Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package

The Serangoon – Eunos 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.

PT209 – Serangoon – Eunos 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 Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2025 by LTA in 2016.

Contract PT209: Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2025 (will be extended; exact duration yet to be announced)
Bus Services
11, 53/53M, 55, 58, 59, 60, 63/63M, 64, 90, 94, 101, 103, 105, 109, 134, 137, 140, 141, 146, 150, 154, 158, 315 & 317 (24 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Hougang Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Serangoon Bus Interchange, Eunos Bus Interchange, Sims Place Bus Terminal, Changi Village Bus Terminal

Currently under construction, the Kim Chuan Bus Depot would likely take over as the bus depot for this package as part of the tendered package when completed.

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, Serangoon-Eunos 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:

Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package contains 24 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.

Service Route Type
11 Lorong 1 Geylang ↺ Rhu Cross Trunk
53 Bishan ↺ Changi Airport Trunk
55 BishanUpper East Coast Trunk
58 BishanPasir Ris Trunk
59 BishanChangi Village Trunk
60 EunosBedok Trunk
63 Eunos ↺ Jalan Rumah Tinggi Trunk
64 Sims Place ↺ Mei Ling Street Trunk
90 Toa Payoh ↺ Airport Road Trunk
94 Eunos ↺ Airport Road Trunk
101 Serangoon ↺ Buangkok Crescent Trunk
103 SerangoonYishun Trunk
105 SerangoonJurong East Trunk
109 SerangoonChangi Village Trunk
134 Sims Place ↺ Marine Terrace Trunk
137 Sims PlaceUpper East Coast Trunk
140 Lorong 1 Geylang ↺ Saint Wilfred Road Trunk
141 Lorong 1 GeylangToa Payoh Trunk
Bartley Road ↺ Bidadari Park Drive Trunk
150 Eunos ↺ Marine Terrace Trunk
154 Boon LayEunos Trunk
158 Serangoon ↺ Rhu Cross Trunk
315 Serangoon ↺ Serangoon North Avenue 5 Feeder
317 Serangoon ↺ Berwick Drive Feeder


Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
53A Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738) → Changi Airport Terminal 2 Short Trip
53M Hougang Avenue 1 ↺ Serangoon Central Supplementary
55B Bishan → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 (Blk 443) Short Trip
58A Upper Serangoon Road (S’goon Stn Exit H) → Tampines Avenue 10 (Tampines Wafer Fab Pk) Short Trip
58B Pasir Ris → Upper Paya Lebar Road (Aft Tai Seng Stn) Short Trip
60A Eunos → Bedok Reservoir Road (Blk 608) Short Trip
60T Eunos → Bedok Terminating Trip
63A Eunos → Jln Rumah Tinggi (Opp Blk 36) Short Trip
63M Eunos ↺ Circuit Road Supplementary
90A Toa Payoh → Airport Road (Paya Lebar Air Base) Short Trip
94A Eunos → Airport Road (Bef RSAF Roundabout) Short Trip
105B Jurong East → Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi Stn Exit B) Short Trip
109A Serangoon → Hougang Avenue 4 (Blk 913) Short Trip
137A New Upper Changi Road (Bedok Stn Exit B) → Bedok North Road (Bedok Nth Stn Exit A) Short Trip
154A Yung Ho Road (Blk 151) → Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) Short Trip
154B Boon Lay → Clementi Road (Ngee Ann Poly) Short Trip
158A Aljunied Road (Aljunied Stn) → Aljunied Road (Opp Aljunied Stn), via Tanjong Rhu Short Trip


Serangoon – Eunos Bus Package – Negotiated Contract (PT209) Timeline
  • 2016 (11 Aug): Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.
  • 2017 (10 Apr): Short Trip Services 58A & 58B added
  • 2017 (21 Oct): Bus Service 137 added
  • 2019 (11 Feb): Short Trip Service 137A added
  • 2021 (11 Apr): Short Trip Service 63A re-numbered from trips of Service 63 that terminate at Jln Rumah Tinggi (Opp Blk 36)
  • 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.
  • 2021 (12 Dec): Bus Service 22 transferred from Tampines Bus Package; Bus Service 506 transferred from Bedok Bus Package
  • 2024 (25 Feb): Bus Service 146 added

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