Updates for February 2017

02 Feb Start of registration for new MAN A95 Batch 3 (Bus Contracting Model) buses
12 Feb
  • Bus Service 22 to call at a pair of bus stops along Tampines Ave 5
  • Bus Services 8, 22, 61, 65 & 66 to call at a new pair of bus stops along Ubi Ave 2
13 Feb
14 Feb New SMRT MAN Lion’s City Facelift Double Decker Buses debut on revenue service
20 Feb Go-Ahead BYD K9 trial continues on Bus Service 119
26 Feb Launch of SMRT Bus Service 973
27 Feb Full retirement of SMRT Mercedes-Benz O405 (Volgren) Buses
28 Feb Last day of operations for SMRT Premium Bus Service 589

 
 
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SBS Transit invests in Mobileye collision alert system

Local bus operator SBS Transit is investing in technology to increase the competency of its Bus Captains. In recent months, the Mobileye anti-collision alert system has been progressively installed on SBS Transit buses, helping to reinforce safe driving behaviour and reducing the chance of accidents. Acting as an ‘extra pair of eyes’, the system alerts Bus Captains to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on the roads with visual and audible alerts.

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Extension of Bus and Train Operating Hours for Chinese New Year’s Eve 2017

Operating hours of train services and selected bus services will be extended on Chinese New Year’s Eve, Friday, 27 January 2017 for the benefit of late-night commuters. Last train timings along all MRT and LRT lines will be extended to the early hours of 28 January, along with selected residential bus services that allow commuters to connect from the last train.

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LTA trials new information display for buses

On Thursday, 8 December 2016, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) launched a new information display panel for buses, providing commuters with on-route information in real-time. The Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) is a new LCD panel installed on a Tower Transit MAN NL323F single-deck bus, deployed on Bus Service 106 for a 2-month trial period.

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