Go-Ahead Bus Service 43

Go-Ahead Bus Service 43 is a trunk service plying between Punggol and Upper East Coast, passing through Sengkang, Buangkok, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Upper Paya Lebar, Tanjong Katong and Marine Parade. A supplementary route variant, Service 43M, operates daily alongside this route.

Service 43 will call at a new pair of bus stops (Opp Blk 293D & Blk 286B) along Sengkang East Rd from 13 Nov 2016.

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


Route:

Route Details (Click to expand)
Direction 1 – To Upper East Coast Direction 2 – To Punggol
  • Punggol Place
    – Punggol Temp Int   NE17  PTC 
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Bef Blk 264
  • Punggol Way
    – Soo Teck Stn   PW7 
    – Twin Waterfalls
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Blk 286B
    – Blk 261
    – Opp Blk 323B
  • Compassvale Dr (express)
  • Sengkang Central
    – Blk 204C
    – Buangkok Stn   NE15 
  • Buangkok Dr
    – Blk 557
  • Buangkok Green
    – Blk 565
    – Blk 579
    – Blk 911
    – Blk 969
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Blk 953
    – Gracehaven S Army
    – Opp Blk 139
    – Toho Green
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Aft S’goon Gdn Way
    – Bef Tai Seng Chr Ch
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – S’goon Sports Cplx
  • Serangoon Central
    – Blk 206
    – Opp S’goon Stn   NE12  CC13 
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Opp Blk 1
  • Upp Paya Lebar Rd
    – Blk 161
    – Aft Paya Lebar Cres
    – Raya Gdn
    – Paya Lebar Gdns
    – Aft Rochdale Rd
    – Opp Paya Lebar St
    – Opp Asiawide Ind Bldg
    – Opp Tai Seng Stn   CC11 
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar
    – Citipoint Ind Cplx
    – Opp MacPherson Stn   CC10  DT26 
    – CISCO Ctr
    – Paya Lebar Stn   EW8  CC9 
  • Sims Ave (Express)
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Tg Katong Cplx
    – CDAC Bldg
    – Shell Kiosk
    – Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Bef Katong PO
  • Mountbatten Rd (Express)
  • Amber Rd
    – Opp Amber Gdn
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Opp Parkway Parade
    – Opp Blk 72
    – CHIJ Katong Convent (Pr)
    – Opp Blk 57
    – St. Patrick’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Mandarin Gdns
    – Opp Laguna Pk
    – Hua Xin Ct
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Eastern Lagoon II
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Evergreen Gdn
    – Bef Sennett Rd
    – The Summit
    – Opp Fairview Ct
    – Opp Temasek Sec Sch
    – Kew Green Condo
    – Upp East Coast Ter
  • Upp East Coast Rd
    – Upp East Coast Ter
    – Opp Kew Green Condo
    – Temasek Sec Sch
    – Fairview Ct
    – Calvary Ably of God Ch
    – Opp The Summit
    – East Coast Ville
    – Opp Evergreen Ave
  • Bedok South Ave 1
    – Opp Eastern Lagoon II
  • Marine Parade Rd
    – Lagoon View
    – Laguna Pk
    – Victoria Sch
    – Mandarin Gdns
    – Neptune Ct
    – CHIJ Katong Convent
    – Blk 57
    – Tao Nan Sch
    – Bet Blks 72/74
    – Parkway Parade
  • Amber Rd
    – Amber Gdn
  • Mountbatten Rd (express)
  • Tg Katong Rd
    – Aft Katong PO
    – Opp Tg Katong Girls’ Sch
    – Aft Dunman Rd
    – Aft Queen of Peace Ch
  • Geylang Rd (Express)
  • Paya Lebar Rd
    – Bef Geylang Fire Stn
    – Opp Paya Lebar Stn   EW8  CC9 
    – Opp CISCO Ctr
    – MacPherson Stn   CC10  DT26 
    – Opp Orion @ Paya Lebar
    – Le Crescendo
  • Upp Paya Lebar Rd
    – Aft Tai Seng Stn   CC11 
    – Asiawide Ind Bldg
    – Aft Paya Lebar St
    – Aft Bartley Rd
    – Wisma AUPE
    – How Sun Pk
    – Opp Bethany Presby Ch
    – Paya Lebar Camp
  • Upp Serangoon Rd
    – Paya Lebar Camp
  • Serangoon Central
    – S’goon Stn  NE12  CC13 
    – Blk 261
  • Yio Chu Kang Link
    – Opp S’goon Swim Cplx
  • Yio Chu Kang Rd
    – Bef St. Helier’s Ave
    – Aft S’goon Nth Ave 1
    – Blk 133
    – Blk 138
    – Opp Gracehaven S Army
    – Opp Blk 953
  • Buangkok Green
    – Opp Blk 968
    – Opp Blk 910
    – Opp Blk 579
    – Opp Blk 565
  • Buangkok Dr
    – Opp Blk 558
  • Sengkang Central
    – Buangkok Stn   NE15 
    – Blk 201C
  • Compassvale Dr (express)
  • Sengkang East Rd
    – Blk 232B
    – Opp Blk 261
    – Opp Blk 293D
  • Punggol Way
    – Aft TPE
    – Soo Teck Stn   PW7 
  • Punggol Ctrl
    – Opp Blk 264A
  • Punggol Place
    – Punggol Temp Int   NE17  PTC 
Technical Information
Route WAB_logo_20px
Punggol Bus Interchange ↔ Upper East Coast Bus Terminal 
Passes Through Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Boon Keng, Geylang, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast
Route Length 23.5km (D1) | 23.5km (D2)
Travelling Time ~95 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Loyang Bus Package
Current Operator Go-Ahead Singapore (Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd)
Current Depot Loyang Bus Depot
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Buses:
Volvo B9TL
Departure Times from Punggol
0545 – 2345 (Daily)
Departure Times from Upp East Coast
0525 – 2345 (Weekdays)
0545 – 2345 (Weekends & Public Holidays)
Frequency Direction 1 Direction 2
0530-0830: 09 – 13 mins
0831-1659: 08 – 17 mins
1700-1900: 13 – 16 mins
After 1900: 14 – 16 mins
0530-0830: 10 – 14 mins
0831-1659: 10 – 18 mins
1700-1900: 10 – 18 mins
After 1930: 13 – 18 mins

