SBS Transit Bus Service 88

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SBS Transit Bus Service 88 is a trunk service plying between Toa Payoh Int and Pasir Ris Int, passing through Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang East and Pasir Ris West.

Route Information
Route Toa Payoh Bus Interchange  Pasir Ris Bus Interchange 
Passes Through Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Bishan St 22, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6/10/12, Hougang Ave 8, Punggol Rd, TPE, Pasir Ris Drive 12/3
Route Length 24.0km (D1) | 23.8km (D2)
Travelling Time 95mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
–Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2330 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2330 (Saturdays, Sundays/PHs)
Departure Times from T2 0600 – 2340 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 07 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 10 mins
After 1930: 08 – 13 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 06 – 14 mins
After 1930: 09 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 88 is a major inter-town route connecting the residential estates of Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang and Pasir Ris. Demand is well spread throughout its route, and it also serves as a link between MRT stations and outlying estates within the towns of Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio and Pasir Ris.

This service operates a full fleet of double-deck buses owing to high patronage throughout the day. It also plies a short express sector between Punggol Rd and Pasir Ris Dr 12 along the Tampines Expressway (TPE).

Special Departures:

Punggol Rd (Blk 190C)  Toa Payoh
Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0537hrs, 0559hrs
Saturdays: 0545hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0550hrs

Braddell Rd (Aft Muahjirin M’que)  Pasir Ris
Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0540hrs, 0550hrs
Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0544hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0543hrs, 0556hrs

Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)  Pasir Ris
Weekdays & Sat: 0530hrs

  • Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 88A:
    Punggol Rd (Blk 190C) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Opp Ang Mo Kio MRT Station)
    Weekdays AM Peak only 
  • Service 88B:
    Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Blk 207) → Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 (Bef Yio Chu Kang Rd)
    Weekdays AM Peak Only 
  • Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
  • Fleet: Service 88′s fleet comprises of a full fleet of Volvo B9TLs (CDGEs and Wrights) owing to high demand. Volvo B9TL Wrights were added under the BSEP scheme. This service performs crossover trips to Premium 539 during Weekdays AM Peak.
  • Route Information:
Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Pasir Ris Int
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
  • Punggol Rd
  • Hougang Ave 10
  • Hougang Ave 8
  • Hougang Ave 4
  • Buangkok Green
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Marymount Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Bishan Rd
  • Braddell Rd
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Toa Payoh Int
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 4 Toa Payoh
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
  • Braddell Rd
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Marymount Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 5
  • Buangkok Green
  • Hougang Ave 4
  • Hougang Ave 8
  • Hougang Ave 10
  • Punggol Rd
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
  • Pasir Ris Int
  • Operator History:
  • 1999 – 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:
  • 1999 (28 Feb): Introduced between Pasir Ris and Toa Payoh
  • 2002 (19 May): Amended to air-conditioned Toa Payoh Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (09 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange
  • Past Routings:
  • Refer to this article
  • 1999: No significant route changes since 1999.
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  • External Links & References:
  • TransitLink E-Guide
  • http://sgwiki.com/wiki/Buses
  • Back to Bus Services
    Back to Bus Articles

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