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sgWiki Buses is the most active section in sgWiki. It currently covers the history of individual bus services and the current fleet deployments. However, there are a few important points that users should obey.

Bus Deployments

Bus Advertisements

When updating new bus advertisements, users must state the main details of the advertisement.

The first letter of every single word must be capitalised. E.g. "Pepsi Live For Now".

Advertisement details must be standardised across the bus model pages when there is more than one bus having the same advertisement.

If the advertisement has been removed from the bus (also known as 'Adless'), {{N/A}} must be reflected under the "Advertisement" column.

The following is a compilation of advertisement legends:

N/A Not available
(empty) Two-third (⅔) body ad with front one-third (⅓) of left & right sides left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
B: Ad covering entire rear.
L: Ad on nearside / left side. (Shared ad)
R: Ad on offside / right side. (Shared ad)
BT: Two-third (⅔) body ad with extra rectangular Moove Big Top ad portions extending upwards along length of sides & rear.
2D: Two-third (⅔) body ad with 2D pop-up at side / rear of bus.
3D: Two-third (⅔) body ad with three-dimensional (3D) pop-up at side(s) / rear.
EL: Two-third (⅔) body ad using eLumiNEX large-format backlit film technology along left & right sides, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
LP: Two-third (⅔) body ad using digital external LED dynamic panel display along left side, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
MI: Two-third (⅔) body ad using Moove Ignite rectangular LED panels along left & right sides, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
BA: Two-third (⅔) banner ad covering area between upper & lower deck windows, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
MS: Two-third (⅔) Moove Monster Strip ad covering area between upper & lower deck windows & full rear, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
PA: Ad covering partial sides & entire rear / nearside & offside only, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
WS: One-fifth (⅕) banner strip ad on windows & rear windscreen only, rest of body left unwrapped (in previous body colour).
NS: Window ad on nearside / left side.
OS: Window ad on offside / right side.

Bus Fleet Size

Rescheduling of bus services will take place over a period of time, which means there might be a/an addition/reduction of bus fleet/duties. When reflecting such changes under deployment by service pages, ensure that the following tallies with one another:

  1. Bus Service fleet
  2. Number of duties
  3. Total number of buses

If bus service fleet has more/less than total number of buses/duties, users should reflect the following under the "Notes" section:

  • Less
    State (Number) missing bus(es). (E.g. 1 missing bus/2 missing buses.)
  • More
    State (Number) extra bus(es). (E.g. 1 extra bus/2 extra buses.)

It is not compulsory to state the type of bus model and original fleet size.

Bus redeployed from one service to another ≠ Both services have fleet addition/reduction

Several bus services practice CLOWBus (Crew Lay-Over Without Bus) (also known as 'jumpbus'), which involves the same bus being rostered to multiple drivers to minimize unproductive layover time. Their bus fleet may vary as they may require lesser buses than the number of scheduled duties.

The following is a summary of the duty notation across the operators deployment pages.

Shift SBS Transit SMRT Buses Tower Transit Go-Ahead
Morning AM AM A AM
Afternoon PM PM P PM
Split S S1 S SS
Extended E S2 N/A
Three Quarter T TQ T TQ
  • Duties are separated by a slash for easier reference.
  • Total bus fleet count is added at the end.
  • Total duty count will be added instead if the service practices jumpbus.
  • Depot/Bus Park names must be included before the duties if the service is under dual depot control.
    • Example:
      Bukit Batok 10AM-12PM / 7S / 2E / 1T; Bedok 5AM-3PM / 2S / 5T (32 buses)
Note that a number of SBS Transit services have their extended duties slotted before split duties under their block numbers, hence the different arrangement of duties.

Bus Services

When a new bus service is being introduced, users must only update on the actual day of introduction. Ensure that the route details, depot and bus package allocation are reflected correctly. Bus fleet and duty details can be updated at a later date.

Operation days/timings must be reflected for Short-Trip/Express/Supplementary services or any service that only operates on selected days at certain timings. Departure timings for Short-Trip/Express services must be listed under a table. This does not apply to Express services that operate daily.

When a bus service is slated to be withdrawn, users must only update after the last bus concluded its last departure.

Ensure that the information is synchronised across the respective train station pages if the bus service ply any bus stop near the train station.


Ensure that bus models listed under deployment by service and spare buses (Applicable for SMRT & SBS Transit) pages are arranged according to the following format:

  • Non-Wheelchair Accessible buses, followed by Wheelchair Accessible buses.
  • Bus models in alphabetical order, starting with Single-deckers, Articulated buses and then Double-deckers.

Do note that past deployments listed under Former Deployments page with

  • Italic font
    Indicates that the service was withdrawn and re-introduced with another route variation (E.g. Service 5).
  • Strikethrough font
    Indicates that the service has been withdrawn.

Italic font should not be added to buses and bus services transferred over from one operator to another, especially when a Bus Package transition takes place.

