Employee Bus Services (commonly abbreviated EB) are non-scheduled bus services mostly plying between bus depots and housing estates or dormitories. They primarily serve SBS Transit staff members, mostly Bus Captains, as a means of getting to and from work during the after-hours when public transport ceases to operate. They are similar to SMRT’s Worker’s Transport services.
|Route||Plies between bus depots and housing estates / dormitories|
|Passes Through||Calls at enroute stops; no fixed route|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||All depots|
|Current Fleet||Any available bus, usually single-deck buses|
Employee bus services are numbered with the prefix “EB”, followed by a number. The exact number of EB services are unknown, but the lowest and highest numbers spotted so far are EB1 and EB51.
These services do not ply fixed routes, but they do have specific areas of coverage. Hence, they benefit SBS Transit employees which live around the area. As a company shuttle bus, travel is free but only available to employees of SBS Transit. Some EBs also ply between bus depots and bus parks.
EB services are part of SBS Transit’s internal bus operations and detailed information is unavailable to the public. As such, deployments and routings are largely based on observations.
It is worth a mention that Singapore Bus Service (SBS) did publish a full list of their EB services in a 1984 issue of their Busway magazine, from EB1 through EB51. The routes details are now obsolete and we have yet to find up-to-date publicly released information pertaining to EB services (which is unlikely to be released in the first place).
There are also variations to the routes of the EB services utilizing suffixes, such as EB14A which have been spotted before.
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