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).

Operating Hours for Short Trip Services 118A & 118B will be changed from 04 Sep 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 118: Punggol ↔ Changi Business Park
Direction 1
Towards Changi Business Park
Direction 2
Towards Punggol
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int  NE17PTC
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Bef Blk 264
  • Punggol Way
    – Soo Teck Stn PW7
    – Twin Waterfalls
  • TPE
    Aft Punggol Rd
  • Tampines Ave 10
    – Aft TPE
    – Opp HNS Micro Siltronic
    – Opp Tampines Dormitory
    – Bef Tampines Ave 9
    – Bef Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – UWCSEA
  • Tampines Ave 8
    – Blk 874
    – Springfield Sec Sch
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp Temasek Poly West G
    – Opp Temasek Poly
    – Opp Temasek Poly East G
    – Opp SAFRA Tampines DT31
  • Simei Ave
    – Changi General Hosp
    – Opp Blk 3012
    – ITE Coll East Adm Blk
  • Xilin Ave
    – S’pore Expo
  • Changi Sth Ave 1
    – Opp Yusen Logistics CG1DT35
  • Changi Sth Ave 2
    – Changi City Pt
  • Changi Business Pk Ctrl 1
    – Honeywell Bldg
  • Changi Sth Ave 1
    – Changi Business Pk Ter
  • Changi Sth Ave 1
    – Changi Business Pk Ter
  • Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2
    – Aft Akzonobel
  • Changi Sth Ave 2
    – Opp Changi City Pt
  • Changi Sth Ave 1
    – Yusen Logistics CG1DT35
  • Xilin Ave
    – Opp S’pore Expo
  • Simei Ave
    – Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk
    – Blk 3012
    – Opp Changi General Hosp
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – SAFRA Tampines DT31
    – Temasek Poly East G
    – Temasek Poly
    – Temasek Poly West G
  • Tampines Ave 8
    – Opp Springfield Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 871A
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 871C
  • Tampines Ave 10
    – Aft Tampines Ave 5
    – Aft Tampines Ave 9
    – Tampines Dormitory
    – Bef Tampines Ind Ave 5
    – Bef TPE
  • TPE
    Bef Punggol Rd
  • Punggol Way
    – Aft TPE
    – Soo Teck Stn PW7
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 264A
  • Punggol Pl
    – Punggol Temp Int NE17PTC

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Punggol Bus Interchange Changi Business Park Terminal
Passes Through Punggol West, TPE, Tampines Ave 10/5/8/1, Simei Ave, Changi Biz Park
Route Length 15.9 km (D1) | 16.2 km (D2)
Travelling Time 60 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
(Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-meter Double Deck Buses:
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Punggol
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Changi Biz Pk
0545hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1
Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 06 – 07 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 09 – 12 mins
After 1900: 10 – 15 mins
0630 – 0830: 10 mins
0831 – 1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700 – 1900: 05 – 11 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.

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 Loyang Bus Package as part of the Bus Contracting Model.

MRT / LRT Stations served by this route:

Special Departures:

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

Short-Trip Services:

  • Service 118A: Tampines Expressway (Aft Punggol Rd) → Simei Ave (ITE Coll East Adm Blk)
    Weekdays except Public Holidays, 0703hrs – 0803hrs | 14 – 16 mins Frequency, 4 Trips
  • Service 118B: Simei Ave (Opp ITE Coll East Adm Blk) → Tampines Expressway (Bef Punggol Rd)
    Weekdays except Public Holidays, 1605hrs – 1710hrs | Frequency TBC

Operating hours for Short-Trip Services 118A & 118B were 0703hrs – 0733hrs @ 14 – 16 mins frequency and 1703hrs – 1733hrs @ 30 mins frequency before the change on 04 Sep 2017.

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


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.
  • 2017 (10 Apr): Short Trip Services 118A & 118B introduced
  • 2017 (04 Sep): Change in operating hours for Short Trip Services 118A & 118B from 0703hrs – 0733hrs and 1703hrs – 1733hrs to 0700hrs – 0800hrs and 1605hr – 1710hrs respectively.
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.

Past Routings:
  • 2015: Launched with present routing. No significant route changes since 2015.

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.


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One thought on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 118

  • 3 May 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    there are many commuters using service 118
    Kindly have more buses at shorter interval waiting time to service
    this route from punggol to changi business park from 7am to 9am
    Many thanks

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