SBS Transit Bus Service 20

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.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Changi Business Park Central 2 (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Tampines East, Simei, Expo
Route Length 19.2km
Travelling Time 85mins
Operator Information
Current Operator SBS Transit
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet Volvo B9TL
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from T1 0600 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 09 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 13 mins
1700-1930: 10 – 15 mins
After 1930: 12 – 16 mins

Route History

LTA/SBST Release Poster
LTA/SBST Release Poster

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.

The unusual express sector of the route hints to a possible route amendment in the future when Expo Dr and Changi South Ave 1 are fully opened to traffic when Downtown Line construction works are completed.

Service 20 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 30 Sep 2013.

Special Departures:

  • 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

Fare: Charges fares for regular trunk services. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: Service 20′s fleet uses Mercedes-Benz Citaros under the BSEP scheme. Volvo B9TLs were added to the fleet in 2014.

Route Information: (List of acronyms)

Loop Service (via Changi Business Park Central 2)
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Simei Rd
  • Simei St 1
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei St 4
  • Simei Rd
  • Upper Changi Rd East
  • Xilin Ave
  • Changi South Ave 1
  • Changi South Ave 2
  • Changi South Ave 4
  • Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2
  • Changi Business Pk Ctrl 2
  • Changi South Ave 3
  • Changi South Ave 2
  • Changi South Ave 1
  • Xilin Ave
  • Upper Changi Rd East
  • Simei Rd
  • Simei St 4
  • Simei St 3
  • Simei St 1
  • Simei Rd
  • Tampines Ave 2
  • Tampines Ave 5
  • Tampines Int
Service 20 at a glance
Service 20 at a glance

Operator History:

  • 2013 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2016.

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History:

  • 2013 (09 Jun): Introduced between Tampines and Changi Business Park under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 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

Past Routings:

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Gallery: (click for larger image)

Unofficial poster released by Omnibology - SG
Unofficial poster released by Omnibology – SG
BSEP Promotional Hanger for Service 20
BSEP Promotional Hanger for Service 20

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References:

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