Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package

Service 116 is one of 30 bus services under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package
Service 116 is one of 30 bus services under the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package

Bus Contracting Model (BCM) Route Package #6:
“Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package” (30 bus routes)

First announced on 11 August 2016, the Sengkang–Hougang 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 2021.

This package comprises 30 existing bus services mainly originating from Compassvale Bus InterchangeHougang Central Bus Interchange and Sengkang Bus Interchange, with a handful originating at Punggol, Hougang Street 21 and Marina Centre Bus Terminals.

All bus operations would be based out of Hougang Bus Depot, located off Defu Avenue 1 within the Defu Industrial Estate.

Under a Negotiated Contract, SMRT Buses will operate Bus Service 110 until the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package is awarded to the successful tenderer.

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 27, 51, 80, 86, 87, 89, 89e, 102, 107/107M, 110, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 132, 151, 151e, 153, 159, 161, 163/163M, 165, 324, 325, 329, 371, 372, 374, 6N
Bus Depot Hougang Bus Depot
Anchor Interchanges / Terminals CompassvaleHougang CentralSengkang

Bus Services:

Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package contains 30 bus services, 29 of which are operated by SBS Transit and 1 by SMRT Buses.

Service Destination 1 Destination 2 Type Description
27 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
51 Hougang Ctrl Jurong East Trunk
80 Sengkang HarbourFront Trunk
86 Sengkang Ang Mo Kio Trunk
87 Sengkang Bedok Trunk
89 Sengkang ↺ Changi Airfreight Ctr Trunk
89e Sengkang Changi Airfreight Ctr Express Peak Hours
102 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Seletar Aerospace Ave Trunk
107 Hougang Ctrl Shenton Way Trunk
107M Hougang Ctrl ↺ Temasek Avenue Trunk Supplementary
110 Compassvale ↺ Changi Airport Trunk Operated by SMRT Buses under Negotiated Contract
112 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Hougang Street 92 Trunk
113 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Upp Paya Lebar Rd Trunk
115 Hougang St 21 ↺ Hougang Ave 3 Trunk
116 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Serangoon Ctrl Trunk
117 Punggol Yishun Trunk
132 Hougang Ctrl Bt Merah Trunk
151 Hougang Ctrl Kent Ridge Trunk
151e Hougang Ctrl Kent Ridge Express Peak Hours
153 Hougang Ctrl Bt Merah Trunk
159 Sengkang Toa Payoh Trunk
161 Hougang Ctrl Woodlands Trunk
163 Sengkang Toa Payoh Trunk
163M Sengkang ↺ Fernvale Lane Trunk Supplementary
165 Hougang Ctrl Clementi Trunk
324 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Upp Serangoon View Feeder
325 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Hougang St 91 Feeder
329 Hougang Ctrl ↺ Buangkok Cres Feeder
371 Sengkang ↺ Rivervale Cres Feeder
372 Sengkang ↺ Punggol Rd Feeder
374 Compassvale ↺ Fernvale Rd Feeder
6N Marina Ctr Punggol Field Night Night Service

Services 107M and 163M 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 thirty (30) 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 Compassvale, Hougang Central and Sengkang Bus Interchanges, and Hougang 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 30 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 (BCM) article.

Bus Interchanges & Terminals under the package:

Bus Depot under the package:

Route Package Timeline:

  • 2016 (11 Aug): Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages operated by SBS Transit.
  • 2017 (22 Oct): New Bus Service 110 operated by SMRT Buses under Negotiated Contract

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