Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package

The Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang 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.


PT215 – Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang 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 SMRT Buses to operate bus services under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2023 by LTA in 2016.

Contract PT215: Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SMRT Buses Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2023
Bus Services
61, 67, 75, 172, 176, 180, 184, 188, 188e, 188R, 190, 300, 301, 302, 307, 868E, 920, 922, 927, 970, 971, 972/972M, 973, 975, 976, 979, 982E, 983, 985, 991, NR3 & NR8
Operated by Tower Transit under a negotiated contract – 974
(33 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Kranji Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange, Gali Batu Bus Terminal
Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park (Former)
Bus Services:

All bus services, except service 974, are operated by SMRT Buses under the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package negotiated contract till 2023:

Service Route Type
61 Bukit Batok Eunos Trunk
67 Choa Chu Kang Tampines Trunk
75 Gali Batu Marina Centre Trunk
172 Choa Chu Kang Boon Lay Trunk
176 Bukit Panjang Bukit Merah Trunk
180 Boon Lay ↺ Bukit Panjang Road Trunk
184 Gali Batu ↺ Commonwealth Avenue West Trunk
188 Choa Chu Kang HarbourFront Trunk
188e Choa Chu Kang → HarbourFront Express
188R Choa Chu Kang Resorts World Sentosa Express
190 Choa Chu Kang Kampong Bahru Trunk
300 Choa Chu Kang ↺ Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 Feeder
301 Choa Chu Kang ↺ Keat Hong Close Feeder
302 Choa Chu Kang ↺ Choa Chu Kang Crescent Feeder
307 Choa Chu Kang ↺ Choa Chu Kang Street 62 / Teck Whye Lane Feeder
868E Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 → Temasek Avenue Express
920 Bukit Panjang ↺ Bangkit Road Feeder
922 Bukit Panjang ↺ Bangkit Road Feeder
927 Choa Chu Kang ↺ Mandai Lake Road Trunk
970 Bukit Panjang Shenton Way Trunk
971 Bukit Panjang Ring Road Cecil Street / Anson Road Trunk
972 Bukit Panjang ↺ Orchard Road Trunk
973 Bukit Panjang ↺ Hume Avenue Trunk
974 Joo Koon ↺ Upper Bukit Timah Road Trunk
975 Bukit Panjang ↺ Lim Chu Kang Road Trunk
976
Choa Chu Kang Bukit Panjang Trunk
979 Bukit Panjang ↺ Choa Chu Kang Crescent Trunk
982E Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 Marina Boulevard / Central Boulevard Express
983 Choa Chu Kang ↺ Jelebu Road Trunk
985 Choa Chu Kang Lorong 1 Geylang Trunk
991 Bukit Batok Choa Chu Kang Trunk
NR3 South Bridge Road → Choa Chu Kang Night
NR8 Marina Centre → Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 Night
Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
67W Tampines → Bukit Timah Road (Little India Stn Exit A) Short Trip
180A Boon Lay → Bukit Panjang Road (Blk 183) Short Trip
190A Choa Chu Kang → Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) Short Trip
302A Choa Chu Kang Drive (Yew Tee Stn) → Choa Chu Kang Drive (Opp Yew Tee Stn) Short Trip
307A Choa Chu Kang → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) Short Trip
307T Choa Chu Kang ↺ Choa Chu Kang Street 62 / Teck Whye Lane Terminating Trip
972A Bukit Panjang → Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) Short Trip
972M Bukit Panjang ↺ Orchard Road Variant
973A Bukit Panjang → Pending Road (Bef Pending Stn) Short Trip
974A Joo Koon → Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 (Lot 1/Choa Chu Kang Stn) Short Trip
975A Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Brickland Road (Aft Hai Inn See Tp) Short Trip
975B Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Stn) → Lim Chu Kang Road (Opp Lim Chu Kang Lane 3) Short Trip
975C Bukit Panjang  Lim Chu Kang Rd (Police Coast Guard) Short Trip
983A Choa Chu Kang → Choa Chu Kang Road (Blk 26) Short Trip
991A Bukit Batok → Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 (Princess E Pr Sch) Short Trip
991B Choa Chu Kang → Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 (Opp Choa Chu Kang Mkt) Short Trip
991C Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 (Opp Blk 464) → Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (Bt Gombak Stn) Short Trip

 


Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package – Negotiated Contract (PT215) Timeline
  • 2016 (11 Aug): Choa Chu Kang–Bukit Panjang Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SMRT Buses.
  • 2018 (08 Apr): Bus Service 974 added to the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package, operated by Tower Transit under Negotiated Contract.
  • 2018 (08 Jul): Bus Service 991 added to the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package.
  • 2018 (13 Aug): Renumbering of Express Services 188E & 868 to 188e and 868E respectively.
  • 2018 (30 Sep): Bus Service 308 removed from the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package following the withdrawal of the bus service.
  • 2019 (10 Nov): Bus Service BPS1 removed from the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package following the withdrawal of the bus service.
    Bus Service 976 added to the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package following the introduction of the bus service.
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 868E, 971E, 982E, NR3 & NR8 temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (15 Apr): Bus Services 188e & 188R temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 188e, 868E, 971E & 982E. Bus Services 188R, NR3 & NR8 remain suspended.
  • 2020 (30 Aug): Bus Services 700 & 700A removed from the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package following the withdrawal of the bus service.
  • 2020 (30 Aug): Bus Service 972M added to the Choa Chu Kang – Bukit Panjang Bus Package as a route variant of Service 972.
  • 2020 (31 Aug): Bus Service 971E converted to trunk service 971 with route amendment to serve Petir Road. Amended to start & end at Bukit Panjang Ring Road instead of Bukit Panjang Temp Bus Park during weekday morning & evening peak hours respectively.
  • 2020 (26 Oct): Short Trip Service 991C added to the bus package
  • 2021 (23 Jan): Gali Batu Bus Terminal opening amendments – Service 974 amended to Joo Koon – Upper Bukit Timah Road (Loop), Service 974A extended to start from Joo Koon Int, Services 75, 75A & 184 extended to Gali Batu Ter
  • 2021 (11 Apr): Short Trip Service 975C re-numbered from trips of Service 975 that terminate at Lim Chu Kang Rd (Police Coast Guard); Short Trip Service 75A withdrawn

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