SBS Transit Bus Service 89

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SBS Transit Bus Service 89 is a circular trunk route connecting Hougang Central and Changi Airfreight Center, passing through Sengkang, TPE, Pasir Ris, Loyang Avenue and Nicoll Drive, with an express sector on the PIE between Punggol Road and Pasir Ris Drive 12. It has a fast-forward variant, Service 89e.

SBST Dennis Trident (SBS9678L) – Service 89

Route Information
Route Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airfreight Center (Loop)
Passes Through Sengkang, TPE, Pasir Ris, Loyang Avenue, Nicoll Drive
Route Length 43.4km
Travelling Time 135mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
– Volvo Olympian
– Dennis Trident
12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2300 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 16 mins
After 1930: 14 – 16 mins

Route History

Service 89 is one of three daily trunk services to Changi Airfreight Center (formerly known as Changi Airport Cargo Complex). It also provides inter-town connections between Hougang, Sengkang, Pasir Ris and Changi Village. It shares its popular Pasir Ris – Sengkang- Changi VIllage link with Service 109, although plying slightly different routes. On weekdays, it encounters strong demand from the North-East regions to Changi Airfreight Centre and various industries along Loyang Avenue.

Changi Airfreight Centre:

Changi Airfreight Centre (formerly Changi Airport Cargo Complex) is a restricted area and only staff with valid passes are allowed to enter. Auxiliary police officers will board the bus to check for staff passes at the Police Pass Office along Airline Road. Visitors who do not have a pass are to alight and re-board the bus after it returns from completing its loop within the Airfreight Centre (at a separate bus stop opposite Police Pass Office).

Upon tapping out of the bus, the exit reader will display “Ride Suspended”. It will resume the journey when one taps onboard the same service after the bus comes out of the Airfreight Centre. Cash-paying passengers will still have to pay a full fare to their journey after they board the bus.

Special Departures:

  • Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Loyang Point)  Hougang Ctrl Int
    Daily: 0535hrs onwards

Route Variants:

  • Fast-Forward 89e

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

Fleet: Service 89′s fleet is a mix of Volvo B9TL Wrights, Volvo Olympians and Dennis Tridents. Buses from Service 153 will crossover to this service during Weekdays AM Peak.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Hougang Central Int
  • Hougang Ave 10
  • Punggol Rd
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Compassvale Rd
  • Compassvale St
  • Punggol Rd
  • TPE
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
  • Pasir Ris Central
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
  • Loyang Ave
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Airline Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Airport Cargo Rd
  • Nicoll Dr
  • Telok Paku Rd
  • Loyang Ave
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
  • Pasir Ris Central
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
  • Punggol Rd
  • TPE
  • Compassvale St
  • Compassvale Rd
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Punggol Rd
  • Hougang Ave 10
  • Hougang Central 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 (Dec): Introduced between Hougang Ctrl Int and Changi Airport Cargo Complex
  • 2005 (19 Sep): Fast-forward variant 89e introduced
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange
  • 2015 (22 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 1999: No significant route changes since 1999.

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External Links & References:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 89

  1. I strongly feel that the frequency of bus service 89 can be improved as the demand is really strong as it provides a direct link for NE residents to the Loyang Industrial Estate and Changi Airfreight Center. Even Pasir Ris residents use this service regularly too. Was rather disappointed that on Sunday (100416) the bus had to skip around 8,9 stops where there are families and elderly waiting to board the bus along the stretch from Loyang Ave to Pasir Ris Dr.

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