New Buses

When editing newly-registered buses, users must update the following pages:

  1. Deployment by bus model,
  2. Bus Lifespan Expiry Date,
  3. Singapore Bus Fleet,
  4. Main bus deployment, and
  5. Spare buses (Only applicable for SMRT & SBS Transit buses, if newly deployed).

The specification section of the deployment by bus model pages must also be updated. These buses must not be reflected as a "Spare" bus under the Former Deployments page, unless it is transferred to another depot.

Non-Revenue Buses

When editing a non-revenue bus (Bus awaiting de-registration, Laid up bus, Retired bus, Retiring bus), users must remove the bus listing from deployment by bus model pages. However, users are required to:

  1. List the listing in the Non-Revenue Buses page (Former service deployment and status)
  2. Bus Lifespan Expiry Date page (if necessary).

Do note that when updating de-registered buses, they are only to be updated (as "Scrapped", by default) after 2359 hours of the actual de-registration date of the bus (as reflected on One.Motoring). Buses that are scrapped even before they are deregistered should not be reflected as scrapped until they are officially deregistered.

For buses that are awaiting de-registration prior to de-registration, only reflect the status as "Awaiting de-registration" under the non-revenue buses page when there's confirmation based on the physical evidence. Users are also required to remove their deployment from the following pages:

  1. Deployment by service,
  2. Deployment by bus model,
  3. Former deployment by bus model,
  4. Buses in depots by bus model, and
  5. Spare buses (Only applicable for SMRT & SBS Transit buses).


When there is a change in bus deployment status due to redeployment, users must update the following pages:

  1. Deployment by service,
  2. Deployment by bus model,
  3. Former deployment by bus model (Spare status should not be listed if newly deployed to a permanent service),
  4. Buses in depots by bus model (if there are changes in depots), and
  5. Spare buses (Applicable for SMRT & SBS Transit redeployment, if deployed to a permanent service or removed from a permanent service).

See below to differentiate between a cameo bus and a bus attached to a permanent service (perm bus).

Special Departures

Users should only add the following trips in the Notes section:

  1. Scheduled down-route trips,
  2. Scheduled early trips, and
  3. Scheduled interlining trips.

Cameo/Perm Bus

Users must spot the differences between a Cameo and a Perm Bus. Any bus that ply on any service is considered as a cameo bus of that particular service. However, if that particular bus meets any of the conditions of the following, it will then be considered as a perm bus:

  1. Bus has been deployed on the same service for more than 2 consecutive weeks (including newly introduced services).
  2. Perm stickers have indicated the deployment changes. (for SBS Transit buses only)
  3. 'Strictly deployed for' notice has indicated the change in deployment. (for Tower Transit buses only)

At times, buses are scheduled to crossover to other services during some parts of the day. Such crossover duties can be listed down under deployment by service and bus model pages. Trips done by buses under Outside Schedule (OS) must not be reflected as they are unscheduled.

History of Bus Services

When editing the history of bus services, users must use

  • Past tense
    If changes have taken effect, or
  • Future tense
    If changes have not have taken effect with a known effective date.

When making changes, please ensure that there are no operations of the said bus service as the last bus (plying the old routing) may still be in operation past midnight.

Page Layout

Please do not modify the page layout as and when you wish. If you feel that there is room for improvement, we strongly encourage you to consult any administrator/user first before implementing them to the other deployment pages. This includes duty tables listed in the bus deployment by service pages.

Photos of Buses

When uploading a photo of a particular bus for a bus model page, ensure that:

  1. Name of the photo is under this standardised format:
    Registration number & Service (E.g. SBS1Z 2.jpg)
  2. Photo consists of front and nearside/offside of bus. Any full front/rear or rear paired with nearside/offside shots are strongly discouraged.
  3. Bus is captured on revenue service or when its deployed for training purposes (for buses that are deployed under Training).
  4. Front Electronic Display System (EDS) of bus is not corrupted when captured.
  5. No advertisement is pasted on the bus, except for buses with in-house advertisement. (E.g. SBS8000Z, SBS8001X, SBS8002T, SG4001J, etc.)

When linking a photo in the bus model page, ensure the photo is using 400 pixel wide rendition in a box in the right margin with the bus operator logo, bus registration number and bus service stated in the description. For example:

[[File:SBS1Z 2.jpg|thumb|right|400px|{{Go-Ahead Singapore}} SBS1Z (Service 2)]]

Photos of retired buses should not be linked, unless it is a retired demonstrator bus, or meant for a retired bus model page.

It is not compulsory to link all swapped out photos to bus gallery page.

Users are strongly encouraged to upload buses bearing Land Transport Authority (LTA)'s Lush Green livery.

Redundant Pages

Articles related to any bus enthusiasts, or any articles which have no purpose or meaning, will be deleted. Creating a separate page like "SMB5888H", "SBS Transit Service 117", "Bulim Bus Depot" or "Pasir Ris Bus Interchange" is strongly discouraged, unless further meaningful content could be included.

Template Naming Conventions

sgWiki Buses uses a full exact Naming Convention for templates. Examples are SMRT Buses instead of SMRT, Tower Transit Singapore instead of TTS.