Go-Ahead Bus Service 3

Go-Ahead Bus Service 3 is a trunk service connecting the residential estates of Tampines, Pasir Ris and Punggol. It is also one of the few non-loop routes in Singapore to use a bus interchange as an intermediate stop along its route (Pasir Ris Int).

Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go Ahead Singapore) took over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit from 4 September 2016 under the Loyang Bus Package.

Route Information
Route Tampines Bus Interchange  Punggol Bus Interchange  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Tampines, Pasir Ris, Punggol
Route Length 19.5 km (D1) | 20.3km (D2)
Travelling Time ~80 mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet Single Decker:
– Mercedes-Benz Citaro
Double Decker:
– Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Tampines
Weekdays: 0505hrs – 2335hrs
Saturdays: 0515hrs – 2336hrs
Sundays & Public Holidays: 0515hrs – 2339hrs

Daily, Service 3A, Terminates at Pasir Ris Dr 12 (Blk 747A):
2347hrs – 0035hrs
Departure Times from Punggol Weekdays: 0540hrs – 0036hrs
Weekends & Public Holidays: 0550hrs – 0036hrs
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0530-0830: 07 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 14 mins
1700-1900: 08 – 09 mins
After 1900: 12 – 14 mins
0530-0830: 08 – 10 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 15 mins
1700-1900: 09 – 14 mins
After 1900: 12 – 17 mins

Route History

Service 3 was introduced in 2002 from the merger of Feeders 294 and 357, plying between Tampines and Pasir Ris before being extended to Punggol in 2003. It is a residential trunk route serving the regional centres of Punggol, Pasir Ris and Tampines estates, and incorporating a short express sector along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) between Pasir Ris and Punggol.

As remnants of its Feeder past, Service 3 continues to be the sole service running through Tampines St 21, Pasir Ris St 21 and Pasir Ris St 71, hence linking these neighbourhoods with Tampines Regional Centre or Pasir Ris Town Centre.

Due to the lack of alternative routes along Tampines St 21, Pasir Ris St 21 and Pasir Ris St 71, this route partially takes up the role of connecting commuters to the town centre in Pasir Ris New Town and regional centre in Tampines New Town. It also complements the passenger demands of Service 83 within Punggol New Town. Between Pasir Ris Dr 12 and Punggol Rd, this route uses the Tampines Expressway (TPE) to connect to and from Pasir Ris and Punggol.

This service also plies different routings in the forward and reverse direction around Tampines Street 21 and 23. Commuters are advised to be aware of the bus stops served.

Service 3 is a wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB) since 26 Oct 2009. It received additional buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) progressively from 2013 onwards. In 2014, the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) was implemented on this route for a two-year trial. On 7 September 2015, double-decker buses were deployed, following years of complaints about overloading.

 

Special Departures:
  • Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Aft TPE)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: 0525hrs, 0538hrs, 0551hrs
    Saturdays: 0525hrs, 0540hrs, 0555hrs
    Sunday/PHs: 0525hrs, 0541hrs, 0557hrs
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738)  Tampines Int
    Weekdays: AM Peak
  • Pasir Ris Interchange  Tampines Int
    Daily: 0515hrs, 0527hrs
  • Tampines Avenue 7 (Tampines JC)  Punggol Int
    Weekdays: 0520hrs
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6406A) - Service 3A
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6406A) – Service 3A
Shortworking Trips:
  • Service 3A: Tampines Interchange → Pasir Ris Drive 12 (Blk 747A)
    – Weekday afternoons & evening peak
    – Daily after the last bus of Service 3
    Weekdays & Sat: 2347hrs, 2359hrs, 0011hrs, 0023hrs, 0035hrs (5 trips)
    Weekends & PHs: 2353hrs, 0007hrs, 0021hrs, 0035hrs (4 trips)
  • Service 3B: Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738) → Pasir Ris Interchange
    – Weekdays AM Peak

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.

Fleet: See Above. Double-deck buses were deployed starting from 7 September 2015.

