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. The NC with SBS Transit is referred as PT211 – Bedok Bus Package.

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
Scope
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 Route Type
9 Bedok ↺ Airport Cargo Road Trunk
13 Yio Chu Kang Upper East Coast Trunk
14 Bedok Clementi Trunk
14e Bedok North Avenue 3 ⇄ Orchard Road Express
25 Ang Mo Kio Upper East Coast Trunk
30 Bedok Boon Lay Trunk
30e Bedok  Pasir Panjang Road
Express
35 Bedok ↺ Alps Avenue Trunk
40 Bedok ↺ Merpati Road Trunk
42 Jalan Kembangan ↺ Fidelio Street Trunk
45 Upper East Coast Ang Mo Kio Bus Depot Trunk
46 Upper East Coast Tampines Trunk
168 Bedok Woodlands Trunk
196 Bedok Clementi Trunk
196e Marine Parade Road Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
197 Bedok Jurong East Trunk
222 Bedok ↺ Chai Chee Drive Feeder
225G Bedok ↺ Bedok North Street 3 Feeder
225W Bedok ↺ Bedok North Street 3 Feeder
228 Bedok ↺ Bedok Reservoir Road Feeder
229 Bedok ↺ Bedok South Road Feeder
401 Bedok ↺ Fort Road Trunk
506 Jurong East Upper East Coast Express
CT18 Bedok North Avenue 3 Kampong Bahru Express
4N Marina Centre → Pasir Ris Drive 1 Night

Note:

Feeder Services 225G & 225W are counted as one service (225).

Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
9A Bedok → Loyang Avenue (Blk 149A) Short Trip
13A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 (Aft Blk 304) → Bishan Road (Bishan Stn) Short Trip
14A Bedok → Grange Road (National Youth Council) Short Trip
35M Bedok ↺ Tanah Merah Ferry Road Supplementary
45A Lorong Ah Soo (Opp Blk 115) → Upper Serangoon Road (S’goon Stn Exit A/Blk 413) Short Trip
196A Bedok → Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) Short Trip
222A Bedok → New Upper Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit A) Short Trip
222B New Upper Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit A) → New Upper Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit B) Short Trip

 


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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