Tampines Bus Package

The Tampines 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.

Currently under construction, the East Coast Integrated Depot would likely take over as the bus depot for this package as part of the tendered package when completed.

PT207 – Tampines Bus Package (Negotiated Contract Term: 2016 to 2024):

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 Tampines Bus Package until the awarded operator for the open tender of the Tampines Bus Package takes over operations. This was announced to be in Year 2024 by LTA in 2016.

Contract PT207: Tampines Bus Package (Negotiated Contract)
Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Duration 01 Sep 2016 – 2024 (will be extended; exact duration yet to be announced)
Bus Services
4, 10, 10e, 18, 19, 20, 23, 28, 29, 31, 37, 38, 39, 47, 65, 69, 72, 81, 127, 129, 291, 292, 293,296, 298 & 513
(26 bus routes)
Handover Date
Anchor Bus Depot Bedok North Bus Depot
Anchor Bus Interchange / Terminal Tampines Bus InterchangeTampines Concourse Bus Interchange, Tampines North Bus Interchange, Changi Business Park Bus Terminal,
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, Tampines 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:
Service Route Type
4 Tampines ↺ Changi North Way Trunk
Tampines Kent Ridge Trunk
Bedok Road Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
18 Tampines North  Bedok North Bus Depot Trunk
Tampines ↺ Airport Cargo Road Trunk
Tampines ↺ Changi Business Park Avenue 3 Trunk
23 Tampines ↺ Rochor Canal Road Trunk
28 Tampines Toa Payoh Trunk
29 TampinesChangi Village Trunk
Tampines Toa Payoh Trunk
37 Tampines ↺ Changi North Crescent Trunk
38 Tampines Bedok Trunk
39 Tampines Concourse Yishun Trunk
Changi Business Park ↺ Amber Road Trunk
Tampines HarbourFront Trunk
TampinesBedok Trunk
Yio Chu Kang Tampines Trunk
Tampines ↺ Serangoon Central Trunk
Tampines ↺ Tampines Industrial Avenue 5 Trunk
Tampines NorthSaint Michael’s Trunk
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 81 / Tampines Street 32 Feeder
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 22 Feeder
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 71 / Tampines Avenue 7 Feeder
296 Tampines ↺ Tampines North Drive 2 Feeder
Tampines North ↺ Tampines Avenue 5 Feeder
513 Tampines Avenue 5 Shenton Way / Anson Road Express
Short Trip & Supplementary Bus Services

These services do not add to the overall service count.

Service Route Type
Simei Street 1 (Blk 148) → Changi South Avenue 1 (Expo Stn Exit B) Short Trip
29A Tampines → Tampines Avenue 7 (Blk 497D) Short Trip
31A Tampines → New Upp Changi Road (Tanah Merah Stn Exit A) Short Trip
Pasir Ris Central (Opp Pasir Ris Stn Exit B) → Jalan Kayu (Aft Seletar Camp G) Short Trip
Punggol Way (Blk 220C) → Pasir Ris Central (Pasir Ris Stn Exit B) Short Trip
Yio Chu Kang → Hougang Central (Opp Hougang Ctrl Int) Short Trip
Yio Chu Kang → Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 (ITE Coll Ctrl) Short Trip
Tampines → Tampines North Drive 1 (Opp Blk 610C) Short Trip
Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 81 / Tampines Street 32 Terminating Trip
293T Tampines ↺ Tampines Street 71 / Tampines Avenue 7 Terminating Trip


Tampines Bus Package – Negotiated Contract (PT207) Timeline
  • 2016 (11 Aug): Tampines Bus Package mentioned as one of 11 Negotiated Contract (NC) Packages, and operated by SBS Transit.
  • 2018 (12 Aug): Terminating trips for 291 & 293 renumbered as 291T & 293T
  • 2020 (08 Apr): Bus Services 10e, 513 & 2N temporarily suspended due to Singapore COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Measures.
  • 2020 (02 Jun): Resumption of Bus Services 10e & 513. Bus Service 2N remain suspended.
  • 2020 (11 Oct): Service 127 amended to Tampines North Dr 1 & Tampines Ave 11. Service 127A amended to terminate at Tampines North Drive 1 (Opp Blk 610C)
  • 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): Service 22 transferred to Serangoon-Eunos Bus Package with its route amendment
  • 2022 (30 Jun): Bus Service 2N withdrawn
  • 2024 (28 Apr): Bus Service 296 added
  • 2024 (27 May): Short Trip bus services 20A, 39A & 39B added

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