Mercedes-Benz OC500LE (Batch 1)

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SMRT Buses SMB1H (Training Bus) — Demonstrator
Tower Transit SMB43L (Service 854) — Production Batch

Specifications[edit]

Operator(s) SMRT Buses Tower Transit
Demonstrator Batch 1
Registration no. SMB1H SMB2E
SMB4A – SMB6U
SMB11D – SMB19H
SMB21A
SMB22Y
SMB28G
SMB30Z
SMB31X
SMB36H – SMB42P
SMB53H – SMB59S
SMB65Z – SMB67T
SMB3C
SMB7S – SMB10G
SMB20C
SMB23U – SMB27J
SMB29D
SMB32T – SMB35K
SMB43L – SMB52K
SMB60L – SMB64B
Vehicle make Mercedes-Benz
Vehicle manufacturer EvoBus
Vehicle model OC 500 LE 1830 h
Vehicle bodywork Mercedes-Benz CapaCity (Gemilang Coachwork)
Vehicle bodywork assembler Thonburi Bus Body Co., Ltd.
Length 12m
Width 2.55m
Quantity 1 35 31
67 (Total)
Year 2006 2008
Period of registration 19 Jun 2008 16 Sep 2008 – 29 Dec 2008
Passenger capacity Seating: 34
Standing: 56
Wheelchair bay: 2
Total: 90
Engine model Mercedes-Benz OM 457 hLA
Engine capacity 11967 cc
Emission standard Euro V
Transmission model ZF Ecomat II 6HP 592C
Power/torque 299 hp (220 kW) @ 2200 rpm / 1250 Nm @ 1100 rpm
Suspension system Air suspension via electronic level control (ENR)
Braking system Electronic Braking System (EBS)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Assist System (BAS)
Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Exhaust system BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology
Air-con model Konvekta KL70T (original)
Denso LD8u
EDS model LAWO BENEFIT
EDS controller model LAWO SICMA-Control
Seat model Vogelsitze System 750/3
Vogelsitze System 601 (Wheel arch seat)
Door model SMC Transit
Additional features Modified wing mirrors
Additional overhead grab poles at wheelchair bay area
Stroller restraint system
NEC telematics system
Elekon Micro Systems next bus arrival display (SMB11D – SMB18K)
Kienzle Modular Tachograph MTCO 1324 (SMB1H)
Mobileye 560 Advanced Driver Assistance System (SMB1H & SMB4A)
GreenRoad telematics system
Surround View Camera System

Deployments[edit]

Demonstrator[edit]

SMRT Buses[edit]

Registration no. Service
SMB1H KJDEP TRG

Batch 1[edit]

SMRT Buses[edit]

Registration no. Service Advertisement
SMB2E KJDEP 172 N/A
SMB4A WLDEP TRG
SMB5Y KJDEP 172
SMB6U KJDEP 172
SMB11D KJDEP SP
SMB12B KJDEP SP
SMB13Z KJDEP SP
SMB14X KJDEP 176
SMB15T KJDEP SP
SMB16R KJDEP SP
SMB17M KJDEP 172 NTUC Social Enterprises • We're All For Good - NTUC My First Skool • An NTUC First Campus Pre-School: Develop Your Child's Full Potential With Us. Discover How The Right Relationships Make All The Difference. (L & R: Enrol Now At myfirstskool.com.) (3rd Gen: Yellow & White)
SMB18K KJDEP SP N/A
SMB19H KJDEP 172
SMB21A KJDEP SP
SMB22Y KJDEP SP B: The Kettle Gourmet - YUMI Corn Stick: Share A Moment With YUMI Corn Stick. Crunchy, Flavourful And Adorably Irresistable. Made With Real Corn Grits. Vegetarian-Friendly, YUMI Is Baked, Not Fried And Uses Only Non-GMO Corn. thekettlegourmet.com. (1st Gen: Yellow)
SMB28G KJDEP SP B: Loft Home Furniture: The Best Place To Buy Furniture Online.
SMB30Z KJDEP SP N/A
SMB31X KJDEP SP B: PropNex Realty: Buy. Sell. Rent. Engage A Top 3% Award Achiever To Settle Your Property Problems. Stewart Lim 9696 4398. Scan Here For A FREE Consultation, I'm Here To Help.
SMB36H KJDEP 176 N/A
SMB37E KJDEP 975
SMB38C KJDEP 975
SMB39A KJDEP 975 Midea Electric Trading (Singapore) Co Pte Ltd - Midea Household Appliances: L & R: Make Yourself At Home. B: Midea BreezeleSS+ Air-conditioner - Rapid Cooling. TwinFlap Design. (2nd Gen)
SMB40U KJDEP 975 N/A
SMB41S KJDEP 985
SMB42P KJDEP 985 Goldheart Jewellery - Goldheart Christmas Diamond Kisses & Golden Wishes Collection: Diamond Kisses. Golden Wishes. shop.goldheart.com. (Feat. Rebecca Lim, Mediacorp Artiste & Goldheart Brand Ambassador) (11th Gen: Grey)
SMB53H KJDEP 975 N/A
SMB54E KJDEP 975
SMB55C KJDEP 975
SMB56A KJDEP 176 Zoho Corporation - Zoho One Operating System: One Unified Software Suite To Run Your Entire Business. zoho.com/one. (2nd Gen: Yellow)
SMB57Y KJDEP SP OS: SMRT Buses: South East Asia's F1RST Euro V Bus. This Eco-friendly SMRT Bus Meets The Extra Stringent Euro V Standard For A Cleaner, Greener & Healthier Singapore.
SMB58U KJDEP SP N/A
SMB59S KJDEP 176 B: Mirage Aesthetic Pte Ltd - Mirage Aesthetic Facial Treatments: Korea BB Glow Facial.
SMB65Z KJDEP 975 N/A
SMB66X KJDEP 975
SMB67T KJDEP 975

