I was informed by LTA and SBST that since early June, they have started running double-decker bus for service 163. This will be very useful in boosting the capacity, especially during peak morning hours.
Using double-decker buses to increase the capacity has been proposed to SBST couple of years back. However, because of the height of the bus, the proposal was not approved by NParks as there were height limitations imposed along the route that Service 163 plies. Fortunately, this restriction has been removed after NParks gave the green light to proceed.
We will continue to monitor the situation and I welcome feedback from residents on the effect of the change.