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 Interchange, Hougang 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.
|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||Compassvale, Hougang Central, Sengkang|
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|
|86||Sengkang||Ang Mo Kio||Trunk|
|89||Sengkang||↺ Changi Airfreight Ctr||Trunk|
|89e||Sengkang||Changi Airfreight Ctr||Express||Peak Hours|
|102||Hougang Ctrl||↺ Jln Kayu||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|
|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|
|163M||Sengkang||↺ Fernvale Lane||Trunk||Supplementary|
|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:
- Operate the thirty (30) bus services in the areas in accordance with specified EWT performance standards
- Operate and maintain the buses and their onboard equipment provided by LTA
- Operate and maintain Compassvale, Hougang Central and Sengkang Bus Interchanges, and Hougang Bus Depot, including all equipment and systems provided therein
- Charge and collect the fares approved by the Public Transport Council, on behalf of the Government
- Provide bus service information at all bus stops and bus interchanges served by the 30 bus services
- 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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