Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package

Service 134 is one of 23 bus services under the Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package
Service 134 is one of 23 bus services under the Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #12:
“Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package” (23 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Serangoon–Eunos 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 2025.

This package comprises 23 existing bus services mainly originating from Serangoon Bus Interchange, Eunos Bus InterchangeLorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal and Sims Place Bus Terminal, with a handful originating at Bishan Bus Interchange and Hougang Ave 1. As of February 2017, 22 bus services are in operation, and 1 more has yet to be announced.

All bus operations would likely be based out of Kim Chuan Bus Depot, which is integrated with Kim Chuan MRT Depot serving the Circle Line (CCL) and Downtown Line (DTL).


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 11, 53/53M, 55, 58, 59, 60, 63/63M, 64, 90, 94, 101, 103, 105, 109, 134, 140, 141, 150, 154, 158, 315, 317 and 1 new route
Bus Depot Kim Chuan Bus Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals Serangoon, EunosLorong 1 GeylangSims Place, Changi Village

Bus Services:

Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package contains 23 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
11 Lor 1 Geylang ↺ Rhu Cross Trunk  
53 Bishan ↺ Changi Airport Trunk  
53M Hougang Ave 1 ↺ Serangoon Ctrl Trunk Supplementary route
55 Bishan Upp East Coast Trunk  
58 Bishan Pasir Ris Trunk  
59 Bishan Changi Village Trunk  
60 Eunos ↺ Bedok Int Trunk  
63 Eunos ↺ Jln Rumah Tinggi Trunk  
63M Eunos ↺ MacPherson Estate Trunk Supplementary route
64 Sims Place ↺ Mei Ling St Trunk  
90 Toa Payoh ↺ Airport Rd Trunk  
94 Eunos ↺ Airport Rd Trunk  
101 Serangoon ↺ Buangkok Link Trunk  
103 Serangoon Yishun Trunk  
105 Serangoon Jurong East Trunk  
109 Serangoon Changi Village Trunk  
134 Sims Place ↺ Marine Terrace Trunk  
140 Lor 1 Geylang ↺ St. Wilfred Rd Trunk  
141 Lor 1 Geylang Toa Payoh Trunk  
150 Eunos ↺ Marine Terrace Trunk  
154 Eunos Boon Lay Trunk  
158 Serangoon ↺ Rhu Cross Trunk  
315 Serangoon ↺ Serangoon North Ave 5 Feeder  
317 Serangoon ↺ Berwick Dr Feeder  
        To Be Launched

Services 53M and 63M are considered as supplementary services or route variants 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-three (23) 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 Serangoon and EunosBus Interchanges, Lorong 1 Geylang and Sims Place Bus Terminal, and Kim Chuan 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 23 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 (BCM) article.


Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:

Bus Depot under the package:


Route Package Timeline:

  • 2016 (11 Aug): Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.

External Links & References:

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