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Eight more SBS Transit wheelchair accessible services October 18, 2009

Posted by hafizbam in Bus, Deployment Updates, SBS Transit.
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Official press release from SBS Transit.

Official press release from SBS Transit.

The following SBS Transit routes will officially become wheelchair accessible bus (WAB) services from Monday 26 October 2009.

3 : Tampines – Pasir Ris – Punggol
27 : Hougang Central – Sengkang – Tampines – Changi Airport
34 : Punggol – Tampines – Changi Airport
53 : Bishan – Hougang South – Pasir Ris – Changi Airport
142 : Toa Payoh – Potong Pasir
293 : Tampines feeder service
358 : Pasir Ris feeder service
410 : Bishan – Upper Thomson Road feeder service

They join the other 22 SBS Transit services which are already WAB services:

2, 7, 12, 14, 21, 51, 64, 72, 76, 80, 123, 130, 143, 147, 174, 183, 185, 196, 198, 199, 232 and 268;

as well as 7 SMRT Buses WAB services:

171, 172, 189, 307, 811, 851 and 945.

Unlike wheelchair accessible bus routes in London where the whole bus fleet is as such once the route is converted to WAB, passengers-in-wheelchairs in Singapore still have to look out for the wheelchair logo decal to ascertain whether the bus they intend to board is meant for them.

Regular maintenance plus dual-depot controls and a relatively big fleet of non-wheelchair accessible buses still in operation can still mess up the WAB schedules from time to time, resulting in lengthened gaps between one WAB and another.

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1. Mr. Lim Ronnie - October 7, 2010

It’s pathetic that albeit a complaint was made 6 months ago regarding bus service 252 for not having air-con buses, there has been no action.


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