SBS Transit Townlink Bus Service 293

SBS Transit Townlink Service 293 is a Townlink service operating from Tampines Interchange and looping at Tampines Street 71 and Street 45, passing through Tampines Avenue 3, 8, 9 and Street 42 It operates as a dual-loop service, calling at Tampines Interchange twice in a single trip.

Route Variant Peak Period Short Service 293P has been withdrawn since 01 Sep 2016.

 
 




Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange ↺ Tampines Street 71 & Street 45 (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Tampines Ave 3, 8 (West Loop), Ave 9, St 42 (East Loop)
Route Length 12.4km
Travelling Time 70 – 75mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Changi Bus Park (CGBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck bus:
Scania K230UB
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Tampines (West Loop) 0500 – 0045 (Daily)
Departure Times from Tampines (East Loop) 0500 – 0113 (Weekdays)
0500 – 0109 (Saturdays)
0500 – 0112 (Sundays/PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 09 mins
0831-1659: 04 – 10 mins
1700-1930: 05 – 10 mins
After 1930: 06 – 12 mins

Route History

Townlink Service 293 serves residents and schools around Tampines Neighbourhoods 7, 8 and 9 on the West Loop, and Neighbourhood 4 on the East Loop, connecting both ends to Tampines Regional Centre.

A full trip of Service 293 will first ply the West Loop followed by the East Loop, while calling at Tampines Interchange between loops. Terminating trips will display red “T” sign to indicate that the bus will no longer continue its journey after Tampines Interchange.

In 2014, a PPSS variant of this route, 293P, was introduced. It duplicates 293′s east loop and operates during peak hours only. The service was withdrawn from 1 Sep 2016 as part of Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.

From Tampines Interchange, different boarding berths are used for the East and West loop respectively. Passengers should check the service direction before boarding the bus.

Special Departures:

  • Tampines Interchange  Tampines Interchange via Tampines St 45 (East Loop)
    Weekdays: 0500hrs, 0510hrs, 0520hrs + AM & PM Peak Hours
    Saturdays: 0500hrs, 0514hrs
    Sundays / PHs: 0500hrs, 0513hrs

Peak Period Short Service Variant (Withdrawn):

  • Peak Period Short Service 293P
    Tampines Int ↺ Tampines Street 45
    Introduced 24 Jun 2014, duplicates east loop of Service 293. Withdrawn since 01 Sep 2016.

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

Fleet: See Above.

Route Information:

Loop Service (via Tampines Int)
WEST LOOP

  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Opp Tampines Stadium
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Blk 945
    – Opp St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
  • Tampines Ave 3
    – Blk 819
    – Blk 827
    – Blk 888
  • Tampines Ave 8
    – Opp Blk 871A
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Blk 730
  • Tampines St 71
    – Poi Ching Pri Sch
    – Blk 734
  • Tampines Ave 8
    – Blk 874
  • Tampines Ave 3
    – Blk 880
    – Blk 831
    – Opp Blk 819
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 945
  • Tampines Ave 5
    – Tampines Stadium
  • Tampines Ctrl 2 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Tampines Int
EAST LOOP

  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines Int
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines St 41
    – Blk 417
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Blk 496F
    – Blk 493B
  • Tampines St 45
    – Blk 491C
    – Opp Blk 489A
    – Opp Blk 487B
  • Tampines  Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines St 42
    –  Blk 459
  • Tampines St 43
    – Blk 442
  • Tampines Ave 9
    – Blk 430
  • Tampines St 41
    – Blk 418
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Tampines IntNon “T” plated bus continues to west loop.

MRT Stations Served by this bus service:


 

Gallery:


 

Operator History:

  • 1980s – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – Present: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

History:

  • 1984: Introduced as feeder Service 293, Tampines Ave 5 Ter – Tampines St 81 (Loop)
  • 1987 (29 Nov): Amended to terminate at Tampines Int
  • 1988: Extended to serve Tampines Street 84.
  • 1996 (06 Jul): Combined with Feeder 297 to form Townlink 293
  • 1998 (01 Jan): Amended to skip Tampines St 81 & 84, serving Tampines St 71 instead
  • 2009 (26 Oct): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2014: Double-deck buses introduced
  • 2014 (24 Jun): Peak Period Short Service route variant 293P introduced
  • 2016 (01 Sep): Peak Period Short Service route variant 293P withdrawn

Past Routings:

  • 1984: Tampines Ave 5 Ter, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines St 81, Tampines Ave 3, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5 Ter
  • 1987: Not available
  • 1988: Tampines Int, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines St 21, Tampines Ave 2, Tampines St 23, Tampines St 21, Tampines Ave 4, Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Ctrl 2, Tampines Ctrl 1, Tampines Int
  • 1998: Amended to present routing. No significant route changes since 1998.

External Links & References:

Back to Tampines Townlink and Feeder services
Back to Feeder, Townlink and Intratown routes
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