Tampines Bus Package

Service 129 is one of 27 bus services under the Tampines Bus Package
Service 129 is one of 27 bus services under the Tampines Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #10:
“Tampines Bus Package” (27 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Tampines 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 2024.

This package comprises 27 existing bus services mainly originating from Tampines Bus InterchangeTampines Concourse Bus Interchange and Changi Business Park Bus Terminal, with a handful originating at Bedok Rd, Tampines Ave 5 and Marina Centre. As of February 2017, 26 bus services are in operation, and 1 more has yet to be announced.

All bus operations would likely be based out of the future East Coast Integrated Depot, located off Upper Changi Road East.

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
Services 4, 10, 10e, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31, 37, 38, 39, 47, 65, 69, 72, 81, 127, 129, 291, 292, 293, 513, 2N and 1 new route
Bus Depot East Coast Integrated Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals TampinesTampines ConcourseChangi Business Park

Bus Services:

Tampines Bus Package contains 27 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
4 Tampines ↺ Changi North Way Trunk
10 Tampines Kent Ridge Trunk
10e Bedok Rd Shenton Way / Anson Rd Express Peak hour Limited-stop
18 Tampines Concourse ↺ Bedok Int Trunk
19 Tampines ↺ Changi Airfreight Ctr Trunk
20 Tampines ↺ Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2 Trunk
22 Tampines Ang Mo Kio Trunk
23 Tampines ↺ Rochor Canal Rd Trunk
28 Tampines Toa Payoh Trunk
29 Tampines ↺ Changi Village Ter Trunk
31 Tampines Toa Payoh Trunk
37 Tampines ↺ Changi North Cres Trunk
38 Tampines Bedok Trunk
39 Tampines Concourse Yishun Trunk
47 Changi Business Park ↺ Amber Road Trunk
65 Tampines HarbourFront Trunk
69 Tampines ↺ Bedok Int Trunk
72 Tampines Yio Chu Kang Trunk
81 Tampines ↺ Serangoon Ctrl Trunk
127 Tampines ↺  Tampines Ind Ave 5 Trunk
129 Tampines Concourse St. Michael’s Trunk
291 Tampines ↺ Tampines St 81 & St 33 Feeder
292 Tampines ↺ Tampines St 22 Feeder
293 Tampines ↺ Tampines St 71 & St 45 Feeder
513 Tampines Ave 5 Shenton Way / Anson Rd Express Peak Hour Express route
2N Marina Centre → Tampines Ave 3 Night Night Service
To Be Launched

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-seven (27) 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 Tampines and Tampines Concourse Bus Interchanges, Changi Business Park Bus Terminal, and East Coast 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 27 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): Tampines Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.

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