Go-Ahead Bus Service 12

Go-Ahead Bus Service 12 is a trunk route connecting Pasir Ris and New Bridge Road through Bugis, East Coast, Bedok South, Simei and Tampines. Like service 2, it provides a link between Chinatown and the eastern part of Singapore, but along different routes.

Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go Ahead Singapore) took over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit from 18 September 2016 under the Loyang Bus Package.

Route Information
Route Pasir Ris Bus Interchange  New Bridge Road Bus Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Tampines. Simei, Bedok South, East Coast, Mountbatten, Bugis, Chinatown
Route Length 24.8km (D1) | 24.9km (D2)
Travelling Time 100 mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0530hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from New Bridge Rd
0600hrs – 2400hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 13 mins
After 1930: 11 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700-1930: 08 – 14 mins
After 1930: 10 – 14 mins

Route History

Service 12 plies from the East to Central Singapore, connecting the residential estates of Pasir Ris, Tampines, Simei and Bedok South, along with private housing districts of East Coast and Mountbatten, to the Central areas of Kallang, Bugis, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. The route serves numerous inter-town connections, supplementing Services 21 and 358 between Pasir Ris Town Centre and Pasir Ris Drive 1, and Service 38 between Bedok South, Tanah Merah and Simei. Owing to steady demand throughout the day, this service operates a majority of double-deck buses in addition to single-deck buses.

No boarding is allowed from New Bridge Road Terminal. Service 12 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 03 Dec 2006.

It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards. In 2014, the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) was implemented on this route for a two-year trial.

Special Departures:
  • Sims Avenue (Kallang Stn)  Pasir Ris Interchange
    Weekdays: 0545hrs, 0555hrs, 0605hrs, 0615hrs
    Saturdays: 0615hrs
    Sundays/PHs: 0630hrs, 0640hrs

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

Route Information:

Direction 1
Towards New Bridge Rd
Direction 2
Towards Pasir Ris
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 
    – Downtown East
  • Pasir Ris Dr 6
    – Blk 467
    – Blk 446
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 442
    – Blk 210
    – Blk 269A
  • Loyang Ave
    – Opp Blk 149A
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 370
    – Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 302
  • Tampines St 31 (Express)
  • Simei Rd
    – Melville Pk
    – Blk 166
    – Opp Blk 224
    – Opp Simei Green Condo
  • Upper Changi Rd East
    – Expo Halls 4/5/6  CG1  DT35 

    – Expo Halls 1/2/3
    – Aft Simei Ave
    – Bef Bedok Rd
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn  EW4 
  • Bedok South Ave 3
    – Opp Blk 49
  • Bedok South Rd
    – Blk 71
    – Opp Blk 40
    – Opp Lion Home for Elders
    – Temasek JC
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Casafina
  • Upper East Coast Rd
    – Siglap Sth CC
    – Opp Goodwill Ct
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Springvale
    – Aft Siglap Rd
    – Aft Jln Buloh Perindu
    – St. Patrick’s Sec Sch
    – St. Patrick’s Green
    – Opp Katong Omega Apt
    – The Holy Family Ch
    – Roxy Sq
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Opp Katong Shop Ctr
    – One Amber
    – Aft Tg Katong Rd
    – Bef Walton Rd
    – Katong Pk Twrs
    – Bef Fort Rd
    – Bef Kg Kayu Rd
    – Opp Blk 2  CC7 
    – Opp Mountbatten Voc Sch
  • Sims Way
    – Bef Geylang Rd
  • Geylang Road
    – Aft Sims Way
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter  EW10 
  • Kallang Rd
    – Aft Kallang Rd ERP Gantry
    – Lavender Stn  EW11 
  • Victoria St
    – Blk 461
    – Opp Stamford Pr Sch
    – Bugis Stn  EW12  DT14

    – Bugis Junction
    – Bras Basah Cplx
    – Aft Chijmes
  • Hill St
    – Grand Park City Hall
    – High St Ctr
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Clarke Quay Stn  NE5 
    – Hong Lim Pk
    – Chinatown Pt  NE4  DT19 
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – New Bridge Rd Terminal  NE3  EW16 
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – New Bridge Rd Ter*
    – Aft Hosp Dr  NE3  EW16 
    – People’s Pk Cplx  NE4  DT19 
    – Opp Hong Lim Pk
    – Clarke Quay Stn  NE5 
  • Hill St
    – Armenian Ch
  • Victoria St
    – Hotel Grand Pacific
    – Opp Bugis Junction  EW12  DT14

    – Stamford Pr Sch
    – Opp Blk 461
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn  EW11 
    – Opp Sri Manmatha K Tp
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn  EW10 
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
  • Sims Way
    – Aft Geylang Rd
  • Mountbatten Rd
    – Mountbatten Voc Sch
    – Blk 2  CC7 
    – Bef Wilkinson Rd
    – EtonHouse Pre-Sch
    – Opp Santa Fe Mans
    – Bet Hse No. 767/767A
    – Bef Tg Katong Rd
    – Opp One Amber
    – Katong Shop Ctr
  • East Coast Rd
    – Opp Roxy Sq
    – Opp The Holy Family Ch
    – Katong Omega Apt
    – Ocean Apts
    – Christ Meth Ch
    – Aft Dunbar Walk
    – Bef Siglap Rd
  • Upper East Coast Rd
    – Crescendo Bldg
    – Opp Chiang Ct
    – Opp Siglap Sth CC
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Hitachi Consumer Products
  • Bedok South Rd
    – Opp Temasek JC
    – Lion Home For Elders
    – Blk 40
    – Blk 45
  • Bedok South Ave 3
    – Blk 50
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn  EW4 
  • Upper Changi Rd East
    – Aft Bedok Rd
    – Bef Simei Ave
    – Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3
    – Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6  CG1  DT35 
  • Simei Rd
    – Simei Green Condo
    – Blk 224
    – Blk 151
    – Metta Welfare Assn
  • Tampines St 31 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Tampines East CC
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Tampines JC
    – Blk 497D
  • Loyang Ave
    – Blk 149A
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 156
    – Blk 197
    – Blk 104
  • Pasir Ris Dr 6
    – Blk 429
    – Blk 405
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Opp Downtown East
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 

Note:

  • No Boarding at New Bridge Rd Terminal.

MRT Stations served by this route:


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1970s – 1973: Associated Bus Services Pte Ltd
  • 1973 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 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.

History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced between Bedok Road/Upper Changi Road and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Rd as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganisation, operated by Associated Bus Services.
  • 1973: Extended to Upper Changi Road 13.3km, near the current Anglican High School.
  • ???: Relocated to Upper Changi Road 15.5km
  • 1980 (15 Jun): Relocated to Somapah Ter
  • 1998: Extended from Somapah to Pasir Ris, and at the same time, shortened from Buona Vista to New Bridge Rd
  • 1989 (10 Dec): Amended to Pasir Ris Int
  • 1994: Amended to ply Victoria St / New Bridge Rd, instead of North / South Bridge Road
  • 2005 (26 Jun): Amended to Sims Way between Kallang and Guillemard Rd junction, skipping Mountbatten Rd due to road realignment works in the area
  • 2014 (10 Aug): Calls at new bus stop along Mountbatten Rd (opp Blk 2)
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.

Past Routings:


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One thought on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 12

  • 13 October 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    The bus 12 bus plate no SBS3455C whole journey keep shaking feel very uncomfortable sitting that bus

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