Clementi Bus Package

The Clementi 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.

PT210 – Clementi Bus Package (Negotiated Contract Term: 2016 to 2025):

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 Clementi Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Clementi Bus Package takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2025 by LTA in 2016.

Contract PT210: Clementi Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2025 (will be extended; exact duration yet to be announced)
Bus Services
7, 32, 33, 48, 74, 91, 92/92M, 95, 99, 100, 111, 147, 156, 166, 174, 174e, 175, 191, 197, 200, 201, 655 & 667
(23 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Bukit Batok Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Clementi Bus Interchange, Buona Vista Bus TerminalGhim Moh Bus TerminalKent Ridge 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, Clementi 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:

Clementi Bus Package contains 23 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Route Type
7 BedokClementi Trunk
32 BedokBuona Vista Trunk
33 BedokKent Ridge Trunk
48 Bedok North Bus DepotBuona Vista Trunk
74 Hougang CentralBuona Vista Trunk
91 Buona Vista ↺ Ayer Rajah Crescent Trunk
92 Ghim Moh ↺ Science Park Drive Trunk
95 Kent Ridge ↺ Holland Road Trunk
99 ClementiJoo Koon Trunk
100 SerangoonGhim Moh Trunk
111 Ghim Moh ↺ Temasek Avenue Trunk
147 Hougang CentralClementi Trunk
156 SengkangClementi Trunk
166 Ang Mo KioClementi Trunk
174 Boon LayKampong Bahru Trunk
174e Boon Lay Kampong Bahru Express
175 ClementiLorong 1 Geylang Trunk
191 Buona Vista ↺ Media Circle Trunk
197 BedokJurong East Trunk
200 Buona VistaKent Ridge Trunk
201 Kent Ridge ↺ Pandan Gardens Trunk
West Coast Road ⇄ Marina Boulevard / Central Boulevard City Direct
Clementi Avenue 4 ⇄ Marina Boulevard / Central Boulevard City Direct


Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
7A Bedok → Orchard Boulevard (Orchard Stn Exit 13) Short Trip
7B Clementi → Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) Short Trip
Kent Ridge → Tiong Bahru Road (Blk 1) Short Trip
Bedok → Old Airport Road (Blk 22) Short Trip
Ghim Moh → Ghim Moh Road (Blk 13) Short Trip
Ghim Moh → Science Park Drive (The Rutherford) Short Trip
Ghim Moh ↺ North Buona Vista Road Supplementary
Kent Ridge → North Buona Vista Road (Buona Vista Stn Exit C) Short Trip
Serangoon → Aljunied Road (Aljunied Stn) Short Trip
Hougang Central → New Bridge Road (Aft Duxton Plain Pk) Short Trip
Buona Vista → Kent Ridge Short Trip


Clementi Bus Package – Negotiated Contract (PT210) Timeline
  • 2016 (11 Aug): Clementi Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.
  • 2017 (17 Apr): City Direct 655 added to the Clementi bus package
  • 2018 (28 Jan): Bus Service 147e added to the Clementi Bus Package.
  • 2018 (25 Feb): Bus Services 7A & 7B added as part of Service 7’s operating requirements to the Clementi Bus Package.
  • 2020 (09 Feb): Bus Service 147e removed from the bus package
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 174e, 655, 667, 3N & 5N temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (15 Apr): Bus Service 74e temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 74e, 174e, 655 & 667. Bus Services 3N & 5N remain suspended.
  • 2021 (Nov): Announcement of extension of bus contract at a revised rate by SBS Transit / LTA as part of the Transition of Downtown Line to Version 2 of the New Rail Financing Framework from January 2022; exact duration of extension has not been announced publicly by LTA.
  • 2022 (17 Jan): Bus Service 74e withdrawn
  • 2022 (30 Jun): Bus Services 3N & 5N withdrawn

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