SBS Transit Bus Service 131M is a supplementary trunk service plying from Bukit Merah Interchange and looping at Bukit Purmei Avenue, passing through Lower Delta Road. It is a route variant of Service 131.
|Route||Bukit Merah Bus Interchange ↺ Bukit Purmei Avenue (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Lower Delta Rd|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit|
|Current Depot||Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)|
|Current Fleet||Uses buses from Service 131:
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
|Departure Times from T1||Weekdays:
0640hrs – 0910hrs (Morning peak)
1710hrs – 1940hrs (Evening peak)
|Frequency (TBC)||Loop Service|
|0630-0830: 27 – 33 mins
0831-1659: 29 – 29 mins
1700-1930: 24 – 33 mins
After 1930: 33 – 33 mins
- 2014 (25 Aug): Introduced from Bukit Merah Interchange to Bukit Purmei Avenue, operating during weekday peak hours only
Supplementary Service 131M serves residential estates and schools around Bukit Purmei and Lower Delta Road with connections to Jalan Bukit Merah Bukit Merah Town Centre. It duplicates its parent Service 131 along its entire route, and enhances connectivity for Bukit Purmei residents.
Introduced as a replacement for Service 275, the route duplicates Service 275 entirely. Ever since Service 131 was amended to ply Bukit Purmei Avenue in both directions in 2005, both Service 131 and 275 have been duplicating each other, and as such, Service 275 was made to operate at low frequencies (until its BSEP addition in 2013). To better utilize resources, Service 275 was withdrawn entirely, and Service 131M introduced to take its place, operating only during the peak hours where additional resources are better utilized.
As a variant of Service 131, this service is wheelchair-accessible as of introduction.
- Service 131: St. Michael’s Bus Terminal ↔ Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.
Fleet: Service 131M’s fleet consists of buses from Service 131, namely Volvo B10M Mark IV, Scania K230UB and Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro buses.
- 2014 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.