SBS Transit Bus Service 197

SBS Transit Bus Service 197 is a trunk route running between Bedok and Jurong East, passing through Marine Parade, Guillemard, Bugis, Chinatown, Bukit Merah and AYE.

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3026H) - Service 197, with advert wrap for Hasbro

SBST Volvo B9TL Wright (SBS3026H) – Service 197, with advert wrap for Hasbro

Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange  Jurong East Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Marine Parade, Guillemard, Bugis, Chinatown, Bukit Merah, AYE
Route Length 32.2km (D1) | 32.6km (D2)
Travelling Time 130mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Soon Lee Bus Park (SLBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL

12-metre Single Deck Bus
– 
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
– 
Scania K230UB
– 
Volvo B10M Mark IV
Departure Times from T1 0530 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from T2 0545 – 0000 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 18 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 15 mins
After 1930: 11 – 18 mins
0630-0830: 08 – 15 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 18 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 15 mins
After 1930: 13 – 15 mins

Route History

Service 197 is an inter-town route spanning East and West, connecting residents of Jurong East, Bukit Merah, Guillemard, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade while passing through the City areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay and Bugis. The route receives moderate to high demand all-day round.

Special Departures:

  • Geylang Road (Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter)  Jurong East Int
    Weekdays (Normal): 0525hrs, 0535hrs, 0545hrs, 0554hrs
    Weekdays (Sch Hols)/Sat/Sun/Phs: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
  • North Bridge Road (Blk 8) → Jurong East Int
    Weekdays PM Peak
  • Neil Road (Aft Kreta Ayer Rd)  Jurong East Int
    Daily: 0525hrs

SBST Volvo V9TL Wright (SBS3784C) – Service 197

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

Fleet: Service 197’s fleet comprises a majority of Volvo B9TLs and a minority of other buses.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Bedok Temp Int
  • Bedok South Rd
  • Bedok South Ave 1
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Amber Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
  • Guillemard Rd
  • Sims Way
  • Geylang Rd
  • Kallang Rd
  • Crawford St
  • North Bridge Rd
  • South Bridge Rd
  • Neil Rd
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Jln Bt Merah
  • Alexandra Rd
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Buona Vista Flyover
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong East Temp Int
  • Jurong Gateway Rd
  • Jurong East Central
  • Jurong Town Hall Rd
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Buona Vista Flyover
  • Ayer Rajah Expressway
  • Alexandra Rd
  • Jln Bt Merah
  • Kg Bahru Rd
  • Eu Tong Sen St
  • Hill St
  • Victoria St
  • Kallang Rd
  • Sims Ave
  • Sims Way
  • Guillemard Rd
  • Tg Katong Rd
  • Amber Rd
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Bedok South Ave 1
  • Bedok South Rd
  • Bedok Temp Int
Service 197 at a glance

Service 197 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1978 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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

————————————————————————————————————————————

History:

  • 1978 (01 Jun): Introduced between Lor 1 Geylang and Jurong Int
  • 1990 (01 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Interchange with the closure of Jurong Interchange.
  • 1991 (07 Apr): Merged with service 41 and extended to Bedok.
  • 1992 (28 Jun): Shortened to Jurong East. Deleted sectors covered by service 198.
  • 2009 (05 Jul): Amended to Boon Lay Way and Jurong East Ctrl due to the closure of Jurong East St 12
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (25 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to Bedok Integrated Transport Hub (ITH)

Past Routings:

————————————————————————————————————————————

External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

Advertisements

One thought on “SBS Transit Bus Service 197

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s