SBS Transit - Beyond just being a people mover
SBS Transit is a leading bus and rail operator in Singapore. Every day, we carry more than three million passengers on our extensive bus and rail network. But we believe in not just being a people mover - we believe in the journey, and not just the destination. This is why we have invested extensively in technology and training, constantly looking to upgrade not just our operations but our people as well.
We were formed in only 1973 through the merger of three private bus companies. We grew quickly and by 1978, we were listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore (now known as SGX) as Singapore Bus Service (1978).
In November 1997, the Company was renamed DelGro Corporation Limited with a subsidiary, Singapore Bus Services Limited, listed separately on the SGX. In November 2001, Singapore Bus Services Limited had a change in name to SBS Transit Ltd to reflect our new bi-modal status as a bus and rail operator when we won the licence to operate the North East MRT Line.
In 2003, SBS Transit became a part of the ComfortDelGro Group when Comfort Group and DelGro Corp merged to form ComfortDelGro Corporation, one of the world's largest land transport companies. As part of an international, multi-modal transport company, we have been able to leverage on the Group's extensive resources, expertise and knowledge to bring about higher levels of service and comfort for our Singapore commuters.
SBS Transit aims to provide world-class public transport which is safe, comfortable, affordable, reliable and friendly. Today, we operate more than 200 bus services with a fleet of more than 3,100 buses. The buses serve 21 interchanges and more than 3,700 bus stops island-wide. We also operate the North East MRT Line, which is the world's first fully automated, underground heavy rail system that connects Punggol to HarbourFront, as well as the Light Rail System in the Punggol and Sengkang new towns.
SBS Transit also operates the Downtown Line. When fully completed, this 42km line with 34 stations will be the longest underground line in Singapore. The first and second stage of Downtown Line commenced passenger service on 22 December 2013 and 27 December 2015. The third stage will be ready in 2017.