Tower Transit[edit]

Registration no. Service Advertisement
SMB3C MDDEP 882 Good Pharma Dermatology & National Skin Centre - Suu Balm & Suu Balm Kids Body Wash: Formulated By National Skin Centre Singapore. Available At Guardian, Watsons, Unity, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee. #MadeToSoothe. (L & R: Top-Quality Trusted Skincare For Eczema-Prone Skin. B: Trusted Skincare With Clean Ingredients.) (5th Gen: Teal & Dark Blue)
SMB7S MDDEP 854 Asia Fitness Limited - Anytime Fitness: L & R: Anybody. Anywhere. Anytime. Redeem A Free 5-Day Trial Pass. B: We Got Your Back.
SMB8P MDDEP 854 FPM Power Holdings (Singapore) Ltd - PacificLight Electricity Plans: PacificLight.com.sg. 6266 1188. (L: Next Stop, PacificLight. Sign Up Now! R: Ride Our Electric Currents Now! B: Where Do You Want To Glow Today?) (4th Gen: Orange & White)
SMB9L MDDEP 855 Hwa Chong International School (HCIS) • 华中国际学校: Independence • Innovation • Internationalism. www.hcis.edu.sg. 6464 7077. Facebook & Instagram - HwaChong.IntlSchool. (2nd Gen: Red & White)
SMB10G MDDEP Mediacorp Radio - Class 95 • The Best Mix Of Music: L: Muttons In The Morning With Justin & Vernon (5AM - 10AM) • Cartunes With Jean (5PM - 8PM). R: Lunchbreak With Yasminne (10AM - 2PM) • Afternoons With Edward (2PM - 5PM) • Love Songs With John (8PM - 12AM). B: Class 95 • Download Now! MeListen. (10th Gen: Blue & Orange)
SMB20C MDDEP
SMB23U MDDEP 855 SEEK Limited - JobStreet Jobs Portal By SEEK: The Best Escape Is A Better Job. Seek Better. (L & R: Download Now. Download On The App Store & Get It On Google Play.) (4th Gen: Light Blue & Magenta)
SMB24S MDDEP 882 B: PlayFACTO School Pte Ltd - PlayFACTO School: SG's #1 Student Care & Enrichment. Creative Math • Coding & Robotics • Premium Student Care • 38 Centres Islandwide. Hop On Board. Call / WhatsApp: 9773 4336. playfactoschool.com.sg.
SMB25P MDDEP N/A
SMB26L MDDEP 855 Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) - Edelweiss Wheat Beer • Born In The Alps 1646: Pure Alpine Taste. Feel The Alps. (3rd Gen: Pale Blue & Dark Blue)
SMB27J MDDEP 882 B: PlayFACTO School Pte Ltd - PlayFACTO School: SG's #1 Student Care & Enrichment. Creative Math • Coding & Robotics • Premium Student Care • 38 Centres Islandwide. Hop On Board. Call / WhatsApp: 9773 4336. playfactoschool.com.sg.
SMB29D MDDEP N/A
SMB32T MDDEP
SMB33R MDDEP 167 SEEK Limited - JobStreet Jobs Portal By SEEK: The Best Escape Is A Better Job. Seek Better. (L & R: Download Now. Download On The App Store & Get It On Google Play.) (4th Gen: Light Blue & Magenta)
SMB34M MDDEP 171 Liberty Wireless Pte Ltd - Circles.Life Jetpac Travel Plan: Ready Jetpac Go! Take Off With Total Travel Freedom. Roam Anywhere. For Everyone. All Perks, No Fuss. Blast Off To Your Next Trip With Jetpac Now! (Dark Blue)
SMB35K MDDEP 855 Galderma Singapore - Cetaphil Gentle Skin Care Products: Trusted Sensitive Skin Formulations Made Better. New & Improved. (Light Blue)
SMB43L MDDEP 167 Embassy Of Switzerland In Singapore - MySwitzerland: I Need Switzerland. Discover Winter In Switzerland. MySwitzerland.com/winter. (L: I Need A Magical Winter. R: I Need Winter Wonderland.) (Feat. Roger Federer) (2nd Gen)
SMB44J MDDEP Saint-Gobain Singapore (Emix Industry) - Weber • Saint-Gobain Renovation Solutions: L & R: Your Renovation Solutions, All In One Place. B: Renovation Solutions For Every Singaporean Home. Check Out Our Range Of Products Here! Featured Products - L: ES100 • Easy To Apply Waterproofing. R: Tile Fix 303 • Eco-Friendly Tile Adhesive.
SMB45G MDDEP 8028 Holdings - Deleted 越界 The Movie: Anti Human Trafficking Movie! 根据真事件改编, 贩卖儿童电影! In Cinema 3rd November 2022. Facebook - DeletedTheMovie.
SMB46D MDDEP
SMB47B MDDEP N/A
SMB48Z MDDEP
SMB49X MDDEP
SMB50R MDDEP
SMB51M MDDEP 854 MyRepublic Limited - MyRepublic Broadband Plans: No Surprises. Simply Fast Broadband For Streaming And Gaming. Fastest Netflix Streaming Speeds • Top Steam Download Speeds. (2nd Gen: Greyish-Blue)
SMB52K MDDEP N/A
SMB60L MDDEP
SMB61J MDDEP
SMB62G MDDEP
SMB63D MDDEP 854 Mediacorp - Channel 5 • Third Rail: 38 Passengers Trapped Underground On A Hijacked Train. All Episodes Available From 21 Nov. (L & R: Gold & Purple, B: Black)
SMB64B MDDEP N/A

