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)|
||11, 53/53M, 55, 58, 59, 60, 63/63M, 64, 90, 94, 101, 103, 105, 109, 134, 137, 140, 141, 150, 154, 158, 315 & 317 (23 bus routes)|
|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.
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.
Serangoon–Eunos Bus Package contains 23 existing bus services, all of which are currently operated by SBS Transit.
|11||Lorong 1 Geylang ↺ Rhu Cross||Trunk|
|53||Bishan ↺ Changi Airport||Trunk|
|55||Bishan ↔ Upper East Coast||Trunk|
|58||Bishan ↔ Pasir Ris||Trunk|
|59||Bishan ↔ Changi Village||Trunk|
|60||Eunos ↺ Bedok||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||Serangoon ↔ Yishun||Trunk|
|105||Serangoon ↔ Jurong East||Trunk|
|109||Serangoon ↔ Changi Village||Trunk|
|134||Sims Place ↺ Marine Terrace||Trunk|
|137||Sims Place ↔ Upper East Coast||Trunk|
|140||Lorong 1 Geylang ↺ Saint Wilfred Road||Trunk|
|141||Lorong 1 Geylang ↔ Toa Payoh||Trunk|
|150||Eunos ↺ Marine Terrace||Trunk|
|154||Boon Lay ↔ Eunos||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.
|53A||Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Blk 738) → Changi Airport PTB2||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.
- 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.
External Links & References:
- Bus Industry to complete transition to BCM on 1 Sep 2016 – LTA
- Transition of Downtown Line to New Rail Financing Framework Version Two – LTA
- Downtown Line to transition to new rail financing framework from January 2022 – The Straits Times
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