SBS Transit Bus Service 56

SBS Transit Bus Service 56 is a trunk route running between Bishan and Marina Centre, via Toa Payoh, Novena, Little India and Bras Basah.

SBST Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6659L) – Service 56

Route Information
Route Bishan Bus Interchange  Marina Centre Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Toa Payoh, Novena, Little India, Selegie Rd/Bencoolen St, Middle Rd
Route Length 12.5km (D1) | 12.9km (D2)
Travelling Time 70mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 2345 (Weekdays, Sundays/PHs)
0600 – 0015 (Saturdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 09 – 18 mins
1700-1930: 12 – 16 mins
After 1930: 15 – 17 mins
0630-0830: 10 – 17 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 15 mins
After 1930: 15 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 56 serves as a supplementary route connecting the residential estates of Toa Payoh and Bishan with the city areas of Marina Centre, Middle Road, Little India and Novena. The large area of coverage between Bishan and Toa Payoh makes it a convenient inter-town route.

Service hours are extended on Saturdays to cater to late-night commuters in the city. The last bus departing Marina Centre is extended to 12:15am.

Special Departures: (effective Oct 2013)

  • Bt Timah Road (Little India Stn)  Bishan Int
    Weekdays: 0550hrs, 0604hrs
  • Lorong 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn)  Marina Centre Ter
    Weekdays: 0530hrs

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

Fleet: Service 56′s fleet consists of a majority of Scania K230UBs, Mercedes-Benz Citaros, with a handful of Volvo Olympians and Volvo B9TLs.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bishan Int
  • Bishan St 13
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan Rd
  • Braddell Rd
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Thomson Rd
  • Keng Lee Rd
  • Kg Java Rd
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Sungei Rd
  • Bencoolen St
  • Middle Rd
  • Beach Rd
  • Raffles Blvd
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Marina Centre Ter
  • Raffles Ave
  • Beach Rd
  • Middle Rd
  • Selegie Rd
  • Bt Timah Rd
  • Kg Java Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Jln Toa Payoh
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Braddell Rd
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 11
  • Bishan St 13
  • Bishan Int
Service 56 at a glance

Service 56 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1985 – 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:

  • 1985: Introduced from Bishan St 11 to Toa Payoh (Loop)
  • 1986 (28 Dec): Amended to serve Bishan Ter along Bishan St 13, and looping at Toa Payoh
  • 1989 (30 Apr): Terminus relocated to Bishan Int.
  • 1990 (02 Sep): Merged with Service 150 and extended to Marina Centre
  • 2012 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

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External Links:

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References:

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