SBS Transit Bus Service 162 / 162M

SBS Transit Bus Service 162/M is a trunk service plying between Yio Chu Kang Int and Shenton Way Ter, passing through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Sin Ming, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Fullerton Road and Shenton Way. Its route variant Service 162M, loops at Suntec City, and operates during weekday nights, Saturday afternoons and Sundays.


^ SBST Scania K230UB (SBS8545T) – Service 162


^ SBST Scania K230UB (SBS8609T) – Service 162M

Route Information
Service SBS Transit Service 162  WAB_logo_20px SBS Transit Service 162M  WAB_logo_20px
Route Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange ↔ Shenton Way Bus Terminal Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange  Temasek Avenue (Loop)
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Sin Ming, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Fullerton Rd, Shenton Way Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Sin Ming, Thomson, Newton, Orchard, Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Bras Basah, Suntec City
Route Length 21.0km (D1) | 21.8km (D2) 39.0km
Travelling Time 85mins 150mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot (AMDEP)
Current Fleet Scania K230UB
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Shared
Departure Times from Yio Chu Kang Weekdays: 0530 – 1800
Saturdays: 0600 – 1300
From Yio Chu Kang only:
Weekdays: 
1816 – 2330
Saturdays: 
1315 – 2330
Sunday/PHs:
 0600 – 2330
Departure Times from Shenton Way Weekdays: 0630 – 1930
Saturdays: 0630 – 1420
Frequency Direction 1 Loop Service
0630-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 10 mins
After 1930: –
0630-0830: 11 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 12 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 14 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 15 mins
Direction 2
0630-0830: 14 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 05 – 17 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 18 mins
After 1930: 10 – 10 mins

Route History

Service 162 connects residential towns of Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Thomson to the Central districts of Orchard Road, Bras Basah and Shenton Way. During selected times, Service 162M will operate, skipping Shenton Way and looping at Suntec City.

Service 162M will be affected by the Orchard Road Pedestrian Night bus diversions on the first Saturday night of every month from Oct 2014 – Mar 2015.

Special Departures:

  • Thomson Rd (MacRitchie Reservoir)  Yio Chu Kang Int
    Weekdays (sv162): 0600hrs, 0610hrs, 0620hrs, 0629hrs, 0638hrs, 0647hrs, 0657hrs
    Saturdays (sv162): 0600hrs, 0614hrs, 0628hrs, 0641hrs, 0654hrs
    Sundays/PHs (sv162M): 0600hrs, 0614hrs, 0628hrs, 0642hrs, 0656hrs, 0709hrs

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

Fleet: Service 162′s fleet comprises Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses. Additional Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were added under the BSEP scheme.

Route Information:

SBST Service 162
Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Yio Chu Kang Int
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Sin Ming Ave
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Scotts Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Bras Basah Rd
  • Nicoll Highway
  • Collyer Quay
  • Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
  • Palmer Rd
  • Shenton Way Ter
  • Shenton Way Ter
  • Palmer Rd
  • Anson Rd
  • Robinson Rd
  • Fullerton Rd
  • Esplanade Dr
  • Stamford Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Orchard Turn
  • Scotts Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Sin Ming Ave
  • Bishan St 22
  • Bishan Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Yio Chu Kang Int
SBS Transit Service 162M – Loop Service
  • Yio Chu Kang Int
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Bishan Rd
  • Bishan St 22
  • Sin Ming Ave
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Scotts Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Bras Basah Rd
  • Temasek Blvd
  • Temasek Ave
  • Raffles Ave
  • Stamford Rd
  • Stamford Rd
  • Orchard Rd
  • Penang Rd
  • Somerset Rd
  • Orchard Turn
  • Scotts Rd
  • Newton Rd
  • Thomson Rd
  • Upp Thomson Rd
  • Sin Ming Ave
  • Bishan St 22
  • Bishan Rd
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
  • Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
  • Yio Chu Kang Int
Service 162 at a glance

Service 162 at a glance

Service 162M at a glance

Service 162M at a glance

Operator History:

  • 2001 (Feb – Nov): Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 (Nov) – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

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History:

  • 2001 (25 Feb): Introduced by SBS between Yio Chu Kang Terminal and Shenton Way (Loop), operating on Weekdays & Saturdays (in the day). Route variant Service 162# also introduced to loop at Suntec City during weeknights, Saturday evenings, Sundays and Public Holidays (whole day).
  • 2001 (16 Dec): Amended to terminate at Shenton Way Terminal. Operation hours of Service 162# brought forward to after 1pm on Saturdays. Also began calling at previously skipped stops along Bishan Rd, Upp Thomson Rd and Newton Rd.
  • 2008 (28 Jan): Service 162# was directly renumbered to Service 162M with no route changes.
  • 2011 (07 Mar): 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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