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163
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Management
Operator SBS Transit
Depot(s) Hougang Depot
Vehicles Volvo B10M Mark IV (Strider)
Scania K230UB
Volvo Olympian
Dennis Trident 3
Volvo B9TL(Wright Eclipse Gemini 2)
Route Details
Type Trunk service
Start Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
End Sengkang Bus Interchange
Via
Sengkang East/West Avenue
Yio Chu Kang Road
Upper Thomson Road
Braddell Road
Lorong 4 & 6 Toa Payoh
Frequency

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange to Sengkang Bus Interchange (Direction 1)
9 – 13 minutes (6.30am - 8.30am)
8 - 17 minutes (8.31am - 4.59pm)
9 - 20 minutes (5.00pm - 7.00pm)
16 - 20 minutes (After 7.00pm)
Sengkang Bus Interchange to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange (Direction 2)
9 – 15 minutes (6.30am - 8.30am)
9 - 17 minutes (8.31am - 4.59pm)
9 - 15 minutes (5.00pm - 7.00pm)
14 - 20 minutes (After 7.00pm)

WAB Availability Yes
Sister Services SBS Transit Service 159
Short Service Trips
163M Sengkang Bus Interchange to Fernvale Lane (Loop)

SBS Service 163 is a trunk service in Singapore operated by SBS Transit. It plies between Sengkang Bus Interchange and Toa Payoh Bus Interchange. It is notable that this service was the first to go between two air-conditioned bus interchange, and the only service to serve the residents of Fernvale and Anchorvale.

It is also the bus service which terminate at the same two bus interchanges, the other is Service 159.

History

File:Former Jalan Kayu Bus Terminal, Aug 06.JPG

Service 163 used to ply between the former Jalan Kayu Bus Terminal and HarbourFront Bus Interchange (Formerly World Trade Centre Bus Terminal). It was shortened in the late 1980s to Marina Centre Bus Terminal, and once again shortened to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange in 1993 after the merger with service 137.

The operator of the service was handed over to the now-defunct Trans-Island Bus Service on 17 December 1995 but was reverted back to SBS Transit on 26 December 1999.

Service 163 was re-routed with the opening of Sengkang Bus Interchange on 2002. The last modification to the service was on 2005, when it was enhanced to serve Fernvale Lane under the Sengkang LRT Line rationalisation.

Double Decker buses have been added to the bus fleet for 163/163M and went into service since June 2011 due to an increase in ridership. However, Double Decker buses for services 163/163M only operated during the peak hours of weekdays. In June 2012, SBS Transit conducted their quarterly review of bus services around the island and added more Double Decker buses to the fleet of 12 bus services including service 163. Currently, Double Decker buses for service 163/163M usually operate everyday with no specific timings.

Service details

DIRECTION ONE - Toa Payoh Bus Interchange to Sengkang Bus Interchange
  • First Bus
    • Weekdays: 0530HRS
    • Saturdays: 0530HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 0550HRS
  • Last Bus
    • Weekdays: 2330HRS
    • Saturdays: 2330HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 2330HRS
DIRECTION TWO - Sengkang Bus Interchange to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
  • First Bus
    • Weekdays: 0545HRS
    • Saturdays: 0525HRS
    • Sundays & Pub4ic Holidays: 0545HRS
  • Last Bus
    • Weekdays: 2330HRS
    • Saturdays: 2330HRS
    • Sundays & Public Holidays: 0600HRS

Service 163 / 163M (16 Buses) [WAB]

Depot:

  • Hougang Depot (HGDEP)

Buses:
SBS2661E
1 Volvo B10M Mark IV (1 Strider)

SBS8132B SBS8142Y SBS8157E SBS8387H SBS8388E SBS8389C SBS8640B SBS8676Z SBS8767U SBS8998U
10 Scania K230UB (6 Batch 2 Euro IV / 4 Batch 1 Euro V)

SBS9669M
1 Volvo Olympian 3-Axle (1 Batch 3)

SBS9673A SBS9678L
2 Dennis Trident

SBS3161A SBS3172T
2 Volvo B9TL (2 WEG2 Batch 2B)

Notes:

  • Full day duties include 1 bus for Service 163M.
  • Weekdays: 9AM-9PM / 4S / 3E (16 Buses)
  • Weekends & P.H: 9AM-9PM / 2T (11 Buses)
  • Weekdays Sch Hols:: 9AM-9PM / 5S / 1E (15 Buses)

Service 163M (2 Buses)

Sengkang Int to Fernvale Lane (opp Blk 405C)

Departure Times from Sengkang Int:
Weekdays: 0515, 0645, 0705, 0756, 0841, 0936, 1040, 1130, 1214, 1310, 1326, 1343, 1359, 1417, 1433, 1445, 1515, 1530, 1545, 1617, 1635, 1705, 1725, 1805, 1821, 1851, 2110, 2202, 2247, 2345, 0000, 0015, 0030
Saturdays: 0515, 0608, 0655, 0742, 0828, 0921, 1010, 1111, 1204, 1259, 1344, 1438, 1521, 1604, 1649, 1740, 1848, 1938, 2029, 2119, 2208, 2302, 2345, 0000, 0015, 0030
Sundays: 0515, 0535, 0639, 0725, 0810, 0859, 0945, 1038, 1146, 1242, 1337, 1435, 1520, 1614, 1704, 1803, 1857, 2006, 2058, 2151, 2239, 23:45, 0000, 0015, 0030

Buses:
1 Volvo B10M Mark IV from Service 163

SBS9678L
1 Dennis Trident

Route

  • Sengkang Square
  • Compassvale Road
  • Sengkang East Way
  • Punggol Road
  • Sengkang East Ave
  • Sengkang West Ave
  • Fernvale Lane
  • Jalan Kayu
  • Yio Chu Kang Road
  • Upper Thomson Road
  • Braddell Road
  • Lorong 6, 4, 6 Toa Payoh
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