Bishan Interchange.
  • 2001 (16 Sep): Amended to loop at Siglap Link with the closure of Marine Parade Terminal.
  • 2011 (07 Mar): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • Sep 2012: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (25 Nov): Shortworking trip service 55B launched

Past Routings:

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External Links:

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References:

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