Bedok Bus Package

Service 168 is one of 24 bus services under the Bedok Bus Package
Service 168 is one of 24 bus services under the Bedok Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #7:
“Bedok Bus Package” (24 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Bedok Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages to be released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as part of the transition to the Bus Contracting Model (BCM). Currently, SBS Transit operates all bus services in this package under a Negotiated Contract (NC) model until Year 2023.

This package comprises 24 existing bus services mainly originating from Bedok Bus Interchange and Upper East Coast Bus Terminal, with a handful originating at Jalan Kembangan and Marina Centre Bus Terminals. As of February 2017, 23 services are in operation, and 1 new route has yet to be announced.

All bus operations would be based out of Bedok North Bus Depot, located off Bedok North Avenue 4 within the Bedok North Industrial Estate.

Contract Details:

Name To Be Announced
Awarded To Be Announced
Duration Five years, with two-year extension granted based on good performance
Published To Be Announced
Closing To Be Announced
Services 9, 13, 14, 14e, 25, 30, 30e, 35/35M, 40, 42, 45, 46, 168, 196, 196e, 222, 225, 228, 229, 401, 506, CT18, 4N and 1 new route
Bus Depot Bedok North Bus Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals BedokUpper East Coast

Bus Services:

Bedok Bus Package contains 24 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
9 Bedok ↺ Changi Airfreight Ctr Trunk
13 Upp East Coast Yio Chu Kang Trunk
14 Bedok HarbourFront Trunk
14e Bedok North Ave 3 Orchard Rd Peak Hour Limited-stop express route
25 Upp East Coast Ang Mo Kio Trunk
30 Bedok Boon Lay Trunk
30e Bedok Pasir Panjang Rd Peak Hour Limited-stop express route
35 Bedok ↺ ALPS Ave Trunk
35M Bedok ↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Ter Trunk Supplementary
40 Bedok ↺ MacPherson Estate Trunk
42 Jln Kembangan ↺ Lengkong Empat / Fidelio St Trunk
45 Upp East Coast Ang Mo Kio Depot Trunk
46 Upp East Coast Tampines Trunk
168 Bedok Woodlands Trunk
196 Bedok Clementi Trunk
196e Bedok Shenton Way / Anson Rd Peak Hour Limited-stop express route
197 Bedok Jurong East Trunk
222 Bedok ↺ Chai Chee Dr Feeder
225G/W Bedok ↺ Bedok North Street 3 Feeder
228 Bedok ↺ Bedok Reservoir Rd Feeder
229 Bedok ↺ Bedok South Rd Feeder
401 Bedok ↺ Fort Rd Trunk Weekends & PH
506 Upp East Coast Jurong East Express
CT18 Bedok North Ave 3 Kampong Bahru Special Charges Special Fares
4N Marina Centre → Pasir Ris Drive 1 Night Night Service
Future Bus Service

Service 35M are considered as supplementary services of their parent service and do not add to the overall service count. Shortworking trip services are not included in the above list.

Scope of Tender:

As part of the tender, the new Operator will be required to fulfill responsibilities as such:

  1. Operate the twenty-four (24) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
  2. Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
  3. Operate and maintain Bedok Bus Interchange, Upper East Coast Bus Terminal, and Bedok North Bus Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
  4. Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
  5. Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 24 bus services
  6. Provide customer management services, such as lost and found service, and a hotline for commuter feedback and enquiries.

All bus services will have scheduled headways of no more than 15 minutes for both directions during the morning and evening peak periods, with at least half of them having even shorter scheduled headways of no more than 10 minutes. Of these, the feeder services will run at even shorter intervals of 6-8 minutes. An estimated 45% of bus services will come at shorter intervals during peak periods when compared to the expanded BSEP.

More guidelines can be found in the main Bus Contracting Model (GCM) article.

Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:

Bus Depot under the package:

Route Package Timeline:

  • 2016 (11 Aug): Bedok Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages operated by SBS Transit.

External Links & References:

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