Go-Ahead Townlink Bus Service 359

Go-Ahead Townlink Service 359 is a Townlink service operating from Pasir Ris Interchange and looping at Pasir Ris Street 71 and Street 11, passing through Pasir Ris Drive 3, Drive 12 and Drive 1 . It operates as a dual-loop service, calling at Pasir Ris Interchange twice in a single trip.

Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd (Go-Ahead Singapore) took over operations of this bus service from SBS Transit from 18 September 2016 under the Loyang Bus Package. At the same time, Peak Period Short Service 359P will be withdrawn.

Route Information
Route Pasir Ris Bus Interchange ↺ Pasir Ris Street 71 & Street 11 (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px
Passes Through Pasir Ris Dr 3, Dr 12, St 11 and Dr 1
Route Length 12.7km  (6.5km West Loop, 6.2km East Loop)
Travelling Time 50 mins
Operator Information
GCM Route Package
Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Single Deck bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
(West Loop)
0530hrs – 0050hrs (Weekdays & Sat)
0545hrs – 0050hrs (Sundays & PHs)
Departure Times from Pasir Ris
(East Loop)
0530hrs – 0050hrs (Weekdays & Sat)
0545hrs – 0050hrs (Sundays & PHs)
Frequency Loop Service
0630-0830: 05 – 11 mins
0831-1659: 06 – 09 mins
1700-1930: 05 – 09 mins
After 1930: 06 – 13 mins
Notes The last trips will for each loop will terminate at Pasir Ris Interchange

Route History

Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6457C) - Service 359T
Go-Ahead Mercedes-Benz Citaro (SBS6457C) – Service 359T

Townlink Service 359 serves residents and schools around Pasir Ris Neighbourhoods 5, 6 and 7 on the West Loop, and Neighbourhoods 1, 2 and 5 on the East Loop, connecting both ends with Pasir Ris Town Centre.

A full trip of Service 359 will first ply the West Loop (via Pasir Ris Street 71) followed by the East Loop (via Pasir Ris Street 11), while calling at Pasir Ris Interchange between loops. Terminating trips will display a red “T” sign to indicate that the bus will no longer continue its journey after reaching Pasir Ris Interchange. In which case, commuters can either change buses at Pasir Ris Interchange or wait for the next non-terminating trip.

At Pasir Ris Interchange, different boarding berths are used for the West (Berth B7) and East (Berth B6) loops. Passengers should check the service direction before boarding the bus.

During Eves of Public Holidays, last bus timings are extended to 1:10am to complement the extension of train operating hours.

PPSS Variant

In 2014, a Peak Period Short Service (PPSS) variant of this route, 359P, was introduced. It duplicates the entire of 359′s East loop and operates during the Weekday peak hours, operating with private buses. The service was withdrawn from 19 Sep 2016 as part of the Changes to PPSS in Sep 2016.

Special Departures:
  • Pasir Ris Interchange ↺ Pasir Ris Street 11 (East Loop)
    0530hrs, 0542hrs (Weekdays/Saturdays)
    0545hrs, 0556hrs (Sundays/PHs)
Peak Period Short Service Variant:
  • Peak Period Short Service 359P: Pasir Ris Int ↺ Pasir Ris Street 11
    Introduced 10 Jun 2014 , duplicates east loop of Service 359 [Withdrawn from 19 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.


Route Information:

Loop Service (via Pasir Ris Int)

WEST LOOP

  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 
    – Blk 500A
    – Aft Blk 601
    – Blk 626
    – Blk 713
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Blk 717
    – Aft Pasir Ris St 72
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 738
  • Pasir Ris Dr 10
    – Meridian JC
  • Pasir Ris St 71
    – Blk 753
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Express)
  • Pasir Ris Dr 12
    – Aft Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Opp Blk 717
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Opp Blk 713
    – Opp Blk 626
    – Opp Blk 601
    – Opp Blk 500A
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 

EAST LOOP

  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 
  • Pasir Ris Central
    – Pasir Ris Town Park
  • Pasir Ris St 51
    – Blk 569
    – Blk 564
    – Opp Blk 555
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 425
  • Pasir Ris St 11
    – Blk 108
    – Bef Blk 187
    – Aft Blk 182
  • Pasir Ris Dr 1
    – Blk 197
    – Blk 104
    – Blk 155
  • Pasir Ris St 51
    – Blk 555
    – Blk 562
    – Opp Blk 569
  • Pasir Ris Central
    – Opp Pasir Ris Town Park
  • Pasir Ris Dr 3
    – Pasir Ris Int  EW1 

Note:

  • Buses without the red “T” suffix displayed at the front signage will continue to the other loop.
  • Buses with the red “T” suffix displayed at the front signage will terminate at Pasir Ris Int.

MRT Stations Served by the route:


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 1997 – 2001: Singapore Bus Services Ltd
  • 2001 – 17 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 18 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.

History:

  • 1997 (19 Jan): Introduced from the merger of Feeder 351 and Feeder 355.
  • 1998 (06 Sep): Amended to ply Pasir Ris Street 51, in the direction towards Pasir Ris St 11, covering additional of 3 bus stops in both directions (B01 – B06)
  • 2010 (28 Feb): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus service (WAB)
  • 2013: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2016 (18 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd.

External Links and References:

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

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2 thoughts on “Go-Ahead Townlink Bus Service 359

  • 28 March 2016 at 5:40 PM
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    Hi,

    My child is taking bus no. 359 to and from school daily. However, we realised that the frequency of bus 359 is terrible. At her school bus stop ( near Coral Secondary School ), my child always faces this problem of having to wait for a long time for her bus. In between her bus arrival, there is always at least 2 to 3 buses of 359T which only travel and end at Pasir Ris Interchange which do not continue from go to area near Elias Mall.

    In fact just today, 28 March 2016 between 5pm to 5.30pm, 4 buses of 359T came to the bus stop but not a single 359 !!! This is inefficient and so unfair to other passengers !

    I need to know why is the frequency of 359T, 3 or 4 times more in compare to 359 , which actually serves a larger number of passengers as it covers a larger area.

    Please kindly look into this problem and kindly give me a reply on this issue !

    Thanks

    Reply
    • 28 March 2016 at 8:52 PM
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      Hi Mrs Lee,

      At Coral Secondary School bus stop, the scheduled arrival for non terminating 359 buses are at 1701hrs and 1725hrs.
      For 359 buses, almost all buses are scheduled to serve Pasir Ris St 71 (West Loop) before St 11 (East Loop). Buses will typically run 2 continuous rounds of West & East before terminating at Pasir Ris Int for a break. For further feedback on Townlink services, please fill up a SBS Transit feedback form at http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/icfms/icfms_feedback.aspx

      Moreoever, Peak Period Short Service 359P operated by MyBus (Loh Gim Chong Transport) which passes by Coral Sec only terminates at Pasir Ris Int.

      Regards,
      LTG Team

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