Go-Ahead Bus Service 2

Go-Ahead Bus Service 2 is a trunk service plying between Changi Village and New Bridge Road, passing through Upper Changi Road North, Simpang Bedok, Sims Avenue / Geylang Road, Bugis and Chinatown. It duplicates the East-West Line between Bugis and Tanah Merah.

The route is one of the oldest in the region, with much of its original routing retained since the 1970s.

Route Information
Route Changi Village Terminal  New Bridge Road Terminal  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Changi Village, Upper Changi, Tanah Merah, Bedok, Paya Lebar, Geylang, Bugis, Chinatown
Route Length 25.2km (D1) | 25.4km (D2)
Travelling Time 95 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
Departure Times from Changi Village
0520hrs – 2345hrs (Weekdays & Sat)
0545hrs – 2345hrs (Sundays & PHs)
Departure Times from New Bridge Rd
0545hrs – 2400hrs (Daily)
Frequency  0630-0830: 09 – 10 mins (D1),  08 – 13 mins (D2)
0831-1659: 08 – 16 mins (D1),  07 – 17 mins (D2)
1700-1930: 09 – 18 mins (D1),  09 – 10 mins (D2)
After 1930: 14 – 18 mins (D1),  14 – 18 mins (D2)

Service 2 is a major trunk route linking the suburban and residential areas of Changi Village, Simpang Bedok and Eunos to the central areas of Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Bugis and Kallang. Even though a large portion of Service 2 duplicates the East-West MRT Line, it continues to receive considerable demand, both during peak and off-peak periods by shuttling commuters over short distances without having to transfer to the MRT.

Service 2 is currently the service with the lowest numerical value for its route number, after Service 1 was withdrawn in the past. The route was handed over from SBS Transit to Go-Ahead on 18 Sep 2016, with departure timings from Changi Village brought forward.

Special Departures:
  • Sims Ave (aft Lorong 1 Geylang)  Changi Village Ter
    Weekdays 0540hrs, 0549hrs, 0558hrs
    Saturdays: 0540hrs, 0552hrs
  • Upper Changi Link (aft Upp Changi Rd)  Changi Village Ter
    Weekdays: 0530hrs, 0542hrs, 0554hrs, 0606hrs
    Saturdays: 0530hrs, 0545hrs, 0600hrs
  • New Upp Changi Road (Bedok Stn)  Changi Village Ter
    Weekdays AM Peak
  • New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn)  Changi Village Ter
    Sundays & PH: 0620hrs

Fare: See Fare Table

Route Information:

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Changi Village Rd
    – Changi Village Ter

