Implementation of Wheelchair-Accessible Bus (WAB) Services

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Introduction

On 26th June 2006, the first Wheelchair-Accessible Bus (WAB) service was launched on SBS Transit Service 21 after the consultation from the Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWOs) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The first 10 WAB-friendly Volvo B9TL (CDGE) double-decker buses were deployed on Service 21.

Service 21 was chosen as it serves the key medical facilities such as the Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWOs) such as the Handicaps Welfare Organisation, within its vicinity.

Over the past 10 years, existing bus services had progressively launched Wheelchair-Accessible Bus (WAB) services, providing better public transport for the passengers-in-wheelchair (PIW) bound, with newer WAB-friendly buses that are currently being rolled out as part of the fleet renewal exercise.

SMRT had launched its first batch of WAB services on 1st June 2009, with the roll out of 134 units of WAB-friendly Mercedes-Benz OC500LE (Gemilang) single-decker buses.

List of WAB services

SBS Transit

Year Date Bus services
2006 26 June 21
30 October 147
3 December 12G, 196, 198
2007 22 May 2G, 51, 72, 76
20 August 7, 80
17 December 143T
2008 14 July 14, 123, 174, 185
2 December 64, 130, 183T, 199, 232, 238
2009 26 October 3G, 27, 34G, 53, 142, 293, 358G, 410
3 December 13, 15G, 36G, 52, 54, 57, 291, 333T
2010 28 February 29, 63, 113, 265, 334T, 359G
28 June 45, 48, 59, 94, 240, 242
18 October 43G, 95, 181, 228, 235
2 December 24, 86, 151, 225, 231, 335T
2011 7 March 18, 22, 55, 60, 135, 136G, 162/162M, 241, 261, 269
27 June 5, 17G, 38, 39, 99, 194, 354G, 400, 402
26 September 19, 100, 109, 133, 138, 154, 156, 315, 317
3 December 16, 30, 87, 101, 131, 175, 272, 273, 275, 282T, 284T, 285T, 292, 403G
2012 26 March 10, 25, 58, 66T, 69, 105, 165, 168
25 June 33, 78T, 79T, 96T, 97T, 98/98MT, 124, 125, 197, 243
30 September 56, 128, 163/163M, 166, 186, 195, 229, 502, 506
3 December 32, 70/70M, 73, 93, 111, 238, 325, 372, 518G
2013 31 March 4, 50, 62G, 82G, 116, 119G, 132, 158, 513
9 June 85G, 88, 112, 120, 145, 222
30 September 20, 141, 157, 182/182M, 192
3 December 6G, 40, 90, 139
2014 23 March 26, 35, 49T, 65, 161
29 June 83G, 121, 155, 371
29 September 11, 42, 74, 92, 386G
3 December 9, 91, 103, 115, CT8, CT18
2015 30 March 41T, 140, 159, 201, 324, 405
22 June 31, 89, 122, 200
20 September 102N
28 September 28, 153, 74e, 97eT, 174e
21 November 258N
3 December 107/107M, 179, 14e, 89e, 151e
20 December 47N, 117N, 118GN
2016 3 January 382GN
25 January 30e, 196e, 246, 249, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257
20 March 134N, 150N
28 March 408, 552, 553, 554, 565, 585, CT28, 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N
27 June 10e, 37, 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 539, 544, 545, 549, 555, 560, 561, 563, 564
18 December 127N, 129N
26 December 262
2017 13 February 193
12 March 374N

SMRT Buses

Year Date Bus services
2009 1 June 171, 172, 189T, 307, 811, 851, 945T
2010 29 November 858
2011 3 December 61, 855, 920, 922, 950
2012 29 April 187, 852, 857, 970
1 July 75, 77T, 177T, 700/700A
15 November 167, 859, 860, 966, 980, 985
2013 21 April 173T, 882, 941T, 981
7 July 902, 965, 969
29 September 178, 853, 904, 947T
2014 2 March 803, 927, 961, 972
2015 22 March 176, 188, 990T
14 June 106T, 190, 301, 804, 911, 963, 983
11 October 67, 169, 854, 901, 925
27 December 979N
2016 14 February 805N
3 April 302, 800, 812, 903, 912, 913, 960, 962
24 April 979MN
15 May 308N
23 October 883N
2017 26 February 973N

Go-Ahead

Year Date Bus services
2017 12 March 381N

Other information

Legend

N Services that was given a WAB status on its first day of introduction.
T Services that was transferred over to Tower Transit as part of the LTA's Bus Contracting Model (BCM).
G Services that was transferred over to Go-Ahead as part of the LTA's Bus Contracting Model (BCM).