Go-Ahead Bus Service 118

Go-Ahead Bus Service 118 is a trunk service plying between Punggol Interchange and Changi Business Park Terminal, via Punggol West, Tampines Expressway (TPE), Tampines West, Simei Avenue and Xilin Avenue. It connects the residential towns of Punggol and Tampines West, as well as serving the Changi Business Park area, ITE College East and Temasek Polytechnic.

Service 118 commenced operations on 20th December 2015 as the fifty-second (52nd) bus service to be introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP).

Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go Ahead Singapore) has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit from 4 September 2016 under the Loyang Bus Package.

Route Information:
Direction 1: Punggol to Changi Business Park
Distance Road Bus Stop Name
0.0 Punggol Place Punggol Temporary Interchange
0.7 Punggol Central Block 264
1.1 Punggol Way Soo Teck Station
1.3 Twin Waterfalls
2.6 Tampines Expressway Aft Punggol Road
6.6 Tampines Avenue 10 Aft Tampines Expressway
7.0 Opp HNS Micro Siltronic
7.4 Opp Tampines Dormitory
7.9 Bef Tampines Avenue 9
8.2 Bef Tampines Avenue 5
9.0 Tampines Avenue 8 Block 874
9.4 Springfield Secondary School
9.7 Tampines Avenue 1 Opp Temasek Polytechnic West Gate
10.0 Opp Temasek Polytechnic
10.4 Opp Temasek Polytechnic East Gate
10.9 Opp SAFRA Tampines
12.2 Simei Avenue Changi General Hospital
12.6 Opp Block 3012
13.1 ITE College East
13.9 Xilin Avenue Singapore Expo
14.4 Changi South Avenue 1 Opp Yusen Logistics
14.6 Changi South Avenue 2 Changi City Point
15.3 Changi Business Park Central 1 Honeywell Building
16.1 Changi South Avenue 1 Changi Business Park Terminal

Direction 2: Changi Business Park to Punggol
Distance Road Bus Stop Name
0.0 Changi South Avenue 1 Changi Business Park Terminal
0.9 Changi Business Park Central 2 Aft Akzonobel
1.6 Changi South Avenue 2 Opp Changi City Point
1.8 Changi South Avenue 1 Yusen Logistics
2.3 Xilin Avenue Opp Singapore Expo
2.9 Simei Avenue Bef Upper Changi Road
3.3 Block 3012
3.7 Opp Changi General Hospital
5.0 Tampines Avenue 1 SAFRA Tampines
5.4 Temasek Polytechnic East Gate
5.9 Temasek Polytechnic
6.3 Temasek Polytechnic West Gate
6.7 Tampines Avenue 8 Opp Springfield Secondary School
7.2 Opp Block 871A
7.9 Tampines Avenue 10 Aft Tampines Avenue 5
8.2 Aft Tampines Avenue 9
8.8 Tampines Dormitory
9.2 Bef Tampines Industrial Avenue 5
9.5 Bef Tampines Expressway
13.5 Tampines Expressway Bef Punggol Road
14.9 Punggol Way Aft Tampines Expressway
15.3 Soo Teck Station
15.6 Punggol Central Opp Block 264A
16.3 Punggol Place Punggol Temporary Interchange

MRT Stations served by this route:

  •  NE17  PTC   Punggol
  •  DT31   Tampines West (U/C)
  •  CG1   DT35   Expo

LRT Stations served by this route:


Technical Information
Route Punggol Bus Interchange Changi Business Park Terminal WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Punggol West, TPE, Tampines Ave 10/5/8/1, Simei Ave, Changi Biz Park
Route Length D1: 16.1km | D2: 16.3km
Traveling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet Double Deck Buses:
– Volvo B9TL
Single Deck Buses:
Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Punggol
0545hrs – 2330hrs
Departure Times from CBP
0545hrs – 2330hrs
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0530-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
0530-0830: 10 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins

Service 118 was launched on 20th December 2015, and along with the launch of Service 47, marked the start of operations of the new Changi Business Park Bus Terminal. Originally planned to be routed through Tampines Neghbourhood 8, the final route

The route benefits commuters with improved connections between Punggol, Tampines West and Changi Business Park. Prior to the launch of Service 118, existing Premium Services 593 and 744 also originate and terminate at both Punggol and Changi Business Park which operate during peak hours only and charge a $3 flat fare. Service 118 provides a cheaper alternative for Changi Business Park commuters.

Plying the TPE, Service 118 calls at the Tampines Expressway (Punggol Road) Bus Interchange, facilitating transfers to other bus services along the TPE corridor. It also serves Temasek Polytechnic and ITE College East, providing additional connectivity to students and staff. As such, Bus Service 118 encounters very high demand during the peak periods from the educational institutions it serves.

Service 118 is part of the 25 routes that the Go Ahead Group took over from SBS Transit under the Government Contracting ModelLoyang Bus Package.

Special Departures:

  • Punggol Way (Aft TPE) → Punggol Int
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0559hrs, 0614hrs, 0628hrs
    Saturdays/Eve of PH: 0530hrs, 0544hrs, 0558hrs, 0612hrs, 0626hrs
    Sundays / Public Holidays: 0530hrs, 0543hrs, 0556hrs, 0609hrs, 0622hrs

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


First Day Observations (20 Dec 2015):

Owing to errors in scheduling, the first bus of Service 118 departed Punggol Interchange at 5:30am, earlier than the published first bus timing of 5:45am. The last buses, who were rostered for 11:45pm departing both termini (15 minutes later than the published 11:30pm last bus), were recalled back to the depot without performing the 11:45pm trip.

Service 118 offered free rides for throughout the morning and most of the afternoon due to several issues with the NOBE (fare collection system). The card readers displayed error messages when EZ-link cards were tapped, and were unable to deduct fares as a result.

While several Volvo B9TL buses were swapped out in the morning due to NOBE issues, single-deck Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses were deployed to operate a few trips, before being taken out of service when the Volvo B9TL buses returned from the depot.


Operator History:

  • 20 Dec 2015 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 Sep 2016 onwards: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Loyang Bus Package.


Gallery: (Go-Ahead)

Gallery: (SBS Transit)


History:
  • 2015 (20 Dec): Introduced under the LTA’s Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), plying between Punggol and Changi Business Park via Tampines. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.
Past Routings:
  • 2015: Launched with present routing. No significant route changes since 2015.

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