    – Blk 4
  • Loyang Ave
    – Changi Golf Course
    – St. George Chapel
    – Aft Cranwell Rd
    – Aft Sch Of Commando
    – Bef Engine Test Facility
    – Aft Engine Test Facility
  • Loyang Way
    – Aft Loyang Ave
    – Opp Selarang Pk Drug Reh.
  • Upp Changi Rd North
    – Opp Selarang Camp
    – Lloyd Leas Work Rel Camp
    – Changi Chapel Museum
    – Changi Women’s Prison
    – Changi Prison
    – Bef Jln Bena
    – Opp Salvation Army
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Mera Terr P/G
    – Changi Ct
    – Opp Tropicana Condo
  • Upp Changi Link
    – Aft Upp Changi Rd East
  • Upp Changi Rd
    – Opp Grace Independent Ch
    – ITE Reg Campus
    – Flextronic
    – Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
  • Bedok Rd
    – Bedok Mkt Pl
    – Bef Jln Chempaka Kuning
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Tanah Merah Stn
    – Blk 55
    – Blk 65
    – Blk 27
    – Bedok Stn
    – Opp Blk 32
    – Opp Chai Chee Ind Pk
  • Changi Rd
    – Aft Perpetual Succour Ch
    – Bef Siglap Plain
    – Masjid Kassim
    – Bef Lor 110 Changi
    – Bef Jamiyah Home
    – Aft GE Life Ctr
    – Joo Chiat Cplx
  • Geylang Rd
    – Blk 14 Mkt/FC
    – City Plaza
    – Opp Lor 39 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 34 Geylang
    – Aft Lor 28 Geylang
    – Bef Lor 18 Geylang
    – Opp Mohd Salleh Mque
    – Aft Sims Way
    – Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter
  • Kallang Rd
    – Aft Kallang Rd ERP Gantry
    – Lavender Stn
  • Victoria St
    – Blk 461
    – Opp Stamford Pri Sch
    – Bugis Stn
    – Bugis Junction
    – Bras Basah Cplx
    – Aft CHIJMES
  • Hill St
    – Grand Park City Hall
    – High St Ctr
  • New Bridge Rd
    – Clarke Quay Stn
    – Hong Lim Pk
    – Chinatown Point
    – New Bridge Ctr
    – Opp Pearl’s Ctr
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – New Bridge Rd Ter
  • Eu Tong Sen St
    – New Bridge Rd Ter
    – Aft Hospital Dr
    – People’s Pk Cplx
    – Opp Hong Lim Pk
    – Clarke Quay Stn
  • Hill St
    – Armenian Ch
  • Victoria St
    – Hotel Grand Pacific
    – Bugis Stn
    – Stamford Pri Sch
    – Opp Blk 461
  • Kallang Rd
    – Lavender Stn
    – Opp Sri Manmatha K Tp
  • Sims Ave
    – Kallang Stn
    – Aft Lor 1 Geylang
    – Yi Xiu Fty Bdlg
    – Bef Lor 23 Geylang
    – Aljunied Stn
    – Blk 134
    – Sims Ville
    – Aft Tg Katong Cplx
    – Blk 416
    – Eunos Stn
  • Sims Ave East
    – Casa Sarina
    – Opp Hong San Si Tp
    – Kembangan Stn
    – Opp Perpetual Succour Ch
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Chai Chee Ind Pk
    – Blk 32
    – Bedok Stn
    – Blk 221A
    – Bedok Sports Cplx
    – The Tanamera Condo
    – Tanah Merah Stn
  • Bedok Rd
    – Aft Jln Cempaka Kuning
    – Opp Bedok Mkt Pl
  • Upp Changi Rd
    – Bef Jln Pari Burong
    – Bef Changi Fire Stn
    – Aft Simei Ave
    – Grace Independent Ch
  • Upp Changi Link
    – Aft Upp Changi Rd
  • Upp Changi Rd East
    – Bef Tropicana Condo
    – Opp Changi Ct
    – Opp Mera Terr P/G
  • Upp Changi Rd North
    – The Japanese Sch
    – Aft Jln Bena
    – Ballota Pk Condo
    – Opp Changi Women’s Prison
    – Opp Changi Chapel Museum
    – Changi Baptist Ch
    – Selarang Camp
  • Loyang Way
    – Selarang Pk Drug Reh
    – Bef Loyang Ave
  • Loyang Ave
    – Opp Engine Test Facility
    – LP 80
    – Bef Sch Of Commando
    – Bef Cranwell Rd
    – Opp Maranatha B-P Ch
    – Aft Changi Golf Course
  • Changi Village Rd
    – Blk 5
    Changi Village Ter

MRT Stations:


History:

  • 1971 (11 Apr): Introduced as part of the 1971 Bus Reorganization, running between Changi Point and Commonwealth Avenue/North Buona Vista Road and operated by Associated Bus Services Ltd
  • 1973: Operated by Singapore Bus Services (SBS)
  • 1975: Amended to New Changi Rd (now called New Upp Changi Rd).
  • 1980: Amended to Jln Bt Merah and Kg Bahru Rd in both directions, skipping Outram Rd, Tiong Bahru Rd and Henderson Rd.
  • 1981: Route amended to Buona Vista Ter
  • 1983: Route amended to Changi Village Ter
  • 1992 (29 Nov): Shortened to terminate at New Bridge Road.
  • 1994: Route straightened to Victoria St, New Bridge Rd & Eu Tong Sen St, skipping Crawford St and North / South Bridge Rd,
  • 2007: Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2013: Service enhancement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2013 (29 Dec): Diverted to Upper Changi Link with the permanent closure of a section of Upper Changi Rd.
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. Departure timings from Changi Village (0530hrs on Weekdays & Sat, 0600hrs on Sun/PHs) brought forward to 0520hrs on Weekdays & Sat, 0545hrs on Sun/PHs

Past Routings:

  • Refer to this article
  • 2013: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2013.
  • While road names have changed over many years of redevelopment, the general pattern of the bus route is similar
Service 2 at a glance
Service 2 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 1971 – 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. 


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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Bus Service 2

  • 28 January 2017 at 9:38 AM
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    Hi good morning,

    My name is THANGARAJAN work as Auxiliary Police at AETOS Holding Pte Ltd. My base at Changi Loyang Fire Post. This morning I was waiting at bus stand 97201 for bus Number 2 around 0910 for prayer at Changi. There is bus no 2 arrived around 0920 but didn’t stop. The driver just slow down and continue his journey without stop even I stand near to pick up and dropping point at bus stand 97201. At last I hv to take bus number 29 for prayer. Please kindly advise to me why the driver didn’t stop the bus at the bus stand I state above. Appreciate for your response.

    Thank you

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