Former deployments[edit]

Other information[edit]

Legend[edit]

Deployments
KJDEP Kranji Depot
MDDEP Mandai Depot
WLDEP Woodlands Depot
SP Spare bus
TRG Training bus
Advertisement
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)
OS: Window ad on offside / right side.

Buses in depots[edit]

SMRT Buses[edit]

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KJDEP 35 buses SMB1H SMB2E SMB5Y SMB6U SMB11D SMB12B SMB13Z SMB14X SMB15T SMB16R SMB17M SMB18K SMB19H SMB21A SMB22Y SMB28G SMB30Z SMB31X SMB36H SMB37E SMB38C SMB39A SMB40U SMB41S SMB42P SMB53H SMB54E SMB55C SMB56A SMB57Y SMB58U SMB59S SMB65Z SMB66X SMB67T
WLDEP 1 bus SMB4A

Tower Transit[edit]

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MDDEP 31 buses SMB3C SMB7S SMB8P SMB9L SMB10G SMB20C SMB23U SMB24S SMB25P SMB26L SMB27J SMB29D SMB32T SMB33R SMB34M SMB35K SMB43L SMB44J SMB45G SMB46D SMB47B SMB48Z SMB49X SMB50R SMB51M SMB52K SMB60L SMB61J SMB62G SMB63D SMB64B

Type of purchase(s)[edit]

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Land Transport Authority (LTA)'s purchase from SMRT Buses for Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Tendered packages SMB3C, SMB7S – SMB10G, SMB20C, SMB23U – SMB27J, SMB29D, SMB32T – SMB35K, SMB43L – SMB52K & SMB60L – SMB64B

Notes[edit]

  • All buses went for refurbishment & have been repainted to Land Transport Authority (LTA)'s Lush Green livery.

SMRT Buses[edit]

  • SMB1H is the demonstrator. The exterior of this bus was prematurely refurbished due to unforeseen circumstances. It is the only unit to feature blue tinted windows & smaller side & rear EDS.
  • SMB2E, SMB11D, SMB14X, SMB17M – SMB19H, SMB21A, SMB22Y, SMB28G, SMB30Z, SMB36H – SMB40U, SMB42P, SMB53H – SMB59S & SMB65Z have a front and rear licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB4A does not have the Trapeze CFMS unit installed.
  • SMB12B
    • previously had its windscreen wiper area painted over in white (similar to SMB30Z's previous SMRT Buses' new livery paint scheme) but has since been painted into Lush Green livery.
    • has a rear licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB16R
    • features a smaller Mercedes-Benz badge at the front bumper.
    • features the reversing chime instead of the usual SMRT chime.
    • has a front and rear licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB19H & SMB67T were formerly APAD-registered.
  • SMB30Z was previously repainted in SMRT Buses' new livery.
  • SMB37E & SMB55C feature blue tinted window on nearside near the rear door of bus.
  • SMB41S
    • does not have operator logo pasted on offside of bus.
    • has a front licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB56A is installed with a smaller rear EDS.

Tower Transit[edit]

  • SMB8P, SMB27J, SMB33R, SMB45G, SMB48Z, SMB49X & SMB51M are equipped with original offside wing mirror.
  • SMB9L features the SBS Transit door closing chime instead of the usual SMRT chime.
  • SMB10G, SMB23U, SMB24S, SMB32T, SMB35K, SMB46D – SMB49X, SMB51M & SMB63D have their rear licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB20C has its front licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB32T does not have Tower Transit give way sticker.
  • SMB33R has its front & rear licence plate with bolder font.
  • SMB33R & SMB61J are equipped with newer generation instrument cluster.

See also[edit]