The Go-Ahead Group is a multi-modal passenger transport operator founded in 1987. Formerly a small bus operator in north-east England, the Go Ahead Group has since expanded and diversified into rail services, providing more than a billion journeys each year in the United Kingdom. It now operates over 4,600 buses with a strong presence in London, boasts a large market share in UK’s rail industry, and employs more than 26,000 people in the UK altogether.

The company entered the Singapore bus scene when it bid for, and was subsequently awarded the Loyang Bus Package. The route package comprises 25 bus routes based out of the new Loyang Bus Depot. This was the second contract awarded by LTA as part of the Government Contracting Model (GCM), which will introduce a competitive scene of bus operators bidding for various route packages and a share of the market.

Go-Ahead Singapore is also the first bus company in Singapore to conduct an all-electric bus trial, using the BYD K9.

Loyang Bus Package

In the third quarter of 2016, Go Ahead Singapore (GAS) took over operations of 24 existing bus services in two tranches, on 4 September and 18 September. Spaced two weeks apart, the three tranches allowed Go-Ahead Singapore progressive control over Punggol Bus Interchange, followed by Pasir Ris Bus Interchange.

The implementation dates of the two tranches are as follows:

Tranche Implementation Date Bus Services No of Routes
1 04 Sep 2016 3, 34, 43/43M, 62, 82, 83, 84, 85, 118, 119, 136, 382, 386 13
2 18 Sep 2016 2, 6, 12, 15, 17, 36, 354, 358, 359, 403, 518 11
* 2017 68 1
 Total: Total: 25

*The 25th service, Bus Service 68, will be implemented in 2017. Details of the bus route will be announced at a later date.

Bus Services

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
2 Changi Village New Bridge Road Trunk
3 Tampines Punggol Trunk
6 Pasir Ris ↺ Loyang Way Trunk
12 Pasir Ris New Bridge Road Trunk
15 Pasir Ris ↺ Marine Parade Trunk
17 Pasir Ris ↺ Bedok Trunk
17A Bedok ↺ Bedok North Drive Trunk BSEP Supplementary
34 Punggol ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
36 Changi Airport ↺ Tomlimson Road Trunk
43 Punggol Upper East Coast Trunk
43M Punggol ↺ Serangoon Trunk BSEP Supplementary
62 Punggol ↺ Sims Ave Trunk
68 Pasir Ris ↺ Tampines Trunk Future Service
82 Punggol ↺ Serangoon Central Trunk
83 Punggol ↺ Sengkang Trunk
84 Punggol ↺ Punggol Rd (End) Trunk
85 Punggol Yishun Trunk
118 Punggol Changi Business Park Trunk BSEP
119 Punggol ↺ Hougang St 21 Trunk
136 Punggol Ang Mo Kio Trunk
354 Pasir Ris ↺ Jln Loyang Besar Feeder
358 Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Dr 4 / 10 TownLink
359 Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris St 11 / 71 TownLink
382G/W Punggol ↺ Sumang Walk Feeder BSEP
386 Punggol ↺ Punggol East Feeder BSEP
403 Pasir Ris ↺ Pasir Ris Rd Feeder
518 Pasir Ris ↺ Bayfront Ave Express

Services 17A and 43M are considered as supplementary services of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count.

Bus Models

More photos of Go-Ahead Singapore buses at our Go-Ahead Singapore Bus Gallery.


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