2022 Outlook for Public Transport

Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3

Following multiple delays, the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 from Mount Pleasant to Gardens by the Bay is expected to open later this year.

* ‚Äď Mount Pleasant & Marina South stations will open in tandem with the completion of public housing developments in the area.

New MRT and LRT Trainsets

The first few Bombardier Innovia APM 300R (C801B) trains for the Bukit Panjang LRT are expected to arrive in Singapore later this year. 19 single-car C801B trains were procured, to replace the 19 C801 trains which entered service in November 1999.

The Bombardier Movia CR151 trains are also expected to be delivered this year before being put into passenger service from 2022.

More Alstom Metropolis C851E trains are expected to arrive, following the delivery of multiple trainsets for the North East Line last year. These trains are destined for the North East Line and Circle Line.

All 91 Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) CT251 trains are expected to be delivered by this year, subjected to delays.


Integrated Train Testing Centre

The first phase of the Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) is targeted for completion by end-2022, in time for the testing of Alstom Metropolis C851E trains for Circle Line 6 in 2023. Full completion is expected by end 2024. The 50 ha site is situated at the former site of the Raffles Country Club, and enables the testing and commissioning of rolling stock and rail subsystems for both new and existing rail lines.

New Electric Double Decker Bus

The BYD K9RC double-decker electric bus is expected to begin revenue service trials later this year.

New Bus Interchanges and Terminals

A part of Hougang Central Bus Interchange is expected to be relocated to facilitate the construction of the Cross Island Line, and a Temporary Bus Parking and Driver Facility is expected to be opened for service soon.

Tampines North Temporary Bus Interchange is scheduled for completion by 2022, in tandem with upcoming residential developments in Tampines North. Buangkok Integrated Transport Hub is also originally scheduled for completion this year.

No bus packages are due for renewal this year, as five of SBS Transit’s contracts have been extended at a revised service fee rate as part of the Transition of Downtown Line to Version 2 of the¬†New Rail Financing Framework from January 2022,


Autonomous Buses

In 2017, Punggol, Tengah and Jurong Innovation District were identified as areas where residents and workers can turn to self-driving buses and shuttles for their first- and last-mile commutes from 2022. At these three new towns, it is envisioned that robot buses will run scheduled services during off-peak periods to complement human-driven ones, while driverless shuttles can be summoned on demand by commuters.


All information in this article is based on previously-announced information. These scheduled completion / delivery dates are subjected to delays, in view of construction and shipping delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 thoughts on “2022 Outlook for Public Transport

  • 8 January 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Bulim currently have 135 single decks and 182 double decks
    Mandai have 209 single decks including the 35 E6 A22,4 midi buses,7 bendy and 219 double decks.

    If Bulim transfer out 40 Citaros,Mandai have to transfer 10 single decks and probably have to lease another 30 from loyang storage and Jurong East/Clementi will see many SMB A22

  • 8 January 2022 at 9:58 AM

    My prediction
    TTS:Bulim will transfer majority of the Batch 2 Citaro out to SBST and intake back the Batch 2 E5 A22.

    GAS:Maybe some of the Batch 4 B9TL will go to SBST.

    SMRT:A few Batch 4 B9TL will also go to SBST.

    • 24 February 2022 at 2:59 PM


      TTS: Transfered majority of their remaining Batch 4 B9TL WEG2 to SBS.
      GAS: Transfered some of their Sbs & SG plated Batch 4 Volvo B9TL WEG2 to Sbs.
      SMRT: Transfered some of their Batch 3 MAN A95 E5 and some E6 MAN A95 Batch 2 to SBS, None of SMRT Volvo B9TL WEG2 were transfered. They also transfered some of their Citaros to Sbs as replacement for the retired E4 Scania KUBS.
      LTA: Transfered some MAN A22 E6, two MAN A22 E5, Alot of Storage Citaros for the Retired Scania KUB E4. Registered the some new MAN A95 E6 Batch 2 to Sbs as well as ADL E500 3 Door.


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