Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #7:
“Bedok Bus Package” (24 bus routes)
First announced on 11 August 2016, the Bedok Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages to be released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as part of the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (BCM). Currently, SBS Transit operates all bus services in this package under a Negotiated Contract (NC) model until Year 2023.
This package comprises 24 existing bus services mainly originating from Bedok Bus Interchange and Upper East Coast Bus Terminal, with a handful originating at Jalan Kembangan and Marina Centre Bus Terminals. As of February 2017, 23 services are in operation, and 1 new route has yet to be announced.
All bus operations would be based out of Bedok North Bus Depot, located off Bedok North Avenue 4 within the Bedok North Industrial Estate.
|Name||To Be Announced|
|Awarded||To Be Announced|
|Duration||Five years, with two-year extension granted based on good performance|
|Published||To Be Announced|
|Closing||To Be Announced|
|Services||9, 13, 14, 14e, 25, 30, 30e, 35/35M, 40, 42, 45, 46, 168, 196, 196e, 222, 225, 228, 229, 401, 506, CT18, 4N and 1 new route|
|Bus Depot||Bedok North Bus Depot|
|Anchor Interchanges / Terminals||Bedok, Upper East Coast|
Bedok Bus Package contains 24 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.
|Service||Destination 1||Destination 2||Type||Description|
|9||Bedok||↺ Changi Airfreight Ctr||Trunk|
|13||Upp East Coast||Yio Chu Kang||Trunk|
|14e||Bedok North Ave 3||Orchard Rd||Peak Hour||Limited-stop express route|
|25||Upp East Coast||Ang Mo Kio||Trunk|
|30e||Bedok||Pasir Panjang Rd||Peak Hour||Limited-stop express route|
|35||Bedok||↺ ALPS Ave||Trunk|
|35M||Bedok||↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Ter||Trunk||Supplementary|
|40||Bedok||↺ MacPherson Estate||Trunk|
|42||Jln Kembangan||↺ Lengkong Empat / Fidelio St||Trunk|
|45||Upp East Coast||Ang Mo Kio Depot||Trunk|
|46||Upp East Coast||Tampines||Trunk|
|196e||Bedok||Shenton Way / Anson Rd||Peak Hour||Limited-stop express route|
|222||Bedok||↺ Chai Chee Dr||Feeder|
|225G/W||Bedok||↺ Bedok North Street 3||Feeder|
|228||Bedok||↺ Bedok Reservoir Rd||Feeder|
|229||Bedok||↺ Bedok South Rd||Feeder|
|401||Bedok||↺ Fort Rd||Trunk||Weekends & PH|
|506||Upp East Coast||Jurong East||Express|
|CT18||Bedok North Ave 3||New Bridge Rd||Special||Charges Special Fares|
|4N||Marina Centre||→ Pasir Ris Drive 1||Night||Night Service|
|Future Bus Service|
Service 35M are considered as supplementary services of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count. Shortworking trip services are not included in the above list.
Scope of Tender:
As part of the tender, the new Operator will be required to fulfill responsibilities as such:
- Operate the twenty-four (24) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
- Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
- Operate and maintain Bedok Bus Interchange, Upper East Coast Bus Terminal, and Bedok North Bus Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
- Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
- Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 24 bus services
- Provide customer management services, such as lost and found service, and a hotline for commuter feedback and enquiries.
All bus services will have scheduled headways of no more than 15 minutes for both directions during the morning and evening peak periods, with at least half of them having even shorter scheduled headways of no more than 10 minutes. Of these, the feeder services will run at even shorter intervals of 6-8 minutes. An estimated 45% of bus services will come at shorter intervals during peak periods when compared to the expanded BSEP.
More guidelines can be found in the main Bus Contracting Model (GCM) article.
Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:
Bus Depot under the package:
Route Package Timeline:
- 2016 (11 Aug): Bedok Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages operated by SBS Transit.
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