SBS Transit Bus Service 20 is a loop trunk route connecting Tampines and Changi Business Park, passing through Tampines East, Simei and Expo, while incorporating an express sector between Simei Road and Changi South Avenue 1 in both directions. It is the 10th bus service to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme.
Bus Service 20 was amended to ply via Somapah Rd in tandem with the opening of Downtown Line Stage 3 on 21 Oct 2017
Route Details (Click to expand)
|Bus Service 20: Tampines ↺ Changi Business Park Central 2 (Loop)
||Looping at Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2|
|Route||Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Business Park Central 2 (Loop)|
|Passes Through||Tampines Ave 2, Simei St 1/3/4, Changi South Ave 2|
|Route Length||18.0 km|
|Travelling Time||85 mins|
|BCM Route Package||Tampines Bus Package|
|Current Operator||SBS Transit Ltd|
|Current Depot||Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)|
|Current Fleet||12-metre Double Deck Bus:
– Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
|Departure Times from Tampines||0600hrs – 2330hrs (Daily)|
|0630hrs – 0830hrs: 09 – 11 mins
0830hrs – 1600hrs: 10 – 13 mins
1600hrs – 1900hrs: 10 – 12 mins
After 1900hrs: 11 – 15 mins
Introduced in 2013, Service 20 is the tenth bus route to be to be rolled out under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), which aims to increase capacity and service levels of the islandwide bus network. The route plies between Tampines and Changi Business Park.
Service 20 connects residents in Tampines & Simei to key transport nodes at Tampines, Simei and Expo MRT stations, and also enhances inter-town connectivity, giving residents greater access to to the Changi Business Park area and Changi City Point. Its sectors within Simei estate duplicate Service 38, enhancing bus connectivity within the Simei estate.
The route runs at moderate demand throughout the day owing to residential connections and workers from Changi Business Park.
Route Amendment to Somapah Road
As part of Downtown Line Stage 3 Bus Service Enhancements, Service 20 was amended to better serve Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Changi South with the new Downtown Line Expo station from 21 Oct 2017. The express sector along Xilin Ave and Upp Changi Rd East was skipped as a result. A pair of bus stops along Changi South Ave 1 (at Eightrium) will be served by Service 20 in the near future.
MRT Stations Served:
- Simei Road (Simei Green Condo) → Tampines Int
Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0608hrs, 0616hrs, 0624hrs, 0632hrs, 0640hrs
Saturdays: 0600hrs, 0611hrs, 0621hrs, 0632hrs, 0642hrs
Sundays/PHs: 0600hrs, 0616hrs, 0632hrs
- 2013 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd
The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.
- 2013 (09 Jun): Introduced between Tampines and Changi Business Park under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
- 2013 (30 Sep): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
- 2014: Double-deck buses deployed
- 2015 (20 Dec): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Changi South Avenue 2: 96381 Changi City Point and 96389 Opposite Changi City Point
- 2017 (21 Oct): Amended to Somapah Road as part of Downtown Line Stage 3 Bus Service Enhancements.
- Refer to this article
- 2017: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2017.