SBS Transit Townlink Bus Service 222

SBS Transit Townlink Bus Service 222 is a Townlink service operating from Bedok Interchange and looping at Chai Chee Drive, passing through Bedok North, New Upper Changi Road and Chai Chee.

With effect from 01 September 2016, Shortworking Trip 222B was introduced to replace Peak Period Short Service 222P.

Route Information
Route Bedok Bus Interchange ↺ Chai Chee Drive  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Bedok North, New Upper Changi Road, Chai Chee
Route Length 11.3km
Travelling Time 60mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package
Bedok Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Bus Depot (BNDEP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
– Volvo B10TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus
Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Scania K230UB
Departure Times from
Bedok
0515 – 0040 (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 10 mins
1700-1930: 07 – 09 mins
After 1930: 08 – 13 mins

Route History

Townlink Service 222 is the only Townlink service in Bedok, mainly serving residential neighbourhoods and schools along Bedok North Road, Upper Changi Road East and the Chai Chee Estate with connections to Bedok Town Centre. It runs alongside Service 14 for the high demand sectors between Bedok Int and Bedok North Road, while sharing part of its Chai Chee sectors with Service 229.

Unlike most other Townlink services, it does not call at the interchange twice in a single trip, but does call at Bedok MRT near the interchange. From Bedok Town Center, passengers heading towards Chai Chee should board 222 at New Upp Changi Rd (84039 Bedok Stn), while passengers heading towards Bedok North should board at Bedok Interchange.

During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings are extended to 1:00am to complement the extension of train operating hours.

In 2014 (29 April), a Peak Period Short Service (PPSS) variant of this route was introduced: Service 222P duplicates the western loop portion of this route, between Bedok MRT and Chai Chee. The service was renumbered to 222B from 1 Sep 2016 as part of Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.

Special Departures:

  • New Upp Changi Road (84031 Bedok Stn)  Bedok Int
    0515hrs, 0529hrs (Daily)
SBS Transit Scania K230UB Euro V (SBS5057E) - Service 222A
SBS Transit Scania K230UB Euro V (SBS5057E) – Service 222A

Shortworking Trips:

  • 222A: Bedok Interchange → New Upp Changi Rd (84039 Bedok Stn)
    0600 – 0700hrs (Weekdays)
  • 222B: Bedok MRT Station ↺ Chai Chee Drive
    0700hrs – 0847hrs, 1700hrs – 1955hrs (Weekdays)

Peak Period Short Service Variant (Withdrawn):

  • Peak Period Short Service 222P: 
    Bedok MRT Station ↺ Chai Chee Drive
    Introduced 29 Apr 2014, duplicates middle section of 222. Withdrawn since 01 Sep 2016 & replaced by shortworking trip 222B.

Fare: Fares for Townlink Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares for exact fares.

Fleet: See above.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Chai Chee Dr)
  • Bedok North Dr
    – Bedok Int
  • Bedok North St 1
    – Opp Bedok Ctrl PO
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Blk 403
  • Bedok North Rd
    – Blk 109
    – Blk 85
    – Blk 81
    – Blk 180
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Blk 65
    – Blk 27
    – Bedok Stn
    – Opp Blk 32
  • Chai Chee Rd
    – Blk 24
  • Chai Chee St
    – Opp Blks 50/51
    – Opp Blk 53
  • Chai Chee Dr
    – Aft Chai Chee St
    – Bef New Upp Changi Rd
  • New Upp Changi Rd
    – Chai Chee Ind Pk
    – Blk 32
    – Bedok Stn
    – Blk 221A
    – Bedok Sports Cplx
  • Bedok North Rd
    – Opp Blk 180
    – Blk 124
    – Opp Blk 85
    – Blk 111
  • Bedok North Ave 3
    – Bet Blks 139/140
  • Bedok North St 1
    – Bedok Ctrl PO
  • Bedok Nth Dr
    – Bedok Int

MRT Stations served by this service:

 


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1997 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2023 under the Bedok Bus Package.

History:

  • 1997 (05 Apr): Introduced as Townlink 222 [Bedok Interchange – Chai Chee Drive (Loop)], following merger of Feeder servIces 221 and 229
  • 2011 (11 Apr): Shortworking Trip 222A introduced
  • 2011 (19 Nov): Amended to Bedok Temp Int
  • 2012 (11 Mar): Calls at new bus stop along Bedok North Interchange (Blk 204)
  • 2013 (09 Jun): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2014 (29 Apr): Route variant 222P introduced
  • 2014 (30 Nov): Amended to the new Bedok Int, skips bus stop along Bedok North Interchange (Blk 204)
  • 2016 (01 Sep): Route variant 222P renumbered to 222B, change of operator to SBS Transit Ltd.

 


External Links & References:

Back to Bedok Townlink and Feeder services
Back to Feeder, Townlink and Intratown routes
Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

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