Singapore Bus Service

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Singapore Bus Services (1978) Limited
Former type Public limited company (Ltd.)
Industry Public transport
Fate Renamed as SBS Transit Limited
Founded 1973
Defunct 1 November 2001
Headquarters Singapore
Volvo B10M Mk II (WA), in old Singapore Bus Service livery.
Volvo B10M Mk II (DM) on Service 82 with the old livery.
A Scania N113CRB (WA) on Service 35 with the old livery. The other buses in the background all have been repainted into the new SBS Transit livery.
3 SBS Scania N113CRB (WA) buses. The bus in the middle is in the old livery, while the other 2 beside it have all been repainted into the new SBS Transit livery.

Singapore Bus Services (SBS) was a public bus operator in Singapore formed in 1973 with the merger of three private bus companies, namely the Amalgamated Bus Company Limited, the Associated Bus Services (Private) Limited and the United Bus Limited. The government-sanctioned merger was undertaken to improve service standards of the bus transport system, which formed the backbone of public transport then. The fledgling company was listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore in 1978 under the name of Singapore Bus Service (1978) Limited.[1]

With the impending shakeup in the public transport sector, and the shift towards the creation of multi-modal transport companies, Singapore Bus Services (1978) Limited changed its name to DelGro Corporation Limited in November 1997. Bus operations were hived-off to a fully owned subsidiary called Singapore Bus Services Limited, which was separately listed on the Singapore Exchange.[1]

In November 2001, Singapore Bus Services Limited was renamed as SBS Transit when the company formally became a multi-modal transport operator.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Corporate Profile". SBS Transit. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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