SBS Transit bus commuters in Singapore will be given a new year’s treat when it starts to offer free Wi-Fi on-board all of their 300 bus services starting February of next year. This means that commuters can enjoy fast Internet connection while on transit to work or to anywhere they are headed for.
The SBS Transit bus service, which is composed of 300 buses, form a portion of the Bukit Merah Bus Package, mostly hailing from Bukit Merah, HarbourFront, Kampong Bahru, Queen Street, and Shenton Way bus interchanges or terminals. The 18 bus services are Service Nos.: 5, 16, 57, 93, 120, 121, 122, 123/123M, 131/131M, 145, 160, 170, 195, 198, 272, 273, 400 and 402.
SBS Transit to Roll out Free Wi-Fi Buses Starting February 2019
The free Wi-Fi service is just one of several new features to be offered as part of the Bukit Merah Bus Package.
Starting November 18 (Sunday), interactive touch-screen panels and digital feedback panels will be available at Bukit Merah and HarbourFront bus interchanges which can be used to get travel information such as bus services, bus departure times, locality maps, as well as bus routes and stops.
Through the new digital installations, commuters can get up-to-date information such as service extension hours, and routes which experience traffic diversions or delays.
The digital feedback panels located near the Passenger Service Offices will enable commuters to provide feedback on the services and facilities at the interchanges which include lighting and toilet maintenance, among other things.
Furthermore, a number of dedicated television screens installed at the two interchanges will display information on local community activities and events, along with several mobile charging points to supply power to commuters’ devices going low on battery time.
The enhancements to be rolled out at the interchanges are in line with the company’s drive to bank on technology to boost service quality as well as to increase the accessibility and availability of information for the riding public, shared SBS Transit chief executive officer Gan Juay Kiat.