Route History

Introduced in 2005, Service 43 is an inter-town route connecting residential towns of Punggol, Sengkang, Buangkok, Serangoon, Marine Parade and Upper East Coast. Serving many areas of high commuter traffic, this service encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.

This service compliments Service 70/M76 and the Circle Line between Paya Lebar and Serangoon. Peak demand is especially high between Paya Lebar and Marine Parade, as well as between Serangoon MRT and Buangkok Green. As such, the sector is supplemented by Service 43M.

Special Departures:

  • Paya Lebar Rd (Opp Trinity @ Paya Lebar)  Upper East Coast Ter
    Weekdays: 0615hrs
  • Paya Lebar Rd (Le Crescendo)  Punggol Int
    Weekdays: 0600hrs

Route Variants:

  • Service 43M: Punggol Bus Interchange ↺ Serangoon Central (Loop)  WAB_logo_20px

Service 43M is a supplementary route of Service 43, launched on Sunday, 16 November 2014 duplicating its parent service between Punggol Bus Interchange and Serangoon Central. It relieves demand and improves reliability of bus services for commuters along Service 43′s most crowded stretches of route.

MRT Stations served by this route:

LRT Stations served by this route:

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


Gallery:


Operator History:

  • 23 Oct 2005 – 03 Sep 2016: SBS Transit Ltd
  • 04 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:

  • 2005 (23 Oct): Introduced between Punggol and Upper East Coast Terminal, via Sengkang East Rd, Buangkok Green, Yio Chu Kang Rd, Serangoon Central, Upp Paya Lebar Rd & Paya Lebar Rd, Tanjong Katong Rd & Marine Parade Rd.
  • 2009 (23 Aug): No longer plies Eunos Rd 8 after Paya Lebar Rd was reinstated
  • 2009 (3 Dec): Designated wheelchair-accessible bus route (WAB)
  • 2012 (23 Jul): Introduction of shortworking trip 43A from Buangkok Green to Serangoon Stn during AM Peak hours
  • Sep 2012: Service improvement under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP)
  • 2014 (16 Nov): Supplementary route Service 43M introduced, Shortworking Trip 43A withdrawn.
  • 2014 (07 Dec): Calls at a pair of new bus stops along Punggol Central (Blk 264 / Opp Blk 264)
  • 2015 (30 Aug): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Punggol Way
  • 2016 (4 Sep): Operations transferred to Go Ahead Loyang Pte Ltd from SBS Transit Ltd. First bus from Upp East Coast on weekdays brought forward to 0525hrs instead of 0545hrs.
  • 2016 (13 Nov): Calls at a new pair of bus stops along Sengkang East Rd (Opp Blk 293D / Blk 286B)

Past Routings:


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