Bedok Bus Package

The Bedok Bus Package is one of fourteen bus packages under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).

Under the BCM, bus routes are bundled into bus packages, consisting of a single bus depot, several bus interchanges/terminals, the bus routes and the buses themselves. With all bus infrastructure belonging to the Government, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) would contract out the bus package, select a bus operator (through a competitive tendering process), and lease these assets to the new operator.

The successful tenderer operates these bus routes and collects fares on behalf of LTA, while maintaining the associated bus infrastructure (buses & onboard equipment, depots, interchanges & terminals). In return, the operator is awarded an operating fee from LTA and potential bonuses via an incentive framework.


PT211 – Bedok Bus Package (Negotiated Contract Term: 2016 to 2023):

As part of the Bus Contracting Model which was fully implemented in September 2016, LTA entered into a Negotiated Contract with SBS Transit to operate bus services under the Bedok Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Bedok Bus Package takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2023 by LTA in 2016.

In the LTA press release on August 2016, Bedok Bus Package comprises of, 23 services are in operation then, and 1 new route to be announced.

Contract PT211: Bedok Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2023 (will be extended; exact duration yet to be announced)
Bus Services
9, 13, 14, 14e, 25, 30, 30e, 35/35M, 40, 42, 45, 46, 168, 196, 196e, 222, 225G/225W, 228, 229, 401, 506, CT18 & 4N (23 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Bedok North Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Bedok Bus InterchangeUpper East Coast Bus Terminal
Contract Extension:

In November 2021, as part of the Transition of Downtown Line to Version 2 of the New Rail Financing Framework from January 2022, SBS Transit has agreed to a revised service fee rate for five of its existing bus contracts, that is lower than the current service fee and is benchmarked against recent bus tenders after a review with LTA. The five contracts will be extended (by an average of three years) at these revised rates. [LTA Press Release]

As published in an article on The Straits Times, Bedok Bus Package is one of the bus contracts that would be extended at a revised rate. However, the exact number of years extended for this bus package has not been announced publicly by LTA.

Bus Services:

All bus service are operated by SBS Transit under the Bedok Bus Package negotiated contract.

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 (Blk 307A) → 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

 


Bedok Bus Package – Negotiated Contract (PT211) Timeline

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