Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package

Service 854 is one of 23 bus services under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package
Service 854 is one of 23 bus services under the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #5:
“Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package” (25 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Sembawang–Yishun 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, SMRT Buses operates all bus services in this package under a Negotiated Contract (NC) model until Year 2020.

This package comprises 25 existing bus services mainly originating from Sembawang Bus InterchangeYishun Bus Interchange and Woodlands Bus Interchange, with a handful originating at Yio Chu KangResorts World Sentosa and Marina Centre.

On 22 Oct 2017, SMRT Bus Service 110 was added to the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package.

All bus operations would be based out of the new Mandai Bus Depot, located off Mandai Road and integrated with Mandai Train Depot.


Contract Details:

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
Scope
Services 110, 167, 169, 171, 825, 853, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859, 882, 883, 963, 963E, 963R, 965, 966, 969, 980, 981, NR1, NR2
Bus Depot Mandai Bus Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals SembawangYishunWoodlands

Bus Services:

Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package contains 25 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SMRT Buses.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
110 Compassvale ↺ Changi Airport Trunk  
167 Sembawang Bt Merah Trunk  
169 Woodlands Ang Mo Kio Trunk  
171 Yishun Marina Centre Trunk  
825 Yio Chu Kang ↺ Lentor Loop Trunk  
853/# Yishun Ang Mo Kio Trunk Weekdays & Sat
Upp East Coast Trunk Weekends & PHs
854 Yishun Bedok Trunk  
854E Yishun → Bedok Peak Hour Limited-stop express route
855 Yishun HarbourFront Trunk  
856 Yishun Woodlands Trunk  
857 Yishun ↺ Temasek Ave Trunk  
858 Woodlands ↺ Changi Airport Trunk  
859 Sembawang Yishun Trunk  
859A Sembawang ↺ Admiralty Link Trunk Supplementary
859B Sembawang ↺ Admiralty Link Trunk Supplementary
882 Sembawang ↺ Sembawang Rd Trunk  
883 Sembawang ↺  Yishun Ctrl 2 Trunk  
963 Woodlands HarbourFront Trunk  
963E Woodlands HarbourFront Peak Hour Limited-stop express route
963R Woodlands Resorts World Sentosa Express Weekends & PHs
965 Woodlands ↺ Sengkang Int Trunk  
966 Woodlands ↺ Marine Parade Rd Trunk  
969 Woodlands Tampines Trunk  
980 Sembawang Lorong 1 Geylang Trunk  
981 Sembawang Senoko Loop / Senoko Rd Trunk Weekdays & Sat Peak Hours
NR1 Resorts World Sentosa Yishun Ring Road Night Night Service
NR2 Marina Ctr Sembawang Drive Night Night Service

Services 859A and 859B 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:

  1. Operate the twenty-five (25) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
  2. Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
  3. Operate and maintain Sembawang, Yishun and Woodlands Bus Interchanges, and Mandai Bus Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
  4. Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
  5. Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 24 bus services
  6. 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): Sembawang–Yishun Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages operated by SMRT Buses.
  • 2017 (22 Oct): Service 110 added to the Sembawang – Yishun Bus Package

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