TIB688Z on 985

TIB688Z on Service 985


The DAF SB220 is a single-decker bus chassis produced by DAF Bus International (now known as VDL Bus Chassis) in the 1980s and 1990s.

It has been superseded by the DAF/VDL SB200 and SB250.

Trans-Island Bus Services/City Shuttle Service/SMRT Buses

TIBS (now SMRT) had purchased and operated a total of 84 DAF SB220 buses.

Hispano Carrocera

In 1990, TIBS purchased a total of 34 DAF SB220s in 2 batches, with bodywork supplied by Hispano Carrocera. These buses were the first buses purchased by TIBS to feature flip-dot Electronic Destination Signage (EDS), supplied by BKB Electronica. These buses began operation on TIBS operated services, and the 2nd batch of 20 buses were later transferred to CSS and re-registered under the "CSS" prefix. Some of these buses were sold and exported to either the UK or New Zealand upon retirement.

Walter Alexander Setanta

TIBS made a further purchase of 50 buses in 1995. They received the "Setanta" bodywork by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders.

TIB700X received a Hispano Carrocera front after an accident.

These buses are currently in the midst of retirement.

Specification Tables

Hispano Carrocera

Batch 1 Batch 2
Registration no. TIB391D - TIB404B TIB405Z - TIB424T (original)
CSS270B - CSS289Z
Vehicle bodywork Hispano Carrocera
Quantity 14 20
34 (Total)
Year 1990 - 1992
Passenger capacity Seating: 45
Standing: 23
Total: 68
Engine model DAF LT 160L
Engine capacity 11627 cc
Transmission model ZF Ecomat I 4HP 500
Power/torque 218 hp (160 kW) @ 2200 rpm / 970 Nm @ 1200 rpm
Air-con model Hispacold
EDS model BKB Electronica

Walter Alexander Setanta

Registration no. TIB675K - TIB724C
Vehicle bodywork Walter Alexander Setanta
Quantity 50
Year 1995
Period of registration 6 Oct 1995 - 2 Dec 1997
Passenger capacity Seating: 41
Standing: 43
Total: 84
Engine model DAF LT 160L
Engine capacity 11627 cc
Emission standard Euro I
Transmission model Voith DIWA 851.2
Power/torque 218 hp (160 kW) @ 2200 rpm / 970 Nm @ 1200 rpm
Air-con model Hispacold
EDS model LAWO (original)
Mobitec MobiLED
Seat model Vogelsitze System 600
Door model Deans


Walter Alexander Setanta

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