SBS Transit Bus Service 115

SBS Transit Bus Service 115 is a residential trunk route from Hougang Street 21 and looping at Hougang Avenue 3, passing through Hougang Avenue 1 and Kovan MRT station. It is currently the only service terminating at Hougang Street 21, the former Hougang South Bus Interchange.

SBST Volvo B10M MkIV DM () - Service 115

SBST Volvo B10M MkIV DM (SBS926E) – Service 115

Route Information
Route Hougang Street 21 (Hougang St 21 FC) ↺ Hougang Avenue 3 (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Hougang Ave 1
Route Length 4.7km
Travelling Time 25mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Hougang Bus Depot (HGDEP)
Current Fleet Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0715 – 1815 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 15 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 15 – 19 mins
1700-1930: 15 – 15 mins
After 1930: —
SBS Transit Release Poster

SBS Transit Release Poster

Route History

Service 115 was introduced as a supplementary route too fill up missing transport links, benefitting residents along a short stretch of Hougang Avenue 3 with a direct bus route to Kovan MRT and Kovan City. This service uses the former Hougang South Bus Terminal as its terminating stop. Originally introduced as a six-month trail, the service lives on till today.

Because of low demand and under-utilization, Service 115 was slated for withdrawal many years ago, but continues operating at the request from local Members of Parliament.

From 14 July 2014, a BSEP addition of one bus has improved frequencies tremendously, down to an average of slightly over 15 minutes. This service is also the very last basic bus service to operate on a single bus.

Departure timings from Hougang St 21 FC: 

  • Daily: 
    07:15 07:30 07:45 08:00 08:16 08:33 08:49
    09:06 09:22 09:37 09:53 10:08 10:24 10:41
    10:58 11:14 11:31 11:48 12:04 12:19 12:35
    12:50 13:06 13:21 13:37 13:52 14:08 14:23
    14:39 14:54 15:10 15:25 15:41 15:57 16:13
    16:28 16:43 16:59 17:14 17:29 17:45 18:00
    18:15

as of 30 Mar 2015.

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

Fleet: Service 115′s fleet comprises two Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses, with one of them under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

Loop Service
  • Hougang St 21
  • Hougang Ave 1
  • Hougang Ave 3
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
  • Hougang St 21
Service 115 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Service 115 at a glance. Click for larger image.

Operator History:

  • 2004 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016. 

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History:

  • 2004 (30 Oct): Introduced between Hougang St 21 (Hougang St 21 FC) and Hougang Ave 3 (Loop), via Hougang St 21, Ave 1, (Lor Ah Soo), Hougang Ave 3, Upp Serangoon Rd and Hougang St 21.
  • 2014: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2015 (Dec): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for trial till Aug 2016

Past Routings:

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One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 115

  1. Edit this paragraph:
    Today, only one bus is deployed, with frequencies at half an hour. With no mealbreak crossover buses, the longest wait for a single bus is 50 minutes (11:45 to 12:35), the longest of any scheduled bus service.

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