SBS Transit Service 196e


SBS Transit Service 196e is a Fast Forward variant of Service 196, plying between Marine Parade Road and Shenton Way. It passes through Marine Terrace, Nicoll Highway and Fullerton, operating drips during the morning and evening peak hours.

Route Information
Route AM Peak: Marine Parade Road (Lagoon View) → Shenton Way (opp MAS Bldg)
PM Peak: Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) → Marine Parade Road (Hua Xin Ct)
Passes Through Marine Terr, Nicoll Highway, Fullerton
Route Length 13.2km (D1) | 13.2km (D2)
Travelling Time 45mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet Volvo B10M Mark IV
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Shifts Weekdays: 4S (4 buses)
Departure Times from T1 0756 – 0820 (Weekdays)
Departure Times from T2 1818 – 1842 (Weekdays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 mins 1700-1930: 08 mins

Route history:

  • 2005 (12 Dec): Introduced to provide a faster travel between places where there is a high demand by calling at fewer stops. AM Peak trips operate from Marine Parade Rd (Lagoon View) to Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg), PM Peak trips operate from Anson Rd(Hub Synergy Pt) back to Marine Parade Rd (Hua Xin Ct).
  • 2016 (25 Jan): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)

Service 196e was introduced as a Fast-Forward variant of Service 196, benefiting residents of Marine Parade with a fast connection to the City areas of Nicoll Highway and Shenton Way, travelling more quickly than its parent route and operating during the peak hours. It also charges express fares.

The route skips selected stops throughout its route in both directions. It also plies express sectors along Nicoll Highway and Mountbatten Road where 196 would normally stop.

Route Variants: 

  • SBS Transit Trunk Service 196

Fare: Charges express fares. See Fare Table.

Fleet: Service 196e′s fleet comprises of Volvo B10M MkIvs and Mercedes-Benz Citaros.

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Marine Terrace
  • Marine Cres
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Amber Rd
  • Mountbatten Rd
  • Nicoll Highway
  • Collyer Quay
  • Raffles Quay
  • Shenton Way
  • Anson Rd
  • Robinson Rd
  • Fullerton Rd
  • Esplanade Dr
  • Nicoll Highway
  • Mountbatten Rd
  • Amber Rd
  • Marine Parade Rd
  • Marine Cres
  • Marine Parade Rd

Operator History:

  • 2005 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

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


External Links:

  • TransitLink E-Guide



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