SBS Transit Bus Service 79

SBS Transit Service 79 is a trunk route running from Jurong East Int and looping at Boon Lay Int, passing through Teban Gardens, Jln Buroh, Jurong Port Rd and Chin Bee Avenue. It serves largely industrial areas.

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3094K) – Service 79

Route information:

Route Information
Route Jurong East Bus Interchange  Boon Lay Bus Interchange (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Teban Gardens, Jln Buroh, Jurong Port Rd, Chin Bee Ave
Route Length 24.3km
Travelling Time 80mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Volvo Olympian
Scania K230UB

Departure Times from T1 Daily:
0600 – 2235 (Full Loop)
2235 – 2300 (Terminates at Boon Lay Int)
Departure Times from T2 Daily: 0600 – 2300
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 07 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 18 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 17 mins
After 1930: 15 – 18 mins
Notes * From 2235hrs daily, buses leaving Jurong East Interchange will terminate at Jurong West Central 3 (Boon Lay Interchange)

Route History

Service 79 is an industrial route connecting the industries at Penjuru, Jurong Port Rd and Chin Bee to Boon Lay and Jurong East, encountering heavy demand during peak hours. It also links Teban Gardens with Jurong East, running parallel to Service 143 & 143M.

From 2235hrs, buses leaving Jurong East Int will terminate at Boon Lay Int.

Special Departures:

  • Boon Lay Interchange  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0616hrs, 0632hrs
    Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0621hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0617hrs

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

Fleet: Service 79′s fleet comprises of a majority of Volvo B9TL Wrights, with some Volvo Olympians and Scania K230UBs. Volvo B9TL Wrights were added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Teban Gardens Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • Penjuru Rd
  • Jln Buroh
  • Jurong Port Rd
  • Corporation Rd
  • International Rd
  • Third Chin Bee Rd
  • Chin Bee Ave
  • Quality Rd
  • Chin Bee Dr
  • Jln Boon Lay
  • Boon Lay Int
  • Boon Lay Int
  • Jln Boon Lay
  • Chin Bee Dr
  • Quality Rd
  • Chin Bee Ave
  • Third Chin Bee Rd
  • International Rd
  • Corporation Rd
  • Jurong Port Rd
  • Jln Buroh
  • Penjuru Rd
  • West Coast Rd
  • Teban Gardens Rd
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong East Temp Int
Service 79 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 79 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 as Jurong East Int – Boon Lay Int (Loop)
  • 1995: Amended into Chin Bee Ave, Third Chin Bee Rd, International Rd and part of Quality Rd in both directions, with the amendment of service 246.
  • 2001: Amended to skip one pair of bus stops along Penjuru Rd and call at a new pair along West Coast Rd, when parts of Teban Gardens Rd were closed.
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)

Past Routings:

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External Links & References:

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