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 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  Bedok Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
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 50 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
0545hrs – 2420hrs (Daily)
Departure Times from Bedok
0530hrs – 2430hrs (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0630-0830: 08 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 12 mins
After 1930: 11 – 15 mins
0630-0830: 09 – 12 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 12 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 12 mins
After 1930: 11 – 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.

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.
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6487R) - Service 17A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6487R) – Service 17A
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:

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


Route Information:

Pasir Ris Interchange ↔ Bedok Interchange 
Direction 1 Direction 2
  • 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
    – Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – 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
    – Goldbell Svc Ctr
    – Blk 95
    – Blk 88
  • Bedok North Rd
    – Blk 111
    – Fengshan Pri 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 Pri Sch
    – Blk 109
  • Bedok North Ave 4
    – Blk 99
    – St. Anthony’s Cano Sch
    – Opp Goldbell Svc Ctr
    – SBST Bedok Bus Pk
    – Blk 3011
  • Simei Ave
    – Blk 3012
  • Tampines Ave 2
    – Blk 141
    – Opp The Holy Trinity Ch
    – Blk 206
    – Tampines East CC
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Tampines JC
    – 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 

MRT Stations served by this route:


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.

Past Routings:


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