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, 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 Route Type
27 Hougang Central ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
51 Hougang Central Jurong East Trunk
80 Sengkang HarbourFront Trunk
86 Sengkang Ang Mo Kio Trunk
87 Sengkang Bedok Trunk
89 Hougang Central ↺ Airport Cargo Road Trunk
89e Hougang Central Airport Cargo Road Express
102 Hougang Central ↺ Seletar Aerospace Avenue Trunk
107 Hougang Central Shenton Way Trunk
110 Compassvale ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
112 Hougang Central ↺ Hougang Street 92 Trunk
113 Hougang Central ↺ Upper Paya Lebar Road Trunk
115 Hougang Street 21 ↺ Hougang Avenue 3 Trunk
116 Hougang Central ↺ Serangoon Central Trunk
117 Punggol Sembawang Trunk
132 Hougang Central Bukit Merah Trunk
151 Hougang Central Kent Ridge Trunk
151e Hougang Central  Kent Ridge Express
153 Bukit Merah Hougang Central Trunk
159 Sengkang Toa Payoh Trunk
161 Hougang Central Woodlands Trunk
163 Sengkang Toa Payoh Trunk
165 Hougang Central Clementi Trunk
324 Hougang Central ↺ Upper Serangoon View Feeder
325 Hougang Central ↺ Hougang Street 91 Feeder
329 Hougang Central ↺ Buangkok Crescent Feeder
371 Sengkang ↺ Rivervale Crescent Feeder
372 Sengkang ↺ Punggol Road Feeder
374 Compassvale ↺ Fernvale Road Feeder
6N Marina Centre → Punggol Field Night

Bus Service 110 is operated by SMRT Buses under Negotiated Contract until the Sengkang – Hougang Bus Package contract renewal.

Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
27A Sengkang East Avenue (Blk 203B) → Tampines Avenue 4 (Opp Century Sq) Short Trip
51A Jurong East → Pandan Gardens (Blk 407) Short Trip
80A Sengkang → Aljunied Road (Aljunied Stn) Short Trip
89A Pasir Ris Drive 1 (Blk 738) → Airport Cargo Road (Airfreight Ter Bldg) Short Trip
107M Hougang Central ↺ Raffles Boulevard Supplementary
112A Hougang Central → Upper Serangoon Road (Kovan Stn Exit B) Short Trip
113A Upper Serangoon Road (Kovan Stn Exit C) → Upper Serangoon Road (Kovan Stn Exit B) Short Trip
Serangoon North Avenue 4 (Blk 504A CP) → Serangoon Central (S’goon Stn Exit C/Blk 201) Short Trip
117A Yishun Avenue 1 (Opp Blk 430B) → Yishun Avenue 2 (Bef Khatib Stn) Short Trip
117B Sembawang → Yishun Avenue 2 (Opp Yishun Stn) Short Trip
159A Sengkang → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Bef Ang Mo Kio Stn Exit B) Short Trip
159B Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int) → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) Short Trip
163A Sengkang → Fernvale Lane (Bef Sengkang West Rd) Short Trip


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
  • 2019 (14 Jan): Short Trip Service 117A added to the Bus Package
  • 2019 (10 Feb): Service 163M withdrawn, replaced by Short Trip Service 163A
  • 2019 (11 Mar): Short Trip Service 117B added to the Bus Package
  • 2019 (15 Apr): Short Trip Service 116A added to the Bus Package

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