In Pictures: BusPlus Dennis Lances on Tampines Retail Park Free Shuttle Bus Services

Main Article:  Tampines Retail Park Free Shuttle Bus Services

Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of SMRT Buses and long-time operator of the Tampines Retail Park shuttle services, was replaced with ComfortDelGro Bus Pte Ltd as part of a contract renewal. Its last day of operations was on 31 October 2016.

There were 4 different shuttle bus routes originating from Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok and Sengkang MRT Stations, connecting shoppers to and from Tampines Retail Park. The Shuttle Services to Tampines and Bedok runs on a daily basis, while the Pasir Ris and Sengkang shuttle services only run on Weekends and Public Holidays only.

A Brief History

The Tampines Retail Park shuttle started in Year 2006, in tandem with the opening of IKEA Tampines, the furniture chain’s second outlet in Singapore after IKEA Alexander. In its early years, the shuttle had been operated with a mix of SBS Transit, SMRT and Woodlands Transport buses. As Giant Hypermarket and Courts Megastore opened in the following months, the shuttle was amended to serve these outlets as well.

Eventually, BusPlus became the sole operator of the Tampines Retail Park shuttle, with Dennis Lance buses running daily and supplemented by Mercedes-Benz O405 buses on weekends. Later, the Pasir Ris route was downgraded from daily operation to weekends only, and Dennis Lance buses comprised the full operating fleet, substituting Mercedes-Benz O405 buses.

As part of a renewed contract, ComfortDelGro Bus Pte Ltd took over Bus-Plus Services Pte Ltd as the operator of the Tampines Retail Park shuttle services with effect from 01 Nov 2016.


All operating details below are defunct as of 1 Nov 2016


Tampines MRT Station ↔ Tampines Retail Park

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Bus Plus Dennis Lance 245 (PA2022D) – Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Tampines)

Operating Hours:

  • Weekdays:
    From Tampines MRT Station: 0920hrs – 2050hrs
    From Tampines Retail Park: 0930hrs – 2330hrs
  • Weekends & Public Holidays:
    From Tampines MRT Station: 0900hrs – 2100hrs
    From Tampines Retail Park: 0910hrs – 2330hrs

Note: The shuttle service will call at Giant Tampines, IKEA Tampines and Courts Megastore in Tampines Retail Park.

The pick up point for the Shuttle was at Tampines MRT Station Pick Up Point, near Exit B along Tampines Central 4.

Frequency:

  • Weekdays: 30 mins
  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 10 – 20 mins

Bedok MRT Station ↔ Tampines Retail Park

Bus Plus Dennis Lance 211 (PA648L) - Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Bedok)
Bus Plus Dennis Lance 211 (PA648L) – Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Bedok)

Operating Hours:

  • Weekdays:
    From Bedok MRT Station: 0925hrs – 2105hrs
    From Tampines Retail Park: 0945hrs – 2315hrs
  • Weekends & Public Holidays:
    From Bedok MRT Station: 0905hrs – 2110hrs
    From Tampines Retail Park: 0920hrs – 2315hrs

Note: The shuttle service will call at Giant Tampines, Ikea Tampines and Courts Megastore in Tampines Retail Park.

The pick up point for the Shuttle was at Bus Stop 84031, Bedok Station along New Upp Changi Rd near Bedok MRT Station Exit B.

Frequency:

  • Weekdays: 30 mins
  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 10 – 20 mins

Pasir Ris MRT Station ↔ Tampines Retail Park

Bus Plus Dennis Lance 245 (PA2054L) - Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Pasir Ris)
Bus Plus Dennis Lance 245 (PA2054L) – Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Pasir Ris)

Operating Hours:

  • Weekends & Public Holidays:
    From Pasir Ris MRT Station: 0905hrs – 2110hrs
    From Tampines Retail Park: 0920hrs – 2315hrs

Note: The shuttle service will call at Giant Tampines, Ikea Tampines and Courts Megastore in Tampines Retail Park.

The pick up point for the Shuttle is at 77329 Pasir Ris Central (Bef Pasir Ris St 53), across the road from Pasir Ris MRT Station Exit B.

Frequency:

  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 45 mins

Sengkang MRT Station ↔ Tampines Retail Park

Bus Plus Dennis Lance 211 (PA644Y) - Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Sengkang)
Bus Plus Dennis Lance 211 (PA644Y) – Tampines Retail Park Shuttle (Sengkang)

Operating Hours:

  • Weekends & Public Holidays:
    From Sengkang MRT Station: 0915, 1000, 1045, 1130, 1215, 1300, 1345, 1430, 1515, 1600, 1645, 1730, 1815, 1900, 1945, 2030, 2100
    From Tampines Retail Park: 0942hrs – 2330hrs

Note: The shuttle service will call at Giant Tampines, Ikea Tampines and Courts Megastore in Tampines Retail Park.

The pick up point for the Shuttle is at the Taxi Stand / Passenger Pickup Point along Sengkang Square, near Sengkang MRT Station Exit C.

Frequency:

  • Weekends & Public Holidays: 45 mins

Shuttle Boarding Points at Tampines Retail Park


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