MRT Stations:

LRT Stations:

Route Information: <List of acronyms>

Direction 1 Direction 2
  • Tampines Int
  • Tampines Ctrl 2
  • Tampines Ave 5
    Opp Tampines Stadium
  • Tampines Ave 4
    UOB Tampines Ctr
    Tampines Stn/Int
  • Tampines St 21
    Blk 237
    Opp Blk 248
    Blk 266)
  • Tampines Ave 2
    Blk 266
    Tampines East CC
  • Tampines Ave 7
    Tampines JC
    Blk 497D
  • Loyang Ave
    Blk 149A
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    Blk 156
  • Pasir Ris St 21
    Blk 204
    Opp Blk 242
  • Pasir Ris Dr 4
    Blk 485
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    Blk 479
    Opp Downtown East
  • Pasir Ris Dr 8
    Opp Blk 586
    Aft Pasir Ris St 53
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    Opp Blk 571
    Opp Blk 515
  • Elias Rd
    Opp Ris Grandeur
  • Pasir Ris St 71
    Blk 778
    Bet Blks 771/772
  • Pasir Ris Dr 10
    Blk 741
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    Blk 740
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    Blk 747A
  • Tampines Expressway (TPE)
    –express–
    Bef Punggol Rd
  • Punggol Rd
    Opp Blk 103A
  • Punggol Field
    Blk 196A
    Blk 173B
    Opp Blk 126A
  • Punggol East
    Blk 166A
  • Punggol Ctrl
    Blk 162B
    bet Blks 187/188
    Edgefield Pr Sch
    Blk 298
  • Punggol Temp Int
  • Punggol Temp Int
  • Punggol Ctrl
    Opp Blk 293
    Punggol Sec Sch
    Opp Blk 188
    Blk 649
  • Punggol East
    Opp Blk 166A
  • Punggol Field
    Blk 126A
    Blk 108
    Blk 101C
  • Punggol Rd
    Blk 102C
  • Tampines Expressway (TPE)
    Aft Punggol Rd
    — express —
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    Aft TPE
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    Blk 738
  • Pasir Ris Dr 10
    Meridian JC
  • Pasir Ris St 71
    Opp Blks 771/772
    Blk 778
  • Elias Rd
    Ris Grandeur
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    Blk 612
    Blk 515
    Blk 571
  • Pasir Ris Dr 8
    Bef Pasir Ris St 53
    Blk 586
  • Pasir Ris Int
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    Downtown East
    Opp Blk 479
  • Pasir Ris Dr 4
    Blk 231A CP
  • Pasir Ris St 21
    Blk 242
    Opp Blk 204
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    Blk 269A
  • Loyang Ave
    Opp Blk 149A
  • Tampines Ave 7
    Blk 370
    Opp Tampines JC
  • Tampines St 23
    Opp Blk 216
  • Tampines St 21
    Opp Blk 266
    Blk 248
    Opp Blk 237
  • Tampines Ave 4
    Opp Tampines Stn/Int
    Opp Century Sq
  • Tampines Ave 5 
    Tampines Stadium
  • Tampines Ctrl 2
  • Tampines Int

Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 7 Aug 2002 – 3 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 4 Sep 2016 onwards: Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd

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

Route History:

  • 2002 (7 Aug): Introduced by SBS Transit as Tampines – Pasir Ris Street 71 (Loop), formed by the merger of existing services 294 and 357. Route number re-used for the second time.
  • 2003 (19 Aug): Extended to loop at Punggol Central via Tampines Expressway
  • 2003 (30 Nov): Extended to terminate at Punggol (Temp) Int, now a bidirectional route
  • 2014 (Mar): Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) implemented for a two-year trial.
  • 2014 (24 Aug): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along the slip road of Tampines Expressway near Punggol Flyover
  • 2015 (05 Jun): BSRF trial extended to Aug 2016
  • 2015 (07 Sep): Start of Double-Decker bus deployments
  • 2015 (12 Dec): Route amendment due to realignment of Pasir Ris Ctrl & extension of Pasir Ris Dr 8
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. First bus brought forward from 5.15am to 5.05am from Punggol Int on Weekdays.

Past Routings:


Route Video:


External Links & References:

Back to Bus Services
Back to Bus Articles

Ding Dong Bell

Ding Dong!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *