Tower Transit Feeder Bus Service 285

Tower Transit Feeder Service 285 is a Feeder service operating from Clementi Interchange and looping at Pandan Loop, passing through Clementi Avenue 2 and West Coast Road. Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd has taken over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit since 26 June 2016 under the Bulim Bus Package.


Route:

Bus Service 285: Clementi ↺ Pandan Loop
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23
    – NTUC Fairprice
  • C’Wealth Ave West (Express)
  • Clementi Ave 2
    – Opp Blk 460
  • West Coast Rd
    – Blk 701
    – Blk 513
    – Tanglin Sec Sch
  • West Coast Highway
    – Opp The Japanese Sec Sch
  • Pandan Loop
    – Pan Tech Ind Cplx
    – Vejoil Pte Ltd
    – S’pore Food Ind
    – Blk T Pandan Light Ind Pk
    – Blk L Pandan Light Ind Pk
  • Jalan Buroh (Express)
  • West Coast Rd
    – Opp Tanglin Sec Sch
    – Blk 512
    – Opp Blk 701
  • Clementi Ave 2
    – Blk 460
  • C’wealth Ave West
    – Opp Blk 329
    – Clementi Stn EW23
  • Clementi Ave 3
    – Clementi Int EW23

 

Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Clementi Bus Interchange ↺ Pandan Loop (Loop)
Passes Through Clementi Ave 2, West Coast Rd
Route Length 7.7 km
Traveling Time 50 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Bulim Bus Package
Current Operator Tower Transit Singapore
(Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Bulim Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Clementi
0555hrs – 0030hrs (Daily)
Frequency Loop Service
0630hrs – 0830hrs: 05 – 06 mins
0831hrs – 1659hrs: 05 – 12 mins
1700hrs – 1900hrs: 05 – 06 mins
After 1900hrs: 06 – 14 mins

Feeder Service 285 serves residents and schools along West Coast Road and the industrial area of Pandan Loop to Clementi Interchange. Despite being classified as a feeder route, much of its catchment and demand comes from the industries at Pandan Loop.

In Dec 2014, a Peak Period Short Service (PPSS) Route Variant, 285P, was introduced under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) to help with the loading for Feeder Service 285 in its residential sector. PPSS 285P was withdrawn on 30 Dec 2016, replaced by additional trips operated by Tower Transit on Feeder Service 285.

MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • West Coast Rd (Opp Tanglin Sec Sch)  Clementi Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs, 0606hrs & AM Peak Hours

Fare: Fares for Feeder Services are capped at 3.2km. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


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Operator History:

  • 1980s – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 25 Jun 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 26 Jun 2016 onwards: Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2021 under the Bulim Bus Package.

History:

  • 1985: Introduced as Clementi Int – Pandan Loop (Loop)
  • 1988: Amended to Clementi Ave 3
  • 2004: Amended to West Coast Highway before entering Pandan Loop, skipping two bus stops along Pandan Loop
  • 2006 (29 Oct): Amended to Clementi Temp Int
  • 2011 (26 Nov): Amended to air-conditioned Clementi Int
  • 2011 (03 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (30 Dec): Route variant Peak Period Short Service 285P launched
  • 2016 (26 Jun): Operations handed over to Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd
  • 2016 (30 Dec): Route variant Peak Period Short Service 285P withdrawn

Past Routings:

  • 1985: Clementi Int, Clementi Ave 3, C’welth Ave West, Clementi Ave 2, West Coast Rd, Pandan Loop, Jln Buroh, West Coast Rd, Clementi Ave 2, C’wealth Ave West, Clementi Ave 3, Clementi Int
  • 2004: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 2004.

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External Links & References:

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