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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||Hougang Central Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Airfreight Center (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Sengkang, TPE, Pasir Ris, Loyang Avenue, Nicoll Drive|
|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)|
|0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 16 mins
After 1930: 14 – 16 mins
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.
- Pasir Ris Dr 3 (Loyang Point) → Hougang Ctrl Int
Daily: 0535hrs onwards
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Refer to this article
- 1999: No significant route changes since 1999.
External Links & References:
- TransitLink E-Guide
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