Go-Ahead Bus Service 17

Go-Ahead Bus Service 17 is a residential service between Pasir Ris Bus Interchange and Bedok Bus Interchange, passing through Tampines, Simei and Bedok North. A shortworking-trip variant Bus Service 17A runs between Bedok Bus Interchange and Bedok North Depot.

Go-Ahead Bus Service 17 will call at a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.


Route:

Bus Service 17: Pasir Ris ↔ Bedok
Direction 1
Towards Bedok
Direction 2
Towards Pasir Ris
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int
    EW1
    – Downtown East
    – Opp Blk 479
  • Pasir Ris Dr 4
    – Blk 231A CP
    – Blk 230
    – Blk 216
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 210
    – Blk 269A
  • Loyang Ave
    – Opp Blk 149A
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Blk 370
    – Blk 390/Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Tampines East Stn Exit C DT33
    – Blk 302
    – Blk 285
    – The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 101
  • Simei Ave
    – Changi General Hosp
    – Opp Blk 3012
  • Bedok North Ave 4
    – Opp Blk 3011
    – Opp SBST Bedok Bus Pk
    – Aft Bedok Nth St 5
    – Blk 95
    – Blk 88
  • Bedok North Rd
    – Blk 111
    – Fengshan Pr Sch
    – Blk 414
    – Blk 428
  • Bedok North Ave 1
    – Kg Chai Chee CC
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int EW5
  • Bedok North Ave 1
    – Opp Kg Chai Chee CC
  • Bedok North Rd
    – Blk 521
    – Blk 516
    – Opp Fengshan Pr Sch
    – Blk 109
  • Bedok North Ave 4
    – Blk 99
    – St. Anthony’s Cano Sch
    – Aft Bedok Ind Pk E
    – SBST Bedok Bus Pk
    – Blk 3014
  • Simei Ave
    – Blk 3012
    – Opp Changi General Hosp
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
    – Tampines East Stn Exit B DT33
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Tampines JC/Opp Blk 390
    – Blk 497D
  • Loyang Ave
    – Blk 149A
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 156
    – Blk 197
  • Pasir Ris Dr 4
    – Opp Blk 216
    – Opp Blk 230
    – Blk 485
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Blk 479
    – Opp Downtown East
    – Pasir Ris Int EW1

 

Technical Information
Route  Pasir Ris Bus Interchange ↔ Bedok Bus Interchange
Passes Through Pasir Ris Drive 4, Tampines Avenue 2 and 7, Simei Avenue, Bedok North Avenue 4, Bedok North Road
Route Length 12.6 km (D1) | 12.4 km (D2)
Travelling Time 55 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-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
0545hrs – 0020hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bedok 0530hrs – 0030hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 08 – 11 mins
0830hrs – 1600hrs: 10 – 12 mins
1600hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 11 mins
After 1900hrs: 11 – 15 mins
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 05 – 11 mins
0830hrs – 1600hrs: 05 – 12 mins
1600hrs – 1900hrs: 05 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 05 – 12 mins

Route History

Introduced in 1993, Service 17 is a residential route connecting Pasir Ris, Tampines and Bedok. It also serves housing blocks around Bedok North Road and industrial buildings around Bedok North Avenue 4 with connections to Bedok Town Centre. In Pasir Ris, this route compliments Townlink 358 for Pasir Ris Drive 4. It is the also the only route serving within Bedok Industrial Park.

Formerly a loop service under SBS Transit (looping at Bedok Int), buses would proceed to the boarding berth after alighting passengers, which eliminated rest time at Bedok and allowed buses to return to Pasir Ris more quickly. When the route was handed over to Go-Ahead from 18 Sep 2016 onwards, Service 17 was re-designated as a bi-directional service.

From November 2016 to February 2017, Go-Ahead’s BYD K9 electric bus was trialled on Service 17. Check out Go-Ahead Singapore trials BYD Electric Bus for more information.

As part of the DTL3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 17 calls at a new pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 2, at Tampines East MRT Station from 21 Oct 2017.

Supplementary Service 17A

On 16 Nov 2014, existing Shortworking Trip 17A (Bedok North Depot ↺ Bedok Interchange) was converted from a peak-hour service into a full-day service under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), with additional BSEP buses supplemented but no change in route.

However, when Service 17 was handed over to Go-Ahead from 18 Sep 2016 onwards, Service 17A was re-designated as a shortworking trip (Bedok Interchange → Bedok North Depot). In practice, however, there is no change in service levels. From Bedok North Avenue 4 → Bedok Int, buses will operate as Service 17.

Service 17A: Before and after the Go-Ahead takeover
Service 17A: Before and after the Go-Ahead takeover, with Off Service route in violet. There appears to be no fixed Off Service route, with some buses spotted along Changi South Lane.
Special Departures:
  • Bedok North Avenue 4 (Opp SBST Bedok Bus Pk) Bedok Int
    Reverse route of Service 17A. Operates daily and throughout Service 17’s operating hours.
Shortworking Trips:
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (SBS6408U) - Service 17A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro (SBS6408U) – Service 17A
  • Service 17A: Bedok Interchange  Bedok North Ave 4 (SBST Bedok Bus Park)

 

MRT Stations Served by this route:

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1993 – 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:

  • 1993: Introduced between Pasir Ris Int and Bedok Int
  • 2003: Converted to loop at Bedok Interchange
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Loops at Bedok Temp Int
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial.
  • 2014 (16 Nov): Amendment of Shortworking Trip 17A under Bus Service Enhancement Programme
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Loops at the new Bedok Int
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Calls a new pair of bus stops at Tampines East MRT Station.

Past Routings:


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